Invitation to Launch research study on Shaping East African Cities as Systems to Work Better for All

The East Africa Research Hub (EARH) cordially invites you to attend a launch for the research project on Shaping East African Cities as Systems to Work Better for All. 

The project aims to test a new approach to urbanisation research, treating each of a selection of individual cities in East Africa as an ‘integrated system.’ The objective is to deliver integrated, multi-disciplinary research that helps us understand and influence political settlements, institutions (formal and informal) and governance in rapidly growing cities, and through these support the design of targeted and integrated interventions that promote inclusive growth, poverty reduction and access to livelihoods. The intention is explicitly practical – the ‘system’ approach and integration of political economy and/or ‘political settlement’ analysis aims to understand and help overcome constraints to development in different sectors and for cross–sectoral interventions.

The meeting will take place on Friday 10th February, 2017 at the PwC Tower on Waiyaki Way, Nairobi Kenya. It is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm up to 3:30pm East African time (Nairobi+03:00). Seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis therefore, please R.S.V.P to Jennifer Nyakinya on jennifer.nyakinya@ke.pwc.com not later than Friday 3rd February, 2017 for planning purposes. 

A London event will be held at DFID UK Offices at 22 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EG, UK. This is a concurrent meeting scheduled to begin at 11:00 am up to 12:30 pm London time.  Seating is also limited and available on a first come first serve basis therefore, please R.S.V.P providing your full names for security clearance at DFID to Jennifer Nyakinya on jennifer.nyakinya@ke.pwc.com not later than Tuesday 7th February, 2017 for planning purposes.

Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) Dial in details: 

To join the meeting by phone dial the following number on the telephone + 254 20 285 5030 and then follow the automated instructions below:

•    When prompted, enter the VMR Meeting Number / ID: 5153 followed by the ‘#’ or ‘pound’ key when complete.

•    When prompted, enter the Attendee Access Code / PIN: 1234 followed by the ‘#’ or ‘pound’ key when complete.

Questions on Call Documents: 

We request you to send questions in advance relating to the objectives of the study and Terms of Reference to ensure these are sufficiently addressed by our Technical Expert. Please send these through by Wednesday 8th February.

We look forward to hosting you.

Yours sincerely,

For: East Africa Research Fund

JPR Ochieng’-Odero PhD HSC

Team Leader, EARF

 

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