Events - Foundation Office Kenya
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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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.