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.English | Espanol | French |
From funding projects to funding struggles: Reimagining the role of donors
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
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.
In Kenya, averting a move to strangle civil society with the financial noose
In October Kenya introduced legislation capping foreign funding to NGOs and requiring that money be channeled through a government body. Though narrowly defeated, ...