The National Volunteerism Policy 2015
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ByMinistry of Labour
The National Volunteerism Policy is anchored on the Constitution of Kenya, the Kenya Vision 2030 strategy and the Second Medium Term Plan (MTP II). The overall objective of this policy is to provide guidelines on efficient and effective coordination, management and sustenance of volunteerism in Kenya. It will seek to ensure that volunteerism is embedded within the national economic policies. This policy gives a working definition of volunteerism in Kenya. It highlights the current situation of volunteerism in Kenya that is not nationally coordinated. It also provides the volunteerism guiding principles, modes and categories. The policy further identifies issues and challenges facing the volunteerism sector. Amongst these challenges is lack of a legal framework to promote volunteerism, lack of synergy of volunteerism programs, undefined program for National, regional and international volunteers. The policy indicates the expected technical support, funding, resource mobilization and management strategies. The government, non-state actors and academia are identified as the key players in the implementation of the policy. It recommends the establishment of a National Volunteerism Board and Secretariat to promote, regulate, coordinate and implement volunteer programs in Kenya. The policy recommends the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation framework, management information systems, and a communication and influencing strategies which the policy will be monitored and evaluated at the National level.
Volunteerism; Volunteerism programs; Formal volunteering:; Informal volunteering:; National Volunteer Programs; Academia; Forced Labour; Kenya
Affiliated Ministerial DocketMinistry of Labour
PublisherMinistry of Labour
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