The Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) promotes public
participation in democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights by awarding grants, developing programmes, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups.
OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue about issues of public importance in East Africa. Launched in 2005 and based in Nairobi, the OSIEA team is headed by Binaifer Nowrojee, a human-rights advocate with extensive experience in Africa. OSIEA supports work in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda as well as regional organisations whose mandate encompasses East Africa
Action Aid International, Kenya
AAI-Kenya is a country program under Danish Association for International Cooperation. It focuses on building local democracy by enhancing transparency and accountability within the field of local service delivery. It also supports activities aimed at fighting corruption and building peaceful coexistence between communities. AAI-K partners with 16 Kenyan organizations whose work is located in eight focus districts: – in Western/Nyanza, Upper Eastern/Laikipia, and in two low income, informal settlements in Nairobi (Pumwani and Kibera).
OSIEA Social Audit Learning group:
CSO Learning Group: TISA has persistently cultivated a continuous, reflexive learning, exchange of best practice and joint advocacy among CSOs in Kenya to popularise, propagate and entrench the culture of citizen vigilance in local development.
The members are Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI); National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK); Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRCE); Centre for Enhancing Democracy & Good Governance (CEDGG); Bunge la Wananchi and Centre for Peace and Democracy (CEPAD).
The realisation of effective citizen engagement in decentralised governance in Kenya supported by PACT KENYA.