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Kenya: East Africa: Strengthening Trade Union Advocacy and Democratic Practices

duration: 1 year (From 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022)
budget: not communicated

Description of the project
To promote freedom of association and good governance, the Center will support trade union capacity building for rights advocacy at the subregional level in East Africa and the national level in Kenya and Somalia, including: advocacy for an East Africa social security portability law; Somalian union capacity to advance labor rights; and Kenya union advocacy and capacity for improved policy reform, implementation, and accountability to protect the rights of marginalized and essential workers at the national, sector, and local levels

Objective 1: To enhance East Africa trade unions’ capacity to engage effectively in advocacy for labor rights

Objective 2: To enhance COTU-K rights advocacy and efforts to promote inclusion

Objective 3:To build the capacity of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union to represent health care workers’ interests effectively

Objective 4: To strengthen the effectiveness of trade union and civil society advocacy for public accountability by county governments in Kilifi and Kisumu