PDF 2022

Date: 9th - 11th March

Venue: National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi

About the PDF

Welcome to People Dialogue Festival

  • PDF in Kenya is premised on an understanding that democracy is more than democratic institutions and written rules. It is a culture that has to be nourished through the creation of spaces and platforms where people can physically get together talk to each other get inspired exchange opinions and debate their ideas. PDF aims at providing a platform where the common man youth activists leaders academia artists and activists policy makers private sector thought leaders and development practitioners at large all committed global friends of Kenya converge to collectively explore practical ways of understanding and appreciating each other’s role in and deepening their contribution to social and sustainable development climate justice amplifying vital voices freedom of expression and democracy in its various manifestations.

PDF by CMD-Kenya

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When PDF was Born

People Dialogue Festival

In 2019, CMD-Kenya initiated the People Dialogue Festival (PDF) – a multiparty and a multi-actor dialogue platform on governance issues in Kenya. The inaugural event was held on 7th, 8th & 9th March, 2019 in Nairobi while a second PDF was held on 5th to 7th March, 2020. Due to the challenges of COVID-19 and the attendant restrictions of holding physical meetings, CMD-Kenya convened a hybrid mini-PDF on September 15 – 16, 2021 in Nairobi Kenya.