Established in 2004, The Netherlands Alumni Association of Kenya (NAAK) is a non profit membership organisation for Kenyans who have participated in either short or Long-term education programs (OKP, NFP, NICHE, Erasmus) in the Netherlands.
We organize various academic and social activities, and also provide a think-tank which engages in various developmental, intellectual and scholarly projects.
Since 2014, NAAK has organized a host of activities, including refresher courses, regional seminars, receptions for visiting Dutch Government dignitaries, pre-departure briefings for prospective fellows of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes, celebrating the Queen’s and Kings Birthday and supporting various charities across the country.
The association is registered by the registrar of societies in Kenya also with the county government of Kajiado county where its operations are based. NAAK is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). The activities of the association are funded by its members who pay an annual fee and project partners.
The activities of the association are managed by a volunteer board comprising of Kenyan Netherlands alumni. The board are supported by various subcommittees and an active Netherlands alumni membership based in 47 countries in Kenya and the diaspora.
The current NAAK Board members are
Issac Otieno Okero
Nancy Atieno Onyango
NAAk coordinator and Mashariki Summit Coordinator (Kenya)
NAAk Communications Lead