In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution that established a devolved system of governance that provided for statutory delegation of financial and administrative autonomy from the national government to 47 county governments. This decentralization is among the most rapid and ambitious devolution processes going on in the world.
Some of the objectives of devolution outlined in the constitution include promoting the democratic and accountable exercise of power; enhancing popular participation in the exercise of the powers of the state and in decision-making that affects citizens; protecting and promoting the interests and rights of minorities and marginalized communities; promoting social and economic development; and providing easily accessible services throughout Kenya.
In our 7th annual records management conference on 6-10 November 2023, we shall be engaging on what records and information management professionals in Kenya need to do to support implementation of the devolved system and enhance realization of the fruits of devolution.
We invite proposals for papers, workshops, exhibitions, fireside chats, on the theme and the following sub-themes:
- Developing stronger institutions
- Enhancing citizen engagement through effective RM
- Enabling service delivery
- Protecting citizen rights
- Public financial management reforms
Speakers from jurisdictions with devolved systems of government are most encouraged to share their experiences.