Using arts, culture and media to promote positive social transformation
(SOCIAL) MEDIA & GENERAL ELECTIONS
2 March 2017
We are pleased to invite you a panel discussion regarding the impending General Elections. On the panel are Nanjira Sambuli (Advocacy Manager at Web Foundation), Merceline Nyambala (CEO of Association of Media Women in Kenya) and Grace Githaiga (Co-Convener Kenya ICT Action Network). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Jacqueline Oduol (Gender and Governance Expert). This will be held at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium on 2nd March 2017 from 6.00 p.m. This event is open to the public and entry is free.
THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
Creativity helps us understand, celebrate and express the human condition. It is good in and of itself. And yet, how does the cultural sector begin to moderate its own socio-economic potential on the national platform?
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Kenya's 2013 General elections
STAKES, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES
When voters enthusiastically turn up to cast their vote during general elections, they expect that their action would meaningfully change their lives. But in most of Africa, even when elections are held on a regular basis, voters are quite often disappointed by the performance of their leaders who use the new positions as an opportunity to loot public resources and consolidate power. It is almost as if elections are of minimal value to the populace.
Notwithstanding this trend, when they are free and fair, general elections can be transformative. They can bring into the political arena men and women of integrity committed to service and accountability. Inspired by the determination to have inclusive governance and the advancement of democracy, Kenya’s 2013 General Election: Stakes, Practices and Outcomes asks important questions related to political participation, coalition building, politics of identity, the international criminal court, electoral systems and institutions, and the judiciary.
NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
We believe making the world a better place for future generations cannot happen by accident; it can only be done by persistent, consistent hard work by a group of forward-thinking citizens of the world. We record our experiences, upcoming events and activities to inspire you to join the Twaweza Movement. Together, we can make the world a better place.