15th September 2016 at 6.00 pm 

Nairobi, National Museum of Kenya-Louis Leakey Auditorium

Open to the public

Welcome & Greetings

mzalendo-kibunjaDr. Mzalendo Kibunjia,
General Director
National Museums of Kenya

mauro-massoniHis Excellency Mauro Massoni,
Ambassador of Italy in Nairobi

Dr.Francesca Chiesa

Dr.Francesca Chiesa
Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi

Kiarie Kamau EAP
Mr. Kiarie Kamau,
CEO East African Educational Publishers

Panelist Introductions

okoth-okombo400x400Prof. Okoth Okombo (Moderator)
will introduce the topic and the panelists

Keynote Speakers presentations

Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Prof. Mirko Tavosanis

Panelist presentations 

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Ralf Heckner

(Swiss Ambassador)

Billy Kahora

(Kwani Trust)

angelina-kioko Prof. Angelina Kioko
(United States International University)

Dr. Ruth Ndung’u
(Kenyatta University)

Prof. Kimani Njogu
(Twaweza Communications)

 Dr.Vincent Were
(Kenyatta University)

Questions From the Audience


ngugi_wa_thiongo_daniel_a_anderson_pressReading in Gikuyu and Italian
of the Ngugi wa Thiong’o tale
Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ

moses-kiloloPresentation of Jalada project
by Moses Kilolo,
(Editor in chief)

Vote of thanks


Administrative Remarks

Please, take note: anyone wishing to intervene with comments or questions should register at the registration desk.

During the discussion the audience will have access to a buffet offered by the Italian Cultural Institute.  All wines will be offered by the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi.

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