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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
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
Guest Speaker: Onfon Media Group CEO Dennis Makori
‘Rich’ interview: Aly-Khan Satchu speaks to Howard French
Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Central Park
Time: from 10 am
Performance by: Sarabi, Suzannah Owiyo, Mejja and Dove Slimme
Join a parade through town from 10 am. Performances take place in the afternoon.
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.
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
Exhibition: UN.Known Spaces by Janina Janke & Maurice de Martin, Jun. 26 – Jul. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Exhibition Runs Until July 17, 2014
The art project UN.KNOWN SPACES has been developed as an integral part of the large scale scientific research project “Knowledge through Art”, funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund). Inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and the phenomenon “Worlds inside the World”, the two German artists, Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin, focused on the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, New York, and Nairobi as these “worlds”.
From 2011 onwards, they collected a total of 66 interviews from the three headquarters conducted with a wide spectrum of UN staff and people from the “outside”, in which they are telling their personal life story.
After having exhibited the work in Vienna, the exhibition now travels to Nairobi.
The videos will be presented in form of a large scale projection, combined with an ambient sound installation played on a Marimba.