Trainings: StoryLab Academy

Concerned you’re becoming obsolete?

The StoryLab Academy is providing an opportunity for you to improve your digital storytelling with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training in News-gathering, Storytelling, Audience Engagement & Sustainability and specialized courses in Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Geo-Journalism, Verification & Digital Security.

The courses are underwritten by Google News Lab and the World Bank, and are presented by industry experts from Code For Africa’s StoryLab. Modules range from 10min crash-courses that teach quick skills, to 30min deep dives into more complex techniques. Customise your course, and work at your own pace.

Apply today to future-proof yourself: http://bit.ly/StoryLabAcademy2017

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Event: Kenya Art Fair, via Kuona Trust

Kenya Art Fair 2017 | 17th – 19th November 2017 | Sarit Centre Expo Hall 

With less than 3 months to go, preparations for this year’s Kenya Art Fair are underway. The submission call already out to artists has seen a trickling in of phenomenal artwork set to grace the stage this year.

The Kenya Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Visual art events in East Africa. Now in its fourth year, the fair continues to build on its previous success to present a dynamic selection of galleries, artist collectives, established artists and art organizations from within the region. Alongside the curated stands will be, the Art Talks.  

To find out how you can take part, please get in touch with us via email kenyaartfair@gmail.com or call 0721262326 or 0733742752

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Support for entrepreneurs: The Somo Project

Check out their website for full details: http://www.thesomoproject.org/

The Somo Project’s mission is to identify, train, fund and mentor entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities.

The Somo Project invests in people. We believe that talented local teams are best equipped to build sustainable enterprises in their own low-income communities and that these are the people who can best address the problems their communities face.

Access to stable, long-term capital is greatly inadequate and we are committed to changing this by providing long-term partnership, encouraging leaders to dream big and build scalable enterprises that otherwise would not be given a chance.

The Somo Project invests in social entrepreneurs and provides the training and tools to help them build enterprises that change their communities from within. By investing in the right people, we help break the cycle of poverty and can help bring long-term stability to urban slum areas.

Jobs: BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/BBC-Recruitment-Fair-Nairobi/23424

Introduction

The BBC World Service is growing, and we want you to grow with us!

We are expanding our operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.

Interested and want to know more then come and talk to us at our Careers Fair in Nairobi. You’ll meet BBC staff who will give an insight into the roles we are recruiting for and what it is truly like to work for The BBC.

Well be looking for people to join us inTV and Digital roles which include: Reporters, Producers, Camera Operators, News Directors, Graphic Designers, Video Editors and Shoot Edits.

If you have experience in any of the above roles and would like to hear more about these exciting opportunities as well as having the chance to meet members of the team, then please apply to register your interest in attending our careers fair. It’s taking place at a central Nairobi location on Saturday 9th September and Wednesday 13th September.

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Tax Justice Academy

The International Tax Justice Academy organised by Tax Justice Network Africa will take place from 6 to 10 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Registration is open now through 31 August 2017, and early registration is recommended. Learn more and register here »

This year’s Academy will focus on building the next generation of tax justice champions by strengthening the significant role of tax in the quest of equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Full course details will be shared soon.

For more information please contact Leila Kituyi on lkituyi@taxjusticeafrica.net  or visit out website, taxjusticeacademy.net.

 

Social enterprise job board

Loads of really interesting innovative Nairobi- and Kenya-based jobs here!

While clearly this job board is global, and the postings often seem geared towards foreigners, it would be great to see strong eligible Kenyan candidates apply and get these jobs. To follow the job board, sign up for the Google group with any email address:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/social-enterprise-jobs

Here’s a direct, more specific link to all posted opportunities that mention Kenya — so are either based here or with an organisation that works here — and are most recent:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/social-enterprise-jobs/kenya%7Csort:date

 

Event: Social Changemakers MatchMentor

At our upcoming Social Changemakers edition of MatchMentor taking place on Saturday 29th July 2017, we will be having a ‘Volunteer Village’. This ‘Village’ brings together various initiatives working towards social change to have a stall, showcase their work and give participants an opportunity to sign up to their cause.

This edition of MatchMentor brings together 20 mentors and 70 mentees involved and/or interested in: Environmental Conservation, Social Work, Gender Development, Human Rights Advocacy, Political Activism, International Sustainable Development, Civic Education, Renewable Energy, Working with Street Children and the Homeless, Community Development, Advocacy, Student Activism, Public Health and Women Empowerment.

The event will run sessions on: ‘The Future of Social Engagement’, ‘How to Mobilise People for Social Change’, ‘Financing Social Change’ and our highly rated ‘Speedmentoring’…

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