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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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On 19 November 2015, the VREF-supported ACET (African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-Motorised Transport) launched a book: Paratransit in African cities: Operations, regulation and reform. The launch was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi, as part of a conference celebrating IDS’ 50-year jubilee.



University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Taifa Hall
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From Right to Left: The IDS Director Prof  Winnie Mitullah, UoN Deputy Vice Chancellor (AA), Prof  Henry Mutoro and former IDS Directors Prof  Dorothy McCormick and Prof  Patrick Alila cut a cake to celebrate IDS’s 50th Anniversary.


University of Nairobi, Main campus, VC Palour
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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS)is celebrating 50 years
of its existence. With the Society for International Development, the
Institute plans to hold a symposium to explore the historical and future
relationship of the Institution and public benefits organisations in
building accountable Governments and active citizens.

The symposium will take place at 2-5pm on Tuesday, 17th November 2015, at

University of Nairobi, Main Campus,Education Building - ED 213
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