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”.

Part of the participants at Frugal Innovation meeting

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA)orgainsed a seminar on Innovation and Development at the Nairobi Safari Club on 9th June 2016. The seminar was attended by IDS researchers Prof Dorothy McCormick, Prof Rosemary Atieno, Dr Anne Kamau and Dr Radha Upadhyaya.

Nairobi Safari Club, University Way, Nairobi.
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The University of Nairobi has been ranked in the 51-100 category for Development Studies worldwide. The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings also places the University of Nairobi among the top 100 universities in the world.

Nairobi Safari Club, University Way, Nairobi.
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Principal investigators of the project: Prof. Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)
and Prof. Emily Jones (Oxford) and advisor to the project Prof. Mthuli Ncube


University of Oxford
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The City of Kigali. Rwanda is one of the East African countries that have made provisions for non-motorised transport. The Rwandan, Ugandan and Kenyan experiences were shared during the IDS ACET Regional Workshop held in Nairobi on 23rd February 2016.


The ACET Regional Seminar hosted by IDS provided an avenue for sharing experiences and projecting future plans on non-motorised transport (NMT) in East African cities.

Lilian Towers Hotel, University Way, Nairobi.
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The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) will today, 28th January 2016,  host a live public debate on Eurobond at Taifa Hall from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. 


The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is the lead coordinator of the event at the University while KEPSA will host the occasion through its Mkenya Daima campaign.  

University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Taifa Hall
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