Ryculture Civil Society Organization Chats #RycultureCSOChats

Executive Summary

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation is a social enterprise committed to championing for and inculcating a culture of active citizenship and social responsibility among Kenyan youth with regard to health and general well-being.

We are proponents of social responsibility with inherent value for collaboration to create synergy to address global challenges from community level driven by the community.

About Ryculture YouTH Voices

Ryculture YouTH Voices is an initiative that seeks to amplify the voices of Kenyan youth in a transformative agenda for health and their well-being. Through Ryculture YouTH Voices we enlighten, empower and evoke Kenyan youth to act for their health, the health of their communities and their well-being.

Poster Design by @Hezron Munyakin (PlanetWizard)

Project

In line with our vocation, we have realized that following the emergence of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, most civil society organizations (CSO’s) are hard hit. This is because most organizations that work in the civil society space have specific and well-defined missions most times in line with the specific social problem they work to solve in their communities. With a disease outbreak of this magnitude, most CSO operations are disrupted with no clear direction on how to optimize their offering and use their influence for positive change.

As Ryculture Health and Social Innovation, based on research and evidence on the potential of CSOs to impact change, we are introducing #RycultureCSOChats starting on Saturday 25th April 2020. These will be weekly discussions on key strategies that CSOs can employ in the face of this pandemic to;

  • Stay relevant to their course of work

  • Leverage their power, influence and capacity to influence positive change in the midst of this pandemic.

  • Gear up for action post this pandemic.

Our focus will be on CSO’s working in the following key thematic areas i.e. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); Mental Health; Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) especially diabetes, cancer and hypertension; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Environmental Conservation; Volunteering & Charity Networks; Education; Food Safety and Nutrition; Migrants, Refugees and Migrations; Religious Outfits and Faith Based Organizations; Professional Associations among others.

#RycultureCSOChat 1: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocacy in the midst of COVID-19 Outbreak.

Date: 25th April 2020

Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

Venue: Zoom (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74809693818)

Description: Ryculture CSO Chats are a series of discussions organized with the aim of supporting Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) especially those run by the youth to understand the current advocacy environment, to harness their potential for impact during this crisis and to gear up for action post this pandemic.

During this first session, we will focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocacy which covers Family Planning & Contraceptive Use; Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV); Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); Menstrual Hygiene Management & Health; HIV/AIDS and STIs.

We will establish the CSO order of operation before COVID-19, the disruptions caused and extra challenges presented and how to go about working in the space with impact.

In case of any queries, concerns or clarification please do not hesitate to contact us on email at: info.ryculture@gmail.com