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Connecting People and Ideas for Integrated Development

SUNY/CID Assists the Council of Governors to Connect Kenyans to Government Information

Promoting learning and sharing best practices among Kenya’s 47 county governments and the general public is a key mandate of the Council of Governors (COG). Since its inception in 2013, the COG has transformed itself from a new institution to one at the frontlines of monitoring devolution implementation.

To assist them in their continued quest to modernize, SUNY/CID, working through it’s USAID-funded AHADI project, is helping the COG to implement the IT infrastructure improvements necessary to best serve counties, development partners and the general public. A redesign of COG’s website and acquisition of resource center resources and equipment were some of the priority activities identified by the council.

Photo of Geraldine Munyua, an intern at the Council of Governors Resource Center, catches up on county news.

Geraldine Munyua, an intern at the Council of Governors Resource Center, catches up on county news.

The result is a dynamic website that allows COG to manage a community of practice and provide users with easy online access to resource materials on government activities including County Integrated Development Plans, policies, laws and examples of best practices. The resources enable day-to-day sharing of information with local and international audiences.

Once complete, the COG Resource Center will track and disseminate information on county innovation and best practices in a variety of issue areas. It will also help county governments and their policy staff learn about emerging issues and policy challenges by providing a forum for discussion through the communities of practice.

The purpose of the USAID-funded Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) project is to help Kenya achieve the promise of devolution through a governance system that is more transparent, accountable, effective in service delivery, and responsive to empowered citizens.

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Posted March 4, 2016