By Nandwa Hope
Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; March, 6, 2019.
Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) will be participating in the People’s Dialogue Festival slated from the 7th-9th March 2019 at the National Museum. The workshop dubbed PDF is an initiative between the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) and Political Parties.The three day workshop is meant to provide opportunity for actors to broaden platforms for dialogue between voting citizens, political and opinion leaders, unpack and reflect on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and build consensus around fundamental reforms in Kenya.
In addition, focus will also be to strengthen linkages between leaders and the led to collectively foster Kenya’s democratic culture as well as bring together youthful engagement in various levels. The Dialogue will comprise key actors from political and civic actors, religious leaders, trade unions, professional bodies, media, academia, students, youth organizations, women movement, CMD-Kenya partners, diplomatic community, private sector, and ordinary citizens.
At the end, the workshop is aimed at promoting public participation in national development, social cohesion, and enabling prosperity: appreciation for national dialogue processes. Increased awareness of the importance to balance the use of political competition and cooperation for sustainable democratic development and for providing meaningful choices to citizens defined roadmap among political leaders on key reforms for stabilizing Kenya’s political landscape.
The workshop brings together stakeholders from: Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD),Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLSP),Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) ,Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) ,Siasa Place (SP),Kenya Young Parliamentarian Association (KYPA),Youth Agenda,Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, National Youth Council, Kenya National Debate Council, Bunge La Mwananchi,Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and National Assembly representatives.