CORE/WB.JSDF – 2022-2025


CORE/WB.JSDF – Launch of Year2

Completed rehabilitated 10.38km first year selected roads using Do-Nou Technology and standard graveling using murram/gravel material and second year target of 8km of road.

On the job training; Trained 500 people (20 groups of 25 people) on road rehabilitation to create employment and improve the accessibility for the communities. In the 2nd year, the project recruited 375 people (15 groups of 25 people).

Business training conducted to 100 beneficiaries (5 people each from 1st year 20 groups), to enable the formation and registration of 20 SME’s. 2 SME’s have acquired all the required documents including AGPO and NCA certificates. For the 2nd year, the project is targeting 75 people for business training and 15 SME’s to be formed.

Finished Stone pitched Drain

Spreading Gravel

Ambassador visit to Meru on 5th December 2023

Committee on roads, transportation & housing, chairperson – Senator Karungo Paul Thangwa and World Bank staff paid a courtesy call to county secretary Dr. Kiambi Atheru to discuss the improved livelihoods opportunities and accessibility for underserved communities in meru, project. The role of the Transport committee in National Assembly is to consider all matters related to transport, roads, public works, construction and maintenance of roads in Kenya.



UNDP launched the Accelerated Clean Cooking Action in Kenya (ACCAK) project on 7th July 2023 at Hotel Radisson Blue,Nairobi with attendance from Stakeholders & Embassy of Japan (EoJ), Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), Kenya Clean Cookstoves Association of Kenya, CORE and media.

Energy PS Mr Alex Wachira lauching Project

The event was a breakfast launch on 7th July 2023. CORE mandate is to support public Institutions’ transition from the use of inefficient biomass stoves to clean cooking fuels and technologies by ensuring transition from firewood cooking in the schools to LPG in 5 counties namely Nairobi, Kitui, Machakos, Nyeri, and Kajiado.

Japan Ambassador HE Okaniwa Ken giving speech at launch

CORE Project Officer signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the 5 selected public institutions on the installation and maintenance of LPG in the schools as follows:

St. Georges Primary School – Nairobi County – Friday 9th November 2023

School management were very welcoming and thankful for the opportunity to be part of the project. The school Board informed CORE they were looking forward to spreading awareness on clean cooking to other public schools within Nairobi. The Board members mentioned that the primary school which hosts 1,800 students from all parts of Nairobi has been encountering challenges on the high cost of cooking, and thus were grateful to CORE for identifying the school as being the neediest for this project.

St Georges Primary School, Nairobi County – Friday 9th November 2023

Mumbuni Girls High School- Machakos County – Monday 13th November 2023

The school management was very receptive of the project. They were grateful for the donation, they promised to plant 500 trees in honor of the project in addition to showing their commitment to energy conservation.

Mumbuni Girls High School,  Machakos County – Monday 13th November 2023

Naromoru Girls High School, Nyeri County -Tuesday 14TH November 2023

The Principal and Board representative of the school welcomed CORE Project Officer  for the signing if the Mou on LPG Installation. The school management promised to refill the gas tank upon completion and maintain the clean cooking project by CORE. The school principal pledged to use the school as a role model to showcase usage of LPG lean cooking within Nyeri County.

Naromoru Girls High School, Nyeri County -Tuesday 14th November 2023

Moi Girls High School Isinya, Kajiado County – Wednesday 15TH November 2023

The school Board Chairman and management was very hospitable and receptive of the project and welcomed CORE project officer and the team for the signing of the memorandum of understanding. Appreciated the chance to take part in such a remarkable transition.

Owing to the fact that the institution is a National examination marking center they committed to familiarize the National examiners to clean cooking technology. They proposed an earlier date to start the project (15/11/23 to 5/12/23) as they are a marking center that is hosting a huge population from all over Kenya that will need a fully functional kitchen during marking.

Moi Girls High School Isinya Kajiado County – Wednesday 15th November 2023

Mutonguni Boys High School- Kitui County- Thursday 16th November 2023

The Board representative and Principal were ready and willing to the idea of allowing other schools to visit and bench mark. Agreed and happy to welcome the project officer and the CORE team to sign the memorandum of understanding and suggested project to start immediately after Kenya National Examinations on 24th November 2023.

Mutonguni Boys High School, Kitui County- Thursday 16th November 2023

UNDP Phase I  – Busia and Bungoma Counties

(January 2021 – March 2021)

Community Road Empowerment (CORE) has implemented phase 1 of the project “Stabilization and Recovery of Communities affected by Violent Extremism, Conflict and Disasters in Kenya” funded by the Government of Japan through United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in close collaboration with the Government of Kenya and County Governments of Bungoma and Busia.

The proposed project aimed to enhance the stabilization and recovery of communities affected by violent extremism, communal conflict and other disasters. This was achieved through humanitarian action for affected communities, capacity building for preventing violent extremism and linking the humanitarian action to development by supporting alternative livelihoods and employment opportunities. The project seek to further integrate capacity development for peace building and social cohesion through the national and county peace architectrure.

The project created a short term employment for the affected communities through Cash for Work and  transfer of skills on road repair using Do-nou technology.

In Bungoma and Busia the project targeted communities affected by natural disasters like the impacts of landslide/mudslides and floods on access roads to social amenities like market, hospital, churches and schools. Photos of the project are in the gallery section.


Second phase of the project is expected to commence in July 2021 -March 2022

under the same concept but different counties. More details to be updated as Project commences.

Community Road Empowerment (CORE) got grant from Toyota Motor Corporation to roll out 2 years Environment project in Mau Forest, Narok County .The project target, 6 primary schools and 2 community nurseries. The project involves tree nursery establishment, on farm and primary schools tree planting.

Training was well completed in 3 more counties. The project is funded by Government of Japan through Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan. The project title is Creation of Youth Employment Through Road Maintenance Using Labour-based Technology (LBT) referred to as Do-nou Technology.

County Number of groups Completed Remaining
1.Busia 4 4 0
2.Makueni 4 4 0
3.Kwale 4 4 0
Total 12 12 0