Kushiriki Ni Jukumu Letu-Phase II


Youth Alive! Kenya - August 4, 2020 - 0 comments

Introduction

Kushiriki Ni Jukumu Letu Project Phase II was designed to empower youth and youth local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in four target counties of Kisumu, Kajiado, Mombasa and  West Pokot through their inclusion of in county governance processes as well as ensure their meaningful participation in policy- influencing activities on unemployment, youth economic empowerment, Access to Government Procurement (AGPO), youth-friendly healthcare services, increased budgetary allocation for Technical and Vocational Education Training Centers (TVETs), among others The intervention was geared towards engendering good governance and transformative leadership among the youth and improved service delivery.

Project Objective

The project seeks to create awareness of Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) and the ongoing building bridges proposal that seeks to amend some constitutional clauses if voted YES. Translated as Participation is our Duty, this project empowers community service organizations and youths in selected Kenyan counties to build strong, effective and responsive  participation in good governance, democratic transformation and political leadership. The project seeks to create awareness of Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO).

Project Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge by youth and citizens on the importance of participating in governance processes thus, more numbers were recorded in public hearing within the project period as compared to previous times
  • Mombasa County Youth development policy was initiated through the involvement of Youth’ CSOs. Once enacted, it will improve the quality of engagement between youth and decision-makers. Youth CSOs in Mombasa are now considered as key stakeholders in development of policies and for improving service delivery to the people
  • Lack of government support in conducting civic education and sensitization of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process, the project partnered with other CSOs i.e Siasa Place, Pathways Policy Institute, CRECO and Youth Serving Organizations (YSO) network in providing IEC materials for opportunities available for the youth and for informed decisions. We also worked with other YAK member organizations outside project target counties in creating awareness on BBI

Project success: Mombasa county
Project Success; Kisumu County
Project Success; WestPokot County

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