The Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit Report was launched at the workshop hosted by the IDS-based Kenya Transport Researchers’ Network (KTRN) in Nairobi on 30th January, 2019.


Report was based on research commissioned from the Global Labour Institute (GLI) by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) as a contribution to ITF’s Our Public Transport (OPT) programme. IT assesses the impact of the introduction of BRT on the workforce of Nairobi’s informal transport (matatu) industry.


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The Centre for Social Change (University of Johannesburg), the Institute for Development Studies (University of Nairobi) and the African Leadership Centre will host a 2-day workshop which will connect scholars and activists from East and Southern Africa.

The workshop, which will be hosted by IDS on 4th and 5th April 2019, will provide a forum for activists and researchers to exchange knowledge and perspectives about social movement struggles in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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University of Nairobi Scholars drawn from various colleges and schools celebrated Prof. Charles Okidi and Prof Dorothy McCormick during the valedictorian farewell party organized by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS)

The two scholars were hailed for the exemplary service to the Institute and the University of Nairobi, which has won them accolades from across the world. The two professors were feted on separate occasions at the University Towers.

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Professor Frances Stewart gave a lecture at the University of Nairobi based on her recent book, Advancing Human Development: Theories and Practice.

The Oxford University Professor Emeritus of Development Economics was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the African Economic Research Council (AERC) and FSD Kenya on January 17, 2019.

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