ADS North Rift

Anglican Development Services – North Rift (ADS NR)  is the Development arm of the Anglican Dioceses of Eldoret, Kitale, Kapsabet and Missionary Area of Lodwar.

The ADS NR region covers the six counties of the North Rift namely: Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeiyo Marakwet, Trans-Nzoia, West Pokot, and Turkana. Which is a total of 177,394 Square Kilometers and has an estimated population of 4.3 million according to the National Census of 2009.

The regional offices are located in Eldoret Town.

ADS NR bases its development work on Luke 4:18-19. And the emphasis is on participatory approaches that aim to ensure that activities are in line with the priorities of the target communities and that these activities are truly owned by the people.

We currently support community efforts in the following sectors

  • Capacity building, food security, economic empowerment and livelihoods
  • Agriculture and value chain development
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Governance, peace-building and conflict transformation.

Organization Administration

For purposes of efficient administration, projects are decentralized to six zones covering each of the six counties. Central Coordination is carried out by a management team, led by the Executive Director, who is assisted by the Head of Programmes and the Head of Finance. A programme Coordination Unit is responsible for providing specialized support to the Zonal teams.

Strategic Focus Pillars

The five-year strategic plan (2017-2021) as designed and adopted by the Board has defined objectives and is anchored on five strategic pillars as outlined below:

Pillar 1: Program

The program pillar is the heartbeat of the organization and plays a key role in ensuring that the organization’s remains relevant and alive to its vision and mission.

Pillar 2:  Human Resource Management and Development

The human resource pillar is key to efficient and effective management and delivery of ADS NRR programs and ensures that staff hired are competent, motivated, and vibrant.

Pillar 3:  Financial Management

This pillar is key to ensuring efficiency in the utilization of the organizations resources and proper management of financial resources.

Pillar 4:  Institutional transformation

For visibility this pillar is key in ensuring that systems and structures are working properly, thereby promoting credibility of the Organization.

Pillar 5:  Sustainable Business Development

This is a very important pillar as it seeks to enhance investments and resource mobilization thus reducing over dependence on donor funding and promotes organizational sustainability.


The work of ADS North Rift is made possible through support from various development partners who over the years have included Bread for the World (BftW), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Church World Service (CWS), Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP), Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF), Njaa Marufuku Kenya (NMK), Danish Church Aid (DCA), Aphia Plus, AMPATH and BAYER among others.