Futures and Foresights Training

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Solferino Academy delivered a two-day strategic Futures and Foresight workshop on the 22nd and the 23rd of November 2022 at Malindi-Kenya for International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA) staff.
The workshop aimed to ignite future-forward thinking. The facilitators introduced the strategic foresight management approach and took the staff through practical ways of anticipating and shaping emerging trends, risks, and opportunities at work.

The futures and foresight concept combines evidence and insight with scenario development and creativity to spot challenges and make strategic decisions. It identifies possible future perspectives of work for early preparations.
Through creative and engaging group discussions and presentations, ICHA staff shared different ways to use the lessons learned in the workshop for their personal development and work.

After the workshop, on the third day, the staff congregated for the 2022 budget appraisals and 2023 draft budget discussions and plans in breakout groups, borrowing concepts from the training.
There were team-building activities at the end of the workshop and training at various beaches in Malindi.


Protection, Gender and Inclusion-PGI and Climate Summit

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) organized and conducted the three-day summit from 15th to 17th November 2022. This was the first PGI/Climate summit in Africa. It targeted African National Societies, Partner National Societies, and IFRC delegations within the greater Horn of Africa.

The summit aimed to develop a checklist and roadmap to enhance better integration and mainstreaming of key issues relating to Protection, Gender and inclusion into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience programming and advocacy.
KRCS Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Annette Msabeni, officially opened the summit and reiterated, “We still have not done enough when it comes to inclusion of persons with disabilities in climate change.”

At the end of the summit, the participants understood how they could facilitate the dialogue between PGI & DRR/Climate to support the scaling up of gender-sensitive and inclusive DRR and climate resilience programming and advocacy.

On the last day, the team spent the afternoon planting trees at Mutuini Primary school in Nairobi County.