Civil Society Engagement for Better Approach Towards Political Decision Makers "Power Mapping" - Foundation Office Kenya
Presentation by Chief Guest
CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT FOR BETTER APPROACH TOWARDS POLITICAL DECISION MAKERS "POWER MAPPING"
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. Main areas of discussion were: Advocacy planning cycle; power mapping; power analysis; decision making platforms as well as campaign plans. The CSOs and the media promised to continue creating allies and better links with duty bearers as well as sensitizing their communities on importance of public participation as it gives them a platform to have their voices in county decisions. The forum will go along in ensuring that the CSOs and the media interact with carious duty bearers in a seamless manner. This will subsequently create forums where they participate in decision making. The participants appreciated the effort KAS has put in place to strengthen their alliance within the county to advocate for food security and disaster management.