FES in Kenya

In 1964, just one year after independence, the first Resident Representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was sent to Nairobi to open an office from which all further activities would be coordinated. FES has been continuously working in Kenya since then. In May 1972, a first official agreement between the Government of Kenya and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was signed. Throughout its presence in Kenya, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has collaborated with a wide array partners from universities, civil society organizations, trade unions, government departments, local communities, and political parties who share and support the values and ideas of Social Democracy.

Our cooperation with Kenyan partners continues to be based on the values of Social Democracy. We work for social justice, democracy, peace and international solidarity in Kenya, in over 20 offices around the African continent and in over 100 offices around the world. With our partners in Kenya, FES works on different national, global and regional issues. We strive to enable and strengthen social justice and democratic political participation. Together with young people, we develop ideas for shaping a better future. We act towards strengthening the representation of workers' interests by means of political education and international networking. The overall focus of our work in Kenya is to support progressive political, social and economic processes in society.

Our Activities

Labour Movement
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Labour Movement

The FES Kenya Labour Movement Programme works closely with the Central Organisation of Trade Unions - Kenya (COTU-K) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC-Ke) and their respective affiliates to promote decent working conditions and labour standards. FES Kenya sees trade unions as crucial actors with a democratic mandate to represent working people across Kenya.
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Socioecological Transformation
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Socioecological Transformation

FES Kenya facilitates discussions among its partners and experts of possible pathways to a socioecological transformation in Kenya with a particular focus on how to jointly reach SDG 8 (decent work), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 13 (climate action).
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Young Leadership
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Young Leadership

Together with various partners, FES Kenya offers training programmes for future young leaders from civil society, political parties and trade unions.
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Just City
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Just City

A 'just city' is characterized by equality, democracy, diversity, access to public services and public spaces for all in one city. FES Kenya brings together its partners to develop concepts on how to shape a democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable urbanisation process in Kenya.
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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Kenya Office

Peponi Plaza, Unit D2, Peponi Rd.
PO Box 14932, Westlands
00800 Nairobi, Kenya

+254 20 374-8338
+254 20 374-6992

info(at)fes-kenya.org

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