In 2016, International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) began a programmatic intervention under a project funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), titled “Advocacy and Capacity Building for the Effective Implementation of Tobacco Control Policies in Kenya”. This ACBF- funded project enhanced implementation of tobacco control in selected counties through capacity development and technical support for the development and implementation of tobacco control in the counties.
The project goal was to contribute to the reduction of prevalence of tobacco consumption in Kenya through the following specific objectives:
a. To strengthen the capacity of stakeholders for enforcement of tobacco control laws in Kenya
b. To enhance the capabilities of 5 selected counties to domesticate and implement TC legislation
c. To enhance IILA’s institutional capacity for sustainability
This case study is a documentation of IILA’s implementation of this project; the successes achieved and challenges encountered. It provides lessons for sub national tobacco control implementation that can be useful for other counties in Kenya and also for other countries that have similar governance systems.
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