CRC Future Rural Africa at Kenya @60 Conference

26 – 27 October 2023

Prof. Kennedy Mkutu of Project B03 Violent Futures is a contributor in the “Kenya @60 Conference” at USIU-Africa in Nairobi. Together with Bernard Mitto and Kajumbi Obondo he will present on “Cattle Rustling Then and Now: The Case Of West Pokot”.

Click here for more information and conference programme.

About The Conference

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Nairobi Research Station, in partnership with the British Institute in East Africa, Kenya School of Government (KSG), United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), and USIU-Africa’s Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IPPIA), is hosting JSPS Eastern Africa alumni, local and international scholars for a two-day conference marking Kenya’s 60th anniversary.

In recent years, in the political sphere Kenya’s transformative constitution has witnessed broadened participation and some surprising political transformations. In the economic sphere, Kenya has attracted notable investments from powers such as China, Japan and Turkey together with exponential urbanization. Socially, the country is experiencing a youth bulge with all its opportunities such as increased technological innovation, a more diversified economy, and a thriving cultural space, with increased mobility within, and without its borders. However, all these changes have come with new and old challenges of inequality, corruption, criminality, radicalization and environmental degradation.

More to explore

A student from the workshop uses a corer to take a wood sample for the estimation of wood density, which is required to accurately estimate the tree’s carbon storage.

UNAM Students gain hands-on experience during field practical in Namibia with scientists from project A01 “Future Carbon Storage”

By Ezequiel Fabiano, Katharina Stein, Julian Krausen and Anja Linstädter (Future Rural Africa Project C01 “Future Carbon Storage”). After ecological fieldwork in southern Zambia, a ...
Read More »
Cover image with the logo of the crc future rural africa & the logos of the uni cologne, uni bonn, and DFG

Upcoming Events Promoting Gender Equality and Diversity at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne

University of Bonn: Workshop Discussions A total of six workshop discussions will take place as part of the project. They are aimed at all students, ...
Read More »
Cover Image with the Logo of Future Rural Africa and the DKG 2023

The Promises and Perils of Infrastructure – Envisioning Desirable Futures in the Global South: Future Rural Africa at DKG ’23

The German Geography Association “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)” and the Institutes of Physical Geography and Institute of Human Geography at Frankfurt University are conducting ...
Read More »
CRC Researcher Evelyne Owino during a presentation in June of 2023

CRC-TRR 228 Future Rural Africa Researcher Evelyne Owino at the Conference on Natural Resource Management and Conflict in Africa

TUE I June 27, 2023 I Copenhagen, Denmark Evelyne Owino, researcher from Project B03 “Violent Futures” gave a presentation at the Conference on Natural Resource ...
Read More »
A cover image with the logo of the crc future rural africa

Video Lecture: Women Missionaries and Colonial Silences in Kenya’s Female “Circumcision” Controversy, 1906-30 – David Anderson

David Anderson, Project A02 “Past Futures” gave a presentation as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on 26 November 2022. Find the full video lecture ...
Read More »
Scroll to Top