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Ideal Research Center

Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development

A Mission for Big Changes

Sustainable Healthy Livelihoods

Conducting Research

IRC was founded in 2012 to develop, conduct and disseminate research to increase the use of evidence in decision making and development programming

Healthcare & Education

We are driven by a vision of enhancing the social & economic well-being of communities through our focus on Health, Nutrition & Education

Governance Oversight

As an advisory and development delivery partner, we are a strategic development actorwell-networked with Civil Society Organizations, the Business Community, national & government officials in the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB)counties.

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Sustainable Healthy Livelihoods

Ideal Research Centre (IRC), is a pioneering development research and implementation think tank, harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development.  IRC or simply, IDEAL, is indeed the ideal vehicle for achieving sustainable healthy livelihoods in our region of coverage. Initially when founded in 2012, IDEAL’s focus was to respond to the challenges facing the western Kenya region with a focus on Kisumu, Migori, Homabay and Bungoma counties.

Our Mission & Goals

Sustainable Healthy Livelihoods


To carry out and implement research based interventions in the sectors of Health, Agriculture, Governance and Climate Change and inculcate communities and governments to utilize science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development

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We Fight Illiteracy


Health Education



News & Recent Happenings

Local Kuria Arts (LOKA) Festival Project

Was implemented between Jan-Dec 2022 under our Governance pillar that focus on Justice, Human Rights, and Peace Building sub themes.

Leading Tree Planting Campaign

Addressing climate vulnerabilities and promoting adaptations and sustainability.

Adaptive Agriculture

Addressing climate vulnerabilities and promoting adaptations and sustainability.

Our Supporting Partners

Our mandate is expanding to include capacity building, establishing partnerships to conduct research, provide advisory and support services and disseminate information on the policy aspects of the application of science and technology to sustainable development in Africa

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