Glowing Tributes to IDS Special Issue Newsletter

Date and time: 
Wed, 2016-12-21 10:54

You made Great Contribution globally

I acknowledge with thanks receipt of the IDS Newsletter Vol.14 No.1. I have read the special edition newsletter and noted through the elaborate research work, IDS has made immense contribution in development both locally and globally during the last 50 years. Prof Jacob T. Kaimenyi, PhD, FICD, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning

We Will Keep Copy

I acknowledge with thanks receipt of special edition of the IDS Newsletter Vol 14 No1, which captures the activities during the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. We will keep the copy for our information and reference. Prof Lucy. W. Irungu , Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, University of Nairobi.

Ministry of Health Salutes You

Reference is made to your letter dated 3rd October, 2016. The Ministry of Health acknowledges receipt o a copy of Special Edition of IDS Newsletter Vol. 14 No. 1 on the activities during the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Development Studies. We appreciate and look forward to continued partnership. Dr. Nicholas Muraguri, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health


Best Wishes from Foreign Affairs Ministry


I thank you sincerely for keeping me informed on the activities of the 50th anniversary of IDS, and  results of the Afrobarometer Round 6 Survey on infrastructure and the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage  in Africa. As you continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Development Studies, please accept best wishes from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Monica Juma, DPHIL, CBS Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


You Have Achieved Much

We take this opportunity to congratulate you as you celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.  The content of the Newsletter demonstrates that IDS has achieved much during the 50 years. I find the Newsletter very informative. The use of many voices and pictures to tell the IDS story from various perspectives is particularly impressive. I recommend use of different typefaces and better quality pictures to enhance the aesthetic value of the Newsletter. Once again kudos to IDS. Prof Grace Bunyi, AG. Registrar Corporate Affairs, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Kenyatta University.


Kudos for Support

I acknowledge with thanks the receceipt of IDS special Newsletter.  On behalf of the School of the Built Environment, I take this opportunity to thank the entire Institute for Development Studies for your continued support. Prof R. W. Rukwaro - Dean, School of the Built Environment, University of Nairobi


Make Newsletter Regular

We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 3rd October, 2016 and a Newsletter Vol. 14 No. 1 from you institution. The State Department of Sports Development would like to commend you on the good information and may and suggest you make it a regular newsletter. H. C. Komen, For Principal Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts


Newsletter Adequately Informative

The special edition of the IDS Newsletter covered adequately the  activities of the 50th Anniversary of IDS. We found the Newsletter pleasantly precise and adequately informative.  Once again, congratulations on attaining 50 years of rewarding hard work. Please accept, Director, the assurance of the Tanzania High Commission’s highest consideration. Mkumbwa Ally, For: chargé d'affaires , High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania



I Commend Director’s Diligence

I congratulate Prof Winnie Mitullah for her splendid performance as the Director of the Institute for Development Studies in spearheading knowledge creation, in the development sector, and encouraging the utilization of research findings in shaping the growth of development thinking, theory and practice with particular focus on Africa. AS an advancement office, we look forward to supporting you in making IDS a centre of excellence. Johnson. I. Kinyua, Director of University Advancement Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi

Make it Bigger

As a special edition, the newsletter aptly captures the celebratory mood at IDS.  The concentration of articles around the IDS also makes it even more special. The pictorial page (6), which dictates coverage of the celebration’s memorable images, was well thought out. It could even have covered two or three pages. However, for a newsletter of its credibility, 8 pages is a little too few to match its cover’s beauty.  We suggest that in future you consider increasing the size to twelve or sixteen. We look forward to receiving more copies. Barrack R. Ndegwa, HSC. For: Principal Secretary EAC Integration,  Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection


Acknowledgements  from:

Saitoti Torome, Principal Secretary, the Presidency, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State Department of Planning and Statistics

Prof Isaac O. Kibwage Principal, College of Health Sciences

 Professor B. O. Aduda, Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences

Prof S. G. Kiama, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

Prof Lydia W. NJenga Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies

Prof Julius Ogeng’o Director, Centre for Self Sponsored Programmes (CESSP), University of Nairobi

Dr Kennedy O. Abuga, Acting Dean, School of Pharmacy.

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