Leadership Development


Africa needs a well-skilled workforce and effective leaders to compete in today's global economy. All population sectors need to be included in leadership and decision making structures for a more inclusive and representative structure

Today's world is characterized by rapid changes in technology, a more diverse workforce, changes in government regulations, worldwide competition, and the growing complexity of things in general.

In order to achieve sustained reforms and improvements in performance, effective leadership is required at all levels to spearhead any change effort. It is therefore necessary to develop and enhance leadership competencies especially all levels. Leadership development programs aims at improving service delivery and achieving targeted results for all on a consistent long-term basis.
  1. Development of the Leadership selection scorecard which was used to vet leaders in the 2013 National Election Institutional Development.
  2. Empowered 24 organizations with improved service delivery!
  3. Supported the modeling of Kenya's 'No 1 County' in the development the Machakos County Strategic framework 2012 - 2017, Sarang'ombe Ward Strategic Plan (2015 - 2017), Kangundo North strategic plan (2014 - 2017) and Machakos Vision 2020.

Introduction: ICL provides comprehensive leadership training in order to produce moral, courageous, and visionary leaders who will serve as catalysts for positive change.

Targets both young people in school in order to grow their leadership skills and also leaders in the community an effort to impart skills and knowledge for 21st generation leadership.

USP: it is demand driven and hence solution customized to local context. It's also participatory in nature and involves seasoned trainers. Benefits: provides an opportunity to grow skills and hone abilities.

Our clients:

  1. Kangundo North Ward Kenya Mpya champions
  2. Sarang'ombe Ward Kenya Mpya champions
  3. Kaptagat Ward Kenya Mpya champions

It is easy to learn leadership traits but implementing them is one of the biggest challenges leaders are facing. We walk with the leaders through our mentorship and coaching program to support them achieve their aspirations of life.

Good governance lies in the kind of leaders we elect. The organization promotes issues based, development driven and people centered leaders. Citizen led vetting process provide a conducive environment for the citizens to listen to the manifestos and aspirations of the leaders and decide on which leader they will vote for based on development.

I Choose Life Africa partnered with ERIKS Development Partner to conduct Institutional Strengthening for 3 ERIKS Kenya member Public Benefit Organizations (PBOs), for better delivery of child-focused programs.

Project Goal: To improve the capacity of 3 PBOs in Kajiado and Garissa counties to better deliver child focused programs.

Objectives: To strengthen the capacity of 3 PBOs in Garissa and Kajiado


  1. Conducted OCA for 3 organizations
  2. Held mentorships sessions for the 3 organizations
  3. Conducted customized trainings based on identified gaps
  4. Held exchange learning visits for the organizations
  5. Conducted an end line OCA for the 3 organizations

Kajiado and Garissa counties

I Choose Life Africa partners with county governments to develop their development models at the ward level which can be replicated at the whole county and is in line with the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP)

Project Goal: Enhance citizen participation in governance both at county and national level


  1. To support development and implementation of Ward Strategic plans that are citizen owned and driven
  2. To develop and implement performance monitoring at the ward level
  3. To support forums for sharing lessons learnt and best practices within Counties to facilitate scaling up of development approach


  1. Supported development of Machakos County strategic framework (2012-2017)
  2. Supported development of Kangundo North Ward development plan (2014-2017)
  3. Supported development of Machakos county vision 2020
  4. Supported development of Sarang'ombe Ward Strategic Plan (2015-2018)
  5. Currently supporting development of Kaptagat Ward Strategic Plan (2015-2018)
  6. Currently working with the Uasin Gishu Public service management to develop their sector plan

Machakos, Uasin Gishu and Nairobi


In the year 2012, Fanikisha, a project of MSH, RATN, PACT and DANYA with funding from USAID, supported ICL in strengthening its institutional capacity for quality health service delivery. As a result, ICL moved from being a Grant recipient to an organization that sub-grants local CSO's to implement health programs.

Project Goal: To improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and reduced HIV infection


  1. To enhance uptake of HIV prevention through Behaviour Change.
  2. To strengthen the capacity of heath care workers for effective delivery of HIV services.
  3. To strengthen household capacity to care for orphans and vulnerable children.


  1. Development of manuals and strategies leading to increased efficiency
  2. Sub granting to other CSOs

Kitui, Makueni, Machakos, Kericho, Nandi, Laikipia, Nairobi


In the year 2012, Fanikisha, a project of MSH, RATN, PACT and DANYA with funding from USAID, supported 10 CSOs in strengthening their institutional capacities. As a result of the process, Local organizations in Kenya came together to form the Local Organizations Institutional Strengthening Network (LOISNET). LOISNET acts as a channel and ideal partner for both donor organizations and the government to support development processes in Kenya through shaping and providing development framework and strengthening local organizations.

Project Goal: To improve capacity of local CSOs to meaningfully engage communities and stakeholders in achieving improved service delivery.


  1. To strengthen institutional and organisational capacity of local CSOs
  2. To promote community participation in development programs
  3. Support the NGO coordination authority to achieve its mandate
  4. To educate and sensitize CSOs on institutional strengthening standards
  5. To promote functional networks and alliances of CSOs in their bid to improve lives
  6. To promote private sector participation in improving health and human development outcomes

Achievements: Developed a strategic plan for LOISNET

All counties