The KAYSRHR Network has developed an ambitious and comprehensive vision for communications. To achieve this vision, it will focus on establishing of a clear communications plan to raise the profile and esteem of the network and its members. This will enable the KAYSRHR Network, as well as individual members, to build its reputation as a knowledgeable and trusted voice on SRHR, and ultimately return greater advocacy and funding results. A strong public profile and recognition among their target audiences will facilitate easier access to policymakers and communities alike, strengthening future advocacy efforts.
Members recognize the challenges of coalition management and how critical this is for the network’s success. They are also continuously looking to improve their ability to do more and to work better. To this end, the members place great emphasis on capacity building. While members identify many areas they want to increase their skills and knowledge in, the priority in this area is strengthening the network’s capacity for governance, coalition management, and member support and coordination. These are foundational capacities that will allow the KAYSRHR Network to consolidate itself institutionally, grow in its reach and membership, and be better able to help members build their own capacities in other diverse areas, too.
Advocacy is the heart of the KAYSRHR Network’s mission. Fruitful advocacy requires well thought out planning and coordination among members around common and consistent messages. To ensure the network’s advocacy in both the short- and long-term achieves the highest possible results, the immediate advocacy priority is deepened infrastructure, knowledge, shared positions, and systems for wellplanned, timed, and coordinated advocacy campaigns on key issues. This involves creating systems and mechanisms for planning, coordination, and campaign implementation among members that will bolster the network’s advocacy efforts for all issues.
As a growing network of organizations across Kenya, the KAYSRHR Network relies on its members’ consistent and active participation for its success. This consistency is critical to its growth and development, as well as its long-term advocacy efforts for bringing about positive change for youth on SRHR issues in Kenya. With a vision of expanding its memberships, the KAYSRHR Network has as a priority standardized policies and processes for current members and new member recruitment and onboarding. A defined and established system for managing membership will provide a foundation for supporting members in their own growth and work and strength the network’s ability to pursue joint action. It will also establish a standard approach to membership that will provide the network with greater stability.
The KAYSRHR Network brings together youth-focused organizations around a shared goal of improved youth SRHR. But the network understands that it cannot achieve this goal alone or act as an umbrella for every actor in the SRHR space. It takes collaboration and partnership with a diverse range of other actors and stakeholders. For these partnerships to be successful, the network must be deliberate in its approach to them. That is why its partnership priority is a harmonized approach to partnership among members for the establishment and enhancement of effective links with government, private sector entities, individuals and development partners, including resource partners. A singular approach will give the KAYSRHR Network the consistency in how it works with partners and project a professional stability