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Mourning Prof. Dorothy McCormick

On 10th December 2023, the Sisters of the SNDdeN US East-West Province sent out a solemn message asking for prayers for the repose of the soul of Dorothy McCormick who had died on 9th December 2023 at 82 years and 64 years as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur.

Dr. Joseph Onjala presents at the University Network for Strengthening Macro-financial Resilience to Climate and Environmental Change

The University Network hosted a three day workshop on adaptation finance and risk management ending on 31 March 2023. At the workshop, Dr. Joseph Onjala presented on climate vulnerability in the east of Africa provoking a conversation on the need for urgent adaptation finance in the region so as to reduce exposure to physical risks of climate change. The University Network is hosted by the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance. 

Carniegie project holds international workshop in Tunisia

The IDS team together with its collaborators in the Carnegie research project held an international workshop on decentralisation, inclusive citizenship and governing elites in Africa and the Arab world. The workshop was held in Hammamet Tunisia between 24th and 29th October 2022. 

Dr. Radha Upadhyaya awarded the Ruth Glass Visiting Fellowship to the London School of Economics (LSE) in March & April 2023.

While at the LSE, Radha (together with Dr. Keren Weitzberg) presented her ongoing research on the regulation of digital credit in Kenya at the Inclusive Economies Seminar. Together with Prof. Kate Meagher, Radha co-organized a workshop on “Financial Inclusion and the Derisking State”.

CAMA project to hold a stakeholders workshop on June 5, 2023, at the University of Nairobi Tower

The Institute for Development Studies in collaboration with researchers from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and University of Kassel (Germany), Makerere University (Uganda), and Mekelle University (Ethiopia), is organizing this stakeholders workshop as part of the four-year collaborative project on Collaboration for Active Mobility in Africa (CAMA): Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

IDS researchers attend a research stay at DTU in Denmark

IDS researchers Prof. Paul Kamau and Dr. Herbert Wamalwa attended a week long research stay at the Denmark Technical University, Roskilde in Denmark. This was between 6th and 11th February 2023. They were part of a larger team drawn from IDS, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Denmark Technical University. They are part of a collaborative DANIDA funded project called Governing solar electronic-waste recycling in Kenya. During the research stay, team members visited a number of institutions involved in electronic waste management based in Denmark and Sweden.  

IDS hosts a Town Hall discussion on Youth, Protest, and Peacebuilding

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC) in collaboration with the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) New York and Willton Park hosted a Town Hall discussion titled: Youth, Protest, and Peacebuilding: Conversation and Negotiation with the State in Africa. This was held on 18 April 2023. Please click here for the event's recording. 

The Carnegie Project Methodology Workshop

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, and three other collaborating institutions were awarded a two-year grant (2020-2022) by Carnegie Corporation of New York titled 'Decentralisation, inclusive citizenship, and the governing elites in Africa and the Arab Region.' The Project<

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