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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, has extended the deadline for call for conference papers in preparation to celebrate 50 years since its establishment in 1965. 

The new deadline for the submission of Papers is 31st August 2015. Apart from the deadline extension, other details remain the same. 


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Prof Winnie Mitullah has contributed a chapter in a book on urban policy entitled, Cities and Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Development.

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Dr Paul Kamau addresses former IDS students during   the first Alumni Consultative Meeting on 16th July 2015.


The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) hosted the first Alumni Consultative Meeting to lay strategies on establishing an alumni association.

University of Nairobi, Press Board Room, Main Campus.
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African leadership Centre (ALC) office in Nairobi
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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) held an exploratory workshop for the new initiative entitled “Mobility and Access in African Cities.”

UN headquarters at Gigiri
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