About Us

Our Vision

Empowered citizens claiming their rights and holding service providers accountable for effective performance.

Our Mission

To help Kenyans find their voice and agency to claim their rights to services; make the Kenyan government accountable for its duties and promises; and ultimately, make the constitution a lived experience.


Our Goal

To institutionalize a sustainable culture of social inclusion in the Kenyan society, through inclusive policy frameworks and budgetary decisions, to the realisation of inclusive governance (voice), and the accountable and equitable distribution of resources.


Our Objectives

  • To boost the capacity of citizen groups to demand for their rights.
  • To facilitate emergence of inclusive and responsive services delivery culture among national and county governments in Kenya.
  • To contribute towards the realisation of the effective decentralisation of power under devolved government in Kenya.
  • To build TISA implementation capacities.

Organisational Information

We are known for its expertise on social audits, social accountability, civic education, and public participation. We drafted the public participation bill that was ultimately passed in five counties and contributed to the elevation of that concept into the realm of national policy. We have gone to court many times to defend devolution and are perceived as an engine for new ideas in governance circles.
TISA is directed by National Coordinator Wanjiru Gikonyo and has a staff of 15 and a 5-trustee board. Our revised annual budget for 2021 is $750,000.
Current and past supporters include Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Danida, DFID, Action Aid, SUNY/USAID, UNDEF, European Union, Trocaire, HIVOS and Oxfam.