Japanese language class from embassy: free online Wed. 22 Sept.

The Embassy of Japan in Kenya is pleased to announce the start of applications for the Trial Japanese Lesson for the month of September 2021. This class is suitable for anyone who is keen on delving into learning Japanese but isn’t sure where to start or someone who would like to study a foreign language but isn’t sure if Japanese is the right one.
This online class will be conducted by Ms. Yasuko Abe, a Japanese language lecturer dispatched by the Japan Foundation to Kenyatta University, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Further details for the class are as below:

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Venue: Online via Zoom | Cost: Free
  • Proficiency: Absolute beginner/No prior knowledge of Japanese
  • Class Size: 30 students

Through this class, we hope that you will discover the beauty of learning Japanese and that you will use your knowledge to become a bridge between Kenya and Japan.
To register, or for more information about the class, kindly contact us on: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. Since very limited spaces are available, we encourage you to register early to avoid missing a spot for this class.

Invitation: Virtual Launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities

Invitation: Virtual Launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to the virtual launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities, which explores recent developments, constraints and opportunities relating to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa. The book is edited by Ebenezer Durojaye, Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi and Charles Ngwena.

Wednesday 18 August 2021
13:00 GMT / 14:00 WAT / 15:00 SAST / 16:00 EAT
All participants are required to register on Zoom.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.View the virtual launch invitationDownload the open access bookDownload the flyerClick here to register on Zoom
ProgrammeFacilitatorRudo Chugudu, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaSpeakersProf Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaDr Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental healthProf Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria; former UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and childrenGladys Mirugi-Mukundi, Researcher, Socio-Economic Rights Project Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape Dr Satang Nabaneh, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaDr Godfrey Kangaude, Postdoctoral fellow, Rhodes University BackgroundThe book, which was published by Routledge in 2021, discusses the impact of culture, morality and social beliefs on the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights across the African continent, particularly in relation to vulnerable and marginalised groups. It covers topics such as abortion, gender identity, adolescent sexuality and same-sex. Despite many positive developments in relation to sexual and reproductive health in recent years, many Africans still encounter challenges, for instance in poor maternity services, living with HIV, and discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. Covering topics such as abortion, gender identity, adolescent sexuality and homosexuality, the chapters in this book discuss the impact of culture, morality and social beliefs on the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights across the continent, particularly in relation to vulnerable and marginalized groups. The book also explores the role of litigation, national human rights institutions and regional human rights bodies in advancing the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region. Throughout, the contributions highlight the relevance of a rights-based framework in addressing topical and contentious issues on sexual and reproductive health and rights within Sub-Saharan Africa.This book will be of interest to researchers of sexuality, civil rights and health in Africa.Click here to register on Zoom

Innovation for African Universities: iHub/British Council Project

iHub in collaboration with The British Council, is conducting a comprehensive mapping and assessment of the entrepreneurial and high education ecosystem in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The British Council has developed and designed the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) project to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within universities and facilitate the development of skills required to build industries, companies, products, and services.

As an innovator and change-maker advancing innovation to catalyze economic and social change across the continent, we would like to speak to you and get your insights on the entrepreneurial and high education ecosystem in your country and company/enterprise.

We are conducting one-on-one interviews with innovators and entrepreneurs in Kenya between 10th August and 20th August 2021.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in shaping the direction of the Innovation for African University program.

You can express interest by confirming participation to: dorcas@cchub.rw

We look forward to a favourable response.

Various jobs at Natural Justice

A range of positions with Natural Justice:

  1. Head of Campaigns and Communication – ignore the date but apply quickly
  2. Legal Practitioner: Just Energy Transition – ignore the date but apply quickly
  3. Communications Fellow – Closing Date 2nd July
  4. Environmental Justice Research Fellowship – Closing Date 2nd July
  5. Community Environmental Legal Officers (Kilifi, Lamu counties) – Closing Date 2nd July.

List: https://naturaljustice.org/work-at-natural-justice/

NJ offices are in Nairobi and Cape Town but some positions remote or in Lamu, or in some cases open to people based elsewhere: check each job description for details.

Events, movie screening, for African Liberation Day

Register for sessions here: https://africansrising.org/may25-2021/

African Liberation Day: Building Healthy Communities

Tuesday, May 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT) / 4 pm – 5:30 pm (GMT)

On African Liberation Day, we will discuss COVID-19, human rights challenges, Pan-Africanism and why the spirit of Ubuntu is the one thing that can get us through this pandemic.

