In May, CRECO with support from Hivos under the Jukumu Letu Initiative began implementing the project ‘Promoting Citizens and CSO’s Effective participation in Governance at the County and National Levels’ in three (3 counties namely; Marsabit, Baringo and Kitui. The project is being implemented directly by CRECO’s member organisations that are based, or work, in the stated counties above, these are; Pastoralists Community Development Organisation (PACODEO), Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) and Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRCE) respectively. The Jukumu Letu initiative just like the DAP project seeks to build the capacity of both the demand and supply sides of the management of the public sector so as to ensure that the citizens get to benefit from devolution that was supposed to among others, “give powers of self-governance to the people and to enhance the participation of the people in the exercise of the powers of the state and in making decisions affecting them”. Indeed, the responsibility of ensuring Transparency and Accountability in governance lies squarely with both citizens and the responsible officers.
Activities implemented in the project
Activities implemented so far are as follows
- Due Diligence on Implementing Partners
- Internal capacity building for Implementing partners (Induction meetings for both Heads of organisation, Finance and Programs staff and trainings).
- Baseline survey
- Public Awareness forums
- Activity monitoring by CRECO Staff.