Wamama Tunauwezo 3 (Women Have The Power)


Wamama Tunauwezo 3 (Women Have The Power)

17 Sep 2018 to 19 Sep 2018
Nairobi , NA
, Kenya

1.Title of the Campus: Wamama Tunauwezo 3 (Women Have The Power)

2.Lead Partner Organization: Huairou Commission / Polycom Development Project

3.UTC Date: Monday19th September 2018 to Wednesday,19st September 2018

4.Location / Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

5.Language: English 

6.Sustainable Development Goals addressed by this UTC

7.Description of the Campus (Overview, Objectives, Summary)

Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) is the UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign process conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, decision makers and communities over urbanization as a development opportunity towards positive socio-economic transformation. This is a space intended to create a consensus-building platform between partners, including community groups, engaged in addressing urbanization challenges and proposing solutions for urban future.

Polycom Development Project hosted the 1st UTC from 15th - 16th May 2015 and another one from 29th – 30th June 2017 at the UN Complex in Gigiri, Nairobi. The UTC’s under the title Wamama Tunauwezo was organized by Polycom Development Project (PDP) and supported by Huairou Commission, other partners were World Urban Campaign, UN Habitat, Mathare Legal AID and Advocacy Network MLHRA and Pamoja Trust.

Wamama Tunauwezo is very important because it is urban grassroots women (slum Women) led, many times grassroots women are listed just as participants in several processes, this is a game changer opportunity where the platform is created by the grassroots women who ensure that their agenda is mainstreamed in the entire process. The initial UTCs were inline with Sustainable Development Goal 11 on. As much as the focus of this Urban Thinkers Campus is about Safety, participants and presenters will focus on the other SDGs as well.

Wamama Tunauwezo 3 – 2018

The three day event will take place at KOyaro Centre in Ayany Estate in Kibera, Nairobi County from 17th through 19th and will be attended by among others 20 women from 7 counties - members of the grassroots women assembly.

Day 1 – 17th September, Will start with radio discussions on the demolitions that have badly affected the lives of women living in Nairobi. “How safe are women?” this is the question that will lead the live discussions.

Grassroots women from 7 counties will then meet to discuss progress on implementation of the outcome of Wamama Tunauwezo 2 (2017 Urban Thinkers Campus), report on progress of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the New Urban Agenda in their various counties. They will revisit the grassroots women empowerment tools by Huairou Commission and how they are doing in organizing in their various communities. They will prepare themselves strategically on how to engage with the bigger team during the main UTC event on 18th September.

Day 2  – 18th will be the official opening ceremony of the Urban Thinkers Campus by the Executive Director of UN Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif. The event will be attended by other dignitaries, stakeholders, County and local government as well as members of the community. Lead questions will be used to facilitate partner group discussions. A presentation on women are exposed to insecurity because of demolitions that have been witnessed in the recent past. There will be round tables, urban lab, Urban Thinkers Campus sessions and a plenary. Partner groups will have their own round table develop joint approach and steps towards a safer, inclusive and healthy City, jointly come up with innovations during the urban lab sessions and use the Urban Thinkers campus session to discuss and pass the same. All the groups will then meet on plenary session with experts to discuss and develop a joint outcome document with clear road map towards a Safer City.

Day 3: The women from the counties will use the opportunity to harvest the lessons learnt and develop strategies for dissemination, especially on how to monitor engagement of women in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in their various counties. They will discuss how to address double discriminations that limit women from accessing opportunities in their various communities, especially on matters of safety.

Expected participants: 100 people are expected to attend this meeting, among them, academicians, researchers, community practitioners, the media, community constituent groups among them 20 women from 8 Counties across Kenya, the County and National Government representatives as well we legislators. Representatives of women rights organizations, teachers, and organized women groups will be taken into consideration during mobilization..

8.UTC Programme: Here

9.List if Speakers / Moderators: 
Moderators: Representatives from the World Urban Campaign, SDG Forum Kenya, Amani Women Network and Polycom Development Project will moderate the sessions.