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International Reports: The Digital Future

Will it be permanently dark in the factories of the future – because the autonomous machines working there do not need any light? Will we work only a few hours a week one day because robots and algorithms do most of our work for us? How will digitalization change our interactions, political decision-making processes, andgeopolitical contexts? more…

April 25, 2018

Strengthening the role of community level representatives in the implementation of the National Anti-Drought Strategy (E

KAS together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in the two counties carried out a series of participatory community forum to assist the local communities in developing the said plans – a proactive process towards harnessing community governance. This emerged from the need to prepare ward level contingency plans in Baringo and West Pokot Counties ahead of the predicted delay in rainfall and subsequent pouches of drought that will last up to around March 2018. more…

Edwin Adoga Ottichilo | Event Reports | January 31, 2018


KAS in partnership with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) facilitated an induction workshop of Kenyan women Members of Parliament and women representatives held in Naivasha on 11th to 14th January 2018. Other partners included UN Women, USAID Kenya, Kenya Human Rights Commission and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). The induction workshop centered on effective women legislation including the opportunities and challenges encountered therein. Election of new officials for KEWOPA and 11th Parliament lessons for women representation were among the agenda items discussed. more…

Country Reports | January 22, 2018

Community Score Card on livelihood development, infrastructure and security in West Pokot and Baringo Counties of Kenya

KAS,Kenya engagement in the area of food security and DRR is informed by an emerging necessity to support the County Governments of Baringo and West Pokot to engage in political processes that can provide more integrated planning and long term solutions to the challenges of food insecurities. KAS carried out the Community Score Card exercise in the two counties in order to empower the communities in using social accountability tools to hold respective government institutions to account, as well as working with the same institutions to improve on their efficiency in delivering services. more…

December 19, 2017

Creating awareness for communities to lobbying National and County Governments to adopt problematic regulations in West

Series of county level trainings on land laws and their applications in the area of food security and DRR have been done in the recent past by KAS and other partners targeting the government and non-governmental actors in the two counties. Nonetheless, the need to amplify these trainings at the community level has emerged as an important step in wide spreading public awareness on emerging issues. On a different note, community training approach is becoming more useful in connecting lobbying and advocacy efforts at the county level with practical evidences at the community level. more…

Edwin Adoga Ottichilo | Country Reports | November 27, 2017