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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.

About
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 info@sautiyamtaa.com

Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014

September 1, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

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

Celebrating Nairobi: Nai Ni Who 2 Grand Finale, Aug. 2 2014 @ Central Park

Nai ni who 2
This Saturday Nai Ni Who are partying in Central park! Join the parade, watch Nai Ni Who tourna final and live performances!

Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Central Park
Time: from 10 am
Entry: Free
Performance by: Sarabi, Suzannah Owiyo, Mejja and Dove Slimme

Join a parade through town from 10 am. Performances take place in the afternoon.

July 31, 2014 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Night Out! Latin Nite with DANGER & Friends feat. Victor Muli, Aug. 2 2014 @ Tamambo Village Market

Latin Nite flyermail
Date: Saturday 2nd August 2014
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 8.30pm
Free entry

July 26, 2014 at 3:27 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

World Cup Screening of France vs Nigeria Match, Jun. 30 2014 @ Alliance Française

France and Ghana
Date: June 30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance: Free

June 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: UN.Known Spaces by Janina Janke & Maurice de Martin, Jun. 26 – Jul. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut

UN Known Spaces
Exhibition Opening/Lecture Performance: Thursday, June 26 2014 at 7.00pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

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.

Visit Goethe Institut Nairobi website and/or www.unknownspaces.org for more information

June 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

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