AfriNov is a leading Not For Profit organization working in partnership with grassroots communities on nonviolence action in Kenya and East Africa. Our main programme focus areas are Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Action; Economic Development for Peacebuilding; Democracy & Governance and Research & Evidence.
Following the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007/8, Kenya Quakers requested British Quakers support in challenging underlying root causes of violence. A small team of British Quakers traveled to Kenya, carried out a needs assesment. Together with Kenyan peace activists, British Quakers carried out a taster.
Partnership between Quakers Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) & Change for Peace International (CAPI) to establish an active nonviolence programme in Kenya.Adaptation of the QPSW programme to the Kenya socio-political context. September 2010: Project pilot in Western Province identification & training of 20 community resource persons in Western Province.
Second phase project rollout in Nairobi
Third phase project rollout in Rift Valley province. Mass civic education campaigns “Know Your Rights” in preparation of the 2013 election.Partnerships with Friends Church Peace Teams & the African Great Lakes Initiative to run a citizen reporting & local response project in
Advanced training for 20 community resource people & official hand-over of TTT training to Kenyan trainers. UK trainers exited from direct implementation of TTT.
TTT Kenya expanded to Nyanza region.Exchange visit of peace actors from Burundi & Rwanda to Kenya.
Kenyan TTT trainers train peace campaigners from Rwanda, Burindi & DRC. TTT Knya supports Rwanda Yearly Meeting (Quakers) & Miparec in Burundi to setup TTT projects. Several training of trainer workshops are held & Kenyan coaches support Rwandans & Burundians to set up projects.
Participated in a mass civic education & public vetting forums before 2017 general election through the good governance & responsive leadership campaign.
Led in the delivery of advanced & top-up trainings in Rwanda & Burundi. Participated in the 1st East Africa TTT gathering held in Kigali, Rwanda.
Registration of African Center for Nonviolence & Sustainable Impact (AfriNov) by the government of Kenya.
In January 2020, the Kenyans who started TTT 10 years ago launch their own organization: AfriNov.