This program is central to the realization of our vision because it takes confidence transform society positively. The expected outcome of this program is confident leaders who confront and address modern-day leadership challenges. To contribute to this outcome, CTL will design interventions around three key components namely:
CTL promotes women participation in public leadership. Our focus is to nurture women to engage confidently in political processes towards full implementation of the two thirds Gender Rule. Increase awareness of women rights and enhance ability to effectively participate in decision making and policy formulation.
Youth Economic Leadership
CTL targets youths through a Ignite leadership programme (ILP) to provide them with requisite tools they need to lead themselves and lead others in the right direction for the purpose of achieving desired results.
CTL strengthen leadership capacity of persons on the demand and supply side. By doing so, we will increase their confidence levels and enhance their ability to find creative solutions to the challenges that citizens in their area of jurisdictions.
This program is anchored on the principals of good governance. It is strategic to the delivery of our vision because it is designed to provide citizens with the tools, skills and information necessary to promote good governance in the lowest units of decentralization. It is also progressive and properly aligned with the CoK that seeks to advance good governance through the devolution. The expected outcome of this program is delivery of quality services to citizens in health and education sectors as envisioned in Article 43 of the CoK. To contribute to this outcome, CTL is implementing interventions around four key components as follows:
CTL educates citizens on their civic rights and responsibilities as contained in the CoK2010. Under this component, CTL increases citizen awareness on devolved system of governance and importance of participating in governance processes.
Participatory Planning & Budgeting
CTL builds the capacity of citizens to organize and engage in county budget making and planning processes as envisioned in the CoK and Public Finance Management Act.
CTL monitors formulation and implementation of legislations both at County and National level. This component includes promoting youth and women participation in policy formulation and implementation and advocating for policies that responds to peoples needs.
Participatory Service Monitoring
CTL works with citizens to monitor delivery of services in different sector for purpose of providing service providers with constructive feedback to inform service delivery improvements. CTL uses tools such as community scorecards, citizen report cards and public expenditure tracking.
This program is important to our work because we operate in a democratic country where citizens constitutionally hold sovereign power. They delegate that power to elected representatives through an elaborate election process. As such, we believe that if citizens are well aware of the power they hold and have an understanding on how proper application of that power can translate to improvements in their quality of life, they can make better decisions during elections. The expected outcome of this program is quality political leadership where elected leaders are responsive to citizen needs as envisioned Chapter 6 of the CoK. To contribute to this outcome, CTL is implementing interventions around four key components namely:
CTL educates citizens on legal provisions that guide elections including political parties Act 2012 and Election Act 2012. Voter Education is structured to increase citizen awareness on importance of participating in elections, electoral cycle, elective positions and corresponding roles, voting process, qaulities of good leadership and electoral offenses.
CTL helps citizens to exercise sovereign power and use provisions of chapter 6 in the CoK to identify good leaders. As such, CTL builds capacity of citizens to use social vetting as a tool for determining the suitability of aspirants to hold elective position. CTL will work with citizens to design social vetting tools and support them to form social vetting committees. The process will also grant aspirants an opportunity to respond to issues raised by citizens.
Political party Democracy
CTL advocates for inclusion of youth and women in political party structures. CTL is also working with political party structures and other stakeholders to promote citizen participation in political parties and fairness in party nominations at County Level.
CTL builds the capacity of citizens to monitor performance of their elected officials on the three main issues; i) Delivery of commitments made in their manifestos, ii) Quality of representation iii) participation in legislative debates.