Following the questionnaire survey of year 2012 mapping on member group challenges, a two-day meeting was held to discuss the findings of the survey. The member groups validated the major cross cutting issues that affected their organization in one way or another.
The major and crucial issues were categorized into five core problem areas.
3. Community Organizing/Networking
5. Organizational & Personal Skills Development
Also in reflection of the common challenges and shared objectives the groups validated that indeed there were cross cuttings issues and need for clustering and grouping of their organisations, to enhance capacity and be more effective in implementing activities.
Whether these cluster present better opportunities to have joint proposals, shared activities or joint membership rolls to avoid duplication would go a long
way in enhancing the groups and their members.
After deliberations the following clusters were created: KISUMU A, KISUMU B, SIAYA, WESTERN, KISII-MIGORI and RIFT VALLEY clusters.