Who We Are

Who We AreThe Gender and Disability Development Centre is the leading Kenyan Chapter Organization that assists Public and Private Institutions as well as institutions of Higher Education in research, baseline surveys, and the implementation of Gender and Disability Mainstreaming best practices and tenets in Africa.

In only two years, the centre has addressed gender mainstreaming in public disability policy matters in Kenya through its quarterly and bi-annual training programmes that have trained over 150,000 Officers from Kenya Government MDA’s on Mainstreaming Gender and Disability.

We pride in having the best human and technical resources versed in international best practice for conducting Baseline Surveys for both Gender and Disability Mainstreaming, Gender Mainstreaming in Disability Policies, Disability Audit, Gender and Disability Mainstreaming of development projects, Implementation of Gender and Disability Mainstreaming tool kits in the workforce, Gender Analysis of Development planning, Constitutional Reform, Electoral and Governance Process in the region.

Mandate

The mandate of GDDC is to translate as well as implement both international and local constitutional imperatives, policy pronouncements and legislation on Gender and Disability mainstreaming into measurable and meaningful programs in Africa.

Furthermore, by virtue of the gender perspective and drawing on the rights and freedoms set out in the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Millennium Development Goals, the Kenyan Constitution and Vision 2030, the overall mandate and the core business of GDDC is to provide high quality, professional expertise and support to Governments, Public and Private Institutions, Higher Education Institutions, States, Non-Governmental Organizations and Development Agencies. GDDC seeks to facilitate the execution of their executive responsibilities pertaining to Gender and Disability Mainstreaming, advocating for the rights of girls and children with disability, gender equality and the gender and disability mainstreaming of higher Education in Africa.

This is done by integrating best practices in Gender mainstreaming of disability policies and Gender, Disability and Children Development to local governance and leadership in both private and public sectors.