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KAS Virtual Launch of Business Heroes in Kenya

Social Ecological Market Economy

In reference to the aspect of Social Market Economy, KAS Kenya ventured to follow the journey of one Kenyan Business Hero Dr. Maxwel Okoth, founder/CEO Ruai Family Hospital, RFH Healthcare Ltd, who shares his experiences in setting up his business despite the various challenges encountered. The film will thus further enhance experience sharing and discussions on how best to integrate the SEME aspect in the country.


Mentorship Training based on the evaluation

On the 2nd-4th of April, 2019, KAS, Kenya held a mentorship training in Mombasa, with 17 young politicians. It was a follow up on previous mentorship programs, where mentors and mentees have been taken through the process of understanding their rights, the importance of political participation, as well as getting engaged in political actions on the ground. Overall, more than 850 mentees have benefitted from the program so far, countrywide. The program further trains and strengthens the mentees in organizing and conducting their own mentorship programs as a trickle-down effect.


Use of early-warning systems:Gathering information, technical instruments, engaging government.

The CSOs trained earlier particularly the ToTs and other facilitators will be assisted by KAS to put the knowledge learnt into action by engaging in community level trainings, this time round, in light of the ongoing government budgetary process.


KAS Kenya Retreat with select political parties.

The forum will create opportunities for pre-selected political parties that are potentially partners of KAS Kenya to share their political parties beliefs vis-à-vis KAS Kenya’s work,their manifestos,activities and gaps therein.


Development of strategies to integrate data from early-warning-systems into mid-term political planning.

The Workshop seeks to expand the political space on the use of data from EWS in planning within the area of food security in Baringo and West Pokot.


Round-Table: Which framework does Kenya need for virtual markets?

The aim of the round table discussion is to stimulate discussions between entrepreneurs, politicians and IT-experts on the potential design of a framework for virtual markets in the country and this is the first of many discussions to take place.


Training on raw material-extraction in Turkana-Capacity building in project-planning for local CSOs.

The aim of the training is that civil society organisations (CSOs) and the youth would become active stakeholders in the definition of the project and its effects on their livelihoods.


Early-warning systems and resilience against drought: challenges and solutions.

This activity will provide an interesting dimension towards promoting sustainable solutions to food insecurity by pitching the idea of accountable governance at the community level by community groups.


Strengthening the role of county representatives in the implementation of the National Anti-Drought Strategy (EDE)

Strengthen the concept of contingency plan and drought preparedness for the forthcoming dry spell Jan-March and assess the socio-economic and demographic status and to build context information on early warning through contingency planning process.


Strengthening the role of county representatives in the implementation of the National Anti-Drought Strategy (EDE)

Strengthen the concept of contingency plan and drought preparedness for the forthcoming dry spell Jan-March and assess the socio-economic and demographic status and build context information on the early warning through contingency planning process.

Empowering local structures of the CSOs to monitor policy and politics in the area of food security and disaster management.

On the 16th -17th May 2019, KAS engaged the Asal Stakeholders Forum (ASF) in West Pokot in a refresher training workshop to strengthen their capacity to influence policy and political lobbying on matters to do with food safety. The earlier sessions of the workshop looked at the general policy and political trends, the existing barriers to conducting advocacy campaigns around food security in West Pokot while providing the participants with an opportunity to connect their experiences at the county level with those at the national level.

KAS Mentoren/innen kämpfen für mehr politisches Engagement unter Kenias Jugend

13 Mentorinnen und Mentoren haben im letzten Jahr Mentoring Trainings in ganz Kenia durchgeführt. Dabei geht es um die Rolle der Jugend in der Politik, durchdachtes Wahlverhalten der Jungwähler/innen und ganz konkrete Ideen, wie sich Jugendliche in Kenia politisch einbringen können.

Cross border conflict

Cross border conflict as a factor to food safety / security

Cross border conflict has in many instances acted as one of the main impediments to food security especially among the warrying communities. In Turkana County and in particular along the border with West Pokot County, two communities that are both pastoralists with historic conflict and clashes over animals, pasture and which have experienced a protracted violent conflict are yet to find a common ground to co-exist peacefully. This problem continues to manifest in different forms amid multi-stakeholder’s approach that has tried to provide multi-faceted solutions.

International Conference on Rethinking Democracy 2018

Theme: International Trends in Elective Sytems

On 13th to 15th November, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Kenya (KAS) organized an international conference on Rethinking Democracy themed ‘International Trends in Elective Systems.’ This conference brought together political leaders, distinguished scholars, authors, media practitioners, election managers, university students and civil society representatives to deliberate and contribute to the discourse on best practices and insights on electoral management and experiences from different countries across the world.

Political dialogue on capacity building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Early Warning System

Political dialogue has provided space for communities to hold their leaders to account on issues of disaster response

After engaging ward level stakeholders and opinion leaders on ethical principles of Disaster Response and Management at Marigat on the 19th and 20th of September 2018, community DRM structures have started holding their leaders to account.

Democracy, A Western Concept?

Democracy and Religion in Kenya

On 19th and 20th September 2018, KAS Kenya together with the Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics (CICC) held a conference themed: "Democracy, A Western Concept?”. The conference brought together different religious groups which included: Islamic, Christian, Hindu and African traditional faiths. The African Traditional Religions (ATR),the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK),the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK),the Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK),the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)and the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) were among institutions represented.

Political dialogue on capacity building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Early Warning System

On the 19th and 20th of September 2018, KAS together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Baringo Office engaged various stakeholders in the field of the Disaster Risk Reduction working with communities at the ward level on best approaches for supporting the implementation of the ethical principles of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as well as providing dialogue workshops that demystified ethical issues in DRR and disaster response.

Netzwerktreffen mit politischen Parteien

Politische Parteien in Kenia gelten als unideologisch, austauschbar und nur an Partikularinteressen interessiert. Folgerichtig verfügt die KAS in Kenia heute über keine Partnerpartei. Parteien sind aber trotz allem zentrale politische Akteure, an welchen eine politische Stiftung in ihrer Arbeit nicht vorbeikommt. Daher lud die KAS, auf Grundlage einer Studie des Parteiensystems, die drei Parteien, die am geeignetsten für eine engere Zusammenarbeit wirkten, zu einem zweitägigen Retreat an den Naivasha-See.

Participatory budget planning and monitoring for improved service delivery in Baringo County.

The participatory budget planning and monitoring forums were organized in Baringo County in three locations namely Ngetmoi, Kipsaraman and Eldama Ravine with two objectives in mind. Firstly, to strengthen the monitoring capacities of community based civil society organizations on sector budgeting and secondly was to develop and agree on baseline information with community groups that will form the basis for conducting Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) in view of improving service delivery.

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.