Key Achievements

Since inception in July 2016, EATHAN has seen tremendous growth in conducting and achieving its mandate. Some of our key achievements are:

  • Developing of operating manual, policies and procedures – the purpose was to ultimately have operating manuals, policies and procedures that govern the way we do our work. The target population is the staff members and steering committee members who are all ITGNC. The results are that we now have working policies that govern our work and the impact is that we forsee a better work culture and environment that has less management struggles.
  • Strategic planning – we carried out a strategic planning process and meeting this year and the purpose was to come up with a strategic plan for the period of July 2017 to December 2020. The target population is again, our staff members and steering committee members who are all ITGNC. The outcome of this process was the strategic plan and the impact is that we forsee a future where we have accomplished what we were formed to do and ultimately contributed towards improving the livelihoods of ITGNC persons in East Africa.
  • Access to Health & HIV Needs Assessment – We have just received funding to conduct our first needs assessment test as is stipulated in our strategic plan. The needs assessment will look into how safety, security and other existential issues affect the ability to access HIV and health services for ITGNC persons in East Africa. The target population is about 200 ITGNC persons span across East Africa. The intended outcome is that we will have a report that will highlight these issues and will inform our programming as well as provide a baseline for future research projects. The envisioned impact is that we will be able to programme better for our community and ensure that our work is as connected to the community as possible.
  • Beginning of RFSL ProgrammeThis year we have began implementing the RFSL Programme. The overall objective is “ITGNC individuals and organisations in East Africa are strengthened, mobilised and empowered towards growing a strong and responsive regional movement.” The funds will go towards strengthening the network’s ability to better perform its functions. It will mainly go towards local & international travel costs, internship, staff development, administration & personnel costs. The programme will run from 2018 to 2019.
  • Continuous member engagement & technical assistance – We continue to engage with our members through online platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, email and our website (www.eathan.org). We also continue to provide technical assistance using these platforms such as assisting new members in applying for funding, coming up with structures for better organisational management and assistance in providing letters of recommendation both to individuals and member organisations.
  • Participation at Forums/Meetings/Trainings/Conferences – Since inception, we have participated at several key events such as:
    • 2016
      • AIDS conference in July
      • Astraea CommsLabs in July
      • AWID Forum in September
      • AMSHeR Meeting in November
      • Iranti Meeting in November
      • ILGA World Conference in Dec
    • 2017
      • 3rd Africa Trans Conference in February
      • ESA Regional Combination Prevention Forum in March
      • KNCHR KP Convening in May
      • KNCHR SOGIE Forum in May
      • IRGT TEACH ToT in July
      • ARASA ARD in August
      • AKPEG Meeting in August
      • PTHC in September
    • 2018
      • Gender & Sexual Diversity Training in January
      • 1st Eastern Africa Harm Reduction Conference in February/March