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5th Annual Devolution Conference 2018

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Fifth Annual Devolution Conference 2018

  • Theme: Sustainable, productive, effective and efficient governments for results delivery
  • Date: 23rd -27th April, 2018
  • Venue: Kakamega County

Key conference Objectives

  1. To provide a forum for collaboration, cooperation and consultation in all matters related to devolution.
  2. To share experiences, challenges and lessons learnt in the last four (4) years and set clear targets for devolution for the next five (5) years.
  3. To celebrate the successes of devolution.
  4. To provide a platform for participants to identify opportunities for partnership.

Conference Format

The conference shall adopt a sector approach. The key sectors, which are in line with the President’s ‘Big Four’ and that will guide discussions in the conference are:

  1. Health;
  2. Infrastructure, Energy, Urban Development, Land and Housing;
  3. Agriculture; and
  4. Trade and manufacturing.

Each sector will have break-out sessions, and will address the emerging policy and legislative issues of that sector.

Conference Programme

The conference shall have a three day running Programme. All participants shall be required to travel on Monday 23rd April 2018 to the venue with the official opening ceremony planned for the Tuesday 24th April 2018. The President of the Republic of Kenya has been invited to open the conference.

There will be general plenums each day which will be held before participants can break out into sector sessions. These will address cross-cutting themes like: intergovernmental relations; human resource management; good governance and accountability; and development planning, budgeting and resource allocation. Additionally, the entire conference sessions shall endeavor to include in the discussions issues related to gender, youth, women, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups.

Structure of deliberations in the sector meetings

Each sector shall convene its own break out meetings as per the Programme. There shall be a guiding theme for each sector derived from the overall conference theme.

The respective technical team shall develop a sector based Programme to guide the discussions within the sector for the two (2) days of deliberations. The structure and content of the sectoral Programme shall be approved at the main multi-stakeholder planning meeting and at the steering committee level. Each sector session shall have a guiding facilitator.


April 23 @ 8:00 am
April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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