Kenya

The Journey towards Effective Citizen Participation in Kenya

Ian Gatere, Elgeyo Marakwet County, roughly 329km northwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, is a richly varied county. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 2,400 meters above sea level, and is home to high altitude running camps that have produced a great number of world champion distance runners. It is here in this pristine running environment that CIPE, together with the Kerio Center for Community Development and Human Rights (KCCDHR), is helping devolved democratic governance to take root. Read more…

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Nigeria– As a result of CIPE supported capacity building, the Association of Nigerian Business Women Network (ANBWN) held its first general meeting. Eighteen people attended the meeting representing 14 association members. Some of the issues discussed included registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission and sustainability through a dues system.

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Cote d'Ivoire - Le Reseau des Organisasions Patronales des Petits et Moyens Enterprises (ROPPME, or Network of Employer Organizations of Small and Medium Enterprises) met in Abidjan for a three-day workshop on coalition management and advocacy. CIPE consultants Yao Koukou Ronsard and Carmen Stanila, with support of Program Officer Erica Poff and Program Assistant Henry LaGue, led training sessions on how to manage and structure an advocacy coalition.

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Ethiopia - Twenty-five participants representing city chambers and women entrepreneurial and sector-based associations participated in a training program to develop a regional business agenda (RBA) in Hawassa. The program was hosted by CIPE, along with implementing partner Precise Consult and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), and the International Finance Corporation.

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Kenya - The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) attended a stakeholder forum in Mombasa to discuss the county’s 2014 Finance Bill; proposed tax streams are a key interest for the private sector. KAM representatives also attended a stakeholder forum in Kiambu to advocate for tax policy reform and the necessity of submitting the Bill for public input. CIPE is supporting KAM and a coalition of 56 business associations to advocate for policy reforms at the county level.

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