Amkeni Wakenya main support in strengthening civil society to promote democratic governance is through Grant Making.
Amkeni Wakenya’s focus is in democratic governance reform processes and social transformation. It provides support to further reforms in the following areas:
The Innovations Award is one of the four (4) windows of funding through which Amkeni Wakenya extends support to Civil Society Organizations under its Grant Making mandate. The Innovation Award is a one-off monetary reward to young people who submit an award winning essay or DVD that demonstrates innovation, clarity of thinking and creativeness.
The Innovations Awards are aimed at rewarding young people for their innovative ideas in promoting governance at the national or local level.
Kenya witnessed unprecedented levels of violence during the period that followed the disputed 2007 General Elections. While the majority of Kenyan youth are peace loving, some also played an unfortunate role as perpetrators of violence. On the flip side, some were also victims of the violence while many more were subjected to investigation and trial as suspects. While peace has largely returned, the level of insecurity occasioned by problems facing youth such as unemployment, lack of opportunities, low levels of skills and educations, and other social problems. This is happening against the backdrop of decades of awareness campaigns by CSOs and development partners. It is becoming increasingly clear that large sections of youth remain marginalized, disenfranchised, disaffected and excluded from mainstream development activities, especially the area of democratic governance.
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._