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August 4, 2017

Reporting on Kenyan General Election 2017: A month to the polls

The upcoming general election to be conducted on 8th August 2017 will be the 2nd election under the Kenyan constitution 2010. Kenyans go to the polls armed with experience from the about to lapse term. Civil society organisations in Kenya have conducted vigorous civic education in the last five years, helping to sen-sitise Kenyans regarding the roles of various capacities within the devolved sys-tem and holding office bearers to account on their obligations. more…

June 26, 2017

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

An outstanding German statesman and a great European has passed away. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, the Chancellor of German reunification and Honorary Citizen of Europe. more…

April 5, 2017

Strengthening the engagement of young people in political and social processes in the marginalized areas in Kenya

A 2 day youth seminar organized by KAS, Kenya in partnership with Friends of Lake Turkana was held at the Friends of Lake Turkana Resource Centre, Lodwar on the 28th -29th of March 2017 to enhance youth engagement in social and political processes. more…

February 24, 2017

LAUNCH EVENT – Voter Bribery as an Election Malpractice in Kenya: A survey report

A report launch on Voter bribery as an Election Malpractice in Kenya: A Survey report. The report has been developed under the partnership between Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), The Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD) and INUKA Kenya Trust. more…

February 7, 2017

Food Security Mapping and Analysis Report

In 2015, KAS Kenya commissioned the food security stakeholder mapping study that identified and outlined functions of existing policies and institutions charged with ensuring food security in Baringo and West Pokot counties of Kenya. Findings of the study indicated that the two target counties were generally food insecure with the existing strategies applied by state and non-state actors being fairly effective, efficient and sustainable in averting food insecurity and disasters such as drought. more…

February 6, 2017
County Director of Agriculture giving his remarks during the seminar

Baringo County Food and Nutrition Security Policy Strengthening Seminar

In order to fast track the development of a food and nutrition policy framework,Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) organized a 2 day seminar on the 31st through 1st of February,2017.In addition this seminar was also informed by the current drought episode in Baringo County that has left more than 24,000 locals facing the possibilities of severe starvation. more…

February 2, 2017

Kenya: The current drought situation in Baringo

Baringo County has always been prone to drought. In August 2016, an early warning was issued predicting that counties in northern Kenya will be affected by prolonged episodes of drought. Two Months later, approximately 24,000 people face acute starvation. The severity of the drought is likely to increase after May 2017, if the amount of rain received stays below average. But why do we witness a looming crisis when the system sounds effective enough to assist in early planning and response? more…

February 2, 2017
Presenter during a KAS activity in Meru

KAS seminar for young political aspirants on opportunities and challenges in the run-up to elections

In order to support young Kenyan political leaders, The Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a 2 day seminar for young political aspirants on opportunities and challenges in the run-up elections which was held in Meru, Kenya on 22nd and 23rd January, 2017. more…

May 29, 2016
The position paper outlines actionable measures which an aim at strengthening the capacity of women on networking and communication skills as well as increasing the knowledge of women leaders on their land rights and on affirmative action to build advocacy capacity in their respective communities

Workshop on Empowering Women in Leadership Positions in West Pokot

From 29th to 31st May 2016, KAS in partnership with SIKOM -The Peace Network for Development, organized a workshop for 32 county stakeholders, CSO representatives and representatives of women groups and land right institutions from West Pokot County in Kapenguria. The event was a follow-up activity on other trainings on land rights implemented by KAS in 2015 and sought to provide the participants with a platform to reunite again to jointly deliberate on the specific issue of women’s land rights.

May 5, 2016
A total of 53 members of the audience representing political parties, National Youth Council, youth serving CBOs, students, private sector, civil society, media and professional associations participated in the debate on electoral challenges with a special focus on the issue of voter bribery.

Town Hall Debates on Voter Bribery in Kiambu County

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in cooperation with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) organized a cross-party town hall debate on meaningful youth involvement in political leadership and decision making. This debate was held on 5th May 2016 at Rainbow Hotel Ruiru in Kiambu County. A total of 53 members of the audience participated in the debate on electoral challenges with a special focus on the issue of voter bribery.