CEEC has been working with youth from Nairobi County since October 2013 under the project Youth and Devolved Governance which is being supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung, East and Horn of Africa. Under the project, an online platform Sauti Mtaani was set up to facilitate civic engagement between youth and their respective Members of County Assembly (MCAs). The second phase of the project started in September 2014 and it involved training of MCAs and youth on devolved governance, MCAs’ mandate and the importance of youth participation in governance. Following the trainings, a more user friendly version of the Sauti Mtaani platform was designed and launched. The trainees then embarked on popularization activities aimed at sensitizing fellow youth on the use of the platform as a tool for civic engagement. Popularization activities were carried out in all the 15 participating wards namely, Baba Dogo, Dandora 3, Korogocho, Kahawa, Karura, Kasarani, Kwa Reuben, Laini Saba, Lucky Summer, Mlango Kubwa, Ngei, Pipeline, Roysambu, Umoja 2 and Zimmerman. Banners, stickers and wrist bands with instructions on how to use the platform were used as advocacy materials.
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