Who we are

Mission Statement

To improve community health and development gains by promoting local research and implementation evidence based public health and development programs that respect and leverage community resources.

Our History

Our History

Dr Kawango Agot, PhD, MPH, is the founder and Director of Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) ans was registered on January 23rd 2003

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The Board Members

The Board Members

The organization is made up 8 active and compassionate board members who ensures that our mission and vision are met as envisioned by our founder Dr Kawango. 

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The Organogram

The Organogram

Our Team forms part of the organogram which comprises of the Board, Directors, Management, Staff and support staff. We also have volunteers and donors

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Our Vision

To create, develop and sustain empowered and healthy individuals and communities.

Who we Are

Impact Research and Development Organisation (IRDO), is a local non-governmental organisation in Kenya registered in 2003 with its headquarters in Kisumu, Western Kenya. Its principal mandate is to design and implement public health programs and research studies that benefit vulnerable populations, especially young people and women in Kenya.

Core Values

    • Supremacy of human rights, particularly gender equality
    • Community support and community participation
    • Accountability, transparency, efficiency and responsiveness
    • Commitment and professionalism
    • Partnership with other agencies through collaborative decision making.
    • Environmental friendliness
    • Non partisan (non-political) appproach to development


We select a team of professionals to perform research programs activities


We use the findings from research papers to develop solutions for various issues affecting us


The solutions developed are taken to the community to solve cases to improve living.