Benson Keya

Communications Manager at Jabez Foundation 
Bungoma, Kenya  |  Fundraising
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Status: The Organic Food Bank For Value Chain Fundraiser

Summary

We are a self help group called Jabez and we are from Bungoma county. We work in the areas of sustainable Agriculture,value chain,trainers of trainees among others.Through a multi-stakeholder, participatory, inter-disciplinary, pro-poor and gender-sensitive approach, activities undertaken in this framework span from seed selection and enhancing cultivation, post-harvest,food bank, value addition,marketing to surveying, collecting and conserving genetic diversity. Capacity building supports all aspects and includes training farmers by researchers,demo farming,empowering them with seed capital as well as lobbying to establish a supportive policy to environment. Value chain development will directly improve the livelihoods of poor farmers by increasing yields, decreasing losses during processing, increasing bargaining power, and improving connection to markets. The promotion of highly nutritious species will also generate nutrition and health benefits for targeted small scale by contributing to development of more complete and diversified diets. Improved market channels for neglected and underutilized species can furthermore contribute to strengthening food security by supporting on-farm conservation. By use of organic system that involves: Organic pesticides, Organic fertilizer, Inter cropping, crop rotation, Integrated Pest Management, double dug beds, Animal husbandry i.e Exotic chicken/pigs, Mixed cropping,Agroforestry,Water harvesting, cooperative farming through formation of small scale organic SACCO/ organic super market and value chain industries for tomatoes, soya beans,amaranth,maize,poultry/pig feeds.
We are therefore we want to establish a demo farm here in Bungoma as a contact point for training small scale farmers from rural areas on organic Farming.

Resumé / Bio


NAME: BENSON ALAKONYA KEYA
BORN: 4th MAY 1980
ADDRESS: P.O BOX 591 - 50200 BUNGOMA COUNTY
PHONE NUMBER: +254714637763
E-MAIL ADDRESS: balakonya1@gmail.com
NATIONALITY: KENYAN
LANGUAGE SPOKEN: SWAHILI/ENGLISH


Objective:

To empower sustainable communities through poverty Eradication, HIV/AIDS, Community Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Environment Conservation, Renewable Energy and IT support, towards a friendly digital world environment

Qualifications:

- Sustainable Agriculture
- Environment Conservation and Renewable Energy
- ICT (Information Communication and Technology
- Community Development and HIV/AIDS peer educator
- Charity and volunteering
- Networking
- Proposals Writing

Education:

1985- 1995: Kabula Primary School-Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

1996-2000: St. Teresa's Kabula Secondary School
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education


2001-2003:ICODEI (Inter community development involvement)
- Certificate in Community Development
- Certificate on HIV/AIDS peer education program (Empower Project)

2006:Kenya Institute of organic farming (KIOF - Thika)
Certificate on organic farming theory and practice

2001-2013:ORYX Computer Centre and online training

- Diploma in Computer applications courses
- Certificate in Web Development
- Database Management

Relevant Experience:

200-2001:Xaverian Brothers:

- Attained a short course on trainer of trainees on HIV/AIDS
- Creation of awareness on drug abuse and alcoholism in leadership institutions, CBOs/churches
- Empowering people effected and infected with HIV/AIDS on sustainable Agriculture
- ART & ARVs provision on the infected and affected patients

2001-2003:ICODEI (Inter Community Development Involvement) Volunteer Coordinator

- Trained as volunteer Co-coordinator, Community Development and peer educator
- Volunteered towards HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in learning and community groups

2001- 2005:Program coordinator, St.Lukes' fund organization

- Project Marketing Manager
- Traced and transited HIV/AIDS patients for ARVs/ARTs treatment
- Networking, supporting, empowering widows and support groups on sustainable Agriculture
- Trained support groups on nutrition, monitoring, evaluation and distribution of nutritional flour

2005-2008:WEPOGA (Western Province Organic Growers' Alliance)
- Founder/Executive Director (general Project Administration and Management)
- Organize training seminars on Community Development and sustainable Agriculture
- In charge of running a vulnerable children project.
- Developing and maintaining wepoga's website (webmaster)

2008-2011:- Worked for Nicha plus Enterprises a soap and detergent Company as Marketing Manager

- Worked for St. Josephs Academy Mukhuma Private Secondary School as marketing Manager

Other Experience

2011- 2012:- Worked for DEHECCO Foundation International (Development Health Environment Conservation Community org)

- Currently working for Jambo Africa Tourism Organization Network (Jatonet Kenya) as a project Treasurer, Environment, communications manager and ICT Coordinator.
- Work as a volunteer at ACE Africa on Data Entry and Management


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Interests: - - Sustainable Agriculture
- Environment Conservation and Renewable Energy
- ICT (Information Communication and Technology
- Community Development and HIV/AIDS peer educator
- Charity and volunteering
- Networking
- Proposals Writing

Honors / Awards: - National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND)
- Clean Cook Stove Cert
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