Events - Foundation Office Kenya
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Training Course on Lobbying and Advocacy: new Approaches to the Use of "Early-Warning-Systems"
The training focused on “Early Warning Systems”. In these sessions participants were sensitized on “Early-Warning-Mechanisms”, how to access and interpret information and how to use it in order to ensure leaders respond to “Early-Warning-Signs".
Party Landscape in Kenya- Discussions on the Issue of Cooperative Interparty Dialogue
During the workshop in Machakos County different party representatives exchanged their ideas about the possibilities of a cooperative interparty dialogue. Moreover, concrete proposals were made on the topic "women and youth" in politics.
What decentralized structures are suitable for trade associations?
During the workshop in Mombasa, business and trade associations’ leaders met to discuss which decentralized structures are suitable for trade associations. The relevance of the social market economy and of a middle class in Kenya was emphasized.
The role of women in politics: Possibilities of interventions
Despite the new constitutional rule, women are still underrepresented in Kenyan politics. The workshop informed the women in West Pokot about their rights and intervention possibilities in politics.
Land right: Survey of the political and social implications
The Land Rights reforms of the new constitution can sustainably change the Kenyan society in a positive way, if correctly implemented. The workshop in Baringo raised the participant’s awareness about their rights and the upcoming bills.
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.
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.
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.