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Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Dennis Makori Group CEO Onfon Media Ltd, Aug. 30 2014 @ Inter Continental

Date: August 30, 2014
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am for 10-12 Noon
Entrance: Free

Guest Speaker: Onfon Media Group CEO Dennis Makori

‘Rich’ interview: Aly-Khan Satchu speaks to Howard French

August 27, 2014 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office

Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Time: 5:30pm
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.

About
Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.

In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.

Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.

Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International

Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development

August 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Songambele 2014 feat. Art of Healing Lecture by Gilah Yelin, Aug. 17 2014 @ GoDown Arts Centre – Industrial Area

GoDown Event
Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

August 13, 2014 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

Meet the Artist: Gilah Hirsch, Aug. 14 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Meet world renowned painter Gilah Hirsch at Kuona Trust on the 14th of August 2014 from 2pm – 4pm.

The artist is famed for her unique work as well as facilitating various successful projects including art therapy for children. During the session at Kuona Trust, she will be talking to artists about her work and answer questions on the same.

Follow up events
Public lecture at the GoDown Art Centre – 15th August 2014
Exhibition of original works at the Sankara hotel – 17th August 2014.

For more information, please visit her website.

August 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Early Bird Registration for Afrika Handmade Symposium, Oct. 2-3 2014 @ Jacaranda Hotel – Westlands

Craft Afrika

Visit their site for online registration and to find more info. on the symposium

July 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

China in African Urbanization Event, Jul 19 2014 @ Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd

Chinese Urbanism in Africa.  Event/Picture via Naipolitans

Chinese Urbanism in Africa. | Event/Picture via Naipolitans


China in African Urbanization – SACEF Business Exchange Series

Date & Time: 2pm, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Venue: Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd, Nairobi

China’s visible impact on urban development in Africa is substantial. One need only to take a look at Great Wall apartments along Mombasa road, or drive down to Thika Road to catch a glimpse of some of the most impressive changes brought to Africa by Chinese constructors and developers. The contractors, developers and designers from China are having a tremendous impact on African development. Will they be able to successfully export the Chinese urban model? Can China’s own experience in fast, large-scale urbanization benefit Africa? Can the Chinese prototype developed over the past thirty years simply be exported?

Following their researches on Chinese urban development issues, Urban China magazine have collaborated with Go West Project to make an issue completely dedicated to impact of Chinese Urbanism in Africa, which will be introduced and discussed upon on Saturday 19 July, 2pm.

Speakers are Huang Zhengli, Njeri Cerere, and Juma Assiago. Huang Zhengli is a PhD candidate on Kenyan cities and informal housing and editor of Urban China. Njeri Cerere is a Planning, Development and Environmental Consultant in Kenya. Juma Assiago works at UN-Habitat and coordinates the global network on Safer Cities Program.

Schedule
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Remark by Isaac Fokuo (SACEF)
14:10 – 14:30 Opening Speech by Ambassador LIU Xianfa
14:30 – 15:00 Speech by Huang Zhengli on Chinese Urbanism in Africa
15:00 – 15:30 Speech by Njeri Cerere on Nairobi Land Regulations
15:30– 16:00 Speech by Juma Assiago on Urban Spaces and Their Social Impacts
16:00 – 17:00 Open Discussion
17:00 Closing Remarks and End Reception

July 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Conversation with Kenyan Writers: Kinyanjui Kombani Author of Den of Inequalities, Jul. 24 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Den of Inequities
Date: July 24, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut – Library
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Host: John Sibi-Okumu

July 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

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