Events

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Workshop

“How we let go war” – Women’s Roles in War and peacemaking

Die Rolle von Frauen im Krieg und bei der Friedensbildung

How important are women by solving conflicts. The participants of this workshop will discuss the role of women in today's society in international as well as on local level.

Expert conference

A private sector strategy engaging devolution

National Conference

For economic actors in Kenya, the political and economic devolution process goes along with both great opportunities and challenges.Particularly their contribution will enable the individual counties to achieve the possible economic development.

Workshop

Women in Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development

This forum will illustrate the impact of women-owned businesses on the county’s economy and explore the progress of women around the world in participating more fully in the global economy.

Workshop

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN KIAMBU COUNTY GOVERNMENT – DEVELOPMENTAL PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

Effective citizen participation and oversight role is crucial and must remain core in the implementation of devolved government; for development and equal distribution of resources at grassroot level to be fully realized.

Workshop

Judicial Reforms and their Relevance in Community Participatory Governance

This workshop is aimed at re-engineering and emphasizing to the participants the Judicial transformation and eventual reform since independence.

Workshop

A private sector strategy engaging devolution

In Cooperation with AHK and KEPSA

For economic actors in Kenya, the political and economic devolution process goes along with both great opportunities and challenges. Particularly their contribution will enable the individual counties to achieve the possible economic development.

Workshop

Functions of State and County Governments

Participants will examine the separation of powers and the cooperation between the public and private sectors, and will explore the responsibilities of state and county government in public outreach and administering public services.

Workshop

Civic Leadership in Action: The Position of the MP vis-à-vis the SENATOR

Der Unterschied zwischen einem MP und einem SENATOR

This forum will focus on volunteerism and community service at the county level and will provide an overview of the impact of volunteerism both on the volunteers themselves and the communities they serve.

Discussion

Cine-Club

The First Grader

This month the Cine-Club shows a remarkable movie about an old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to learn to read and write even if this means to learn together with six year-olds.

Workshop

Consultative Forum on Local Governance and Civic Activism

This forum explores the vital role of the NGO sector in the county and the relationship between non-profit organizations, county governments, the business sector, and the community.

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

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.

KAS Kenya Mentorship Sessions

Starting early this year KAS Kenya has been carrying out mentorship sessions in different counties with the aid of KAS partners and mentors. The mentorship sessions targeted young leaders between the age of 18 years to 35 years to enhance their participation in governance issues and service delivery. The sessions purposed on nurturing these young people whose interest is in politics, from a grass root level to the national level.

How Does International Development Assistance Influence the chances of Young People

To understand the effects of international development cooperation on young people’s opportunities, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Kenya and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN Kenya) on Monday 26, August 2019 convened a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The key focus of the conference was to explore the debate on development assistance taking stock of the last 60 years, as well as discuss experiences of the youth and whether the chances they have obtained in development assistance have helped them in decision-making processes in their countries, New approaches in Development Assistance and Education, Different Approaches to Development Assistance (experiences from China, India, Gulf States) and Development assistance in Kenya today.

Enhancing capacities of women in leadership

In July and August 2019, KAS held training workshops for nominated women MCAs in Kajiado, Mombasa and Kisumu respectively. The training covered selected women MCAs from the following counties; Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos, Murang’a, Makueni Laikipia, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Tana-River, Lamu and Taita-Taveta, Kisumu, Vihiga, Homabay, Siaya, Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo. KAS has been engaging with partners to push for participation of women in leadership and decision making processes. There still continues to be a need for the women in leadership positions with a special target group of nominated women members of county assemblies to be empowered more in order to overcome the challenges they are often faced with and clearly get to understand their roles. This is from the realization that women are still left behind in matters leadership of the Country compared to their male counterparts.

Strengthening the capacities of religious groups on use of media

Starting 24th – 25th July, 2019, KAS conducted a capacity enhancement activity in Nyali, Mombasa, for various religious groups and faith based organizations on the different media platforms that exist and could be used to strengthen inter-religious dialogue. The event purposed to raise awareness on the 21st century powerful social media communication tool and how it can be used to counter religious intolerance and improve the fight against violent extremism at the Coast. The Coast region of Kenya has in past and present times been riddled with lots of cases on violent extremism, sometimes stemming from religious intolerance. There is therefore a continued need to harmonize the different religious groups, to promote peace, harmony and tranquility in the region through reduced extremism.

KAS

Rethinking Democracy

International Conference on Elections and Representation

This event report is only available in german.