This report outlines CSO’s input, the process as well as the modalities of work leading up to the development and finalisation of the voluntary report. It provides a background of the SDG Kenya Forum, its formation, membership as well as some of the key initiatives that CSO’s in Kenya are engaging in to deliver 2030 Agenda. The forum exists to mobilise and coordinate civil society advocacy for the achievement of SDGs in Kenya through partnerships, citizen engagement, capacity building, policy dialogue, and campaigns, among others.
This report further outlines the participatory methodology for its development. The forum organised a series of face-to-face meetings and online consultations among its members to agree on content and the approach in compiling a synthesised and thematically representative report. A core team was established to receive, review and synthesise the goal-specific reports into a single report that was subjected to review by members and the final version shared with government. The forum membership was divided into thematic SDGs of focus for this year’s review i.e. SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, 16 & 17. Members were then tasked to prepare joint goal-specific reports depending on how their work aligned to the respective goals under review. A template was provided to standardise their input.
The report reviews the policy environment in line with the official format of the VNR process.