This report covers the period 1/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.
Programme(s) summary: The West Coast Regional Representation worked in close collaboration with partners to support West Coast National Societies in the implementation of activities towards improving the lives of the vulnerable population in the region and also enhancing these National Societies' development. The West Coast Regional Representation was able to support the National Societies in the implementation of their disaster management activities especially in the area of building the capacities of target communities in disaster risk reduction, the preparation of the contingency plans against disaster such as floods and population movement. Some National Societies were also supported through the International Federation DREF allocation to assist people affected by disasters in 2009. Health related activities were also scaled up in 2009. The Regional Representation supported National Societies who participated in the various mobilization campaigns as well as HIV/AIDS awareness activities in the region. Water and sanitation activities were also supported in target countries. In collaboration with partners, evaluation of CBHP and polio activities were carried out while National Societies' H2P projects were also supported. The West Coast Regional Representation contributed to the implementation of the various developmental activities of the West Coast National Societies especially in the areas of development of financial and accounting systems, governance and management support, participation in national and international gatherings and in the organization of partnership meetings.
However, lack of prioritization of activities, late reporting (financial and narrative) on the part of the National Societies are some of the challenges the Regional Representation faced during 2009.