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Storymoja Festival – Wangari Maathai & Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lectures, Sept. 19 & 20, 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Date: Saturday, September 19 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 11am – 1pm

UNEP Chief Scientist, Jacqueline McGlade will deliver a challenging and inspiring message while paying glowing tribute to her long time friend and Africa’s celebrated matriarch. Introduction by Wanjira Maathai, late Wangari Maathai’s daughter.

In partnership with Green Belt Movement.

Kofi Awoonor
Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lecture
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

On Saturday 21st September 2013, one of Africa’s most celebrated poet and lead guest, Professor Kofi Awoonor, lost his life in the horrible Westgate Mall terrorist attack.

Two years on, his son, Afetsi Awoonor, who was with him at the time, pays glowing tribute to his father as a testament of great hope, healing and forgiveness.

Space is limited for the two lectures, and therefore entry to the lectures is by pre-registration only.

A Day Ticket is KES 1000/- and will allow you entrance to the Lecture as well as ALL other events scheduled for the day.

September 18, 2015 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

[Updated] Public Lecture: by PM of Italy H.E Matteo Renzi, Jul. 15 2015 @ the University Of Nairobi

Updated PL by Italian PM
Date: July 14, 2015 Wednesday July 15, 2015
Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi
Time: 1.30 pm for 2 pm 9.30 am for 10 am

Theme: Challenges of Development –Building Bridges to Combat Terrorism

Updated: New Date and time for the public lecture by the Italian PM

July 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Frantz Fanon at 90 – His Relevance to the Pan-African Vision Today, Jan. 8 2015 @ Pawa 254 Hub

To mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of Frantz Fanon, the Pan-African Baraza & ThoughtWorks have the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture by Professor Lewis Gordon, Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa, and Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, with affiliation in Judaic Studies, at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Lewis Gordon is author of many books, and is author of forthcoming title: What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought

Frantz Fanon at 90: His Relevance to the Pan-African Vision Today #fanonat90

Date: 8 January 2015
Venue: PAWA 254, 2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building, State House Crescent, Nairobi
Time: 5.00 to 6.30pm

Find more information here

January 6, 2015 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

10th Annual Kenya Music Week, Dec. 12-15 2013 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

kenya Music week
Dates: December 12-15, 2013
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12-8 pm Daily
Entry: Free

Line Up: Daily performances [6-8pm], Panel Discussions, Open Mic [for new talent], Album Launch of The Kenya Boys Choir among many other events

More info. here

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Public Lecture: Delivering sustainable growth in Africa, Nov. 15 2013 @ Japan Information and Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan

Public Lecture
We have the pleasure to invite you to the Public Lecture “Delivering sustainable growth in Africa: Linkage between FDI and Local Economy” by Dr. Fukunishi, Ph.D, Associate Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO).
The event is organized by the Japan Information & Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.

Date: Friday, November 15th 2013
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Language: English

Due to security reasons, we would like to request you to kindly register beforehand. To RSVP, on Email: or kindly call us on the phone numbers below. 020-2898-510/ 020-2898-511/020-2898-512

November 8, 2013 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Mindspeak: AlyKhanSatchu Explores Mining, Oil & Gas with Voluntary Principles, Oct. 26 2013 @ Intercon Nairobi

Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9.30 am for 10 am
Entry: Free

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Nairobi Forum: LAPSSET – A Transformative Project or a Pipe Dream? – Oct. 4 2013 @ BIEA

LAPSSET: A Transformative Project or a Pipe Dream?

Date: October 4, 2013
Venue: Seminar Room, The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), Kileleshwa
Time: 2-5 pm
Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here.

The Lamu Port-South Sudan Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) is an extremely ambitious project. There are multiple elements rolled up in this project: the development of a new port at Lamu; an oil pipeline from that port to South Sudan; road and railway links; and a possible line to southern Ethiopia. There are also plans for a new international airport and new ‘resort cities’ along the line of the rail. The completion of any one of these elements would have a significant impact; in combination they might transform the region.

Each one of the multiple elements of the scheme carries a significant price tag, and LAPSSET has been derided by some observers as more of a pipe dream than a pipeline. Others have drawn attention to other kinds of cost, arguing that the project will have negative consequences for environments and communities, from Lamu itself to the many pastoralist groups who live along the planned line of the project. Political volatility in the region, especially in Somalia, is also a challenge. Yet the project evidently also has the potential to promote regional trade and boost national economies, overcoming the limitations of a transport network whose basic architecture is still that laid down in the early years of colonial rule.

The Nairobi Forum of the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is organising a public meeting on the LAPSSET that will discuss the opportunities and challenges that this major project will have on individual member states and the wider region. Speakers and participants will be drawn from the government, academia, donors, researchers and the affected communities.

Chair: Prof. Justin Willis, University of Durham

Panellists: Mr Silvester Kasuku – CEO LAPSSET, Mr Jonathan Lodompui -Director Vision 2030, Ms Shakila Abdalla MP Lamu East, Mr Abdikadir Omar MP Balambala, Garissa, Dr Ekuru Aukot – Lawyer & Chief Spokesperson, G47

Useful link
Lapsset Tracker:

October 1, 2013 at 11:33 am 1 comment

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