What We Do
CGD focuses on partnership building and has facilitated the formation of and is convening a number of issues-based stakeholder coalitions/associations. It has also been a lead agency in facilitating dialogue around issues of governance in the Eastern Africa region. Since CGD was formed, it has made significant strides in strengthening the pillars of good governance through opening up political spaces for civil society, building bridges between government and citizens, and advocating for transparency and accountability.
To contribute to strengthening democracy in Kenya.
To promote the establishment of representative democracy institutions that is responsive, efficient, transparent and accountable to all constituents.
To contribute to regional integration processes that improve political social, cultural and economic development in Kenya.
To promote a people centered regional integration in the East African Community.
Citizen Demand and Accountability
To contribute to citizen–responsive governance in Kenya.
To facilitate the provision of better quality public services for all Kenyans.
Public Services Reform
To contribute to a dynamic and effective public sector.
To promote public sector reforms for responsive and quality services.
CGD has successful implemented numerous governance and development projects, including very innovative joint - action initiatives, involving diverse stakeholders (such as civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, political parties, parliament, and government ministries, departments and agencies), as well as extensive field operations.
Our Current Project
CGD focuses on partnership building and has facilitated the formation
of and is convening a number of issues-based stakeholder coalitions/associations.
Promoting Environmental Democracy in Kenya
The project seeks to promote civil society participation in environment and natural resource policy and law making and implementation processes through a number of strategies including research and analysis, capacity building, and lobbying and advocacy. Research and analysis will generate the knowledge and information civil society organizations need to participate whilst capacity building will equip them with the knowledge and skills to participate effectively.
The project specific objectives include: generating comprehensive information on status of implementation of environment and natural resource governance; advocating for environment and natural resource policy and law reform; capacity building civil society organisations to effectively engage in the development of environment and natural resource policy and laws.