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The Role of Rural Women in Policy Making

3rd of April 2014 Kodedema Village

The good governance from a gender perspective requires more than women in politics. It requires fundamental incentive changes to orient public action and policy to support gender equality rights. more…

Jane Murutu | Event Reports | April 10, 2014

Enhancing Public Participation in County Governance

13th -14th of March 2014

Even though the Constitution has expressly provided for public participation in governance processes at both national and county levels of government, there has been very minimal citizen participation and/or involvement since the promulgation of the constitution. As we transit into a fully devolved system of governance where planning, coordination, budgeting, execution, monitoring and evaluation will be done at county level, enhanced citizen participation shall be critical in order to ensure transparency and accountability. more…

Jane Murutu | Event Reports | March 22, 2014

Consultative Meeting of the Kenya Young Parliamentarian Association (KYPA) in Cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The Kenyan youth constitute 75% of Kenyan population. It is therefore necessary that youth agendas be given priority as a means of national development. Main issues affecting the youth in Kenya range from unemployment, social vices, access to relevant education and lack of meaningful engagement on issues that affect them. The current eleventh parliament has posed a major milestone for the youth as it is constituted of a higher number of youth legislators in the history of Kenya. Therefore a consultative forum for key youth organizations and parliamentarians was organized. more…

Iris Karanja | Event Reports | March 10, 2014

Workshop for County Assembly Members on Land Laws

23rd-24th of January in Kitale

The issue of land, its ownership, use and management is a highly emotive one in Kenya and was one of the key issues that drove the need for a new constitution. Following lengthy deliberations and a comprehensive public participation process, a new constitution was promulgated on 27th of August 2010. The Constitution sets out principles governing land and also requires all laws relating to land to be revised, consolidated and rationalized within certain timelines. more…

Jane Murutu | Event Reports | January 22, 2014

The Link –December 2013

Enhancing governance for all

Articles in this issue: / Kenya’s economy reels in stagnation, survey says / Team says lack of buildings will not stop devolution / Challenges facing President Uhuru’s laptop promise / County plans to train farmers to boost food production SPECIAL REPORT: SOCIAL ASSISTANCE ACT more…

December 10, 2013