Monday, May 15 • 16:15 - 16:55
Global goals for local impact - Implementing SDGs at a subnational level LIMITED

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The Global Goals for Local Impact project is designed to be implemented in conjunction with the local administration at village level in Kenya, involving in particular, the Chief (who leads a location, which is the smallest administrative geographical unit in Kenya), the Assistant County Commissioner who leads a division (a group of locations) and the Deputy County Commissioner, who leads a subcounty/district (a group of divisions). The project also involves community leaders who are elected by the citizens to represent a group of households in working with their area chief on matters of security and development.

The premise of the project is that citizens care more about development in the context of their immediate surroundings more than at national or even county level in Kenya.

Objectives of the Project:
- Improve awareness on the SDGs and its targets and indicators to promote the empowerment of the community.
- Increase access to citizen-generated dis-aggregated data, information, and evidence to better map the community landscape and identify community development and service delivery needs.
- Enhance data literacy, and use of enabling technology; in particular information and communications technology, that promotes collective action and campaigns for community empowerment and improved service delivery at sub-national level.
- Promote evidence-based engagement between the community and local government decision makers to strengthen citizen voice, participation, and increased resource allocation to community development projects and service delivery.

To realise these objectives the following activities, outputs, and outcomes were undertaken in 3 phases listed in brackets under each output

Phase I - Community and local administration consultations, awareness raising and community training

Phase II - Data collection, analysis, visualizations and packaging of advocacy/campaigning material

Phase III - Evidence-based community engagement and campaigns (closing feedback loop), County Government

This presentation will highlight this implementation.

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Al Kags

Founder / Trsutee, Open Institute
Al Kags is Founder and Trustee of Open Institute, and leads program direction. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow (2014) and was recognized as a New Generation African Leader (2013). In Kenya, Al has worked with the government to develop and implement ICT policy. He was responsible... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 16:15 - 16:55 IST