Kenya has been feted an International Federation for Family Development 2020 Award (IFFD) at the 58th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) and there will also be the 75th session of the Commission for Social Development at the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD) is a non-governmental, independent and non-profit federation that advocates for family responsive legislation through the promotion of evidence-based policy recommendations. IFFD primary mission is to support families through training.
Kenya`s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has been granted one of the 2020 IFFD Awards for the capacity Development Workshop AligningKenya`s Draft National Policy on Family Promotion and Protection (NFP&PP) with SDGs and drafting an Action Policy Implementation Plan and subsequent engagements in arriving at a National Policy on Family Promotion and Protection.
The policy is the first policy in Kenya since independence that speaks to family as a unit. The policy is built around the recognition of the family as a fundamental social unit and of the various educational, nurturing and caring functions they perform towards their members. It identifies issues/ challenges facing families and also provides a broad -based framework for implementing strategies that will enable families make meaningful participation in the development processes.
The Cabonet Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection , Mr Simon Chelugui is represented at the session by the Risper Maroko who is the Deputy Director for Social Development and Mac` Botongore who is the Assistant Director in the Social Assistance Unit
Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is the advisory body responsible for Social Development pillar of global development.
The priority theme this year is: Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness.