• IED and CUEA During the signing of the MoU on the School of Democracy Partnership

    From left IED Executive Director Mr. Brian Weke, IED Board Chairperson Mr. Herbert Mwachiro and CUEA Chancellor Prof. Justus Mbae during the signing of the MoU

  • Press Release on Electoral issues 18th September 2016

  • From Law to Practice

    During the launch of the report on the Audit of Political parties

  • IED Team

    IED, ELOG and EISA During the 2015 IED's Annual planning retreat

  • Post 2013 learning platform on Elections Workshop

    The Post 2013 learning platform organized by IED KHRC and ICJ - November 2014

  • Training CBMS ward Monitors

    The Civic engagement Officer Training Community Based Monitoring ward Monitors

  • Advocacy on VLA Findings

    Meeting with IEBC officials to share Voters List Assessment findings and recommendations

  • Simulation Exercise

    Participants taking part in simulation exercise with mock ballot papers – Kajiado – January - 2013

  • Group Discussions

    Focus group discussions with women’s group in Isiolo – January 2013

  • Voter Training

    Participant viewing a poster depicting the layout of a polling station – January - 2013

  • Civic Education

    Community civic education forum in Kipsing – Isiolo – June 2013

  • Observation Training

    Community Based Organization’s observation training - Kilifi - Kwale – December 2012

  • Observers Training

    Community Based Organization’s observation training Eldoret – October 2012

Call for County Youth Ambassadors

NI JUKUMU LETU; YOUTH LEARNING AND LIVING DEMOCRACY


The Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) is a non-profit making non-governmental organization founded in 1993. IED provides non-partisan contribution and leadership in democratization and governance processes in Kenya through four flagship programmes namely Electoral Processes and Institutions of Democracy; Civic Engagement and Flames of Democracy; Research, Documentation and Dissemination; Policy and Legal Reform.

IED, with support from Hivos is implementing a national project called "Ni Jukumu Letu, Youth Learning and living democracy.’’ This project is a merger of the Jukumu Letu initiative, a Hivos led local movement developed through a consultative process with an active group of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Kenya, and IED’s democracy learning and dialogue program Learning and Living Democracy.

IED, with support from Hivos is implementing a national project called "Ni Jukumu Letu, Youth Learning and living democracy.’’ This project is a merger of the Jukumu Letu initiative, a Hivos led local movement developed through a consultative process with an active group of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Kenya, and IED’s democracy learning and dialogue program Learning and Living Democracy.

The Program’s main goal is to contribute to a better understanding and use of the Constitution by the youth with the duty bearers being accountable for their actions so the quality of life is improved.
 
Specific objectives:

1. To increase the understanding of the Constitution among the youth in Kenya.

2. To promote the rights of the youth as enshrined in the Constitution to take an active role in the governance of their counties.

3. To improve the knowledge and understanding of governance processes among the youth in the counties.

4. To enhance the quality of leadership among the youth in the counties.

5. To shift mindsets on the role that the youth should play in the development and governance of their communities.
 

In view of the above, IED seeks to recruit 2 youth, male &female from 20 pre-selected counties to participate in this innovative project. The recruitment of participants is spread from the selected counties with an aim of cultivating a sense of unity amongst diversity.


IED will engage specialized facilitators in the arts and culture sector to lead a youth camp. This camp will act as a learning hub for participants to learn how to infuse arts and expression in democracy education. The participants of the camp will be supported to develop engagement action plans that they will use in their respective communities while working as Youth Democracy Ambassadors.

Requirements

1. Youths of age 18-29 years.

2. Possess Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or above.

3. Be actively involved in Youth affairs.

4. Resident of the county applying for.

5. Proficiency in English and Swahili both for speech and writing.

6. Submit a filled application form

7. Submit a 500 word (approximately one and a half pages) essay on one issue affecting youth in your county and how it can be addressed. The essay should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it should have your name and your county.

8. Interest in Art & Culture.


Selected Counties include: Kakamega, Siaya, Kisumu, Kisii, West- Pokot, Turkana, Trans -Nzoia, Kajiado, Nakuru, Nairobi, Kiambu, Isiolo, Makueni, Meru, Garissa, Kilifi, Taita- Taveta, Mombasa, Lamu and Kwale

NB; Youth members of youth groups in their counties will be highly considered. Youth living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you meet all the Requirements above Kindly proceed to fill the online application through the link below

FILL THE ONLINE FORM HERE >>