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IDS to Celebrate 55th Founding Day with Conference Series

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, will celebrate its 55-year Anniversary with a series of conferences that will feature presentations by leading scholars and researchers on development issues.

The Institute, which was established on October 8, 1965 as part of the then University of East Africa, has carried out research on issues of development concern to Kenya and Africa, collaborating with partners globally to produce knowledge and to influence policy and practice.

IDS Embraces Technology to Overcome Covid-19 Hurdles

Since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, many learning institutions have embraced technology to ensure day-to-day academic activities go on uninterrupted.The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, is one of the institutions where teaching, research, seminars and examinations have been going on despite the coronavirus scare.  

Informal Workers Organization & Social Protection (Spiwork) Project - Kisumu Policy Dialogue

Kisumu Campus hosted the institute for Development Studies (IDS), and informal worker’s organization and social protection (SPIWORK) project on social protection and informal economy research project for the period 2017-2020 being implemented by the IDS in collaboration with Roskilde University in Denmark and Mzumbe University in Tanzania.

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.