To be the leading centre of excellence for development research, teaching, training and advisory services on issues of policy, practical and academic concerns in the public and private domains”.

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

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The Institute for Development Studies, UN-HABITAT and the County Government of Kiambu convened Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) workshop for Kiambu County stakeholders involved in transport.  

The workshop was held at the Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) Conference Centre, Ruiru on the 21st of November, 2016.  Its purpose was to discuss the draft SUMP for Ruiru Town developed by IDS in collaboration with the University of Nairobi’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Civil Engineering.

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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.


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The pioneer class for the Institute of Development Studies’s   Masters in Development Studies (MDEV) were welcomed to the institute during an elaborate orientation ceremony on 8th September 2016. The new programme replaces the MA in Development Studies and takes into consideration the post 2015 development thinking and issues.

Hyslop building, Room 215, UON, Main Campus
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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), the   African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) and AfricaLics organized a seminar on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the University of Nairobi.


The highlight of the event held on   29th August 2016 was a presentation by

Hyslop Building, Room 106, Main Campus
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