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The SAFIC Team led by Prof. Dorothy McCormick, and including Dr. Paul Kamau, Dr. Radha Upadhyaya, Mr. Peter K’Ochupe and Mr. Herbert Wamalwa attended a research workshop in Arusha - Tanzania, hosted by the Tanzania SAFIC Team. This was an annual event to enable the entire SAFIC Team to meet, discuss their research collaboration, and present their findings to one another. The first such workshop was held in Nairobi at the start of the project in February 2012. Subsequent workshops have been in Lusaka Zambia (2013) and Copenhagen, Denmark (2014).

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The IDS remains the premier institution in the region as demonstrated by the Government of Kenya in collaboration with the UNESCO in choosing Prof. Winnie V. Mitullah, the Director of the IDS to chair the planning and the Forum of Ministers which begins today, Tuesday 24th February 2015, at the Hilton Hotel. The forum is organized under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s  (UNESCO) Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Programme.

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IDS researchers, professors Rosemary Atieno and Winnie Mitullah, presented the Kenya Basic Report on the Survey of Youth Employment in Kenya, under the auspices of the Innovative Approaches to Creating Opportunities and Incorporating the Youth in East Africa’s Labour Markets­­ project.

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Afrobarometer has concluded data collection exercise for the Round 6 survey in Kenya .The countrywide survey was conducted from12th November 2014 to 3rd December, 2014.

The survey comprised a sample of 2,400 interviews clustered into 300 enumeration areas (EAs) across the 47 counties. The EA distribution is based on probability but also takes into account the adult or voting age populations as well as the rural-urban divide of each of the counties.

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