NGOs as pluralizing agents in civil society in Kenya

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Institute for Developmental Studies, University of Nairobi , Nairobi, Kenya
Economic development projects -- Kenya, Non-governmental organizations -- Kenya, Non-governmental organizations -- Government policy -- Kenya, Pluralism (Social sciences) --



StatementStephen N. Ndegwa.
SeriesWorking paper ;, no. 491, Working paper (University of Nairobi. Institute for Development Studies) ;, no. 491.
LC ClassificationsHC865.Z9 E446 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL1076469M
LC Control Number93983227

Ndegwa, Stephen N (), NGOs as pluralizing agents in civil society in Kenya, Working paper no.

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Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi Is part of series Working papers;Cited by: 2. NGOs as pluralizing agents in civil society in Kenya. By Stephen N Ndegwa. Abstract. Much of the literature on the impact of NGOs on politics and democratization in Africa relates to their potential for 'pluralizing civil society' as suggested by Michael Bratton (b).

However, this assertion has not been adequately : Stephen N Ndegwa. The NGO Sector and Civil Society in Kenya: A Literature Review Benjamin Radley, August @ Overseas Development Institute, London.

2 Abstract The following review aims to locate the recent growth of Kenya’s NGO sector and civil societyAuthor: B.O.R. Radley. This article contributes to the understanding of civil society development in Kenya by demonstrating that both international and domestic factors worked together to lay the groundwork for Kenya's Author: Megan Hershey.

Civil Society in the Third Republic Conference ( Nairobi, Kenya). Civil society in the third republic. Nairobi: National Council of NGOs, © (OCoLC) Online version: Civil Society in the Third Republic Conference ( Nairobi, Kenya).

Civil society in the third republic. Nairobi: National Council of NGOs, © (OCoLC. civil society in Africa that is written from African regional perspectives; indeed, the editor claims it is the fi rst of its kind.

However, other works exist in this fi eld, at. The forums were attended by more than SO actors that largely represented most civil society organizations including NGOs, OS and Faith- ased Organizations (FOS) from all the 47 counties in Kenya; they also included the academia, development partners and the media.

The Civil Society in Kenya is playing an important role in the implementation of Kenya’s vision It is setting a civil society agenda with respect to vision The agenda is focusing on issues such as health, education, water and sanitation and housing under the social pillar.

A civil society is composed of three sectors: government, the private sector and civil society, excluding businesses. NGOs are components of social movements within a civil society. In the case of Iran, where civil society is not yet mature, NGOs can have an important role in strengthening the foundations of an emergent civil society.

Grants for Civil Society Organisations in Kenya: The goal of this Programme is to contribute towards developing an informed, empowered and democratic nation. Uraia wishes to work with Organisations that subscribe to its values, which are, integrity, professionalism. The legal and regulatory framework in Kenya for NGOs is the NGOs Co-ordination Act of and its Regulations of The intention of this law was to act as a single authority for registration and regulation of all NGOs in Kenya The Act commenced its operations on 15 June Civil Society in Africa 49 Civil Society in Zimbabwe 54 Conclusion: Civil Society in Zimbabwe post 61 CHAPTER 3: CASE STUDY: THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY (NCA) 63 Introduction 63 History of Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe There are significant corruption risks during times of crisis.

Civil society has an important role to play in ensuring funds to tackle the Covid pandemic reach their destination. Donors and multilateral organisations should consider establishing digital accountability networks to support this effort. The current crisis presents challenges for civil society; however, there are also new.

“recognized as encompassing far more than a mere “sector” dominated by the NGO community: civil society today includes an ever wider and more vibrant range of organized and unorganized groups, as new civil society actors blur the boundaries between sectors and experiment with new organisational forms, both online and off” (WEF,p.

Hivos condemns the unwarranted attempts by the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Co-ordination Board at intimidating civil society organisations in Kenya. Their attempts to de-register the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AFRICOG) are unlawful and must be understood as part of an ongoing broader agenda to delegitimise civil society.

The civil society sector in Kenya has long been one of Africa’s bravest and most vocal, and a model for others on the continent. The proliferation of effective NGOs in the country has placed.

