Events

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Workshop

Development of Rural Areas by Employers’ Associations

Employers’ associations in general are only active in the main cities of Kenya. Much of the economic activity is however taking place in an informal setting in rural areas. The workshop contributes to the creation of avenues to develop these areas.

Seminar

Advocacy Work in Day-to-Day Political Business

Kenya has an active civil society. However, civil society actors do not always know how to approach politicians and convince them of their cause for the public benefit. The workshop aims at enhancing civil society leaders’ capacity in advocacy work.

Discussion

Cine Club

Born Free

“Born Free” is a drama about a couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya. The movie shall serve as starting point for a discussion about the perception of Africa in Europe and vice versa.

Expert conference

Which Decentralized Structures are Suitable for Trade Associations?

Trade Associations in general are only active in major cities such as Nairobi, Mombasa or Kisumu. For them to be able to also reach entrepreneurs in remote areas, they need a network of decentralized structures.

Workshop

Which Role Can Women in Rural Areas Play in Policy Making?

The 2010 constitution highlights the role of women, such as by granting them a number of seats in the parliament and the senate. To foster the development of rural areas, the workshop highlights the potential of women’s participation in these areas.

Workshop

Citizens’ Rights and Duties as Enshrined in the Constitution

An important feature of the new constitutions is the role the Kenyan citizens play in it. However, knowledge on the constitution is often very poor. Therefore the workshop aims at enhancing citizens’ expertise on their rights and duties.

Workshop

Duties, Rights and Obligations of Members of Parliament, Governors and Senators

Devolution led to a bicameral legislative. National Members of Parliament have to cooperate with Senators coming from the 47 counties. Furthermore every county has a governor. The workshop aims at opening up avenues of cooperation between all actors.

Seminar

Compliance with the Principles of Rule of Law and Accountability

The new constitution explicitly states that the citizens should fulfill a watchdog role to contribute to politicians’ adherence to the rule of law and accountability. The seminar aims at enabling them to do so.

Workshop

Land Ownership Legislation

How can politicians at the county level effectively enforce citizens’ rights?

Politicians in the counties often have little knowledge on legislation, given the fact that the counties and the surrounding legislation are only really being implemented since 2013. The workshop aims at enhancing their knowledge on land ownership.

Discussion

Cine Club

Out of Africa

The movie shows the life of the Danish writer Karen Blixen. She was one of the first European authors to write about the African continent. The film will be taken as a starting point to reflect upon the perception of Africa in Europe and vice versa.

Food Security Governance

On the 3rd and 4th February, 2021, KAS Kenya held a workshop with Civil Society Organizations and local media from Baringo Country with the aim of improving their capacities on how best they can engage political decision makers on areas of food security. The two-day forum, enabled the participants on how to map and analyze various personalities within the county so that they can easily sell their agenda aimed at improving livelihoods. The team resolved to undertake a process that will see the county recruit more agricultural and livestock extension officers to help farmers in both crop and livestock production and management.

Empowerment of Women in County Assemblies

Women and Politics

On 18th – 19th & 25th - 26th November 2020, KAS Kenya held an activity in Nakuru and Mombasa respectively to enhance the capacities of nominated and elected women MCAs from the Coast and Rift-valley regions. The specific objective of the event was to enhance the capacities of selected women legislatures i.e. elected/ nominated women members of county assemblies on effective campaign strategies to increase their numbers and quality of political debates during and after the 2022 elections. This would as well enhance gender responsive legislations and political initiatives at the county level and thus continue to promote decentralization governance system in Kenya.

Entrepreneurship Training for Aspiring Young Politicians

Entrepreneurship is one of the spearheading sources of revenue and a major income earning activity that promotes the country’s economy. KAS Kenya in the last one year has developed an entrepreneurship program (STEP) that seeks to train young aspiring politicians and all other aspiring candidates in our network on entrepreneurship skills. Based on the Entrepreneurship Training Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP), the aim was to contribute to the topics of education and research in the context of cooperation with emerging and developing countries.

Communication and Media training for Young Politicians

Media and Politics

In October 2020, KAS held training workshops for young politicians on how to effectively communicate using the media platform for visibility. The workshops targeted 21 young Kenyan youth who are pursuing careers in politics and public offices. The political parties represented included; Kenya African National Union (KANU), Ford-Kenya, Wiper, Amani National Congress (ANC), Safina, Jubilee, Ukweli and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

Civil Society Engagement for Better Approach Towards Political Decision Makers "Power Mapping"

Food Security- Samburu County

KAS Kenya office held a two day training in Samburu County that brought together members from the media and CSOs that deal in livelihoods, peace promotion and disaster management. The main objective was to strengthen their capacity in developing better approaches (power mapping and analysis) towards political decision makers.

Development of Political and Lobby Documents for Food Security and Early Warning Systems

Food Security - West Pokot County

KAS Kenya office held a one day county level and a subsequent two days sub-county level training in West Pokot on how to undertake successful lobbying on areas of food security and disaster risk reduction.

Mentorship Training on Political Action Planning

Youth and Politics

KAS Kenya office held a two days training early February in Naivasha with KAS mentors, Mr. Roland Theis - Secretary General and Vice Minister of Justice and Mr. Gordon Hoffmann - Secretary General of the CDU Party Brandenburg on Political action planning. The two days training focused on two key areas namely: enhancing the participants’ knowledge and skill on county legislative, policy and budget making cycles so as to have in-depth awareness of the processes and where to intervene and political action planning and how they can effectively to push for actions in their constituencies.

Young Politicians Training on Entrepreneurship

On the 26th and 27th September 2019, KAS Kenya held a training on entrepreneurship for the young politicians. The aim of the training was to equip the young politicians with knowledge and skills on how to identify and profitably implement business ideas as alternative solutions to raise finances for their political careers. The training also purposed to improve their entrepreneurship competencies which would enhance their skill set in problem solving, team building among other skills for a successful political career and financial management. This intervention was necessary for the young politicians since they are expected to be future policy makers as well as create opportunities for the young people in their communities. Creative solutions such as business ideas are vital especially in this day and age in Kenya where unemployment is high

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bestandsaufnahme der Devolution in Kenia

24. bis 25. Oktober 2019 in Nairobi, Kenia

KAS & KICTANet Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Digital Cooperation

On the 3rd and 4th October, KAS Kenya in partnership with KICTANet held a workshop on 'multi-stakeholder dialogue on digital cooperation'. To get a glimpse of what transpired do watch the videos with the different views of some of the stakeholders at the workshop. KAS Country director gives his views on How the digital space aids in the democratization process in Kenya.