The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) signed an agreement with the Partnership of Social and Governance Research (PASGR) to host Kenya’s “Research-policy community (Utafiti Sera) on social protection in Kenya” project. The project was launched in a forum that was organized by PASGR and Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE) on May 13, 2015. This meeting brought together policy makers, practitioners, media and researchers to deliberate on how research that aims to influence social protection programmes in the country could be enhanced. They arrived at the conclusion that research organizations must focus on building a coalition of researchers, various policy actors, practitioners and users throughout the research process. This report covers the activities implemented by AIHD in collaboration with the PASGR under Utafiti Sera project.