The Transcending Foundations of Peace and Security for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Kenya Program, 2020-2023 is a joint program between the Government of Kenya and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and builds on the achievements made under the previous two programmes “Consolidating the Peace Process and Establishing Foundations for a Peaceful Political Transition, 2010-2013” and “Deepening Foundations for peace building and Community Security in Kenya 2014-2018”. The program aims at addressing immediate and underlying causes of conflict and division such as perceived exclusion and marginalization, youth vulnerability, negative ethnicity, divisive political processes, poverty and inequalities, small arms proliferation, limited engagement of women in peace processes, violent extremism, and disputes over natural resources and adverse effects of climate change.
The program makes contribution to the UN Development Assistance Framework, UNDAF
(2018-2022) Strategic Result Area 1 on Trans-formative Governance; outcome 1.3: “By 2022, People in Kenya live in a secure, peaceful, inclusive and cohesive society”, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 5 (gender equality), 10 (Reduced inequalities), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships), as well as various Government of Kenya strategic priorities as contained in Vision 2030, MTP III (2018-2022), peace and cohesion strategies, the Big 4 trans formative agenda among others.
As a part of CSOs which are implementing partners under the programme, PeaceNet
undertook a series of activities in between September-December of 2020. The activities aimed at contributing to outcome two of the project, “People in Kenya live in a secure, peaceful, inclusive and cohesive society” and related Output 1,“Strengthened capacities of peace architecture at national, county and community levels on peace, inclusion, reconciliation, social cohesion and integration”, through implementing activities whose goal is strengthening local capacities for peace in Samburu and Migori Counties. As a follow up to these activities, PeaceNet further implemented activities drawn for the same project document in the period April – June 2021.