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African Drylands Institute for Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 29053 00625
Nairobi , Kenya

Email:adis@uonbi.ac.ke /csdes@uonbi.ac.ke
Tel: 254-020-2133086
Fax: 254-020-632121

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-02-21 13:30

Somaliland’s Private Sector at a Crossroads: Political Economy and Policy Choices for Prosperity and Job Creation (2016) is the World Bank’s first comprehensive analysis of the private sector in Somaliland. The 90 page report takes stock of the evolution of the private sector over the past two decades, it identifies priority policy options as well as the necessary reforms that would enable the private sector to take advantage of opportunities. The report draws on a political economy lens to study how dynamics of power, interests and relationships between key (economic, social and state) actors and sociocultural contexts interplay and influence public policy and private sector activites. The report focuses on three sectors: enterprise, finance and government with a bundle of policy recommendations proposed for each. Overall the report emphasizes the need to formalize the private sector and build the capacity of civil servants to lead this formalization process. Doing so would, according to the World Bank, enable Somaliland’s economy to take advantage of opportunities, promote a climate that favours investments as well as job creation. In my attempt to review this report, I take the position of someone who has lived and worked in Somaliland for the past five years. I summarize the report’s main findings and explain how they resonate with my previous research experience on economic actors and dynamics in Somaliland. 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2017-02-21 13:30
Contact Person: 

Ahmed Mohamed PhD Student

Date and time: 
Fri, 2016-12-23 10:09

Prof. Jesse T. Njoka and Dr.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2019-12-30 10:09
Contact Person: 

Dr Oscar Koech

2nd Annual Rangeland Congress 2016

Type: 
Workshops/Training
Start Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 12:14 - Wed, 2016-11-30 12:14
Location/Venue: 
KCB Leadership Centre in Karen

The 2nd Annual Rangelands Congress held at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen brought together a myriad participants ranging from landowners, range practitioners, representatives of research and academic institutions, representatives of county and national government, and local and international NGO’s.

The congress themed ‘Rangelands Health and Security in a dynamic landscape’ was officially opened by Mr. Abdelkader Bensada, a UNEP Programme Management Officer for terrestrial ecosystem management including integrated landscape approach. 

Type: 
Workshops/Training
Start Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-03 14:27 - Thu, 2019-12-12 14:27
Location/Venue: 
Desmond Tutu Conference Centre

 

Upcoming : ANNUAL GOVSEA MEETING

Type: 
Conference
Start Date: 
Tue, 2016-12-06 16:34 - Fri, 2016-12-09 16:34
Location/Venue: 
CAV'S LARMAT/ADIS GIS LAB

Governing Economic Hubs and Flows within Somalis in East Africa (GOVSEA); a collaborative research project will hold its annual conference from December 6-9, 2016 at the University of Nairobi’s Upper Kabete campus. More than 12 researchers and PhD students, from Denmark and East Africa, and other invited guests will participate in the three- day conference, where researchers will present research projects at various stages (some based on in-depth fieldwork, others based on preliminary ideas for PhD proposals). http://govsea.tumblr.com/.

Links Related to Events: 
http://govsea.tumblr.com/
http://earthsystemgovernance.net/nairobi2016/2016/11/08/word-of-welcome-by-the-conference-chair/

GOVSEA is a six-year (2014-2019) collaborative research programme which studies state formation dynamics in conditions of limited statehood by examining the governance of economic hubs and flows within Somali inhabited territories in East Africa. In the last two decades, statehood has been absent or limited in these territories and yet impressive trade growth and both top-down and bottom-up state building initiatives have been witnessed but remain understudied.

African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS) is part of a consortium led by Mercy Corps that are implementing Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters program (BRACED) in Wajir, Kenya running from 2015-2017.

Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-11-10 09:40

This is to inform anyone who had shown interest to attend the advertised course titled: INTRODUCTION TO GIS USING OPEN SOURCE AND ARCGIS SOFTWARE’S STARTING FROM 14TH NOVEMBER 2016, that the course has been postponed to a later date due to unavoidable circumstances.  A new date will be communicated later. Apologies to the students and members of staff.

Peter Mwangi,

Project Administrator

African Drylands Institute For Sustainability (ADIS)

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2016-11-10 09:40
Contact Person: 

Peter Mwangi

Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-11-07 09:55

The aim of this course is to increase technical proficiency in a various geospatial technologies through hands–on coaching.

Course Desciption

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2019-11-30 09:55

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