Grassroots mobilization for Budget Advocacy in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County

published on Wednesday 14th of August 2019 03:54:06 PM

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 result

The grassroots team developed action plans on four issues:


  1. Reducing the rate of teenage pregnancy through youth centred programmes.


  1. Promoting disability friendly programmes in FP/RMNCAH services.


  1. Environmental Conservation (Water source protection and Forests conservation).


  1. Increasing maternal health services for most marginalized areas in Kuresoi South .

To watch a video testimony by one of the  advocates

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