Documentation Center

ABOUT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (RDC)
Section 9 of the NGOs Coordination Act 1990, mandates the Board to establish and maintain a documentation centre on NGOs to inform the public on their activities and enhance understanding on their contribution to national development.

Our aim is to improve availability and accessibility to quality information on the NGO Sector and promote information exchange between and among NGOs, donors, the public and other stakeholders.
The RDC does regular dissemination of information to registered users so as to keep them abreast with the latest developments in the NGO world. This is done through Media Alerts and other information based on their stated areas of Interest.


BENEFITS ACCRUED BY RDC REGISTERED MEMBERS
• The RDC stocks variety of books and journals which members can access.
• As a member, RDC will alert you on open calls for funding proposals.
• The RDC stocks NGOs reports on best practices, publications and their project/program reports which can be of benefit to registered members.
NOTE: Both registered members, general public and donors can place a request on information about Kenya NGOs activities. This is charged at kshs400.

FUNCTIONS OF THE RDC

  • The RDC stocks variety of books and journals that members can access.
  • As a member, RDC will alert you on open calls for funding proposals.
  • The RDC stocks NGOs reports on best practices, publications and their project/program reports.
  • Both members and general public, donors can also place a request on information about Kenya NGOs activities. However, this is charged at kshs400.
  • The RDC does regular dissemination of information to its users so as to keep them abreast with the latest developments in the NGO world. This is done through Media Alerts and other information based on their stated areas of Interest.


HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Before one become a member, one must fill their detail with RDC in the RDC Application Form (2)1. The RDC have different membership categories. The categories are derived from the expected users of RDC and have inherent benefits included.

Membership
We have different membership categories:
NGO membership: This is a card category is specific to the NGOs who seek membership so as to enjoy the full services offered by the RDC. There is annual subscription of Kshs 500.
Individual membership: This category is meant to individuals who are intending to own the membership for his/her own benefit to the RDC. There is annual subscription of Kshs 200.



CHARGES

  • NGOs can subscribe at a fee of Kshs 500 annually
  • Individuals can subscribe at a fee of Kshs 200 Annually
  • A penalty of Kshs 10 will be charged daily on any borrowing that will exceed a period of two weeks.

Membership Benefits
The RDC provides variety books and journals that members can access.
– As a member, RDC will alert you on open calls for funding proposals
– The RDC stocks NGOs reports on best practices, Publications and their project/program reports

OTHER SERVICES OF RDC

  • Photocopying
  • Internet browsing

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?

  • NGOs and other relevant institutions are encouraged to submit their reports and relevant publications for stocking.
  • Individuals and researchers with relevant publications on the NGO also encouraged to submit them to RDC.

COMMUNICATION
The Resource centre responds to requests & enquiries by email, telephone and through face to face interaction. The RDC staffs