Our Identity

About RODI

The Resources Oriented Development Initiative (RODI) Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in 1999 and is located at Varsity Ville Estates, near the Ruiru Bypass, Kiambu County, Kenya.

From its humble beginnings as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 1989 in Kapenguria, Kenya, RODI Kenya has had major milestones to be the well-established organization it is today.

RODI Kenya was founded and established by Mr. Eliud Kihoro Ngunjiri who had a passion for organic farming and sharing the knowledge he had built up from the years he worked in the government and other organizations.

VISION:

A sustained food secure, healthy and crime free society.

MISSION:

To promote human dignity among communities in Kenya and other Eastern Africa countries, through enhanced food security, health and crime prevention.

PRINCIPLES:

Our work is guided by the following 9 principles:

  1. The inherent potential of each person – appreciate the potential in everyone to transform themselves to be useful and valued members of the community.
  2. Crime prevention focus – reaching out to work in situations where we contribute to crime prevention in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
  3. Resources oriented – emphasizing potential resources and opportunities rather than problems in any given situation to enhance self-reliance and sustainability.
  4. Rolling out capacity building – strengthen the abilities of people so that they gain self-esteem and also in turn strengthen others towards improved livelihoods.
  5. Learning and influencing with others – this involves learning, networking and collaborating with likeminded organizations and non-state actors in the interest of complementarities and mutual learning; towards influencing change and enhancing service delivery.
  6. Nature harmony – promoting natural resource management practices that are in harmony with nature.
  7. Gender mainstreaming – advocating for gender mainstreaming in all our work.
  8. Emerging issues – RODI monitors emerging issues and, as much as possible, responds to those in line with its work.
  9. RODI resilience – working towards being a resilient organization that is able to increasingly become self-sustaining through identification and mobilization of local resources.

THEMATIC AREAS OF FOCUS:

  1. Food Security and Agro-ecology
  2. Health and WASH
  3. Social and Legal Justice
  4. Institutional Development and Strengthening