About reinvent-kenya

Reducing Insecurity and Violent Extremism in the Northern and Coastal regions of Kenya (REINVENT) is a £20m 5-year programme that aims to enhance Kenyan capacity and capability to address inter-communal conflict, weak community-police relations, violence against women and girls (VAWG), violent extremism and election related violence.

It supports the continued advancement of police reforms to improve the management, oversight and accountability of the police force.


The programme is led by Tetra Tech International Development and delivered in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) and year one and two inputs from the Danish Demining Group (DDG). It builds on the experience of the Jamii Thabiti Programme (2014-19), also known as the Kenya Improving Community Security Programme (ICS), and expands FCDO support across more counties. It expands to new areas of work including conflict sensitivity, pastoral livelihoods, and combating violent extremism.

Programme Impact

Improved community safety and security as measured by the effect on inclusive and equitable development, investment and service delivery in Kenya.

Programme Outcome

Improved state and non-state actors’ collaboration in a mutually accountable and inclusive manner to respond effectively to the root causes of violence.

The Programme Outputs


Increased practice of accountability to build police (and other security agencies) effectiveness when addressing community security, violent extremism and election security.


Strengthened agency of women and girls in peace, safety and security.


Intra and inter-institutional commitment to address the root causes and drivers of conflict.


Knowledge and evidence generated and utilised to enhance community and institutional learning and adaptation.


The REINVENT Programme is delivered through six integrated work streams each led by a Technical Lead. They are supported by robust teams at Programme Management, Finance and Grants Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Communications and Knowledge Management and a Regional Team based in the four regions of our operations.


IF the national government is supported to operationalise national frameworks for security and stability and capacities of county government, THEN there will be enhanced coordination and consistency in approach, clarity of actions, improved service delivery, local accountability, security and stability.

Furthermore, IF structures and stakeholders, including the National Police Service (NPS), are strengthened to work with communities, THEN there will be improved local capacities to solve local problems, greater local ownership and improved accountability leading to improved community security.

In addition, IF we strengthen data collection and quality of research analysis and lesson sharing, THEN our partners at national and county level will be able to use evidence to adapt, improve and scale-up impactful policy and operational models translating to safe and secure communities in Northern and Coastal Kenya.”