The Uses and Management of Culture by Kenya County Governments

County study CroppedThis briefing report by Dr Gordon Omenya and Dr Mark Lamont was launched in Nairobi on the 31st of May 2017 at the BIEA.  The report is based on new research and examines how ‘culture’ is being used by County Governments and other local and global stakeholders in the context of devolution.  The aim of the report is to produce a handbook that can be used by a wide variety of stakeholders.  The authors’ vision is to see this report used to strike up new conversations about the value of culture as an emergent social and political force in future decision making in the fields of community rights and development, tourism, environmental management, cultural heritage, material culture and the performing arts. We would therefore welcome any feedback.

Deacon-Summary of A Comparative Review of Cultural Rights. 

This paper compares and contrasts cultural rights provisions in the Constitution of Kenya with those in constitutions of other countries.  The report summarises the longer desk study by Dr Harriet Deacon ‘A Comparative Review of Cultural Rights Provisons in the Constitution of Kenya and Constitutions of Other Countries.’  If you would like a copy of the full report please email Kenya-Culture@open.ac.uk.  We would be grateful for feedback on this report and especially information on how it has been used by readers and the organisations for which they work.

Cultural Rights in Critical Perspective: A Socio-legal Conundrum.
A report on the workshop held at the British Institute in Eastern Africa on the 14th of April 2015.

Storymoja Transcript Panel Discussion 20 September 2014

Deacon and Harrington-Traditional Knowledge and Culture Expresssions Act 2016    Project Consultant Harriet Deacon and John Harrington’s response to the Traditional Knowledge and Culture Expressions Act 2016, published in The Star newspaper on the 3rd of December 2016.

Akoth and Hughes-Cultural Rights a Work in Progress                                                                Star Newspaper article by Steve Ouma Akoth and Lotte Hughes published on the 28th of November 2015.

UK Colloquium – Cultural Rights and Constitutional Change in Kenya: Progress and challenges

Roundtable in Belfast  – Cultural Rights and Post-Conflict Transformation: Perspectives from Kenya and Northern Ireland