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Kenya National Civil Society Centre (KNCSC)

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined May 2022

Kenya National Civil Society Centre works in Kenya for a democratic, prosperous, and equitable Kenya based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, and democracy.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information

The Kenya National Civil Society Centre (KNCSC) is an independent public benefit organization (PBO) founded and working in the Republic of Kenya as a platform for networking, solidarity, synergy, growth, and development of the civil society in order to effectively harness the transformative power of citizens and their organizations for the realization of good governance, respect for human rights, sustainable and equitable development and accountable exercise of State and public authority.

What is our vision?

A democratic, prosperous and equitable Kenya whose governance is based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice, and the rule of law.

What is our Mission?

To build and strengthen the capacity, resilience, and impact of the civil society, and to support them to transform governments at the national and county levels into responsive and accountable public service institutions.

What are our objectives?

  1. To provide a platform for the civil society to interact, share information and harmonize interventions and proactive approaches to local and national issues;
  2. To promote and foster purposive solidarity, synergy building, consolidation, and strengthening of the civil society sector in Kenya;
  3. To work with the civil society and independent media actors, including bloggers towards the enhancement of their individual and collective security;
  4. To create mechanisms for collective relations, negotiations, and engagements with governments, the private sector, donors, and inter-governmental institutions;
  5. To strengthen the capacity of CSOs through training, exchange programmes, and sharing of best practices;
  6. To establish, operationalize and enforce a peerage mechanism for review, learning, and self-regulation within the civil society; and
  7. To conceptualize and establish a Civil Society Resource Centre;

 

People Associated With This Organization

Suba Churchill

Kenya  
Kenya National Civil Society Centre... (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information
Suba Churchill is the Executive Director of the Kenya National Civil Society Centre (KNCSC) and immediate former President of the Civil Society Reference Group (CSRG), an umbrella organization of more than 400 civil society formations across the Republic of Kenya that brings together Social Movements, Community-Based initiatives, National and International Non-Governmental Organizations working to defend and promote and protect civic space through enabling policies, laws and institutional regulatory frameworks.
The Kenya National Civil Society Centre (KNCSC) is an independent public benefit organization (PBO) founded and working in the Republic of Kenya as a platform for networking, solidarity, synergy, growth and development of the civil society in order to effectively harness the transformative power of citizens and their organizations for the realization of good governance, respect for human rights, sustainable and equitable development and accountable exercise of State and public authority.
Churchill is one of the longest-serving human rights and social justice activists in Kenya, having served in various positions including in the programme, senior management and Board of Directors of various human rights and social justice organizations in Kenya and the East and Horn of Africa region. His activism started as a student leader at the University in the 1990s when Kenya was a one-party State, ushering him into what has become known as the Second Liberation for democracy, respect for rights and good governance in Kenya that started in the early 1990s;
Through student activism, he easily found himself invited to the National Convention Planning Committee (NCPC) in 1995, the precursor to the National Convention Assembly and its executive arm, the National Convention Executive Committee (NCEC) formed in 1997 to spearhead reform of Kenya’s independence constitution to accord with emerging post-Cold War wave of democratization across the world.
As a youth representative, Suba became one of the Co-conveners of the NCEC alongside Prof. Kivutha Kibwana (now Makueni County Governor), Dr. Willy Mutunga (former Chief Justice), Davinder Lamba of Mazingira Institute, with the founding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Kenya Prof. Zablom Nthamburi as the Presiding Convener;
At the NCEC, Suba served as the Co-convener in charge of the Implementation of public sensitization, mobilization and mass action that finally forced the intransigent one-party KANU regime to the negotiation table. And when the regime finally gave in to pressure for dialogue on the path for constitutional reforms, Churchill was one of the civil society representatives that negotiated the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission Act, 1997 at the Safari Park Hotel to facilitate a comprehensive review of the Constitution.

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