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January 27, 2010

A monthly supplement of The Link

PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE

Beginning in January 2010 the monthly issue of "The Link" will be accomplished with a supplement reporting on the KAS-Project financed by the EU on ”Strengthening non-state actors’ capacities to prevent and resolve conflicts”. The project was launched on 1st July 2009.It aims at contributing to the reduction of violent community conflicts in Kenya. This monthly supplement will be available as pdf file on this homepage giving updates and reports from the project. more…

December 13, 2009

11th and 12th of Dezember 2009 in Limuru

DP Retreat for councillors and NEC members

For the first time since elections in 2007 the Democratic Party was able to conduct a workshop for all elected councillors and members of the NEC due to support from KAS. In focus were the new Harmonized Draft Constitution and the Political Parties Act 2008. Sufficient time was given to discuss the above stated issues but also strategies of the party itself. DP was able to agree on a party position concerning the Harmonized Draft Constitution, which was released in a press conference.

November 25, 2009

Harmonized Draft Constitution of Kenya

On 17th of November the Harmonized Draft of the Kenyan Constitution was released at KICC in presence of government officials, ambassadors, members of different NGOs and citizens of Kenya. The following day a pullout with the complete draft was available in the daily newspapers. A period of 30 days is now given to the public to hand in comments and critics. First Complains are already about acessability of the draft. more…

September 9, 2009

“Do Campaigns Matter? Political Communic

Summer School 2009 - from 19th to 26th of September in Berlin

As in previous years the purpose is to welcome talented up-coming political activists from countries where our foundation is represented in order to share ideas, to receive political education and, of course, to build networks. This year it was all about political communication and how to prepare means of advertising under the guidance of experts. Participant from Kenya was Ms. Esther Chege, Deputy Secretary for Education of Narc-Kenya. more…

July 27, 2009

Report by Richard Shaba

STATE OF POLITICS IN TANZANIA

There is a broad consensus that the process of consolidating the transition towards participatory political system in Tanzania over the past seventeen years has achieved remarkable success. Whereas once predominantly under a single party hegemony, Tanzania today is characterized by a plurality of political parties. Though slow; the growth of the independent civil society has gained momentum. more…

July 2, 2009

Eu co-funded Project launched in Nairobi

"Strengthening non-state actors' capacities to prevent and resolve conflicts in areas affected by post election violence in Kenya"

The project was launched on 1st July 2009.It aims at contributing to the reduction of violent community conflicts in Kenya. Present during the launch were Amb. Eric van der Linden and Guest of Honor Amb. Bethuel Kiplagat, who handed over the officail documents to the country representative of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Mrs. Anke Lerch. Ms.Hanna Carlsson, the international project manager, will be based in Kisumu.

June 23, 2009

EU-Poject in Kisumu

Strengthening non-state actors capacities to prevent and resolve conflicts in areas affected by post election violence

In July 2009 a new project attached to the KAS office in Nairobi, sponsored by the EU is about to start. The project deals with issues of conflict resolution, mediation and prevention in the provinces of Rift Valley, Western and Nyanza. These three Provinces were hot spots of the post election violence in 2008. Additionally the project strives to involve public and civic leaders to sensitize them on causes of the conflicts and to engage them with the local NGOs.

May 20, 2009

15th of may Nakuru

Meeting of the Resident Associations in Nakuru

On Friday 15th of May 2009 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) held a working session with representatives of partner Resident Associations (RAs) in Nakuru. As most of the RAs work within District boundaries, they are facing a challenge due to new creation and restructuring of districts and their appending administration. The meeting was to clarify, on which level the RAs want to carry on with their work and which legal process might be required. more…

May 13, 2009

Nakuru 8th-9th of May 2009

PNU Retreat facilitated by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Last weekend the KAS had the honor to invite and facilitate the retreat of the PNU in Nakuru. Participants were Ministers and Members of Parliament. In focus was the upcoming reform of the Kenyan Constitution. The intention was to take up a position as PNU in order to come forward with proposals for the new constitution. Furthermore there were also discussions on inner political issues and the way forward as a Party. more…

April 6, 2009

31st March – 2nd April

Nakuru Meeting

A partnership of KAS and Daraja Civic Initiatives Forum. The meeting brought together Kenya’s university lecturers teaching ‘government’- a component of political science, to the History major students taking bachelor of education. The students will teach secondary school students, history and government, a subject that has recently incorporated governance content into history. The meeting was to review the school curricular and to appropriately validate the universities history course content.