In the new Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015, ALIN Maarifa (Knowledge) centres located in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will remain the points of engagement with communities. The role of ALIN’s Headquarters will remain coordination and support of the community-based centres. Over the five years covered by the Strategic Plan, the number of Maarifa centres will grow from 12 to 112.
Centres located in Kenya are located in Isinya, Kyuso, Marigat, Mutomo, Ndhiwa, Ng’arua and Nguruman. Tanzania Maarifa centres are located in Dodoma and Shinyanga while in Uganda they are in Koro, Awach and Metu. Upon request and facilitation, ALIN has also set up Maarifa centres for organisations as follows: Merti and Elwak in Kenya for Drought Management Initiative, a European Commission-funded project and in Lukwanga, Uganda for Environmental Alert.