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Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

Youth empowerment (ELG0009)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Department of Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services

Support Institution(s): Directorate of ICT, Directorate of Trade and Industry, Director Gender and Social Services, Directorate of County Administration, Directorate of Accounting Services and Directorate of Education and Technical Services, Youth Enterprises Fund, Women Enterprise Fund, National Government Affirmative Action Fund Youth Bunge, Youth Council, Iten Business Community, Chamber of Commerce, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Safaricom Foundation, M-pesa Foundation, Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation, Center for Innovation in Open Governance (CIOG Kenya), World Vision Kenya.

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Gender, Labor, Marginalized Communities, Private Sector, Public Service Delivery, Science & Technology, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Strengthen linkages for youth and other special interest groups to broaden capacity development opportunities to catalyze their empowerment.
Commitment Start and End Date: 1 st September, 2018 – 31st August, 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Department of Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Government reforms geared towards enhancing opportunities for job creation, are yet to fully eliminate barriers which have plagued youth and other special interest groups for decades from securing meaningful employment. The barriers include poor access to information on available and relevant opportunities, inadequate relevant skills to secure meaningful employments and/or business ventures, limited access to available financial facilities and lack of technical capacity mentorship to harness existing skills and transform them into fruitful investments. Whereas government programs such as Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) and internship programs have created new opportunities for these groups, access has been hampered by lack of formal linkages to the relevant institutions offering the complementary resources such as capacity development, training, credit and mentorship. This is compounded by absence of segregated and updatable databases of opportunities such as business opportunities, mentorship and training as well as information on scholarship programmes for ease and timely access by this segment, despite there being government offices deliberately created to address such gaps and deficiencies.
What is the commitment?
To enhance currently existing opportunities and increase accessibility by young women and men and other special interest groups to empowerment opportunities, the county government will leverage on Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms to develop a database containing job openings, technical trainings, scholarships and internship opportunities, mentorship programmes and strengthen access to financial opportunities for business ventures and start-ups. The database will be updated regularly by collating, documenting and providing real-time transmission of these opportunities via relevant ICT platforms and complementary offline channels for access by technology-disadvantaged segments.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
This commitment seeks to utilize ICT platforms and facilitate institutional linkages to open up access to tools, finances, skills and expertise, scholarships and mentorship programs for young women and men and other special interest groups to leverage on existing and emerging business, employment and skills development opportunities locally, nationally and at the global level.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is relevant to access to information and Technology and Innovation for openness because it aims at using technology to open and disseminate desired information to young women and men and other interest groups which was not easily accessed previously.
Additional information
Currently, there exist several government empowerment programmes in form of credit facilities targeting youth (young women and men), women and People with Disabilities, being provided for by the National Government. However, these programmes notwithstanding their initial success of facilitating access to ‘soft’ credit have had little impact and have been unsustainable due to lack of necessary accompanying mentorships and linkages with experts in the business areas of interest.
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
The County department responsible for Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services in collaboration with the relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), youth organizations and the private sector partners will develop an integrated digital database to maintain a profile of the young women and men in the county, specifying their unique challenges, capacities and potentials and, provide real-time customized updates on access to empowerment opportunities.
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery, ICT equipment and research tools
Sep 2018 July 2019
The County department responsible for Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services in collaboration with CSOs and private sector partners will install and frequently update electronic public display billboards, TV Screens in Health Facilities and county website to enhance access to empowerment information and opportunities including but not limited to; job openings, scholarships, mentorship programmes, business start-up opportunities and credit facilities access.
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery, ICT equipment and relevant software tools
Jul 2019 Mar 2020
The County department of Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services in collaboration with CSO and private sector partners will equip, integrate and make ICT centers more youth-friendly and, serve as offline access to business incubation and innovation centers to enhance creativity, innovation, creation of ideas for economic empowerment of the youth and, strengthen the online platforms.
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery, ICT equipment and research tools
June 2019 June 2020
The County department of Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Affairs in collaboration with CSO and private sector partners will develop a framework to tap on youth technical skills (job and business-related skills), provide for business ideation and incubation facilities and, to provide guidance for engagement with private sector through apprenticeship and internship programs
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery and ICT support
Sep 2018 May 2019
The County department responsible for Sports, Youth Affairs, ICT and Social Services in collaboration with CSO and private sector partners will enhance capacity of young women and men and other special interest groups by creating linkages to financial institutions, technical expertise, mentorship and enhancing markets access for their products, skills and expertise.
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery, ICT equipment and relevant software tools
Nov 2018 Apr 2019
The County will establish a County digital jobs committee to scout, categorize and inventorize potential opportunities such as those related to mentorship (including peer-to-peer coaching), internships, apprenticeship, loans and grants for enhancing young women and men abilities and, capacity to venture into income generating ventures and beneficial jobs. The team will also work in collaboration with CSOs, public and private sector partners to create linkages and share information on opportunities for youth empowerment by facilitating regular updates of the database under milestone 35 above.
Staff time, consultancy, conference costs, stationery, ICT equipment and relevant software tools
Sep 2018 Feb 2019
The County will establish a Youth Empowerment service desk to customize and facilitate tailored and offline access to opportunities
Staff time consulting and subcontracting meetings and conferences
Oct 2018 May 2019
Contact information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency
Mr. Mike Mosi
Title, Department
Director Sports and Youth Affairs
Email and Phone
mosimike@gmail.com +254722364678
Other Actors Involved
Directorate of ICT, Directorate of Trade and Industry, Director Gender and Social Services, Directorate of County Administration, Directorate of Accounting Services and Directorate of Education and Technical Services, Youth Enterprises Fund, Women Enterprise Fund, National Government Affirmative Action Fund
Youth Bunge, Youth Council, Iten Business Community, Chamber of Commerce, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Safaricom Foundation, M-pesa Foundation, Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation, Center for Innovation in Open Governance (CIOG Kenya), World Vision Kenya.


Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya's Commitments

  1. Transparent public procurement

    ELG0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Expand opportunities for civic participation

    ELG0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Public healthcare service delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, E-Government

  4. County budget and development data

    ELG0008, 2018, E-Government

  5. Youth empowerment

    ELG0009, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. NA

    ELG0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Improve citizen awareness of and input into county spending decisions, by publishing and seeking citizen feedback on budget formulation

    ELG0002, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  8. Improve the transparency & accountability of public projects in priority sectors, by publishing project contracting and implementation information

    ELG0003, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Improve the accountability of public services in priority sectors, by developing channels for real-time citizen engagement and rapid government response

    ELG0004, 2017, E-Government