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Amkeni Wakenya - UNDP Call for Proposals: Mobilising Kenyan Citizens to Effectively Participate in the Constitution Review Process

Mobilising Kenyan Citizens to Effectively Participate in the ‘’Constitution Review Process”.

Call for Proposals from Civil Society Organisations based in the Rift Valley Province

Amkeni Wakenya is a UNDP led Facility set up to promote democratic governance in Kenya. The name Amkeni Wakenya is inspired by the second stanza of the National Anthem that calls upon all Kenyans to actively participate in nation building.

Amkeni Wakenya primarily works through Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in recognition of the significant role that they play in ensuring that the aspirations of Kenyans are taken into consideration in the democratization process.

Amkeni Wakenya supports and strengthens the role of citizens in the deepening of democracy, human rights, access to justice and governance reforms. Amkeni Wakenya is

supported the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Royal Norwegian Embassy (Norway) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Pursuant to its mandate, Amkeni Wakenya is now inviting Civil Society Organisations based in the Rift Valley Province to submit proposals under the theme: “Mobilising Kenyan Citizens to effectively participate in the Constitution Review Process”.

Eligibility Criteria

This Call is open to Civil Society Organizations including Community Based Organisations, Non Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Academic and Research institutions.

These must be:
  • registered in Kenya under the applicable laws;
  • based in the Rift Valley Province
  • Board of Directors and other policy makers must be Kenyan.
The Proposal:

The Project proposal should focus on one or a combination of the following components, with emphasis on facilitating active and effective citizen participation:

a) Voter Education on the Referendum
 including but not limited to, conducting voter education at the grassroots; carrying out media-related activities to educate the public on how to vote at the referendum and increasing civic engagement.

b) Civic Education on the Draft Constitution
 including but not limited, to dissemination of the Draft Constitution, using creative methods to deliver civic education to different audiences; media-related activities and educating the public on the content of the Draft Constitution.

c) Post-referendum activities
 including, but not limited to, implementing projects at the grassroots aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence, deepening reconciliation among different communities and conflict prevention around the referendum; and public education on the outcome of the referendum.

Projects supported under this call will run for a period of 6 months from June 2010-December 2010.

Successful organisations will be eligible to receive grant allocations of between USD 10,000 and USD 20,000 which will be paid out in Kenya Shillings.

All proposals including a Work Plan and Budget must be submitted in the format given in the Application Form which is available on the Amkeni Wakenya website

All applications should be sent to amkeniwakenya @ or dropped off in hard copy at the following address:

The Programme Manager (Call 3),
Amkeni Wakenya,
UNDP Programme Management Unit,
14th Floor, Anniversary Towers, Monrovia Street,
P.O. Box 30218-00100

All applications must be received at the Programme Management Unit not later than 1200 noon on 23rd April, 2010.

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