Dadas Rising programme has been designed to support young women leaders to increase their participation in discussing pertinent national issues as the country moves towards the 2022 presidential elections. The goal is to Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse Programme

Centre for the Study of Adolescence with support from the US Embassy in Kenya in partnership with Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Fatuma’s Voice and Moi University is implementing the one-year #DadasRising program aimed at amplifying female voices and agency in Public and civil discourse in Kenya

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Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse:

Dadas Rising - Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse Programme
Dadas Rising – Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse Programme

#DadasRising aims to strengthen communication and media engagement skills and capacities among women leaders from varied backgrounds, creating linkages with local networks and individuals including national champions on gender equality and leadership for mentorship.

Ultimately, the Dadas Rising programme should enable women to contribute effectively to the national discourse towards 2022 elections in selected regions of Western, Central and Coastal Kenya.

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#DadasRising Launch- Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership1
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#DadasRising Target Audience:

  1. Women aged between 18-35 years of age.
  2. Local residents from: Vihiga, Kiambu and Kwale County.
  3. Must have attained at least Form Four level of Education (O-Level).
  4. Persons with Disability and other marginalised groups from the above regions are also encouraged to apply.

Local residents of the following areas:

  • Western Kenya: Vihiga County (Luanda Constituency) – Application still open.
  • Central Kenya: Kiambu County (Kiambu Constituency) – Application Closed
  • Coastal Kenya: Kwale County (Kinango Constituency) – Application still open.
#DadasRising Launch- Amplifying Women's Voice in Leadership
#DadasRising Launch- Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership

Dadas Rising Project start and end Date:

Start: September 2019- End date: April 2020

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Dadas Rising - Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse Programme
Dadas Rising – Amplifying Women’s Voice in Leadership and Agency in Kenya’s Public and Civil Discourse Programme

Dadas Rising Implementing Partners Profiles:

USA Marafiki – United States Embassy in Kenya

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Kenya.

The Embassy of the United States of America to Kenya, located in Nairobi, is home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya.

The embassy opened in central Nairobi on 2 March 1964, when the United States established diplomatic relations with Kenya.

USA Marafiki - United States Embassy in Kenya
USA Marafiki – United States Embassy in Kenya

United States Embassy in Kenya Contacts and Location:

Official Website: https://ke.usembassy.gov
Location: United Nations Avenue Nairobi
Phone: +254 20 764 0121 / +25420 500 0006.
Email: VisitorVisaNairobi (at) state (dot) gov

The Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA)

The Centre for the Study of Adolescence is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1988 working in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS.

CSA’s mandate is to advocate and implement policies and programs that enable young people to exercise choice, access to services and participate fully in activities that promote their health and well-being.

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The Centre for the Study of Adolescence Logo

The Centre for the Study of Adolescence Contacts and Location:

Official website: https://csakenya.org/
Location: Mbaazi Avenue, Off King’ara Road, Lavington.
Phone: Call: +254-20-2398723 / +254-20-2398724 / +254-202333921
Email: [email protected]

Young Women Leadership Institute (YWLI)

The Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI) takes the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus.

YWLI is a feminist centre of excellence for nurturing the leadership of young women and girls. YWLI provides spaces and opportunities for young feminists/ young women and girls to engage in setting their own agenda and in determining how the world around them should change. This mission centralises supporting the voice, impact and influence of and by young women and girls.

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Young Women Leadership Institute, Nairobi Logo

Young Women Leadership Institute Contacts and Location:

Official website: https://ywlikenya.org/
Location: Mbaazi Avenue, Off King’ara Road, Lavington.
Phone: Call: +254700 470112
Email: [email protected]

Fatuma’s Voice Forum:

Fatuma’s Voice drives for community-based social change by encouraging creative expression and sparking conversations about social issues. Since we launched on 12 July 2013, we have held 142 themed community forums and hosted 1,420 artistic performers and brought together 15,000 community members.

We’ve been facilitating community forums in Nairobi, and Mombasa, and Nakuru, within Kenya. We’re now seeking to partner with individuals, organizations, and communities across the continent to build an African movement that drives sustainable social change.

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Fatuma’s Voice Contacts and Location:

Official website: https://www.fatumasvoice.org/
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: +254 722 535 035 / +254 722 790 479
Email: talk (at) fatumasvoice (dot) org

Moi University Kenya – The Foundation of Knowledge.

Moi University was established by the Government in mid-1984 and building work on the site near Eldoret, commenced in the following year. The university Administration moved from its temporary offices in Eldoret to present main campus (Kesses), Uasin Gishu County on July 29, 1986.

Their vision is to be the university of choice in nurturing and talent in science, technology and development and they plan to achieve this by preserving, creating and disseminating knowledge, to conserve and develop scientific, technological and cultural heritage through quality teaching and research; to create conducive work and learning environment; and to work with stakeholders for the betterment of society.

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Moi University Logo

Moi University Contacts and Location:

Official website: https://www.mu.ac.ke
Location: Eldoret, Kenya.
Phone: +254 790940508
Email: principalchs (at) mu (dot) ac (dot) ke