ILEG on June 20th June to 24th June 2016 held a public consultation and launch of the “Strengthening Democracy Through Community-based Participatory Planning for Climate Resilient Low Carbon Development in Kenya” in Kwale, Kilifi and Siaya. The event took place at Pride Inn Hotel in Ukunda, Kwale on Monday 20th June 2016 from 8.00am-4.00pm, Kilifi on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 from 8.00am-4.00pm and Siaya on Friday 24th June 2016 from 8.00am-4.00pm. Supported by United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the main objective of the project is to improve democracy and accountability in Kenya through systematic strengthening of county level planning, coordination and implementation of climate resilient low carbon development. It is being implemented within the broad framework of DFID’s Deepening Democracy Programme (DDP) which aims to support more inclusive and accountable governance in Kenya, help secure credible, well-managed non-violent elections, enhance accountability of public institutions and, enhance women’s participation in political leadership and democratic governance processes. The three counties are one of ILEG’s focus counties for the project. This meeting sought to formally launch the project in the three counties, get initial public views and to develop a common understanding of the project with key stakeholders. For more information, click here to download the project brochure.