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IDS to host AMID Young Professional 25 years anniversary celebrations at the University of Nairobi Tower

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IDS to host AMID Young Professional 25 years anniversary celebrations at the University of Nairobi Tower

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi (UoN) has been collaborating with Radboud University, Netherlands, since 2021 to offer a programme called AMID Young Professional. At Radboud University this programme has been running for the past 25 years.

 On 16th June 2023, the AMID Young Professional team together with invited guests will celebrate the Silver Jubilee (25 years) of AMID at the campus of the University of Nairobi (UoN)! The event will be happening concurrently at the University of Nairobi and Radboud University and thus has a hybrid setup.

 AMID is different from what it was at the start, but the core – bridging the gap between academia and practice – and the ambition – educating change agents – has stayed the same. Twenty-five years later, it is time to reflect on the past, but especially to look ahead to what the future of international cooperation and sustainable development should/could be like and what this implies for current and future professionals in the field.  That is what we will reflect on during this day, together with speakers, and of course, with you.

Programme, Anniversary/Lustrum Event

Date & Time:  Friday, June 16, 15:00-18:00 EAT

Location:          The University of Nairobi Tower, 5th Floor, VIP Room, Main Campus.

 15:00-15:30 -   Welcome & registration

15:30-17:00 -   Opening by Karuti Kanyinga (Director of Research, IDS -University of Nairobi) Kenya, and Sara Kinsbergen & Willem Elbers from The Netherlands 

Hybrid panel discussion: Think and Talk Across Borders - contributions from Liana Hoornweg (Partos), Yannick du Pont (Spark), Paul Kamau (University of Nairobi), and Kerubo Okioga (Porticus Africa), Kenya.

17:00-18:00 -   Interactive cocktail tea and bites with music.

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