2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund will offer a limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters Programmes during the 2014/2015 academic year.
The paper on Capacity requirements for land reform at country level: Some Reflections from Kenya offers some reflections on lessons learnt from a consultancy undertaken for the Ministry of Lands, Kenya on Human Capacity Development needs Assessment and Training Program (2011) and on-going implementation of the process.
Sanitation within the informal settlements has come a long way but then it still has a journey ahead. For the longest time, it was not considered a priority in the use of space within the informal settlements. Owners and builders of shacks within the settlements focused on the construction of rooms, leaving people to fend for themselves in matters of sanitation. It has shifted from open defecation and flying toilets, to simple latrines, and now it is fast transforming into more innovative solutions.
DATE: 11th JULY 2014
VENUE: MAENDELEO LEARNING CENTRE, MUKURU
TIME: 10.00 A.M- 1.00 P.M
History: Emali town seats at the border of Makueni and Kajiado Counties. It has a long history, having started as a market point in the late 1800s. Then, the market was mainly for barter trade among the two communities –Maasai and Kamba- in the adjacent hinterlands. The areas’ central location and flat topography contributed to the location being chosen ideal for doing business. The different communities traded in various commodities essential for survival mainly animal hides, grains and livestock. Traditionally the Kamba community in Makueni County were mainly farmers while the Maasai community were largely pastoralist; this in itself provided a base for exchange (trade) of farm produces and animals/ livestock.
Paradox in Emali Town: Destroyed Livelihoods in the Name of Development
Kiandutu Community attend a studio session at the School of the Built Environment, University of Nairobi
On 23rd May 2014, members of Kiandutu community from Thika attended a whole day joint urban planning studio at the School of the Built Environment (ADD), University of Nairobi. The members are the community planners collaborating with a team of planning students from Department of Urban and Regional Planning and a grassroots Non-Governmental Organization, Muungano Support Trust (MuST) in the upgrading of Kiandutu informal settlement. The studio which started in March this year is sponsored by Slum Dwellers International(SDI) and the Association of Africa Planning Schools(AAPS).