Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops/ Discussions

The Kenya conferences/ seminars/ workshops and discussions began in 2012 and have been successful, receiving impressive presentations and participation. The first Pre-Colonial History of the Kalenjin: Methodological Approaches was held on Wednesday 30 May 2012 at the Eldoret Club, Uasin Gishu County, with the support of the Department of History, Political Science and Public Administration, Moi University, and a small grant from the Ford Foundation.

The second A Reflection on the Works of B E Kipkorir was convened on Thursday 23 August 2012 at the University of Nairobi in collaboration with the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) at the University.

The third Sport and Local Development in Kenya: Past and Present Successes and Challenges, and Future Safeguards was held on Thursday 29 November 2012 at St. Patrick’s High School-Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, in collaboration with the school.

The fourth Emerging Trends in Oral Traditions (Literature) and Indigenous Languages Research in Kenya was held Wednesday-Saturday 22-25 May 2013 at A.I.C Guest House-Tot, Elgeyo Marakwet County, in collaboration with Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA) with membership from Eastern African universities. The association is hosted at the Department of Literature, University of Nairobi. This seminar was unique because there were oral performances from Marakwet and Pokot communities aimed at fostering peace and national dialogue.

The fifth forum was an open discussion on clan-based identities in Kenya Demystifying Ethnic Identities in Kenyan Post-Colony: A Clan by Clan Analysis organized by the Foundation at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, on Thursday 27 June 2013 from 9.a.m. to 4 p.m. It brought together discussants from different ethnic/ linguistic affiliations in Kenya and will lead to research Clan Approach to the Study of the Peoples of Eastern Africa over Time on totemic clans, with intent of producing a compendium of Kenyan clans in order to promote national integration and cohesion by challenging prevalent ethnic-based identity stereotypes.

The sixth seminar Conflict in Kenya, the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa was held in Collaboration with the Department of Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, on Thursday 28 November 2013 at Jubilee Auditorium, Lang’ata Campus, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seventh seminar Peaceful Kenya’s 2017 Elections: The Imperative of Calming Ethnic Fault Lines was held in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation on Thursday 27 April 2017 at YMCA-Central, Nairobi, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The proceedings of all the conferences/ seminars/ workshops and discussions organized by the Foundation are published in Education Tomorrow, a country-specific journal run by the Foundation.

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