KPMG was the financial management agent (FMA) for the second phase of the National Civic Education Programme (NCEP II) from 2005 to 2011 when it transitioned to an institution called Uraia Trust for which KPMG retained an element of financial oversight during its inception phase. The NCEP programme was funded by a basket of donors including the Austrian Development Agency, Canadian Development Agency (CIDA), Danida, DFID, Netherlands, Finland, Norwegian Aid (NORAD) and USAID. NCEP II, now the Uraia Trust, supports civic education and civic engagement leading to increased citizen participation in the political process in Kenya. It works to enhance national reconciliation and cohesion, inclusion of youth and marginalised groups in the political process, and increased leadership accountability.
- Uraia and the new Kenyan constitution: The Uraia Trust worked with a variety of partners to shape the content of the new Kenyan Constitution and, since its approval, has worked closely with the Jukwaa La Katiba platform to provide leadership, tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation process. Uraia is also working with the Kenya Institute of Education to revise national curricula in history, government and social studies in light of the new Constitution.
- NCEP and Kenya’s post-election violence: Following the disputed elections of 2007 and the resulting violence that tore through Kenya, Uraia has supported peace initiatives and activities across the country, for example working with the Uwiano Platform for Peace to get up-to-date information on ethnic tension, hate speech, incitement, threats and violence throughout the country, and relaying this information to security institutions and peace committees.