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The University of Nairobi team comprising Prof Winnie Mitullah (IDS), Prof Peter Ngau (Urban and Regional Planning) and Mr Philip Olale (Urban and Regional Planning) are in the team assisting UN-HABITAT to develop the Country Programme Document for Kenya. The dons participated in a forum held at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi on 20th June for key stakeholders. The stakeholders included representatives of the Council of Governors, Ministry of Housing, Land and Urban Development, Directorate of Nairobi Metropolitan, UN-HABITAT, and Kenya Mission to UN-HABITAT, among others.

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New Book Out on Non-Motorised Transport in Urban Planning

Title: Non-Motorized Transport Integration Into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Transport is acknowledged as one of the critical services which will determine whether a nation achieves the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 11 on resilient safe and sustainable cities.

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The Afrobarometer Round 7 Survey will inform a seminar on Gender inclusion in development at the International institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands.

IDS Associate Research Professor Winnie Mitullah will make the presentation on 11April 2017. The seminar is part of ISS’s Development Research Seminar (DRS) Series: Autumn/Winter 2016/2017.

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The Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, and one of its programmes, Afrobarometer, are among the top research institutes named in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

IDS was ranked 55th in the category of Best University affiliated Think Tank in the world, ahead of the University of Witwatersrand’s Centre for Applied Legal Studies at 57th position. Makerere University’s Centre for political Analysis was the top ranked in Africa at number 46. This category involved 90 institutions.

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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi and the Afrobarometer will launch results from the Kenya Round 7 Survey on public perception on democracy and democratic processes in Kenya as well as the state of the economy.  The launch will take place on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at the Nairobi Safari Club (Lillian Towers) from

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