About the Project
The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Global Labor Program – Inclusive Futures (GLP-IF) is a five-year (2021 – 2026) program that aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly women, and improve labor rights in two large Kenyan Companies: Diageo’s East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Kenya).
The GLP-IF consortium seeks to not only improve inclusion and labor rights for people who are often marginalized, but for everyone working across the supply and distribution chains, including 47,000 farmers, 9,000 people working in distribution, and 65,000 retailers.
LINC serves as technical lead for two distinct components of the program:
- Systems Thinking, using Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Causal Loop Diagramming (CLD) methodologies.
- Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA), to include identifying learning needs, supporting MEL and CLA framework development, and facilitating participatory stakeholder engagement and activities. Throughout the program lifecycle, LINC will identify opportunities and processes for reflecting on data / evidence related to progress and performance.
LINC’s role focuses on understanding the existing relationships within the value chains, identifying the cause and effects of these relationships, and ensuring strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management. We employ systems thinking methods to better understand systemic dynamics and convene stakeholders engaged in the system around priorities and actions to be undertaken by the activity.
Attendees at the GLP-IF Official Launch. Kenya.
LINC joins a strong consortium of eight Kenyan and global organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trade unions, and organizations of people with disabilities (OPDs) in implementing GLP-IF. The consortium is comprised of the following partners: Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Kenya, Equal Rights Trust (ERT), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO), Sightsavers, Ulula, and United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK). The program is also supported by Light for the World and The Syngenta Foundation.
GLP-IF builds on existing UK aid-funded Inclusive Futures’ work in partnership with EABL.