Uraia has entered into a partnership with Diakonia Sweden to undertake a three-year Democracy, Governance  and Human Rights programme (DGHR). Uraia activities under this initiative aims at contributing to the following two major outcomes:

Outcome 1: Strengthened accountability and independence of governance structures and institutions at local and national level;

Outcome 2: Inclusive, cohesive and accountable society through increased citizen engagement in governance processes.

The activities that Uraia will be implementing will be addressing the following six intermediate outcomes of the programme:

  1. Intermediate outcome 1.1 Improved transparency, accountability and inclusivity in service delivery at the national and county level.
  2. Intermediate outcome 1.2 Strengthened capacity and operational processes for governance institutions at national and county levels in respect of their mandate and responsiveness to gender and youth issues.
  3. Intermediate Outcome 1.4 Improved consensus and legitimacy in electoral processes and outcomes.
  4. Intermediate outcome 2.1 Empowered citizenry meaningfully engaging and demanding for transparency, accountability & integrity in service delivery.
  5. Intermediate outcome 2.2 More inclusive & functional citizen platforms at local, county and national levels.
  6. Intermediate outcome 2.3 Enhanced engagement of men, women and youth in initiatives that promote National cohesion and integration.

Uraia employs a two-pronged approach in the implementation of this project. Some activities are implemented at the County level while others are implemented at the National level.

At the county level Uraia is implementing the activities with one of its implementing partner  Tana River Peace, Reconciliation and Development  Organization(TRPRDO), while activities that seek to influence national discourse are implemented at the National level by the secretariat.


Uraia has partnered with KICD to undertake the development of the  Citizenship Education and the Global Citizenship Education Curriculum . These subjects aim to equip young people with knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviors to constructively and creatively address present and future global challenges.

Overall objective: Uraia to provide Financial and Technical support to KICD to integrate Citizenship Education (target 4.7 of the Agenda 2030 ) through formal, non-formal and informal education structures in order to ensure quality and inclusive education and lifelong learning for sustainable development and societies.

Specific objectives:

  1. Contribute to supporting the KICD guiding curriculum  framework on Citizenship  Education.
  2. Raise awareness of GCED and CE and how they intersect with other related fields such as peace and human rights education, education for a culture of peace, fight against discrimination, social justice and inclusion and build a common understanding and vision of both concepts for our country.
  3. Identify national issues, capacity needs including monitoring, gaps, challenges and relevant entry points/opportunities to integrate or mainstream GCED and CE.
  4. Develop materials to support teachers in integrating citizenship core competency in teaching.
  5. Provide a platform to identify and share best practices and strategies for adopting Citizenship Education approach.
  6. Inform policy and practice in curriculum on best practices in Citizenship Education

The major activities that will be supported under this partnership include the following:

  • Support of Data analysis and Report Writing for the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Situational Analysis .
  • Support the Review of the Citizenship Mainstreaming Matrix to incorporate insights from the Situational Analysis
  • Development of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Guidelines
  • Development of Primary & Secondary Development of  Global Citizenship Education ( GCED) Teachers’ Handbooks.


Uraia has entered into a partnership with Hivos to undertake a one-year project on Open contracting in Makueni County. The title of the project is “Promoting Public Participation in Open Up Contracting for Accountable Service Delivery” The project aims to create awareness on the Open Contracting initiative and enhancing the capacity of local communities to effectively engage in the Open Procurement and Contracting process and promote transparency and accountability in the County. The expected results of the project are:

Increased awareness of local communities on Open Up Contracting and public procurement processes in six sub-counties of Makueni County by the end of the project period.

Increased participation and engagement in Open Up contracting initiative by local communities in six sub counties of Makueni County.

This is a pilot project which will be implemented in 12 months, from November 2019 to October 2020.