Youth Civic Engagement

Youth sometimes tend to feel like complete outsiders in their country/county, which is likely to fuel frustration, unfairness and exclusion. Therefore, effective youth civic engagement must link youth aspirations with tangible solutions and provide tools for engagement. CEEC with support from GIZ-CPS is putting youths at the center of their governance in a project dubbed “Dialogue Spaces: Youth Civic Engagement with State Authorities in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements”. The project will build the capacity of youth, MCAs and key community leaders from 10 wards in Kawangware, Mathare, Dandora and Korogocho on civic engagement through community dialogues, media engagement and participation in the county budget-making process. The dialogue spaces will guarantee that youth define and drive their agenda and also express their frustrations in a healthy and non-violent way. Participation in budget making process will ensure that youth needs are identified, resources are allocated and there is accountability for the resources expended.