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Speakers: Pauline Muchina, Emira Woods, Dr. Ahmed Ouma (CDC Africa) Mr. Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International)

Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Our Rights, Our Health, Our Future - #Rise4OurLives

Free Movie Streaming – KEMTIYU, Cheikh Anta

Tuesday, May 25

«Kemtiyu» depicts the life of Cheikh Anta Diop, a prominent political figure and researcher who dedicated his life to the pursuits of truth and justice. The movie will be streamed according to the schedule below:

Kiswahili – 1:00 pm (EAT)
https://vimeo.com/252177164

French – 1:00 pm (GMT)
https://vimeo.com/169983638

Subtitled English – 8:00 pm (SAST)
https://vimeo.com/169773398

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 26, 10 am – 12 pm – 1:30 pm (GMT)

Online celebrations African women working for positive change in their communities. These women have been nominated for recognition as “Invisible Giants” by Africans Rising members.

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

A panel and open discussion with African women activists working for positive change in their communities. This virtual ceremony will include a livestream of pre-recorded videos of “Invisible Giants” discussing their work and sharing their messages of hope.

The New Scramble for Africa

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

This webinar will reignite conversations on how activists have been able to survive the pandemic while not giving up on their duties and commitments to positive social change. Hear from thought leaders and experts who provide their insights on successful strategies for activists during the pandemic.

Speakers: Deji Adeyanju (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising), Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama, (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising)

Sustainability and Good Governance: Harnessing Africa’s Rich Resources for Development

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

Africa is a rich continent, with a rich and powerful heritage. Africa’s global diaspora is a part of the continent’s history and future. This event will discuss the need for good governance, people-centered sustainable development, economic equality, social justice, accountability and transparency as we work together to build the world we need and the Africa We Want.

Moderator: Mwiza Munthali (Host, Africa Now! Radio Show)

Speakers: Briggs Bomba (Project Director, TrustAfrica), Everjoice Win (Executive Director, Shine
African Feminist Leadership)

African Liberation Show: An Online Concert

Friday, May 28, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (GMT)

In the first hour, Francophone and Anglophone artists and activists from across the continent will share their ideas on cultural decolonisation and their art. In the second hour, there will be a virtual concert to address the 25th of May theme and performances of creative actions for positive social change.

Featured Artists: Lass Primo, MD MO (Mauritania); Phatal Ebodé (Cameroon); Magui, Al Dalaal MC, Kals, Safaray, Jah Jah King, Ndongo, Andiyes, Sangotte (Senegal);
Gauthier, Lydie (DRC); Nessa, Mwiya Moody (Zambia), Teresa (Mozambique); Maryjacob (Nigeria)

Paint and Sip – Love is Liberation

Saturday, May 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

As we celebrate African liberation day, we celebrate the love that connects us all. Download the image from our website or create your own drawing and join us in a virtual painting setting as we close off our one week of celebrations with a moment of self reflection, self care and love.

Featured Artist: Marieme Ba, Ayele Ba & Emira Woods Painting Material + Stencils: Click to Download the StencilRead The Story behind the Painting and inspiration behind the activity

Debt Cancellation for African Countries

June 3rd, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT)

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Movement Coordinator, Africans Rising) and Asha Jaffar (Activist, Kenya) host a collaborative discussion with key stakeholders and Africans Rising members to draft a citizen’s charter to guide African countries on debt cancellation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers: Brian Kagoro (Open Society Foundation), Buba Khan (ActionAid International), Zakaria Sambakhe (ActionAid – Senegal), Omolara Balogun (WASCI), Noutcha Prudence (Activist, Cameroon), Luckystar Azree (Tax Justice Expert, Kenya)

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Call for visual and other artists: Book Bunk


Call for Applications
We are commissioning art for #NRBLibraries
Over the past year, we have been working on the physical restoration of two of McMillan Memorial Library’s satellite branches; Kaloleni Library and Eastlands Library in Makadara. We are almost done with this aspect of our continuing work, and are calling on Nairobi’s visual artists to work with us, to bring some funk into these precious spaces! For the Eastlands Library in Makadara, we are inviting visual artists (painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and all others) to apply for this paid opportunity to contribute to the library’s first-ever collection!
What we Need… 

We’re looking for a total of 42 individual art pieces and have categorised these into 10 groups/series. Visual artists will be required to send in an application with details of which space they would like to work in and are welcome to submit new or existing works. This opportunity is open to both solo and collaborative projects. A preference may be given to projects that aspire to collaborate with artists from the library community in Eastlands. Here’s a breakdown of all the spaces that need art, the rates for each space and the Application Guidelines which has been made available below. Application Guidelines and More Info HereThe deadline for applications is Friday, 4th June 2021, 2359Hrs East African Time, with a delivery deadline set for Saturday, 14th August 2021.Apply Today!To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our opportunities page. Don’t forget to spread the word!Submit an Application!

