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CRCC University-NGO Coalition-Building Initiative

University-NGO Coalition-Building Initiative

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The University-NGO Coalition-Building Initiative (UNCBI) sought to develop and strengthen the research capacity of university faculty, NGO professionals and community leaders working with vulnerable children in Nairobi and Eldoret, Kenya. The project was made possible through funding from the Higher Education Department and USAID. The project trained university faculty, advanced students, research assistants, NGO professionals and community leaders to build their capacity to conduct research, develop research proposals, evaluate on-going projects, and use relevant data to design and improve interventions in response to the increasing numbers of street-living and other vulnerable children. This project involved Nancy Lutkehaus (Principal Investigator), and Kristin M. Ferguson (Co-Principal Investigator), Grace Dyrness, Eliz Sanasarian.