We held our final conference in Nairobi on May the 30th and 31st. The keynote lecture, given by cultural analyst Joyce Nyairo was open to everyone and was held in the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum. Thank you to everyone who came and to Joyce Nyairo for her fascinating and insightful lecture that stimulated much discusssion.
The lecture was followed by a musical performance by Monaja and DJ Karizma.
The following day (May 31st) we held an all day conference at the BIEA. We launched a briefing report entitled County Governments and the Uses of Culture, based on new research by Gordon Omenya and Mark Lamont. We were particularly pleased that three county government representatives responsible for culture in Lamu, Kisumu and Narok were able to join us. Copies of the report are available from the outputs section of this website.
The day also featured two discussion panels.
Devolution from Below – Has devolution delivered on its promises? This panel took stock on citizen responses to new challenges and opportunities created by the development of County Governments.
Youth and Popular Culture – An exploration of cultural creativity and Kenyan youth.