Maina Kiai

Maina Kiai is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. He has more than 20 years experience working in civil society and human rights in Kenya, Africa and globally.

Maina Kiai es el Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación. Cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia de trabajo con la sociedad civil y los derechos humanos en Kenia, África y el mundo.

 
 

Maina Kiai is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. He has more than 20 years experience working in civil society and human rights in Kenya, Africa and globally.

 

From funding projects to funding struggles: Reimagining the role of donors

January 17, 2017
By: Maina Kiai
Español

While donors partner with civil society to counter shrinking civic space, their rigid funding systems can undermine progress.

It’s time for development banks to start listening

August 17, 2016
By: Maina Kiai
Español

The aid community often ignores the wishes of the very people it’s supposed to be helping. The world needs a more bottom-up approach to development.

Reclaiming space through UN-supported litigation

April 19, 2016
By: Maina Kiai
Español

Working together, the UN and civil society are using innovative legal action to protect fundamental human rights and re-open lost civic spaces.

In Kenya, averting a move to strangle civil society with the financial noose

December 18, 2013
By: Maina Kiai
Français

In October Kenya introduced legislation capping foreign funding to NGOs and requiring that money be channeled through a government body. Though ...

 

 
 
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