The Citizenship Program invites journalists from Nairobi to join an in-person media workshop on citizenship and digital identity in Nairobi from July 24 – 25, 2023.
The 2-day Citizenship and Digital Identity Journalism workshop is aimed at building the capacity of local journalists to understand, advocate and defend citizenship rights in the age of digitization of identity thereby contributing to greater public awareness on key digital identity issues and the implications of the introduction of digital identity systems on citizenship rights.
With the imminent introduction of a new digital identity system in Kenya, now more than ever, the subject of citizenship rights is becoming vital with digitization shaping access to public services. Namati will provide subject experts and affected communities who will provide meaningful engagements with journalists to enhance their knowledge on citizenship rights, implications of digital identity systems and real-life challenges faced by communities in obtaining nationality documents.
The workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on July 24 and July 25 2023.
Namati Citizenship program works with communities who are Kenyans by law but are subjected to differential treatment when applying for documentation. Namati and our partners train and deploy community paralegals in six countries, including in Kenya. Paralegals are grassroots organizers with a sharp understanding of the law. They form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems. Rather than treating people like victims requiring expert service, community paralegals build power among the people – justice seekers – with whom they work.