During the last quarter of 2016, Hakijamii embarked on the process of developing a strategic plan (SP) to provide direction and a clear trajectory for the organization for the period of 2017-2020. The management engaged a consultancy firm to oversee and lead this process. A broad based participatory approach was used to subsequently access information to facilitate the review of the 2013-2016 strategic plan. Similarly, the feedback facilitated the formulation and subsequent development of a new Strategic Plan (2017-2020). The strategies for accessing relevant data for decision-making included inter alia the review of institutional documents, conducting interviews through FGDs and KIIs with the key stakeholders. The exercise ultimately resulted in the development of a four-year roadmap for enhanced ESC rights advocacy, resource mobilization, targeted sectoral programming, improved support services and organizational development. Since this is a key document with policy implications, Hakijamii’s management and staff will closely monitor its implementation, periodically reviewing the progress and updating the plan as necessary and applicable.
The mission of Hakijamii is to strengthen the capacity of people’s organizations and create space for them to participate directly and effectively in defining, advocating and realizing their economic, social and cultural rights. Since inception in 2004, it has endeavored to improve the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights by supporting grassroots communities in marginalized areas to ensure that they progressively realize their ESC rights.
Its strategy has been to ensure that the poor in rural and urban informal settlements are empowered to realize their ESC rights through improved access to services in sectors such as education, food security, land, water, sanitation and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the very basic needs in their lives. After over a decade of active operations, Hakijamii is now recognized as a human rights CSO and therefore a key player in ESC rights advocacy. Hakijamii has also had significant contributions through participation in influencing policy formulation, lobbying, and advocacy, the publication of relevant materials, information dissemination and capacity building of organized groups.