Goal: Enhance the capacity of KITUO in conducting research communication and disseminating the findings in the thematic areas during the plan period for improved performance knowledge creation, leveraged and profiling.
The strategic objectives of the programme are:
- To raise public awareness on KITUO’s thematic areas, by documenting KITUO’s work and undertaking publication of Information Education and Communication materials.
- To enhance the visibility/ image/ reputation/ profile of KITUO as a premier CSO in our core areas.
- To create an enabling and friendly ICT infrastructure environment in KITUO with the necessary complimentary assets.
- To empower and enable KITUO staff to undertake interdisciplinary research to address key legal issues.
- Undertake excellent cutting-edge research on issues of access to justice, land, labour, housing, refugees and other emerging human rights concerns.
The Research Communication and Knowledge Management department was formerly known as the Research and Communication Department. The Research Communication and Knowledge Management department aims to undertake research in the thematic areas of access to justice, land, housing, labour, refugee rights and other emerging human rights concerns to inform KITUO’s interventions, persuade policy as well as ensuring proper and up to date documentation of KITUO’s work.
The vision of RCKM is a visible KITUO that undertakes high quality research in the thematic areas of access to justice, land, housing, labour, refugee rights and other emerging human rights concerns to inform KITUO’s interventions, influence policy as well as ensure proper and up to date documentation, publication and dissemination of properly researched and packaged information.
Through the RCKM, KITUO contributes towards solutions to issues and problems faced by its clients in the areas of interventions. These issues and problems have complex causes and effects that require sound and critical analysis in order to identify viable, realistic and relevant solutions. Casual and shallow interventions may only act as palliatives to the underlying systemic and structural problems that bear local, national and global dimensions. High quality research is therefore a prerequisite to proper, relevant and effective interventions. The RCKM department notes that effective advocacy is informed by quality research on key issues.