Online 2021 awards Registrations

BACKGROUND 

The Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards (ARAEA) is an initiative of The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) designed to recognize, reward and celebrate Resident Associations that have demonstrated exemplary performance in promoting access to public services and made extraordinary positive impact on their community. The awards are informed by the fact that Resident Associations play a very vital role in enhancing access to public services and improving quality of life in Kenya yet these efforts are rarely recognized and appreciated. Additionally, the awards serve to focus public attention on the importance of Resident Associations in promoting structured engagement with the government and other service delivery players as well as championing the interest of their members. 

Winners of ARAEA are identified through a competitive process by competent panel of judges and awarded at a gala event. The gala event for the 4th ARAEA will be held on 17th December 2021 and will be attended by representatives of various Resident Associations; Government; Community Leaders; Media among other service delivery stakeholders. A special category has been introduced to recognize and celebrate Resident Associations that rolled out initiatives that effectively contributed to the fight against COVID 19 pandemic.

Download : ARAEA_Entry Form


Download : 4th Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards-Call for Entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) is now accepting entries for the 2021 ARAEA

Eligibility 

 Entries are open to Resident Associations registered in Kenya and with projects or initiatives that fall under any  of the listed award categories.

Submission    

  • All submissions should describe the project/initiative undertaken by the Association and that falls under any of the listed award categories.
  • Eligible project/Initiatives must have been completed between January 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
  • All submissions will be made through direct entries with brief citations demonstrating how the Residents Association has practically enhanced access to public services in a specified sector, impacted positively on the community and contributed to improvement of quality of life in the neighborhood.
  • Other potential awardees may be proposed indirectly, by the public and even by people they may not know, as long as the citation provided can be authenticated.
  • Citations should be accompanied by high quality photographic evidence as this is important for the judging process.
  • An independent panel of judges carefully selected to include governance experts; experienced community development professionals, Media practitioners among others will review the entries and make a decision on the winners and runners up for each award category.
  • The judges will have the final word on who is to be awarded for each category.

AWARD CATEGORIES            

  • Mazingira Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards promotion of a sustainable environmental management at the neighborhood level

  • Usalama Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards promotion of security at the neighborhood level

  • Mawasiliano Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association that has leveraged on creative communication approaches to ensure improved and structured communication among its membership.

  • Maji Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards access to better water services for its members 

  • Afya Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards better hygiene and sanitation conditions within their neighbourhood 

  • Mihadarati Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards the fight against alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya 

  • Viwanja Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has immensely contributed towards protection of public spaces within their neighborhood. 

  • Ujenzi Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association whose work has Immensely contributed towards the fight against uncontrolled and illegal development within their neighborhood

  • COVID 19 Mitigation

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward residents association that carried out initiatives that had immense positive impact on the fight against COVID 19 pandemic

HOW TO MAKE SUBMISSION

Submissions can be received from Resident Associations for the various categories. A maximum of three submissions per Association is allowed. To make your submission, you are required to complete the Entry Form which can be downloaded at the KARA website, www.kara.or.ke

and send to the secretariat through the contacts below on or before 26th November 2021. Any entries received after the closing date will be automatically disqualified. 

Contacts:

The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA)

P.O Box 1411 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0725983445; 0203874331/3873828

Isiara Place, Kingara Close, off Kingara Road, House No.10 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website: www.kara.or.ke

 

Our attention is drawn to the move by the County Government to collect parking fees from parking areas within various estates in Nairobi as a way of achieving the revenue collection targets.

A case filed by residents of Runda Gardens Residents Association opposing the construction of a church in the neighbourhood has been referred to the environment tribunal.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services and the Nairobi City County Government launched the Nairobi City County Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy Awareness Campaign on 21st June 2021 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.

Kara with support of UNDP Kenya and the European Union successfully held a football tournament at Makongeni sports ground in Makongeni estate

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Kara in partnership with Hanns Siedel Foundation organized the 89th Bi-monthly Talk Forum on Tuesday, 8th June 2021.

Kara hosted the Nairobi City County Chief Valuer Mr. Isaac Nyoike on Thursday, 17th June 2021 at a virtual forum to discuss and enable property owners understand more about the effect of the New Draft Valuation Roll for Nairobi County.

Kara hosted the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Deputy Director General, Mr. Kangethe Thuku at a virtual forum organized to get feedback from NMS on service delivery concerns

More than 1,000 Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) were distributed to waste pickers working in Dandora dumpsite to minimize risks of COVID-19 infections for the waste pickers.

Kara and Kenya PET Recycling Company Limited (PETCO Kenya) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The County Government of Nairobi has invited members of the public to submit views on the new draft valuation roll for the county.

The Court of Appeal has halted the planned construction of 71 single family residential units in Redhill area of Tigoni in Kiambu, pending the determination of a case filed by Redhill Kentmere Residents Association.

Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has launched an inventory of county rental houses and tenants, a move aimed at enhancing revenue collection.

The Government is planning to construct 605 affordable housing units in Nakuru County.

Kara in collaboration with Safaricom PLC hosted a Webinar to discuss the 5G technology and its impacts on the ICT sector and consumers in Kenya.

Public finance experts have urged Kenya Government to put in place mechanisms that will ensure prudent public debt management and cushion Kenyans from adverse effects that may result from excessive borrowing.

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has closed a factory at Noonkopir area Kitengela, Kajiado County that was operating illegally within a residential area.

Kenya Power will migrate all electricity consumers to smart meters in the next five years, in a move aimed at reducing systemic losses and improving efficiency.

President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the official launch of the National Land Information System (NLIS) at the National Geospatial Data Centre in Nairobi, on 27th April, 2021.

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has rolled out a headcount exercise for all tenants and inspection of approximately 1,200 houses in the region.