KICD was named second runners up in diversity and transformation at the 2013 Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Award. The award was presented to KICD during the 2nd Gender and Disability Development Awards Gala Dinner hosted at the Laico Regency Hotel on 25th October 2013. A team led by KICD Senior Assistant Director for Special Needs Education Mrs. Beth Kahunthia was at hand to receive the award on behalf of the Institute. The team later presented the award to KICD Director Dr. Lydia Nzomo.
The awards seek to celebrate institutions and individuals who have supported the implementation of Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Programmes. The awards also seek to celebrate institutions that are ahead of the curve in embracing diversity.
KICD scooped the ward for having supported the implementation of viable gender and disability mainstreaming. This was well indicated by the gender workplace policy, sexual harassment policy, a conducive workplace accessibility of persons with disability and incorporating gender and disability in the national curriculum.
The ceremony was organized by The Gender and Disability Development Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Devolution and planning, the National Gender and Equality Commission and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWDs). The event brought together Organizations from all cadres of Government, Public and Private Institutions.