Afya Uzazi in collaboration with PACE project conducted a four-day training workshop targeting representatives from various grassroots organisations in Kuresoi South to analyse opportunities for engaging decision makers with issues related to Population Health and Environment (PHE) to ensure inclusion in budget advocacy.
The project’s strategy of ‘organizing’ involves actions intended to bring people together at the ward level, to develop the leadership, strategies, and collective capacity necessary to confront a common issue around PHE.
The rationale for mobilizing Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Community Forests Associations (CFAs) and Water Rural Users Associations (WRUAs) in Kuresoi South Sub-County, Nakuru County for a skills training in advocacy and budget making processes is part of Afya Uzazi’s broader strategies to rally local communities around the public budget processes, and increasing their decision making power in development matters.
First train grassroots leaders to build the local community capacity on advocacy and budget making. After which, the community develops action plans aligned to PHE needs and interest, they use the guides (action plans) to participate in Government financial planning engagement forums at the Ward level. The community monitor financial allocations and implementation of the projects and ensure they are sustained in the Government plans.
The grassroots team developed action plans on four issues:
To watch a video testimony by one of the advocates https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=693773297758681