Start Date: 
Mon, 2015-11-09 08:55 - Thu, 2015-12-31 08:55

Public Lecture on Overly Optimistic? The Pulse on Africa’s Changing Economies and Demography.

Start Date: 
Thu, 2015-10-29 16:00 - Thu, 2015-12-31 16:00

Dr. Richard Munang who will give a Public Lecture on 29th October 2015 On "optimising africa's food security for jobs under
climate change".


Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-04-10 16:34



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.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2018-04-10 16:34
Contact Person: 

Prof. Winnie Mitullah


Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-03-07 15:44
Location / Venue: 

Institute for Development Studies


Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-06-01 15:44
Contact Person: 

Director, IDS

IDS Named among Top Think Tanks in the World

Date and time: 
Fri, 2017-02-17 14:55

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.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-02-09 14:55

IDS, Afrobarometer to Release Round 7 Survey Results

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-01-24 12:16

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 10.am.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 12:16

Danish Teachers Tour IDS

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-01-23 10:21

The Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, hosted 29 teachers from Denmark for a lecture on Kenya’s development. The Danish teachers visited the University on 17th January 2017.  Prof Karuti Kanyinga, the IDS Associate Director, provided an overview of Kenya’s development trends since independence. He noted that development has often been interlinked to various regimes.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2019-01-04 10:21

Two Students Awarded PhDs, Ten Graduate with MA

Date and time: 
Wed, 2016-12-21 11:16

Two IDS students were awarded doctorate degrees during the 56th graduation ceremony held on 2nd December 2016. Ten students were also awarded Master of Development Studies degrees during the occasion.


Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-12-07 11:16
Contact Person: 

Mr. Ongalo Otuma - ongalootuma@uonbi.ac.ke

Date and time: 
Wed, 2016-12-21 11:10

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, adopted a new masters degree curriculum in the 2016/2017 academic year. The MA students now pursue Master of Development Studies (MDEV) degree, a shift from MA in Development Studies that was launched in 2000.


The MDEV curriculum takes into account emerging issues that have implications for development. It covers issues such as decentralisation, urbanization, enterprise and entrepreneurship, climate change, security and peace, leadership, social protection and social policy, and financing.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-12-07 11:10
Contact Person: 

Mr. Ongalo Otuma - ongalootuma@uonbi.ac.ke

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