Civic Engagement

Our Civic engagement programme is inspired by the fact that Kenya seems to have undergone multiple false starts right from independence through to the pro-democracy era in the late eighties and early nineties. The pro-democracy campaign in particular is credited with having brought about changes that ushered in the second multi party era in the republic of Kenya in the 1992 general elections.

During this period, Kenyans expected that real democratic process would commence with actual competitiveness and inclusiveness in the electioneering process. This is however yet to happen as political parties are yet to be grounded on any philosophical ideologies, suggesting a much deeper civic challenge despite the progressive provisions as contained in the 2010 Constitution of Kenya.

Our civic engagement programme aims to identify the root causes of the problems which might lie in the way civic education has been provided so far, right from the informal learning levels (family and culture), through to formal learning levels (the school system) as well as at the political arena. A series of actions will be undertaken to gain knowledge on how Kenya’s educational system and other psychosocial influences impact civic actions.

THE BARAZA is the development blog page created by DTM. Its main objective is to ensure that the work of development oriented organisations is well known by, and benefit a wide section of the targeted constituencies at the national and grassroots levels. There is a lot happening in the development sector which this media strategy now targets for sustained promotion.

This page will also publish media content developed by the teams from DTM’s capacity development programmes in the area of media and other contributions from local and international correspondents.

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