The LNOB project in Kenya seeks to amplify voices of marginalized groups including women, person with disabilities and youths and grassroot CSOs in the implementation of SDGs. It targets SDG 10 on reducing inequality within and among countries with specific focus on indicator 10.2. seeks to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. It will also target SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development; provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels with focus on indicator 16.6 on government expenditure within budget and satisfaction with government service as well as indicator 16.7 on representation in public institution and inclusive decision-making.
The initiative in Kenya will also explore potential for collaboration with Partners for Review (P4R) to influence recognition of non-state led data. It will also collaborate with LNOB initiatives in other Countries including Nepal. The initiative will seek to reach 3000 people, that is, 750 people with disabilities in each of the four Counties (Embu, Makueni, Taita Taveta and Siaya) to establish the drivers and level of marginalization. A callaborative approach will be employed involving critical stakeholders CSOs, Disabled Person Organization, religious institiutions, local media and government institutions such Kenya National Commission for Human Rights and National Gender and Equality Commission will be involved.
Notably, in the period September 2020 to April 2021 with funding from Robert Bosch Foundation, the focus of our initiative in Kenya will be on person with disabilities to understand the drivers and level of marginalization in social, political and economic sphere.
Grant period: 01/09/2020 – 30/04/2021
Project period: 01/09/2020 – 30/06/2022
Desired goals and outcomes:
- Enhanced knowledge capacity among PWDs and grassroots CSOs on CLM and community generated data approaches
- Improved data availability on intersecting drivers for exclusion and vulnerability among PWDs
- Improved enabling environment for inclusion of marginalized groups in SDG implementation
Research focus topic(s): Determining the drivers and level of marginalization among people with disabilities in four Counties of Kenya.
- SDG 1 (1.4)
- SDG 5 (5.A & 5.5)
- SDG 10 (10.2, 10.3 & 10.4)
- SDG 16 (16.6, 16.7 & 16.10)
Data generation methodology(s):
- Community-driven data generation
- Stakeholder forum with 55 participants (15 in-person and 40 virtually)
- 1 day county dialogue with 100 people in each of the 4 counties
- Community score card: Mixed research approach (qualitative and quantitative), relying heavily on qualitative and contextual research, leveraging on secondary household surveys (e.g. recent Kenyan census and unofficial data by CSOs) to generate quantitative data on drivers and level or inequality
Marginalised groups targeted: People with disabilities (focus in Phase I of the project)
Research locations: Four counties (in each county, 4 wards will be targeted involving 188 people with disabilities)
Total number of people reached: Ultimate reach 10,425 people (750 persons per county; total direct reach 3,000 persons with disabilities)
Number of trainings / capacity building workshops: 36 trainings or capacity building workshops – 3 Face-to-face trainings with 15 participants each in 4 wards per county
Number of dialogues with local authorities / decision makers: 12 county-level dialogue meetings and 3 lobby meetings with county authorities in each county
Number of dialogues with national authorities: 4 dialogue meetings with national authorities.
Number of policy / service recommendations to be produced: 5 policy briefs (4 county level and 1 national) developed and presented to authorities.
Targeted government institutions: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the SDGs Coordination Unit and the National Gender and Equality Commission.
Lead implementer: VSO Kenya
Other partner organisations:
- ADRA Kenya
- ActionAid Kenya
- Caritas Kenya
- CBM Kenya
- Citizen Rural Network
- Development Initiatives
- Humanity and Inclusion
- International Federation for Red Cross in Kenya
- Islamic Relief Kenya
- Plan International
- SDGs-Kenya Forum
- United Disabled Persons in Kenya
The ongoing project in Kenya is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
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