Who we are

RELON-Kenya exists to unite the refugee-led organisations (RLOs) in Kenya so as to link them with opportunities, ideas and funding, as well as provide a platform for the RLOs to network amongst each other and other key potential partners/stakeholders (at national, regional and global levels).

Our Vision

A strong network that advocating for inclusion and meaningful participation of RLOs and refugees in decision-making tables and policymaking processes on matters affecting their day-to-day lives and ‘speak on one voice’ when advocating for refugee rights and interests.

Our Mission

To influence policy makers and donors through advocacy and networking for meaningful service provision and participation of RLOs on the decision-making tables and policymaking processes

Our Core Mandate
Advocating for Refugee participation and inclusion on decision-making tables and policymaking processes at all levels.
"Nothing for Refugees without refugees"

Latest Causes

21 June - 2nd July  2021

Advocacy Training

We strongly believe in the change we can bring to our refugee community through RLO Leaders from both urban areas and camp based. RELON Kenya reached a tremendous mile stone of organizing an advocacy training that brought 30 RLOs togethers in Nairobi. The trainining was facilitated by Urban Refugees

Supported by Amnesty International 

26-30 April 2021

ARN Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Relon Kenya Coordinator mr. Jeanpaul Bahikye Kasika representing RELON-KE at an intensive session of one week discussion in Uganda, Entebbe to come up with a clear Strategic plan 2021-2023 for Africa Refugee-led Network (ARN), formerly known or referred to as GRN Africa Chapter that would guide the region network for the next 3years.

Supported by: Open Society Foundation, Oxfam-HECA, Independent Diplomat

23-26 March 2021

Needs Assessment of RLOs

During the mapping out exercise and capacity needs assessment of RLOs in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei. There's need to consider RLOs for funding opportunities and consider them as equal implementing partners & not beneficiaries, since no one understands us better than we do.   

Supported by Open Society Foundation  (OSF)

29 Nov-3 Dec 2021

African Refugee Summit

Session on meaningful participation and inclusion on refugees on matters affecting their day to day lives in the  first africa  Refugee Summit 2019, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Supported by: Open Society Foundation (OSF), Independent Diplomat (ID), Oxfam  

4-7 July  2021

Relon Kenya Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Relon Kenya launched its strategic plan on 7th July 2021 in Nairobi.. The activity was facilitated by Johnson Awuor, consultant Oxform.. 

Supported by: Refuge Point, Xavier project, Kituo Cha Sheria

24 June h 2021

Mapping out exercise and capacity needs assessment

Relon Kenya Coordinator mr. Jeanpaul Bahikye Kasika addressing RAS officer from Kakuma office during the mapping out and capacity needs assessment in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

Supported by Open Society Foundation  (OSF)