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This month, the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) celebrates 50 years
of its existence. With the Society for International Development, the
Institute plans to hold a symposium to explore the historical and future
relationship of the Institution and public benefits organisations in
building accountable Governments and active citizens.
The symposium will take place at 2-5pm on Tuesday, 17th November 2015, at
University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Education Building-ED 213.
The afternoon symposium will bring together more than fifteen public policy
experts, researchers and public interest advocates to;
Reflect on iconic public policy research work that has helped inform the
evolution of Kenya’s democratic and development path;
Discuss current and missing policy research narratives that could deepen
Hold an inter-generational dialogue on the future of scholarship, social
action and change
Speakers include: Ory Okolloh, Prof. Karuti Kanyinga, Duncan Okello,
Margaret Ireri, Sam Mwale, Dr. Collins Odote, Prof. Njuguna Ng'ethe,
Abdullahi Boru, Nanjira Sambuli, Peter Kariuki, Prof. Kimani Njogu, Irungu
Houghton, Ambassador Bob Godec, Dr. Godwin Murunga, Ali Hersi, Joan Njagi,
Orwa Michael and Prof. Winnie Mitullah.