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NALA project Presentation by Andre Pilz, Mar. 11 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Introducing the NALA project to Kenya: A cycling tour from Cape Town (ZA) to London (UK) to work with African artists and collect messages to SADE

A presentation by Andre Pilz

Date: Wednesday 11th March 2015 from 2pm
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery


March 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts January Makamba – Dep. Minister Communication Science & Technology, Mar. 14 2015 @ Hyatt Regency Hotel – Dar es Salaam

AKS in Dar es Salaam
Aly-Khan Satchu will be hosting January Makamba, the Deputy Minister for Communication Science & Technology – Tanzania

Date: March 14, 2015
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Entry: RSVP at

January Makamba declared his intention to run for president almost eight months ago on BBC. A move that surprised many analysts and Tanzania watchers. Since January declared his intention to vie for Presidency under CCM, he has been receiving praise from unusual quarters such as;

Can January Makamba be the next president of Tanzania? – By Ben Taylor in African Arguments

Young leaders take on the old guard in Tanzania – By CHRISTOPHER KIDANKA in African Review

However, January has a long way to go since he has to convince CCM, the ruling party that he is the right man for the job in the scheduled party meeting later this year before the elections.

Join him as he speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu to find out why he announced his candidature and the vision he has for Tanzania.

March 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Conversation with African writers – Ndiritu Wahome & Ciku Kimeria, Mar. 19 2015 @ Goethe Institut

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Join young Kenyan writers – Ndiritu Wahome and Ciku Kimeria as they discuss their books, chat with members of the audience at a session titled “Conversation with African writers” at the Goethe Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday March 19th 2015 from 6pm.

First 100 people to rsvp to the event via fb ( will be eligible for a KES 100 discount on the book price at the event.

The session will be moderated by acclaimed Kenyan poet, journalist, writer of fiction, and critic – Khainga o’okwemba.


Ndiritu is a writer who first started writing at the age of thirteen. At 19, immediately after high school, he published a volume of poetry: ‘The Voice from a Young Man under the Burning African Sun.’

As a young writer, he is passionate about the art of writing, and other forms of creative arts. Ndiritu believes that you can become anything you want on earth, as long as you have the willpower, determination, and passion to train the mind. When he is neither reading nor writing, he is actively swimming and lazing on the beach gazing at the meandering blue waves of the ocean.

His latest work is a collection of short stories titled The sad artist and other fairy tales

Ciku lives and works in Kenya as a consultant focusing on international development issues at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. She loves people, learning different languages, experiencing new cultures and various other art forms in addition to writing – singing, playing the guitar etc.

She is particularly fascinated by the universality of human emotions and enjoys reading books about people whose culture she knows little about. She hopes to use her work to reach more people with stories about Kenyan people that they can relate to – even if they do not know much about Kenya.

She holds a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She speaks English, Kiswahili and German, and is currently learning French. She is also a travel blogger – Thekenyanexplorer

Her novel “Of goats and poisoned oranges” is a tantalizing tale of betrayal, deceit, greed, corruption, love and revenge that will leave you reeling. Readers have described it as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”

March 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening and Discussion: Journeys #1 by Jim Kroft, Mar. 5 2015 @ Pawa 254 Rooftop

Journeys 1
Date: March 5, 2015
Venue: Pawa 254 Rooftop
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

Worldwide premier of the new documentary with an introduction by Boniface Mwangi

March 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

International Women’s Day: Women of the World Talk & Act Conference 2015, Mar. 7 2015 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Date: 7th March, 2015
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 8am to 6pm
Entry: Ksh4,000 – Adults, free for children under the age of 12.

Women have been long termed, “their own worst enemies”. But in 2015 Moving Cultures is going to change that with the “Women of the World Talk & Act” interactive conference as we celebrate International Women’s Day in style!

This is the only event that you will find Fashion beacons such as Ann McCreath, Ajuma Naseyana, Politicians; Naisula Lesuda, Thespian and performers such as June Gachui, Emi Kitasako ( Japan), Temi Ogunyuko (USA), Salsa instructors such as Marion Munga, Photographers such as Georgina Goodwin and Writers such as Margaretta Gacheru and over 20 other iconic women sharing of themselves in one on one mentorship and facilitation, to grow the force and effect of women to positively impact Kenya and the world.

For more information on this event contact:

March 3, 2015 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

JICC JSPS Panel Discussion, Mar. 6 2015 @ the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Every year, the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Nairobi Centre (JSPS) hold a symposium at the Embassy of Japan.

This year, the symposium is titled The Second Maasai Olympic — Competition for Wildlife Conservation?. To discuss this issue, they have invited Dr. Toshio Meguro (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Mr. Lekishon Kenana (Kenya Wildlife Service), Mr. Salaton Tome (Wildlife and environment conservation, Maasai Mara University) and Mr. Sontika Melok, a leader of Maasai youth as panelists.

The symposium will be held on Friday, March 06, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill).

Find attached PANEL DISCUSSION_JICC&JSPS [Pdf] the Embassy’s note concerning the event, including the program as well as the panelists.

In order to attend the symposium, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email with your name, ID Number and contact details to or call 020-2898515.
Registration is strictly on a first come first served basis.

March 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: South Sudan – Peace beyond the ceasefire, Feb. 27 2015 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Date and Time: Friday 27 February 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Entrance is by prior registration only.
Register here.

South Sudan: Peace Beyond the Ceasefire
After fifteen months of civil war in South Sudan, regional and international mediators continue to broker talks for a permanent ceasefire and power-sharing arrangement acceptable to both sides. But such a settlement will be just the beginning of a process towards lasting stability in a country where the potential for conflict is rooted in a host of difficult and deep-seated problems. These range from poverty and insecurity, weak national and local political structures, entrenched conflict economies, and inter-ethnic rivalries, to the competing interventions of neighbouring countries.

On 27 February 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum will host a panel discussion to launch the new book South Sudan: A Slow Liberation, by Eddie Thomas. The event will examine the limitations of the anticipated settlement and discuss opportunities for regional governments and the international community to work together – and with the South Sudanese – for a more enduring peace.

Moderator: Don Bosco Malish, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Panellists: Eddie Thomas, Author; Peter Biar Ajak, Center for Strategic Analyses and Research; Casie Copeland, International Crisis Group

February 25, 2015 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

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