GOVERNANCE


OMDC BOARD OF GOVERN

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

GOVERNANCE

For us, the purpose of governance is to guide, steer and direct OMDC into becoming a leading Organization that can be relied upon not only in Kenya but also across the Eastern Africa region to drive and sustain the agenda of Children as enshrined in UNCRC and ACRWC.
Our governance policies provide a framework within which OMDC`s leadership and management is held accountable for delivering results against the mission and strategic objectives of the organization.
OMDC Kenya is headed by Board of Directors whose membership purely comprises of Professionals (are also founders of the organization) of high integrity and whose profession matches with the organization`s objects i.e. experts on Children’s Rights, development, democracy and governance, social change and transformation, gender, and Lawyers, Doctors. The BoD is the policy-making organ of the Organization and is responsible for the strategic oversight of the organization`s affairs. The day-to-day affairs of the foundation is managed by the Executive Director other officers under her. The ED is also the Secretary to the BoD and advisor.

Board Members Uniqueness
Most of the founding team played a key role in realization of the Children Act 2001 and the UNCRC reporting processes and currently in the Children’s Amendment Bill. These child rights experts and practitioners have posted good results in realization of the New Children Act 2001, Constitution Review and the Children Agenda presented to Ghai Commission for the constitutional review process and currently working in the country’s team pushing for an optional protocol to individual complaint procedure on UNCRC under Cradle. All these are reflective of our success.

The Executive Director is a very well-known and respected lady in children sector especially for her passionate crusade on children`s rights and participation in Kenya. She has been very active in creation of Children`s Rights Clubs and Child to Child approach in Kenya especially Nairobi, south and North rift regions. She posted best results among CSOs in Kenya in 1998 when one of her clubs in Laikipia produced the best child in the country who was sponsored by UNGASS to escort the first country report to GENEVA.  In partnership with Cida and save the children Canada, she established the first youth friendly center in Laikipia District Hospital.

Three of the team members have facilitated a lot of trainings for World Vision Kenya (North Rift Zone, and South Rift Zone – for some of their ADPs),Plan International, APHIA II Rift Valley and Eastern, Save the Children Canada, CWSK, CLAN and Department of children services and have spearheaded the creation of a lot of CTC clubs at the Coast, Nyanza, Rift Valley and Central regions, they were also in the team which initiated the Child line a toll free calling service for children services, Child Protection Units in Police Stations, etc.