Posts filed under ‘debate’

BIEA Healthcare Panel Event: The State of Kenyan Healthcare in 2017, Nov. 24 2017 @ BIEA – Kileleshwa

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free, ID Required


November 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Urban Dialogue: Public Spaces and Quality of Life in Nairobi, Nov. 17 2017 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Date and Time: Friday November 17, 2017, 5.30-8.00pm
Venue: PAWA 254, StateHouse Crescent

Urban Parks continue to face various challenges of densification, land grabbing, mismanagement as well as lack of prioritization from authorities. How can citizens, government, business and other stakeholders work together towards developing and sustaining urban parks and green spaces?

Panelists include
Lynette Micheni, PAWA 254,
Dr. Alex Awiti, Aga Khan University,
Henry Musangi, Planning Systems,
Tatu Gatere, Kuonkuey Design Initiative, and
Cyprine Odada, Critical Mass Nairobi

Moderator: Constant Cap, Kilimani Project Foundation

November 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Event: Italian Archaeologists between Desert and Sea, Nov. 10-11 2017 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Dates: November 11-12, 2017
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 6-9 pm


The Italian Cultural Institute of Nairobi, in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya and with the support of the Embassy of Italy, launched in 2016 two projects in the field of Archeology, with the aim of engaging Italian excellence in Archeology and Cultural Heritage Management, to preserve and enhance Kenya’s historical and cultural heritage, as part of the actions to promote the development of sustainable tourism and in collaboration with the competent Kenyan Institutions.

In the first phase of project implementation – January and March 2016 – surveys were made in the areas concerned, and in particular:

a. Turkana Region / Rocky Paintings: Surveys at the sites of Loiyangalani (southwest) and Lokori (along the Kerio River) coordinated by Prof. Savino Di Lernia (University of Rome-La Sapienza) carried out in collaboration with the National Museum of Kenya;

b. Malindi / Mombasa Coast: Terrestrial Survey of Prof. Sebastiano Tusa, in collaboration with the National Museum of Malindi, in the areas facing the most significant underwater archaeological sites, in order to identify the possible location of a future marine archaeological park.

November 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

BBC World Questions Nairobi, Nov. 7 2017 @ the University of Nairobi

Date: November 7, 2017
Venue: Manu Chandaria Auditorium – at the University of Nairobi
Entrance: Prior Registration – (Registration link)

The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across the world in a time of change. BBC World Questions – an international series of English language events created with the British Council – allows the public to question their politicians, leaders and opinion formers directly face to face. The debates are led entirely by questions from the audience who are able to have their points heard around the world.

On November 7th, BBC World Questions comes to the University of Nairobi to host a debate on the future of Kenya. Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It’s a world-leader in the production of black tea and the export of flowers, its extraordinary wildlife draws in visitors from across the globe, and its long distance runners are way ahead of the international competition. Kenya is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is in deep crisis. Amidst accusations of electoral fraud and counter accusations of a ‘judicial coup’, the Presidential Election of August 8th was declared void by Kenya’s Supreme Court and a re-run was ordered. The situation has still not resolved.

Who can govern Kenya? How should a government tackle endemic issues like corruption, youth unemployment and security? What can be done to end the disturbances on the street and bring Kenyans together in acceptance of a legitimate government?

The BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby will be joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers in a debate lead entirely by questions from a public audience that will be heard around the world. The panelists will be confirmed soon.

The programme will be recorded on 7th November at the University of Nairobi at 6 pm.

To join in the debate and be part of the audience please apply for FREE tickets, here

October 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Ciné-Café Screening: Black Dandy Documentary by Laurent Lunetta & Ariel Wizman, Sept. 28 2017 @ Alliance Française

Date and time: Thu. 28th Sept. at 6.30pm
Venue: Alliance Française

Title: Black Dandy, a political beauty. A documentary by Laurent Lunetta and Ariel Wizman. Distributed by Canal Plus

Black Dandy explores “black dandyism” from the days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to today’s masculine chic. It documents historic and contemporary scenes of popular and celebrity culture and everyday life where Black dandies, in the streets of Brooklyn, Johannesburg, London and Paris, are redefining the landscape of ‘black dandyism’ as a blend of detachment and strength, nonchalance and control.

September 26, 2017 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Literature Cafe: Papa Wemba and Black Dandy, Sept. 27 2017 @ Alliance Française

Papa Wemba | Image via Alliance Française, Nairobi

Date: September 27, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

Join Didier Bokelo Bile, author of the biography, ‘Papa Wemba: icon of African music from generation to generation’ as he discusses the parallel worlds of ‘the man’ and the ‘artist’.

The King of Rhumba Rock, Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was also the undisputed king of the ‘sapeurs’.

September 15, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Discussion:“The F-Word”: What is the Place of Feminism in Contemporary Kenya? Sept. 7 2017 @ BIEA

Date: September 7, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Panelists: Hon. Dr. Nancy Baraza (University of Nairobi), Dr. Agnes Meroka (University of Nairobi), Job Akuno (KEMEA) and Brenda Wambui (FRIDA).

September 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

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