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The second edition of Displacement and Refuge focuses on Somali Refugees in Kenya.
The panel will include Abdullahi Mire, a staff member from World Food Programme and will be moderated by Rasna Warah. Abdullahi Mire, who lived in Daadab for the better part of his life, started activism for the rights of refugees and continues to fight for the rights of refugees from Nairobi. He has written for Al Jazeera, CBC and UNHCR on refugee rights. Warah is a journalist and author and her research interests include the politics of aid, cities and urbanization, Somalia and questions surrounding identity in Kenya.
Critical Conversations: Reporting the plight of refugees in France, Germany & Kenya, Apr. 26 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Journalists from France, Germany and Kenya will discuss the following questions. How is the refugee crisis presented by the media in France, Germany and Kenya? Who reports on which aspects and topics of the refugee crisis? Whose stories are told? What is the difference between the journalistic coverage in the three countries? Why is migration in many reports connected to questions of internal security and national defense?
The panel will be moderated by the Kenyan journalist and actor John Sibi-Okumu. The Kenyan participant will be Mohamed Adow, a Kenyan-Somalian journalist who is writing for Al Jazeera. The German contribution will be Katrin Lindner who is working for the German public-service television broadcaster ZDF. The French participant will be Andrea Palasciano who works for the French news agency AFP including the sector AFP Africa.
Date: April 8, 2016
Venue: Karen Village, Ngong Road
Time: 6-9 pm
The speakers lined up, include;
1. Rose Jepkorir – Culture
2. Muthoni Kimani – Education
3. Arnorld Mulubi – Story telling
4. Wangui Ngujiri – Film
5. James Mutua – Music
6. Gerard Omondi – Stone sculpture
7. Jessie de Boer – Urban Permaculture
Now running in over 800 cities across the world PechaKucha Nights bring together people in a relaxed, simple and enjoyable format to meet, network and share their ideas and work in public.
PechaKucha Nights were developed by two architects in Japan. It means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese and refers to the format where presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide making short, fast moving presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
There will be a Beer break-Refreshments and Snacks will be available.
Guest speaker is Richard Britten-Long, founder St. Property Trust PLC
About Richard Britten-Long
Richard was brought up in Kenya and has more than 40 years of capital markets experience. He was the CEO Wichford Property Management Ltd, building $1 billion Funds Under Management (FUM) between 2003 and 2007, entirely focused on government occupiers in the UK and Europe. The company successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2006.
Richard is also the founder of Laird Finance Group, a property structured finance placement house. He speaks fluent Swahili.
Also of interest to you, would be this article;
‘UK property investment firm to list on Nairobi bourse‘ – Capital Fm