Training, Advocacy and Civic Education
SAFI conducts training, advocacy and civic education on all areas incidental to its objectives, including environmental management, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, climate-smart agriculture, blue economy, health and sanitation, gender parity and mainstreaming, and social protection. In this context, SAFI promotes the development and implementation of policies by both the national and county governments aimed at the attainment of shared objectives.
SAFI’s environmental agenda fully subscribes to the principle of “Environmental Rule of Law” which is central to sustainable development and integrates environmental needs with the essential elements of the rule of law, thus provides the basis for improving environmental governance. Environmental Rule of Law highlights environmental sustainability by connecting it with fundamental rights and obligations. In this regard, SAFI undertakes advocacy with both national and county governments to ensure mainstreaming of environmental rights and obligations in policy formulations.
SAFI also conducts aggressive civic education to educate the public on their environmental rights and obligations, especially with regard to Articles 42, 69, 70 and 72 of the Constitution of Kenya. This is meant to deepen access to environmental information and enhance public participation in environmental decision making, especially for people who are particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation such as women, children, youth, people living in poverty, indigenous peoples and local communities. SAFI’s civic education also aims at inculcating a fair, inclusive and transparent justice system that efficiently resolves environmental disputes, in furtherance to Environmental Rule of Law.