A DEVELOPMENT & ADVOCACY SERVING ORGANIZATION
Youth Senate work towards a just, equitable and progressive society where young people fully enjoy their economic, social and political rights and opportunities. Founded in 2014 YSK was created specifically to spearhead a Youth Led Development model in Kenya with a mandate to enrich a democratic dialogue and ensure youth engagement in national and regional affairs.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES ACROSS 47 COUNTIES
We working on a youth leadership programme across the 47 Counties with the support of County Youth Senators with the aim to promote value-driven leadership for democratic governance. We have formed both a national and regional network of youth action partners whom we work with to advance a youth-led approach towards development. Youth Senate has a presence in the 47 Counties with our County Youth Senators who work closely with the County Governments and County Assemblies.
value-driven leadership for democratic governance
We focus on supporting a movement of citizenship in Kenya to informed and active on tax mobilization, budget allocation and spending. We are also bold and brave in challenging taxation policies and practices and grounding our influencing work on research, power and gender analyses. We will also work on linking community, county, national and global level interventions, particularly on tax justice and inequality.
Our main thematic areas include but are not limited to; Democracy, Political leadership and Governance, Youth Economic Empowerment, Gender Mainstreaming, Human rights Advocacy, Peace and Security, Civic education and awareness as well as monitoring of public sector reforms targeting the youth. YSK provides Kenyan youth with a mechanism to directly engage Kenya’s National Assembly in the law making process through the relevant parliamentary departmental committees and the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association (KYPA).
YOUTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
PEACE AND SECURITY PROGRAMME
GOVERNANCE, DEMOCRACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
GENDER JUSTICE PROGRAM
The Youth Senate has worked and is supported by key government organizations and NGOs worldwide. We work closely with the County Governments and County Assemblies in mainstreaming the youth agenda by influencing policies and proposing permanent legal and institutional structures in that regard.
The Horn of Africa Youth Network (HoAYN) is a regional network of youth serving organizations that is working to foster sustainable, equitable and youth-led development in the Horn of Africa Region.