Partnerships – Civic Engagement

 

 

 

 

BUDGET FACILITATOR TRAINING PROGRAMME

Uraia has been implementing a joint initiative with the International Budget Partnership Kenya on the training of facilitators for county budget work since June 2016.

The initiative aims at building a set of high-quality facilitators through a programme of learning and applying skills in facilitating budget training and has in the 4 years of implementation so far engaged 76 budget facilitators in 35 counties who have undergone capacity building through content training and the mock sessions of the initiative. The mock sessions provide the budget facilitators to practice their facilitation skills by training and receiving feedback from their peers on their facilitation skills.

The county budget facilitators programme has enabled trained individuals begin to support engagement in the county budget process in their respective locales. The engagements include training of community groups and local county-based organisations in the budget process and supporting community groups analyse county budgets and undertake advocacy initiatives informed by the analysis.

 

BRIEF ABOUT THE SAFE AND INCLUSIVE CITIES PROJECT

Uraia is implementing a four-year project in collaboration with PLAN – KENYA with support from DANIDA, through PLAN-DENMARK. The project titled Safe and Inclusive Cities whose objective is to have a diverse and strong civil society that influence urban governance and development processes and contribute to making cities safe and inclusive for young women and men, aims at contributing to reducing urban violence, enhancing the capacity of youth to influence governance decisions, and enhancing opportunities for safe, decent and sustainable income opportunities in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu counties towards creating safe and inclusive cities.

Uraia, is playing a technical role of enhancing the capacity of youth groups in informal settlements on participatory governance, in order to promote their participation in governance processes that affect them.

 

SOCIAL ACOUNTABILITY FOR IMPROVED HEALTH SERVICES

Through support from DANIDA, Uraia is implementing a Social Accountability for Improved Health Service Delivery in 11[1] counties that primarily supports county based CSOs engage with health service delivery in counties. Through the project, Uraia is supporting 11 county-based partners undertake public education on health entitlements and accountability; undertake scorecards, social audits and health budget analysis; hold social accountability forums with county health service duty bearers and training of Health Facility Management Committees on social accountability and policy advocacy on health.

[1] 1) Baringo, 2) Bungoma, 3) Busia, 4) Elgeyo Marakwet, 5) Garissa, 6)  Mombasa, 7) Isiolo, 8) Nakuru, 9) Kisumu 10) Machakos and 11) Nyeri