There are currently 13 French Organisations of International Solidarity (OIS) that have permanent teams in Kenya. The main sector of intervention is health, more specifically the fight against AIDS. Médecins Sans frontières, Handicap International and French Red Cross have put into place actions in this field which are often referred to as models, particularly in the distribution of antiretroviral drugs or access to treatment for patients infected with HIV.

Several OIS carry out humanitarian missions such as aid to refugees as well as post-conflicts reconstruction, a field in which Kenya plays an important role as an operation base for interventions in neighbouring zones such as Somalia or Southern Sudan.

Other similar organisations carry out their activities mainly in the education sector, as well as in the financial services (micro-finance and medical insurance).

All these actions are followed up with great interest by the French Embassy in Kenya which realizes the important role OIS play in Kenya. Moreover, they allow the dissemination of French expertise in various fields and show directly the solidarity of the French citizens to Kenyan people, developing bonds between the people of the two nations.

Information and contacts

ACTED (Agence d’Aide à la Coopération Technique et au Développement)

Diani Close, Off Ole Odume Road / P.O. Box 21217 - 00505 Nairobi

Tél : 020-3870891

  • Settling date in Kenya : December 2004
  • Geographical area: DRC, Congo, Chad, Sudan
  • Sectors of intervention : Emergency Relief, Health Promotion, Economic Development, Food Security, Education and Training

No projects implemented so far in Kenya but some are in the pipeline in the sector of drought response, community development and local governance


Maji Mazuri road, Off Gichuru, P.O. Box 39900 - Nairobi

  • Settling date in Kenya : 1992
  • Geographical area : Somalia
  • Sectors of intervention : Nutrition, Health, Water and sanitation, Food security
  • Projects : Two nutritional centres in Mogadishu, one nutritional centre in Wajid, one Out Patient Department in Mogadishu, two vaccination centres in Wajid, one cholera treatment centre in Mogadishu, chlorination of 325 wells in Mogadishu, one mother and child health centre in Mogadishu, one food security project in Wajid (improvement and diversification of household’s production system), rehabilitation of wells around Wajid, hygiene promotion sessions around Wajid.

Centrale Humanitaire Médico-Pharmaceutique (CHMP)

Mombasa Road (behind Libra House), PO Box 10397 00400 Nairobi

  • Settling date in Kenya : 1993
  • Geographical area : East Africa
  • Sectors of intervention : Drugs provision




18 Boulevard du Général Koenig 92521 Neuilly sur Seine - FRANCE

01 47 45 96 60

  • Settling date in Kenya : 2002
  • Geographical area : Nairobi, Embu
  • Sectors of intervention : Primery, Secundary and Higher Education, Health

Partners adresses:

  • Salesians of Don Bosco - PO Box 1121 - Embu
  • Christ The King Catholic Church - Kibera PO BOX 21188 - 00505 Nairobi
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa - PO BOX 61 257 - 00200 Nairobi


Implementing partner in Kenya : K-Rep Development Agency

  • Would like to intervene in Kenya from 2007
  • Expected geographical area of intervention : Nairobi, Butere-Mumias, Busia, Kakamega, Bomet, Kisii, Kitale, Wundanyi, Muranga, Mbita, Bungoma, Siaya
  • Intervention sectors : Déveleloppement rural, Microfinance, microentreprise
  • Projects in the pipeline :
    - Microleasing pilot project expected to begin in 2007 if funding secured
    - Microfinance services to HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons and sex workers in partnership with ECPAT Luxembourg, expected to begin in 2007 if funding secured


Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD)

  • Settling date in Kenya : 2003
  • Geographical area : Nairobi
  • Sectors of intervention : Professional training


2nd Floor (above Mercury), ABC place, Wayaki way, Po Box 39719, Nairobi

Tel: (20) 444 25 25, 444 44 75

  • Registered as a NGO in Kenya since March 1994
  • Geographical area : Homabay district, Mathare slum, Marsabit District
  • Intervention sector : humanitarian crisis (natural disaster or human-based crisis), medical intervention (HIV/AIDS, TB, nutrition, surgery...), emergency relief (sanitation, shelter).
  • On-going projects :
    - HIV/AIDS programs in Homabay (6000 patients) and Mathare (3000 patients), with a special attention to children and complex situations (multi-infected patients, with both HIV and TB...)
    - Building/rehabilitation of medical structures (TB department and laboratory in Homabay)
    - support to medical analyses centres...
  • Projects in the pipeline : depending on the ermergency situations


# 1239-NAKURU 20100, Tel +254-51 850298

Email :

  • Settling date in Kenya : 1983 as funding agency but registered Jan 2003
  • Geographical area : Rift valley-Nakuru (laikipia districts), Eastern province (Marsabit, Moyale districts)
  • Sectors of intervention : Education & Training
  • On-going projects : Child sponsorship for the needy pupils (650) to enhance access and completion at primary levels, Secondary scholarships to enhance access and completion rates of the poor in the secondary education levels currently 44 students, Post secondary Scholarships for the needy to enhance acquisition of life long skills 28 students, Training on professional skills to diploma levels at our center ( in Nakuru ( 30 students on IT, Development studies and accounting)
  • Completed projects :
    Completion of construction of training center and offices at Nakuru Kenya, Construction of resource center (Libary) for Elmo bay primary School - Loyangalani- Marsabit, Provision of learning materials--- 120 desks and chairs to two primary schools, Supply of 10 Pcs , two printers and accessories to two seconadry schools - (Sololo & Delamere girls), Completion of toilet unit for 800 pupils at Ronda- Nakuru, Completion of construction of two classrooms at Mugumo primary School- Nakuru, Support to lunch programmes at Ronda primary during Ist half of Y2005, Provision of relief food commodities (60 tonnes) to Marsabit during 2005/6 severe famine period, Provision of uniforms for 400 needy pupils at Elmolo bay primary and Ronda
  • Projects in the pipeline :
    - Expansion of training physical facilities
    - Expansion of IT systems and equipment
    - provision of distance and e-learning service for needy students
    - Diversification of training fields to include among others technical skills on mobile telephony.





Implementing partner in Kenya : WOFAK -

  • Intervention in Kenya since : 1997
  • Geographical area : National
  • Intervention sector : HIV / AIDS
  • On-going projects :
    -  Drop-In Centre WOFAK in Kayole
    -  Professionalization of the community pharmacy at WOFAK resource centre
  • Projects in the pipeline : WOFAK’s new center (Headquarters and activities)


P.O. 393 00606 Nairobi

tel 0727 765 347 (Patrice Chataigner)

  • Settling date in Kenya : 10/04/2006
  • Intervention Sectors : Emergency Relief, Shelter, Water&Sanitation, Food Security, Agricultural Programs
  • Projects in the pipeline : Water&Sanitation, Food Security in Marsabit, Assesment in Somalia

Dernière modification : 16/10/2006

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