PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL PAYS A COURTESY CALL TO NCPD
The Pathfinder International in Kenya has paid a courtesy call to the NCPD’s Board Chairman Hon. David Ngugi and The Director General Mohamed Sheikh. During the engagement, the board chair thanked the pathfinder international for their continued relationship with NCPD over the years.
Hon. Ngugi noted that Pathfinder has been an active partner and collaborator with NCPD citing that since NCPD’s establishment in 1982, Pathfinder was one of the Institutions that supported the Government to establish and rollout an elaborate National Community Based Distribution (CBD) Programme that included the establishment of District Population Officers to work with communities.
During the In 2019, the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, the chairman, on behalf of NCPD Board formally acknowledged the valuable support that Pathfinder International provided especially in identifying and supporting resource persons and delegates to participate in the Summit.
On his part, the NCPD’s DG Dr. Mohamed Sheikh noted that the council was in the process of revising the current population Policy and Pathfinder International is a member of both the steering and Technical Committee. We aim to finalize the process and the Policy be adopted by Parliament by the end of this year.
The Director General singled out areas of mutual collaboration with the Pathfinder International which included: Resource Mobilization for the National Population Programme through Joint proposal Development, Advocacy on emerging population and development issues, Implementation of Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 Country Commitments and Operational Research.
The pathfinder international was represented by Ms. Pamela Onduso in charge of Advocacy for east and southern Africa and Ms. Ruth Ngechu, The Global Engagement Director.