Posts tagged ‘uganda’

Book Launch: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, May 9 2016 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Date: May 9, 2016
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Time: 2-4 pm
Entry: Prior registration

About
In 2013, almost half of Africa’s top aid recipients were ruled by authoritarian regimes. Many international donors such as USAID, DFID, the World Bank and the European Commission have had their policies entangled with the agendas of the ruling elites. Development policies are thus shaped with a view to maintain the status quo, compromising the rights and democracy of local citizens. This book raises the question: to what extent are foreign aid programmes actually perpetuating authoritarian rule?

On 9 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum will host the launch of Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens.

The book highlights the political and moral complexities that emerge from the relationship between foreign aid and autocratic governments in Africa. It brings to light changing donor interests and rhetoric, as well as the impact of foreign aid on military assistance, rural development, electoral processes and domestic politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola.

Find more information about this event and registration details, here

May 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Charity/Fundraising Event: Nairobi Xavier Ball, May 14 2016 @ Goan Gymkhana – Museum Hill

Nairobi Xavier Ball - 14th May 2016
Xavier Project presents the Nairobi Xavier Ball;

Date: May 14, 2016
Venue: Goan Gymkhana, Museum Hill
Time: 18.30 – Late
Tickets*: Early bird 3,000/- or Advance 3,500/-

* Included in the ticket price are cocktails on arrival, plenty of wine with a delicious Ethiopian feast courtesy of Abyssinia restaurant and entertainment in the form of a live band followed by DJs.

About
This promises to be an unforgettable evening of food, drinks, music and dancing in aid of Xavier Project**, a charity providing educational opportunities to refugees in Kenya and Uganda.

** Xavier Project operates in Kenya and Uganda providing educational opportunities to refugees of all ages. These could be through sponsoring refugee children to attend school or teaching vocational courses to refugee adults at our learning hubs across Nairobi and Kampala.

Find out more information, about this fundraising event, on the Xavier Project website.

May 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Of Miscalculations and Missed Opportunities: the TDA and the 2016 election in Uganda, Apr. 11 2016 @ BIEA

unnamed (2)
Date: 11 April 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 2 pm

April 2, 2016 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Ongea! The East African Music Summit, Jan. 28-31 2016 @ Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

ONGEA 2016 A3 Poster - For Web
Dates: January 28-31, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Free Entry

January 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Voting Matters. Citizenship & Technologies of African Elections, Oct. 12 – Nov. 8 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Voting Matters
Exhibition Dates: October 12 – November 8, 2015
Venue: National Museum

Roundtable on: Technologies and Elections
An international conference on Voting materiality confronting academics, politicians, professionals of elections.

Date: October 14, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 2-4 pm

Speakers:
Moses Bakari (CRECO/ELOG, Kenya)
Mohammed Bakari (UDSM, Tanzania)
James Mwirima (CEWARN, Uganda)
Tom Wolf (IPSOS – Kenya)/ IEBC representative (Kenya)

About
Contemporary elections involve ever-more modern technology. They are meant to protect what have become the fundamental principles of elections: the secrecy and singularity of the individual’s vote, the transparency of the ballot, the independence of the institutions supervising the elections.But these increasingly sophisticated elections come at a cost: when technology goes wrong, suspicions are quickly aroused.Have new technologies made elections more free and fair? Has this new apparatus transformed electoral behavior? The speakers on this panel, each one a specialist, will address these questions with regard to their own field of practice: from election polls, to electoral observation, to the organisation of elections.

October 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Live at The Elephant feat. Sanyu from Uganda, Amos & Josh, Aug. 2015 @ the Elephant

The-Elephant-28th-August
Date: Friday, August 28 2015
Venue: the Elephant
Time: from 8 pm
Advance tickets at sh.800 and gate tickets at sh.1,200

Performances by: Sanyu from Uganda and Amos and Josh.

August 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Older Posts


Nairobi Now Weekly!

Make the most of Nairobi Now: Subscribe to our weekly email

Do you?

Follow Nairobi Now on Twitter


%d bloggers like this: