IDS - University of Nairobi
The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya and Katiba Institute hosted Equity Week Academy on 22 September, 2016 at the University.
The forum provided opportunity to present and discuss research related to inequality across different sectors. It was one of the key events the Society for International Development, (IBP) Kenya, and Katiba Institute hosted during the week of September 19th to 23rd 2016 to reflect on issues of equity in Kenya, particularly around resource distribution. The “Equity Week” involved a series of events that highlight ideas related to equity that emerge from the academy, civil society, government, the arts community, development organizations, and citizens.
The opening addresses were made by Mr Waikwa Wanyoike from the Katiba Institute and Dr Solomon Owuoche from the University of Nairobi. Mr Waikwa’s presentation was entitled “What Does the Constitution say about Equity” while Dr Owuoche presented on theories of equity.
Dr Paul Kamau, IDS Senior Research Fellow, was one of the panel discussants. He made a presentation on regional inequalities based on the Afrobarometer data. Other discussants were Dr Othieno Nyanjom, “Intra-County Inequalities; Dr Kenneth Munge (KEMRI), “Equity in Health and Healthcare”; Ms Gathoni Kimondo (Kimbilio Trust), “Women Shelters for Survivors of Gender-based Violence; and Dr Steve Ouma (Pamoja Trust), “Social and Economic Rights.” The moderator of the event was Dr Conrad Bosire from the Katiba Institute. See picture below.
IDS students and other participants during the Equity Week forum