Nairobi Conference May 2017

Poster Final

We will be holding our final conference in Nairobi on May the 30th and 31st.  The Keynote lecture, given by cultural analyst Joyce Nyairo is open to everyone and is being held in the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum at 5pm.

Abstract  – Keynote

The lecture will be followed by a musical performance by Monaja and DJ Karizma.

The following day (May 31st) there will be an all day conference at the BIEA.  This part of the conference is invitation only.  We will be launching a briefing report entitled County Governments and the Uses of Culture, based on new research by Gordon Omenya and Mark Lamont. Copies of the report will be available on the day, and will form the basis of a Roundtable discussion in the afternoon.

The morning will be devoted largely to two panels:

Devolution from Below – Has devolution delivered on its promises? This panel takes 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.

Programme for conference 

Abstracts for conference 

If you wish to attend the one day conference at BIEA as well as the keynote please email nicola.stylianou@open.ac.uk with your affiliation and why you are interested in attending so you can be sent a formal invitation.