Welcome to our organization!

The Civil Society Organization Network for Western and Nyanza Province (CSO Network) has been operating as a Network of Civil Society Organization since 1999 with its offices in Kisumu. It covers both Western and Nyanza Province. The CSO Network has grown in stature and reputation, with a large participation from different development actors from the CBO, NGO and research institutions operating within the region.

Participation in the CSO Network is diverse with activities ranging from Education, Human rights, Women's Rights, Children's Rights and democracy, to Natural Resource Management, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, etc.

Our priority areas of interest primarily focus on the following:

  • Democratization, Governance and Human Rights
  • Organizational Development and Support
  • Gender and Equity
  • Supporting and strengthening collaboration and alliance building

We operate at two levels First, at membership level for networking, skill development and advocacy. Our second intervention is at community level for sensitization, mobilization and empowerment.

The CSO Network Bulk Portal

The Civil Society Organization Network in partnership with Nyanza Youth Coalition with support from the American People (USAID) have employed the latest trends in interactive mobile technology to set up a bulk portal with real-time SMS fora, opinion polls and chat rooms to engage the public in peaceful reform process. The CSO Network Bulk System is capable of undertaking quick surveys to determine public opinion on emerging issues. The Civil Society Organizations Network and Nyanza Youth Coalition has also geared this initiative to carry our civic education on policy developments, especially as the country goes through the reform process.

CSO Network on Facebook

Access to Justice

Following the post election violence of 2007/2008, a large group of people were displaced in western and Nyanza regions...read more

Women in Leadership

The Women in Leadership Aspirants Database is now online. You can check it out by following the read more link...read more

Amkeni Wakenya

Amkeni Wakenya is an initiative by the United Nations Development Programme. Amkeni Wakenya is a UNDP led Facility set up to promote democratic governance in Kenya.

United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.