Building Resilient Health Financing in the Wake of COVID-19: The Role of Subnational Citizen Fiscal Advocacy in Kenya

The event will serve as the launch of the new report "Building Resilient Health Financing in the Wake of Covid-19: Case Studies of Subnational Health Budgeting in Kenya".

Join Save the Children, Kenyan subnational civil society and county government leaders, and the USAID Kenya Mission, to discuss our new report, "Building Resilient Health Financing in the Wake COVID-19: Case Studies of Subnational Health Budgeting in Kenya." The discussion will include a panel with leaders from Nyeri and Makueni counties to explore how donors work with subnational government and citizens to enhance domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for health.

In particular, the webinar will explore the importance of civil society voices in helping shape subnational DRM for health. Save the Children invites all stakeholders, especially civil society organizations in Kenya, members of the Addis Tax Initiative, and others, as we explore questions of growing importance for citizens and on the global development agenda:

  • Given the urgency in responding to COVID-19 and with decreasing support from donors, how can Kenya and other middle- and lower-income countries best finance their recovery from the pandemic and improve health indicators over the long-term, particularly for vulnerable citizens?
  • How can local governments successfully engage civil society in fiscal governance to ensure equitable resource mobilization? What is the role of donors in supporting citizen engagement?
  • What are the challenges of subnational DRM for health and the unresolved challenges left in the wake of Kenya’s devolution?

The event will be facilitated by Save the Children and panelists will include:

  • Nelson Maina, Uraia Trust, Nyeri County Budget Advocacy Coalition
  • Dr. Zipporah Wambua, Director of Public Participation, Makueni County
  • Mark Meassick, Mission Director, USAID/Kenya
  • Ibrahim Alubala, Child Rights Governance Advisor, Save the Children Kenya

The webinar will take place on April 21, 2021 at 8AM EST/3PM EAT via Zoom.

To register to the event, please click here.