ATO Conducts First Physical Meet-Up with Kenyan Counterparts to Strengthen Partnerships and the Membership Network
Nairobi, Kenya - The Alpha Team Organization (ATO) recently conducted its first physical meet-up with its Kenyan counterparts to strengthen partnerships, initiatives, and social connections in the region. The meet-up was held on July 8, 2023, at the Ubunifu Hub in Nairobi.
The Kenyan counterpart of the ATO was technically launched in 2017, following a successful initiative done in collaboration with the Kenyan Red Cross. The initiative was led by ATO members Mr. Udah George, Ms. Judy Nguta, and Ms. Agnes Mutua.
Since then, the Kenyan counterpart of the ATO has been involved in a number of non-online initiatives, either as single-person initiatives or in collaboration with local community partners and organizations. One of the most notable of these initiatives was done in collaboration with the Safe Environment Hub (SE Hub), which is also led by an ATO member, Mr. Udah George.
In 2022, Mr. George was appointed as Chief Director for the ClimatEducate Project, the project team's highest position. In this role, he is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the project's initiatives and programs. Ms. Judy Nguta was the project's former Director for Information and Research. She was responsible for organizing the project's articles and providing training for the project team. Due to work-volunteer time constraints, she resigned from the project team in 2021 but remains an honorary member of the organization. She is currently working as a professional journalist in Nairobi. Ms. Otieno is a project member who is involved in various civic engagements in the country. Unfortunately, Ms. Agnes Mutua and Mr. David Muye were unable to attend the meeting due to geographical constraints of traveling to Nairobi.
The meet-up was proposed by the ATO's board chairman, Mr. John Carl Alonsagay, who was in Nairobi for a training and working visit. The team took advantage of the visit to seal a cooperation and partnership agreement between the ATO and the SE Hub through a memorandum of understanding.
The meet-up was attended by Ms. Dorothy Atieno, Ms. Judy Nguta, and Mr. Udah George. The ATO is pleased to have strengthened its partnerships and initiatives in Kenya through this meet-up. The organization looks forward to continuing to work with its Kenyan counterparts to promote knowledge exchange, cooperation, and strengthening connections between ATO members around the world.