Sunday, May 23, 2010

Merti Maarifa Centre Launch

Merti maarifa centre is a joint information exchange project that is supported by European Commission(EC), through the Drought Management initiatives (DMI). The project also enjoys the support of Arid Lands information Network(ALIN), Merti Intergrated Development Program(MID-P), and The Rangeland Users Association(RUA). Operational since March 2010, Merti Maarifa centre has seen the community members trained on different capacities building Trainings from the use of Writing power, ICT using web 2.0 Tools, and Film making to enhance more local content generation. About 75 community members were trained, as well as the Centre offering Computer Training. Merti Maarifa Centre is a hub of information and has linked Merti Community with the world. Though it has been operational, Merti Maarifa Centre was Launched on Thursday,20th May, 2010, by high powered delegation team led by H.E Eric van der Linden, head of EC delegation to Kenya, Hon. Mohamed Elmi, Minister, Development Of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, Hon Mohamed Abdi Kuti, Minister, Livestock Development, PS Bitange Ndemo, PS Mary Ngari, Development Of Northern Kenya, Fatuma Abdikadir, National Project Cordinator ALRMP, Mr. James Nguo, Director, ALIN, among other dignitaries. The launch had also strong presence of District government, and Community Members. Full story later.

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