What We Do
Democracy and Governance
Good Governance depends on how citizens can hold leadership into account. VUP Foundation therefore stems this by focusing on Youth Leadership, participatory governance, Inclusive Democracy, Community Organizing and gender mainstreaming in which the locals participate in key decision making. We closely work with the local youth to influence change from the grass root. It also involves project identification in tandem with communities’ needs and priorities. While bringing leadership closer to the people, VUP Foundation aspires to advance a democratic space for reasonable participation.
VUP Foundation initiates programs that build the capacity of the locals to query local leadership in the manner in which resources are prioritized and utilized. It involves Capacity Development of the local youth on social audit and Public Expenditure and Tracking. Of profound importance, the program focuses on building the capacity of young people on how to undertake effective budgeting process in line with integrated government development plans. It involves human and natural resource tracking.
UP Foundation endeavors to increase citizen voices by lobbyinglocal, national and international experts, policy makers and other stakeholders on policy development and implementation particularly on youth policies, social justice, peace building and key national legislations notably the implementation of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution and other laws. It is trivial in VUP Foundation that rights of youth, the disabled, women and other minority groups are respected.