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IDS and Collaborators to Launch Project on Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum)

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Rift Valley Institute (RVI), and Rako Research and Communication Centre based in Hargeisa, Somaliland, will launch a collaborative research project on Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum).

Kenyan Youth Are More Optimistic about the Economy.

Young people aged 18-35 years are more optimistic about the future of Kenya compared to the elderly people who are aged 51 years and above. This is the findings by Afrobarometer, an organization that closely works with the University of Nairobi research think-tank Institute of Development Studies.

Dr. Paul Kamau, Associate Director, Institute for Development Studies, released the findings on December 11, 2019 at Nairobi Safari Club. 

Students Give Perspectives on Prof Giovanni Carbone’s Lecture

Prof Giovanni Carbone gave a seminar on leadership and development in Africa,
“Political leadership and development in Africa. The project, the dataset, the
findings.”The seminar is based on his forthcoming book, Political leadership in
Africa. Leaders and development south of the Sahara. It was delivered during TDS
503 lecture (Theory and Design of Development Research), which is taught by Dr
Radha Upadhyaya.
Master of Development Studies (MDEV) first year students, Mr Peter Mutiso and Ms

Postdoc Researcher to the research project ‘Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises’ (D-Hum)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) invites applications for a 3-year position as Postdoc Researcher, starting on 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The researcher will be part of the collaborative research project ‘Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises’, focusing on Somalia.

The Project

Kenya Transport Research Network to Host Forum on Socially Just Public Transport

The Kenya Transport Research Network (KTRN) based at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, and the Socially Just Public Transport Working Group - facilitated by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung-Kenya, (FES Kenya) - will host an informal discussion on “Promoting a Socially Just Public Transport and the Role of Actors in Kenya.”