Kenya dialogues project
The Kenya Dialogues Project (KDP) is a policy research action project dedicated to catalyse and support evidence-based public awareness, policy dialogues and practical action. KDP is designed to create a public covenant and thought leadership around four promises of the constitution which, if achieved, have the greatest potential to enhance integrity and secure the constitutional vision of a democratic, just, equitable and economically prosperous Kenya.
The four promises are: public participation, leadership integrity, equality, devolution.
Using comparative research, opinion polls, citizen and community report cards, dialogue roundtables, social and mass media, and working with organized citizen communities, change champions and both levels of governments, KDP works through strategic partnerships with anchor organisations in 15 focus counties namely: Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii, Embu, Machakos, Kakamega, Bungoma, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kajiado, Turkana, Garissa, Mombasa and Taita Taveta.
Through providing access to information and creating both virtual and physical dialogues spaces, the project aims to inspire sustained active citizenship by identifying, creating and supporting vibrant spaces for individuals, groups and communities to openly express their views, generate ideas and meaningfully engage leaders at all levels of civic life in ways that best promote the objects of devolution.
By 2015, the project aspires to have directly reached 2000 county and national leaders and policy makers. Indirectly, KDP intends to reach at least one million men and women through mass and new media, increase understanding and participation by citizens groups in tracking and advocating for implementation of the four promises of the constitution and increase the number of public statements made and actions taken by both leaders and citizens in defence of the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Devolution Constitution.
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