Job: Senior Finance and Operations Officer, Natural Justice

Senior Finance and Operations Officer: Kenya – Closing Date: 3 May 2021

Senior Finance and Operations Officer: Kenya

Natural Justice is an African non-profit organization specializing in environmental justice. Natural Justice uses the law to support communities participate in decisions that affect their land, culture and environment.

Natural Justice has been working with communities, NGOs and government agencies in Kenya since 2009. Together with our partners, we conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, use community legal empowerment approaches, including community paralegals, to support communities protect their access to lands, resources and traditional knowledge, provide legal advice and training to project partners, comment on environmental impact assessments, and make submissions on law and policy. To learn more about the work of Natural Justice please refer to http://www.naturaljustice.org.

What are we looking for?

NJ seeks a full-time Senior Finance and Operations Officer in Nairobi who will be responsible for the financial management and administrative operations, including procurement, human resource administration, processing and recording of all financial transactions, financial reporting to donors and the Natural Justice Kenya board, managing relationships with suppliers and partner organizations. This position will also be the custodian of organization assets and supervise office administration.

The senior finance and operations officer will report to the Natural Justice Kenya Director and the organizations Chief Financial and Operations Officer based in Cape Town. The successful candidate will be based in our Nairobi office, with travel required on occasion and will be expected to begin work as soon as possible.

Consultancy: Research on access to archives for creatives in KE, UG, TZ (Hivos)

Consultancy: Research on access to public and private archives for creatives in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

Region: East Africa Office: Nairobi Hours: To be determined Application deadline: May 7, 2021

About Hivos

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens and their organizations, it aims to contribute towards just, inclusive and life sustaining societies where people have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources. It works in partnership with others in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on three impact areas: civic rights; gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and climate justice. Hivos’ approach is solution driven, and it builds wider movements for change by amplifying and connecting voices.

About Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program

Hivos is continuing with its long history of support to artists and makers through the Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) program. R.O.O.M seeks to deploy creative forces in the defense of civic space through supporting a new generation of makers to produce critical content. Critical content in the context of R.O.O.M means creative content that counters hegemonic narratives in society hence generating dialogue, debate, and dissent across different socio-political issues.

Background of consultancy

R.O.O.M seeks the following outcomes:

  1. Makers become more self-sufficient
  2. Makers are more independent.
  3. Makers produce more critical content
  4. Makers reach wider audiences
  5. Creative hubs have increased capacity to facilitate audio-visual productions.

As such, the delivery of the current assignment is to help the creatives achieve outcome 3 since access to archived material will complement already on going production of critical content across social, political, and economic themes.

The current cohort of R.O.O.M partners works on critical content across the following medium: online radio programming, podcasts, music production, documentary films, data artistry, puppetry and animation, film, fashion, literature, and infomercials. They then promote their content on digital platforms like social media channels and their organizational websites.

R.O.O.M would now like to improve artists access to archives and also support the work of National archive institutions as a way of improving criticality in the region amongst creatives.

Going by the above, this is assignment involves the following:

  1. The researcher to conduct an exploratory study on the present state of National Archive institutions in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania detailing some of the existing resources that could be of use to creatives.
  2. The researcher developing a tool kit/set of resources on how creatives can better utilize the existing archives for the work and how they can develop their organizational archives. This can be separate or incorporated in the report.
  3. The researcher to conduct 1 day workshop on how creatives can utilize the tools/resources developed.

Job: Project Officer, Hivos Digital Defenders Partnership

Region: Africa Office: Hivos East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Hours: 40 Application deadline: May 3, 2021 LINK

Job context

Are you committed to defending human rights offline as well as online? Do you have some experience in facilitating trainings, digital security, organizational security, or coordinating networks? Are you flexible, and able to contribute to a whole range of tasks within the Digital Defenders Partnership program? The DDP team would love to have you as a colleague.

About Hivos

Hivos works for a world where people can realize their full potential, unleashing their ingenuity and creativity to build fair, just and life-sustaining societies for themselves and generations to come. Our mission is to amplify and connect voices that promote social and environmental justice and challenge power imbalances. We particularly work to empower marginalized rightsholders to raise their voice and demand freedom of choice.

Canon Student Development Programme (for student photographers)

VIRTUAL EVENT – SEPTEMBER 2021

Applications for the Canon Student Development Programme 2021 are open. 250 students will have the exclusive opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by professional photographers. Submit your portfolio now for a chance to take your first step into the pro world. Closing date for applications is the 9th June 2021.

https://en.canon-cna.com/student-development-programme/

Entry criteria: https://en.canon-cna.com/student-development-programme/submit/