Influence of Community Participation on Community Ownership of Donor Funded Projects: A Case of Saidia, Samburu County, Kenya
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 193-200
Received: Aug. 30, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015; Published: Sep. 26, 2015
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Lelegwe Ltumbesi Steve, Department of Education and External Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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This study was conducted to establish the influence of community participation of community ownership of donor funded projects. The respondents in the study were the randomly chosen trained beneficiaries of Health, ECD and WASH projects of SAIDIA in the Samburu County. A survey and observation methodology was used to collect the research data. Using a combination of survey and descriptive research methodologies, and guided by the following objectives: to establish how community participation influences community ownership of donor funded projects. The findings revealed that there was low level of resource commitment in terms of time and physical resources, low levels of community participation in SAIDIA projects and poor mobilization and awareness strategy. The study recommends that donor funded projects should improve their mobilization and awareness strategies for better community ownership of such projects, donor funded projects should encourage the community to commit their time and physical resources, and finally donor funded projects should embrace high community participation at all levels of project implementation.
Keywords
Community Participation, Community Ownership, Donor Funded Projects
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Lelegwe Ltumbesi Steve, Influence of Community Participation on Community Ownership of Donor Funded Projects: A Case of Saidia, Samburu County, Kenya, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 193-200. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150305.15
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