Consultancy Term of Refrence for Artivism Training


1. About PAWA

PAWA INITIATIVE is a collaborative arts and culture hub whose vision is ‘Active Citizens Driving Change”. In order to realize its vision, PAWA works in partnership with artistes, awakening in them a deep socio – economic and political consciousness and empowering the artistes to connect their art to the pursuit of a better Kenya.

By harnessing the ‘active art’ produced by artistes and disseminating the same to the society, PAWA hopes to use the active art to ignite social consciousness among the citizens that will drive them (citizens) to be active in governance issues affecting them and ultimately cause the citizens to demand for positive change; in their families, communities and ultimately the Kenyan society at large.

PAWA has structured itself to achieve its vision of an active citizenry via the deployment of various programs including master classes for artistes, curation and production of various forms of artistic expressions, offering space and platforms for showcasing of the arts, networking the artistes with their peers, potential clients and engaging in lobbying and advocacy on issues of social justice.

2.Background of Sauti Jasiri project

PAWA is currently implementing a high impact integrated arts and advocacy project #SautiJasiri in the informal settlements of Mukuru, Kayole and Dandora. #SautiJasiri will focus on expanding the Human Rights space in the aforementioned settlements and is aimed at empowering the duty bearers (citizens) to know and demand for their rights from the right holders (Government Officials). The project will deploy Citizen Journalism, Public Interest Litigation and Artivism as the community engagement strategies to empower the communities and ultimately contribute to a shifting of the power balance from the right holders to the duty bearers.

#SautiJasiri project is designed to empower the community to acquire skills for citizen engagement, community organizing and initiate community actions aimed at addressing human rights violations prevalent in the target areas. One strategy through which the project hopes to empower the community to engage in advocacy is through a comprehensive training in ‘Artivism’ (Activism through Art).

The project hopes to utilize the latent and raw talent of select youth invested in the arts to play a pivotal role in community sensitization, indoctrination, and organizing for action. The Artivism training will aim at equipping the talented youth with skills in Policy and Advocacy and most importantly how to harness their art for social change in their communities both as triggers of social change and as frontline soldiers for agitating for change.

3. Objectives

The main objectives of the Human Rights Training are:

1. To equip the TOT’s with skills in Artivism (Arts for Social Change) and how the same can be harnessed to catalyze social change in communities.

2. To share and equip the TOT’s with practical skills in the specific art genres of graffiti, music and spoken word and how the same can be harnessed for social change.

3. To mould and sharpen the technical and professional capacity of the artistes to deliver/produce quality productions

4. Deliverables

• A well written EOI with reference to part 3 above.

• Develop and share with PAWA a three-day training curriculum for delivery of the Artivism training.

• Compile and submit a comprehensive training report after delivery of the training. The report should also include the % of knowledge gain and the methods used to ascertain the same.


In all matters pertaining this consultancy, the consultant will report to the Programs Manager PAWA254. And/or the Project Officer in charge of the Project should the manager not be available.


The assignment should be completed within 10 days of contract signing including reporting preparation.

7.Consultancy Fees

The fees of this consultancy will be agreed between the two parties before commencement of the consultancy.

8.Consultant Profile

The successful consultant/firm must at the bare minimum, possess the following skills and experience:

• An experienced artiste and art enthusiast.

• Good to excellent knowledge and experience in Activism and/or Arts for social change.

• Knowledge and experience in working with organized groups and communities living in informal settlements of Nairobi.

• Excellent knowledge of the Human Rights situation in Kenya and particularly in

Nairobi’s informal settlements.

• Experience in data analysis, presentation methods and report writing.

• Good spoken and written communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Sheng.

9.Application Requirements

While preparing the EOI, applicants must include the following:

• A brief description of the consultancy firm or consultant and an outline of recent experience on assignments of a similar nature.

• A description of the methodology/curriculum to be employed, financial and technical proposals including work plan for performing the assignment.

• At least 2 references of similar assignments that the consulting firm or consultant has undertaken in the last 5 years.

NB: It is important to note that given the current situation where due to the Covid-19 pandemic, public gatherings have been banned, PAWA envisages a situation where this training will be conducted online. PAWA will provide the online platform where the successful firm/consultant will implement the training. The EOI must therefore take cognizance of this new reality.

Interested and qualified consultant(s) firms are requested to submit their proposals to copying by close of business on 7th June 2020.

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