Nchrd Kenya, in partnership with MUHURI and Civil Society Reference Group Kenya CSRG K are conducting a one week mentorship and exchange program for the coast Human Rights Defenders Networks in Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Kwale and Mombasa counties.
The mentorship is also being done to community members that are represented in the areas the HRDs cover. The expected outcomes of the mentorship is to:
1. Have a united, vibrant and well coordinated CSO/HRD network at county level that defends civic space and enabling environment for HRDs.
2. Improved capacity of CSOs to protect Civic Space and HRDs through a coordinated referral system that cascades to the national level.
3. A progressive, immortalised, celebrated and memorialised HRDs and PBO sector in the region.
Under outcome 2 the project plans to select and expose a representative group of HRDs and human rights organizations from each of the six Counties to exchange with each other over a period of one week for purposes of learning and mentoring.
The mentorship will be culminated y a boot camp in Taita Taveta under the theme: HRDs Mentoring for Enhanced Civic Space and HRD Security” Self -organised spaces. This will involve lectures from Veteran HRDs, art, theatre songs and dance.