The civil society sector in Kenya has long been one of Africa’s bravest and most vocal, and a model for others on the continent.

The proliferation of effective NGOs in the country has placed civil society at the heart of efforts improve governance, but it has also, at times, put NGOs in direct conflict with the government.

An application for registration of Non-Governmental Organization shall be accompanied by such fees as the Minister may from time to time prescribe. Certificate of registration (1) Every Non-Governmental Organization registered under this Act shall be issued with a certificate of registration in accordance with this Part.

USAID. The friendship between the United States and the Republic of Kenya spans over 50 years, dating back to Kenya’s independence. USAID stand by Kenya in their journey to achieve the goals outlined in Kenya’s Visionthe country’s long-term development blueprint.

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This vision for change aims to transform the country into a “middle-income country providing a high quality life. “ Democratic Governance and Actors’ Conceptualization of ‘Civil Society’ in Africa: State–Civil Society Relations in Ghana from –” Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations no.

23 (1): 43 – doi: /s–––0. In South Africa alone, there are more thanregistered non-profit organisations and in Kenya the number of NGOs grew by over % between and And for.

book then moves on to describe the ways in which NGOs are increasingly important in relation to ideas and debates about ‘civil society’, globalization and the changing ideas and practices of international aid. The book argues that NGOs are now central to development theory and practice and are likely to remain important actors in.

movements or human rights organizations In this chapter, first the general definitions of civil society and NGOs are discussed. Thereafter the leading theory on civil society, the liberal theory, is reflected upon. Lastly, a short overview of the civil society and NGOs in the post-Soviet space, specifically in Russia and Azerbaijan, is given.

is an appraisal of the contradictory nature of civil society, the church and NGOs in the democratisation processes in Kenya and Uganda. Towards a Theoretical Framework Civil society is usually defined in relation to the state; that is, the way soci-ety is organised outside the state.

For Bayart (), civil society is society. Introduction. Civil society is normally attributed to non-state actors, organisations without a profit motive and usually operating in non-productive sectors such as the social services.

Civil society is also viewed as an enabler of various action; political participation, encouraging transparency and ensuring the rights of people.

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In literature, civil society is widely regarded as non. Similarly, for Theerayuth Boonme, a prominent Thai thinker, the appearance and institutionalization of NGOs is a big step towards civil society (see Supawongse and Kardkarnklai, ); NGOs are not equal civil society but one important agent of civil society.

By ‘NGO’, this work defines it with an ‘ideal-type’ perspective. The aid industry’s narrow definition of civil society conflates the term with professional NGOs who can master the donors’ terminology and ways of working, and who can satisfy strict accountability processes to governments, Northern NGOs, philanthropists, and other non-traditional donors (Fowler, a, Fowler, b, Mohan,White, ).

The language of education used by nation-states as well as International, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, also known as NGOs, (both transnational and national), and agents of civil society (many of which belong to the aforementioned categories) contributes heavily to the self-identification of individuals.

By focusing on one particular type of NGO - those organized to help prevent the spread and transmission of HIV in Kenya - Megan Hershey interrogates the ways NGOs achieve (or fail to achieve) their Along the way, she examines the slippery slope that is often used to define ""success"".

T his article is an attempt to analyse the politics of the NGOs in Asia, using our experiences as socialists in Thailand as an example. Nearly 20 years have elapsed since the massive proliferation of NGOs in developing countries.

The pres NGOs were mainly charitable foundations, such as the YMCA, the Red Cross, Japanese Societies of Gratitude, Budi Oetomo in Indonesia 1 or the various.

The NGO law in Ethiopia reportedly caused the number of registered civil society groups to shrink by 60% just a year after its implementation. It essentially eliminated all rights-based.Reflecting on NGOs in Tanzania, Shivji () points out that the role of NGOs and other civil society organizations (CSOs) is to critique shortcomings in government policies and their implementation (holding the government to account) and to serve as pressure and advocacy groups.

He states) that. In Kenya, for example, NGOs receive almost none of their funding from the state, but sizeable international funding allows them to play a major role in service provision and governance (Brass ).

Beyond this coercive capacity, many other types of authority empower NGOs .