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    Objective One: To facilitate child focused research to inform public policy and programming

    OUTCOME 1.1: Improved reporting among child focused CSOs and with the government agencies at national and county level

    Reporting by both government and the children sector has been cited as a major challenge in implementing and monitoring children programs in Kenya. The Forums intends to bridge this gap through a number of interventions.

    An Interactive web based platform where forum members can post and access information about children. The GSM enabled platform will map every service provider per county and child services provided. In addition the map will be able to provide real time data on the number of children reached per age, gender and ability. Users will be able to compute data on the quality and quantity of the social workforce. Click here to see the prototype.


    Outcome 1. 2: Enhanced access to and utilization of data for decision making and knowledge management

    The children sector lags behind in the utilization of data in decision making all over the world. In Kenya most service providers don’t use evidence to inform their programing. Hence in order to improve use of data the forum has proposed a number of activities.

    Development of standard indicators for children in Kenya, the indicators will be in line with sustainable development goals, the Vision 2030 and National plan of action and synced the Child Information Management System.

    In January, 2016 the SDGs came into effect, whereas the goals are globally accepted we still don’t know the current status of SDGs and children in Kenya. Hence the Forum plans to have a nationwide baseline survey on SDGs that are context and children specific.


    Objective Two: To undertake advocacy in the best interest of children

    Outcome 2.1. Increased resource allocation in the National budget for the children sector.

    The budgetary allocation for children has over the years been reduced, the financing for development conference recommended that for SDGs to be truly sustainable, governments have commit to increase allocation to the achievement of this goals.

    The forum believes the government both county and national are able to finance children services effectively by prioritizing children. The forum will also analyze the final budget and interpret it in a child friendly version and disseminate it to children

    The forum will also support special session on budgeting for children at the national and county government. The session will give children an opportunity to give their views on the budgeting process.

    Outcome 2.2. A national framework for children covering all sectors in place

    Kenya does not have an integrated children policy, the forum through its members will support the government in the development of a children policy that will guide laws to do with children. The process will include development of a CSO report, children consultation, county/regional consultation and special group’s consultation.

    Outcome 2.3. A progressive children law in place

    The development of a new children’s law are at an early stage, the forum will support the government in ensuring that the law making is a consultative as possible and a new law is in place by the end of 2016.

    Outcome 2.4. Increase in child sensitive decision making

    Children constitute over 50% of the Kenyan population hence the need for consideration of children in every development and governance decision making. The forum will work to influence decision in best interest of children at all decision making concerning them. The forum will do this by developing position papers, memorandums and lobbying to decision making. The forum estimates at least one position paper and memo per month and a lobby meeting per quarter.

    Objective Three: To strengthen capacities of child focused organizations/institutions in advancing

    Outcome 3.1: increased meaningful child participation in decision making from ward level to national level

    Child participation is still a challenge in Kenya, hence the forum will embark to build the capacity of children actors on child participation, and this will be through trainings and workshops.




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