Events

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KAS Mentoren/innen kämpfen für mehr politisches Engagement unter Kenias Jugend

13 Mentorinnen und Mentoren haben im letzten Jahr Mentoring Trainings in ganz Kenia durchgeführt. Dabei geht es um die Rolle der Jugend in der Politik, durchdachtes Wahlverhalten der Jungwähler/innen und ganz konkrete Ideen, wie sich Jugendliche in Kenia politisch einbringen können.

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Cross border conflict

by Edwin Adoga Ottichilo

Cross border conflict as a factor to food safety / security
Cross border conflict has in many instances acted as one of the main impediments to food security especially among the warrying communities. In Turkana County and in particular along the border with West Pokot County, two communities that are both pastoralists with historic conflict and clashes over animals, pasture and which have experienced a protracted violent conflict are yet to find a common ground to co-exist peacefully. This problem continues to manifest in different forms amid multi-stakeholder’s approach that has tried to provide multi-faceted solutions.

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International Conference on Rethinking Democracy 2018

by Jan Cernicky

Theme: International Trends in Elective Sytems
On 13th to 15th November, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Kenya (KAS) organized an international conference on Rethinking Democracy themed ‘International Trends in Elective Systems.’ This conference brought together political leaders, distinguished scholars, authors, media practitioners, election managers, university students and civil society representatives to deliberate and contribute to the discourse on best practices and insights on electoral management and experiences from different countries across the world.

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Political dialogue on capacity building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Early Warning System

Political dialogue has provided space for communities to hold their leaders to account on issues of disaster response
After engaging ward level stakeholders and opinion leaders on ethical principles of Disaster Response and Management at Marigat on the 19th and 20th of September 2018, community DRM structures have started holding their leaders to account.

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Democracy, A Western Concept?

Democracy and Religion in Kenya
On 19th and 20th September 2018, KAS Kenya together with the Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics (CICC) held a conference themed: "Democracy, A Western Concept?”. The conference brought together different religious groups which included: Islamic, Christian, Hindu and African traditional faiths. The African Traditional Religions (ATR),the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK),the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK),the Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK),the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)and the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) were among institutions represented.

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Political dialogue on capacity building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Early Warning System

by Edwin Adoga Ottichilo

On the 19th and 20th of September 2018, KAS together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Baringo Office engaged various stakeholders in the field of the Disaster Risk Reduction working with communities at the ward level on best approaches for supporting the implementation of the ethical principles of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as well as providing dialogue workshops that demystified ethical issues in DRR and disaster response.

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Netzwerktreffen mit politischen Parteien

Politische Parteien in Kenia gelten als unideologisch, austauschbar und nur an Partikularinteressen interessiert. Folgerichtig verfügt die KAS in Kenia heute über keine Partnerpartei. Parteien sind aber trotz allem zentrale politische Akteure, an welchen eine politische Stiftung in ihrer Arbeit nicht vorbeikommt. Daher lud die KAS, auf Grundlage einer Studie des Parteiensystems, die drei Parteien, die am geeignetsten für eine engere Zusammenarbeit wirkten, zu einem zweitägigen Retreat an den Naivasha-See.

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Participatory budget planning and monitoring for improved service delivery in Baringo County.

The participatory budget planning and monitoring forums were organized in Baringo County in three locations namely Ngetmoi, Kipsaraman and Eldama Ravine with two objectives in mind. Firstly, to strengthen the monitoring capacities of community based civil society organizations on sector budgeting and secondly was to develop and agree on baseline information with community groups that will form the basis for conducting Public Expenditure Tracking (PET) in view of improving service delivery.

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Strengthening the role of community level representatives in the implementation of the National Anti-Drought Strategy (E

by Edwin Adoga Ottichilo

KAS together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in the two counties carried out a series of participatory community forum to assist the local communities in developing the said plans – a proactive process towards harnessing community governance. This emerged from the need to prepare ward level contingency plans in Baringo and West Pokot Counties ahead of the predicted delay in rainfall and subsequent pouches of drought that will last up to around March 2018.

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Community forum for the preparation of an action plan for food safety

West Pokot County Community Forums on Disaster Risk Management Policy Draft
KAS together with county government of West Pokot, department of intergovernmental coordination, peace Building and disaster management conducted a three day community forum to create community awareness on the draft Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Policy. The community forums were held between the 23rd and 25th of February 2017 at Chesra, Miskwony, Takaywa, Lomut, Nakwijit and Napitiro Centres.