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Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 5.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Interested in hearing about Nairobi’s great public spaces such as the skating park in the CBD or community places in Kibera? Then join us on Friday the 28th of November to hear more about Placemaking in Nairobi.
Placemaking improves the quality of public spaces and the lives of the community in tandem. It is a co-creation approach that capitalises on local community’s knowledge, assets and ideas to promote inclusive and prosperous cities. The conversation will be facilitated by Placemakers, a Dutch non-profit organization working in-situ to improve public spaces by research, design and programming in co-creation.
Their research is part of the international knowledge exchange program ‘Making Cities Together,’ that aims at connecting and strengthening local scale projects so that they reach a critical mass to effect real change at an urban scale. Making Cities Together is organised by The International New Town Institute, the International Federation of Housing and Planning, and Placemakers.
Placemakers will present the findings of their Placemaking initiatives inventory on public spaces in Nairobi that they conducted in conjunction with the Technical University of Kenya. After presentations there will be round table discussions to share ideas.
• Placemaking initiatives in Nairobi inventory presentation – Placemakers
• Address on the 60 public spaces program – Nairobi City County
• Views on the importance of public spaces – UN-Habitat
• Round table discussion
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Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Samsung EA IM Director Manoj Changarampatt, Sept. 13 2014 @ Inter Continental
Date: September 13, 2014
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am for 10-12 Noon
Guest Speaker: Manoj Changarampatt – Samsung East Africa IM Director
Second Hand Book Sale including a Special Art Sale by KMS, Sept. 5-6 2014 @ National Museum – Main Courtyard
Kenya Museum Society invites you to their Second Hand Book Sale which also includes a Special Art Sale at the lowest prices!
On sale they have novels, DVD movies, assorted magazines & kids’ books from Ksh 25 to Ksh 200 while Paintings range from Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 5,000
Dates: Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Main courtyard
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Books donations during the sale are welcomed.
Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014
An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.
Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.
Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.
The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.
Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.
How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014