Election report: Uganda’s Presidential election 2016 – A foregone conclusion

Election report: Uganda’s Presidential election 2016 – A foregone conclusion

Written by Samuel Kasirye | February 2016

An analysis of the Ugandan presidential general election which was held on 18th February 2016. Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s incumbent president was announced winner of the much contested election. The analysis provides an overview about results and current situation and provides an assessment of the main influencing themes. Read more …

Brochure: Decision-making in governance and development initiatives

Brochure: Decision-making in governance and development initiatives

The Place of Indigenous Communities | Published by ILEPA, Kenya | December 2015

Due to the negative consequence of lack of participatory development within Indigenous Peoples’ territories, international human rights mechanism, including the United Nations system arising from agitation from IPs, have established the concept of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC). Read more …

Paper: Power to the people

Paper: Power to the people

Toward Democratic Control of Electricity Generation | Written by Kylie Benton-Connell, Lara Skinner, Sean Sweeney and published by RLS office New York | June 2015

In the last years, “energy democracy” has become a part of the international trade union discourse on energy and climate change. A growing number of unions and regional bodies, like the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, are calling for democratic control over energy, a “reclaiming” of the energy sector to the public sphere, and a just transition to a renewables-based, low-carbon economy. Read more …

Brochure: Realizing the fruit of devolution

Brochure: Realizing the fruit of devolution

Know your rights, speak for your rights | Citizen participation in development discussion and practice | Published by ILEPA, Kenya | June 2015

The adoption of a new constitution in August 2010, has radically transformed the structure, organs and functions of government in Kenya in ways un-imagined before. Central in this transformation is the establishment of County governments. It’s hoped that the pamphlet will be a useful source of information. Read more …

Paper: Current challenges facing the civil society in Kenya

Paper: Current challenges facing the civil society in Kenya

Written by Yves Niyiragira, Executive Director of «fahamu», Kenya | February 2015

This short paper attempts to give a historical background to the birth of the current strong civil society in Kenya and briefly discusses the current threats and opportunities for the Kenyan civil society. It ends with an analysis that believes that the Kenyan civil society will continue being a strong player in the Kenyan society for a number of years to come.