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Science Café: IP Rights in Kenya, Apr. 12 2018 @ Alliance Française

Date: April 12, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30pm

Intellectual Property (IP) – creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce – could either be industrial property or copyright. Kenya is signatory to a number of intellectual property conventions. However IP awareness and protection remains a challenge.

This Science Café will shed light on IP rights and create networking opportunities for researchers and entrepreneurs in order to enhance knowledge transfer and development.


April 9, 2018 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Discussion: Reading Africa in the Black Panther Film, Apr. 6 2018 @ Rift Valley Institute, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa

Date: 6 April 2018
Venue: Rift Valley Institute, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 2.30-5.30 pm
RSVP – here

On 6 April 2018, the Rift Valley Forum in partnership with the British Institute in Eastern Africa will bring together panelists from different disciplines and interest groups to discuss the (mis)representation of Africa in the movie. It aims to explore the larger issues of the depiction of Africa while raising questions of homogenisation, the concept of Blackness and diasporisation, among others.

Sitawa Namwalie – Writer/Poet/Performer

Dr Wandia Njoya – Lecturer, Daystar University
Nanjala Nyabola – Political Analyst
Mehul Gohil – Writer
Patrick Gathara – Journalist/Cartoonist
Dr Njoki Ngumi – The Nest

April 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Civil Society Dialogues – Education and the Market, Mar. 28 2018 @ Goethe-Institut – Nairobi

Date and time: Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6 PM
Venue:Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

Our session on 28 March 2018 will be dealing with the connection between education and the market. How is the education system trying to make sure that its graduates are well prepared to enter the labour force? Are we doing enough to encourage young people to choose courses that are in high demand by the market? Is the professional education system geared towards providing the best possible education, even if it isn’t in an academic field? And how does the German dual education system earn its reputation of producing highly skilled trained workers?

March 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: Rural Labour Markets in Kenya and Tanzania: a Long-Run Analysis of Farm Workers’ Wages and Welfare -1900-2010, Mar. 27 2018 @ BIEA

Rural Labour Markets in Kenya and Tanzania: a Long-Run Analysis of Farm Workers’ Wages and Welfare, 1900-2010.
By Maria Fibaek

Dates: 27th March, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: BIEA seminar room, Laikipia road, Kileleshwa

March 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Yunus, Mar. 10 2018 @ Strathmore Business School

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Venue: SBS Kenya Auditorium
Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Public Lecture by Nobel Laurent Prof. Mohammad Yunus, on the Power of Social Business

March 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Panel Discussion: Land, Wildlife, Whiteness, Conservation and Conflict: A Case of Kenya, Feb. 26 2018 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museums of Kenya

Wildlife Conservation and Underlying Dissatisfactions leading to Conflicts between Pastoralists and Whiteland Owners in Laikipia Kenya

Date: February 26, 2018
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Road
Time: 4:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m

Partners: British Institute in Eastern Africa, The National Museums of Kenya, Kenyatta University and The University of Nairobi.

February 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Annual Lecture: The ‘Not Coup’ Coup in Zimbabwe in November 2017, Feb. 22 2018 @ BIEA Seminar Room – Kileleshwa

The ‘Not Coup’ Coup in Zimbabwe in November 2017 – Background and Implications for the Future

Date: 22nd February 2018
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia road Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Discussant: Dr. Joost Fontein
Speakers: Professor Brian Raftopoulos

The lecture will provide an understanding of the November 2017 events in Zimbabwe and the dynamics of the political contestations involved. It will also look at the possible future implications of these events and their effects on politics in Zimbabwe and the SADC region. Finally the presentation will reflect on the legacy of the Mugabe era.

Find more information, here.

February 16, 2018 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

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