COVAW with support from Voice Global implemented a two-year project titled Tupo. Tusikizwe(We are here. Listen to us) in Kwale County. The project aimed at enhancing the participation of persons with disabilities in the county budget-making process.
Below are some of the key achievements
- Enhanced participation of women with disabilities in the budgeting process. COVAW worked closely with the Kwale County PWD Network specifically with women-led Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs). 30 women-led DPOs jointly developed a lobby paper on the development of the Annual Development Plan 2022/2023 and as a result, women, youth and PWD funds were released by the county government.
- Participation of rights holders and COVAW in the development of the County Development Integrated Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027. Our key asks that have been incorporated in the CIDP include the construction of four GBV recovery centres in the county, bursary funds to be allocated on a needs assessment and increased allocations towards women, youth and PWD affirmative action funds.
- Community Led Accountability (CLA) is being applied by the community champions. Rightsholders are actively engaged in holding duty bearers to account by following up on completed and ongoing projects using CLA. 5 champions from Kilimangodo, Mwangulu, Shimoni, Mbuguni and Kinondo villages have been selected to be part of the project management committees at the village unit level. This will ensure that projects are implemented as proposed. This will reduce embezzlement of funds, misuse of government resources and delivery of quality projects for the rights holders