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In 2015, in addition to starting this forum we were able to achieve the following

  • Technical contribution to Government led processes on the Post 2015 agenda
  • Engagement in the consultative processes, both in country and Internationally
  • Popular Mobilization of the citizenry 
  • Writing of a position paper on Sustainable Development Goals and National Plan of Action for children.
  • Build the capacity of over 50 CSOs in public financing and government budgetary process.
  • Organize monthly coordination meeting with CSOs
  • Organize quarterly intersectoral meeting with government.
  • Developed a strategy for CSOs to engage with the government in the children’s act review process


In the first quarter  of 2016, we were able to have the children's voice heard in the following ways

The National Budget Statement (see resources section) and County Fiscal Papers
We were able to petition the government at the national government to priorities budgeting for children. due to our joint effort the government has allocated money to the completion of the child labor policy, thus those of us in child labor should start a process to ensure the policy is reviewed and passed.

A number of counties including Nyamira, Nairobi, Machakos, Kilifi and Uasin Gichu have increased the budget allocation for children as a result of engagement by members of the forum with county governments.

Children's Act

The government has fast tracked the development of the children's act, it has been a pleasure seeing your commitment in this process. The forum has been working closely with NCCS to ensure that the process is as participatory as possible both CSOs and Children.

CAF through its members have committed to support a number of activities in the road map. The activities include child participation, street children and refugee participation; CSO consultation workshops and some regional consulations
We appreciate those who took time from their busy schedules to attend the brain storming and idea meetings and we look forward engaging with you in the coming weeks as we complete the process. We want to say thank you to those organization that have offered financial  ( TDH-F, EGPAF, Plan and world vision)and technical support to facilitate this process. Mko sawa sana

The CRC submission to the general comments on the state of the street children

Child focused CSOs working with street children have been meeting over the last 6 weeks to develop the Kenya recommendations on the general submission on the state of the street children. They have a draft and will be submitting the recommendations on 5th of April,2016.

The Global campaign on #leavenoonebehind

The  forum was involved in mobilizing its members to participate in global campaign aimed to influence that all children are counted in UN SDG indicators framework. This include most vulnerable children – those without parental care or at risk of being so; in institutions or on the street; trafficked;separated from their families as a result of conflict, disaster or disability; or recruited into armed groups who have largely fallen off the UN’s statistical map. Thank you to all those who took time to sign the petition and send their logos. Ero kamano  see petition attached and the proposed indicators





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