Hatua trust develops and delivers programs that enable its constituents to ensure that they engage with the relevant civic bodies and carry out social accountability processes with their leaders. This will include public participation processes, public hearings, participatory planning and budgeting amongst others.
Inadequate civic awareness and the lack of a political consciousness (or just ignorance) further exacerbates the problem of inadequate understanding of the system and ineffective political engagement. The problem is worse among conservative groups who feel that any efforts to participate in governance matters or keep their governments accountable is wrong because ‘they are to submit to authority’. Carrying out exegetical research and objectively unpacking of narratives from a biblical perspective offers a framework for these voices to uniquely contextualize different forms of knowledge and literacy. Through various means of dissemination and capacity building efforts to provide accurate and persuasive information as well as create spaces for multicultural and multi-sectoral learning, these missing voices are heard, and they are persuaded to actively engage in civic matters in their communities. Between 2021 and 2025, Hatua Trust will develop and deliver programs that enable its constituents to ensure they engage with the relevant civic bodies and carry out social justice and social accountability processes with their leaders.
Strategic Goal: To promote sustainable development of communities for social justice, social accountability, institution building, partnerships, citizen participation and policy influencing
Under this strategic goal, the key interventions will include;
- Facilitating effective community engagement in local governance – this means working with the local communities we target to access information, conduct civic education, and having a voice as well as choice in prioritization of projects implemented by county governments.
- Work with communities to monitor and evaluate projects to ensure transparency & accountability in service delivery and value for money in resource allocation and utilization of public funds.