Overview

Imara fellowship is a one year youth leadership development program focused on identifying and training community based youth policy champions. Founded in 2018, the program identifies highly enthusiastic youth leaders and takes through a rigorous training.

The training entails experiential learning at county levels where our fellows interact with communities and policy leaders. The fellows identify a policy problem and design a solution that is offered to local authorities for implementation.

Program Goals

  1. To train and mentor 30  youth community based social accountability champions in three counties across Kenya
  2. Development of community cantered follow up mechanisms, through organizing regular social accountability meetings
  3. Change in attitude in the community from being passive to being more engaged in demanding information and accountability.
  4. Development of well researched documents that will influence existing policy

Project

Imara Fellowship Cohort 2

THEME

Social Accountability in the Public Healthcare System

Focus Counties

Busia

Kisumu

Kericho

Developing  Kenya’s community based social accountability champions through training and experiential learning.

The 2020 intervention is designed to undertake social audit on Levels of satisfaction in service delivery among the local service institutions. The program will also map social accountability programs and undertake quarterly reflection meetings and Community outreach through scheduled Radio engagements and social media updates to discuss issues of concerns to the community and what is being done about the issues.