Posts tagged ‘google’
Hadithi is an online open access library for African Scholars. Our mission is to maximize the impact of academic research while engaging communities of learning and making societies critically conscious through increased access to quality academic information. We see our platform as a stepping stone toward enabling equal rights to education for students in developing countries.
Our official launch is on Jan 24th with a panel discussion around “Open access and higher education in Kenya.”
Include: Dr. Ndemo Bitange [PS Ministry of Information & Communication], Mr. Joe Mucheru from Google, Mr. Alex Gakuru from Creative Commons and Prof. Meoli Kashorda from KENET.
We anticipate an audience made up of the donor community, international development banks, students and researchers from a couple Kenyan research parastatals.
RSVP here: http://hadithi.eventbrite.com/
A cocktail will follow the discussion.
Events to look out for @Storymoja #HayFestKe: Freedom of Expression, Sept. 14-16 2012 @ National Museum
Ory Okolloh, Google’s head of policy and Government Relations, Africa, and John Kampfner, British Journalist and Freedom of Expression advocate discuss the cultural and social transformative power of the internet and new technologies.
They will be joined by Dr Christian Turner, former Director of the Middle East and North Africa in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dr Turner is now British High Commissioner to Kenya.
Date: September 15, 2012
Venue: Storymoja Amphitheatre
Peeling Back the Mask
Date: September 16, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium
Lawyer and political analyst, Miguna Miguna, discusses the controversial, bestselling memoir that has taken Kenya by storm.
Also, don’t forget that the best second hand book sale continues at the Nairobi national Museum during the StoryMoja Hay Festival
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2012, 10am – 4pm on all days.
The Google Photography Prize is a photography contest for students around the world.
Contest winners will have their photos viewed online and also win great prizes: 100 people shortlisted will get a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone; 10 finalists will see their work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London; one winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach.
Submission is open till 31 January 2012. There are 10 different and inspiring categories to choose from. The submission process, rules and all details can be found on the official site.