Responsible for Result Area 4: National Conversation and Implementation of Outcome Monitored for Accountability, Learning and Scale-Up. IDS monitored national conversations on governance reforms, national cohesion, media freedom, and civic space in the country.
Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) is a three year USAID funded project, whose goals is to enhance Kenya’s ability to hold a national conversation on governance reforms and national cohesion, and safeguard democratic gains. The project is implemented by Family Health International (FHI 360). Over the sub-contract period, IDS monitored national conversations on governance reforms, national cohesion, media freedom, and civic space in the country. This includes regular conduct of policy-oriented research to show progress in the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI). It also includes monitoring media conversations to inform the SADES-K project. A second component of the sub-contract is to conduct a national opinions survey to assess public perceptions on key governance issues in the country.
SADES-K is a collaborative project involving a number of actors in the civil society drawn across Kenya. Some of these are the Center for Multiparty Democracy; Siasa Place; Media Council of Kenya and Haki Africa.