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Women In Music Forum – Panel Discussion, Jul. 22 2017 @ Mageuzi Theatre, Pawa 254


Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre, PAWA 254
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Entry: Free

Panelists: Maia von Lekow and Maureen Kunga (Elani).

Theme: ‘Trends in the Music Industry today’.

* Audience registration begins at 9.30 am.

July 18, 2017 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

The Lamu Coal Plant: Uncovering the Real Political, Health & Environmental Aspects of the Project, Jul. 14 2017 @ Laico Regency

Date: July 14, 2017
Venue: Laico Regency
Time: 3-6 pm

Speakers: Hon. Shakila Abdalla – Lamu County Women Representative, Prof. Nick King – Climate Change & Sustainable Development Expert, Hindpal Jabbal – Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Prof. Peter Orris – University of Illinois Hospital, Raya Famau – Save Lamu

Moderator: John Allan-Namu, Journalist

July 11, 2017 at 11:34 am 1 comment

Event: Negotiating For Development – Zambian Economic Development in the Cold War by Dr. Jessica Achberger, Jul. 11 2017 @ BIEA


Date: July 11, 2017
Venue: BIEA
Time: 11 am

Find more information, here

July 10, 2017 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

The Political Market Place in South Sudan: Pathways to Economic Recovery, Jul. 6 2017 @ Rift Valley Institute

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Venue: Rift Valley Institute,Seminar Room, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm・

For more information and to RSVP, follow this link

July 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Blankets & Wine Artist Talk: Nneka, Muthoni the Drummer Queen & Fena, Apr. 8 2017 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium


Date & time: Saturday, April 8th, 1.00PM – 3:30PM
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Theme: Together for Change – Women empowerment through the arts

Panel: Nneka, Muthoni the Drummer Queen and Fena

About
Nneka is returning to Nairobi for the first Blankets & Wine of the year on Sunday, April 9th. Before you watch her perform, join us at the Goethe Institute this Saturday, April 8th from 1:00 PM for an intimate Q&A panel featuring Nneka, Muthoni the Drummer Queen and Fena.
Nneka will share more about her newly released collaboration album “Republique Amazone”, and the inspiration behind the album which seeks to unite and empower women across Africa to use their talents for the improvement of their communities and the world.

April 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening & Discussion: Tukae na Undungu, Mar. 18 2017 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum


Date: March 18, 2017
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Guests KES 500, KMS Members KES 400 and Children/Students KES 200

Panelists: Prof. Karega Munene, Wambui Kamiru-Collymore and Lydia Nafula

March 14, 2017 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

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