Open Society Fellowship

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition: New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.
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Competitive opportunities for techpreneurs, Kibera Town Centre, AlfaQ (due 21 Feb!)

Are you a Techpreneur? Do you run a business that depends heavily on Information and Communication Technology? Kibera Town Centre has a few competitive opportunities for Techpreneurship Incubation with the AlfaQ project. If you feel that you could take advantage of this, inbox us (FB) with your name and phone contact not later than 1 pm on Wednesday 21st February 2018. For more info:

Scholarship, solar installation (due 21 Feb!)

Are you a female electrical or electronics technician with an interest in Solar installation? Kibera Town Centre has 5 full scholarship opportunities for female electrical/electronics technicians to pursue T1 and T2 Licensed Solar Installers course at Strathmore University for two weeks. If you meet this strict criteria, and you are passionate about solar, and you will be available to attend the training full day for two weeks, text your name to Peter on 0780 * 812 * 883, not later than 1 pm on Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Event: Media Credibility: How can the media regain public trust? (Thursday 6pm)

Following the controversial media shutdown in Kenya in early February 2018, there has been criticism towards the media. Once considered one of the most trusted institutions, the media has come under intense public criticism including allegations of bias, manipulation, and failure to highlight issues affecting the public.

On the other hand, journalists cite frustrations over editorial decisions to ‘kill’ stories, the failure to elicit a response from the public or even government investigations to their stories and exposés. The question remains, how can we address the credibility gap between the media and the public? What can be done to address the disconnect in expectations between the media and the public? Join us for an open, candid conversation about the role of the media and how to address the disconnect in expectations between the media and the public.

Thursday 22nd February | 6:00 pm |Nairobi Garage, Pinetree plaza. (Hurlingham) The panelists will be:

Kindly take a moment to fill in this RSVP form to confirm your attendance.

Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, UN-HABITAT

Closing date: Friday, 16 March 2018

Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3
Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements
Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 31 January 2018-16 March 2018
Job Opening number: 18-HUM-UNHABITAT-88339-R-NAIROBI (R)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human Settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in Urban Economy and Finance Branch of UN-Habitat. Under direct supervision of Coordinator, Urban Economy and Finance Branch…


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Jobs: Program Officer, Parliamentary Affairs, & Finance and Administration Officer, Mzalendo

Two jobs at Mzalendo:

Mzalendo (‘Patriot’ in Swahili) is a non-partisan project started in 2005 whose mission is to ‘keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.’ Mzalendo site seeks to promote greater public voice and enhance public participation in politics by providing relevant information about the National Assembly and Senate’s activities.

Click links for PDF with full job descriptions:

Finance and Administration Officer
Deadline for applications: 23rd February 2018

Program Officer – Parliamentary Affairs
Deadline: Wednesday 28th February 2018

#WhatsNext Media: Discussion on the state of the media ecosystem in Kenya

#WhatsNext Media:
Discussion on the state of the media ecosystem in Kenya

Tuesday 20 Feb 6-pm @WeAreMettaNBO Riverside, 500 bob

At Nest, we run a monthly panel discussion series, where we bring together some of the sectors brightest minds on a specific vertical to ask them #WhatsNext? The panel typically consists of individuals from startups, corporates, investors, development agencies, academia, public interest groups and government.

Join us as we discuss the current state of the media ecosystem, explore the main constituents that affect the media’s public interest work and identify opportunities to support independent media.

The discussions will be based on but not limited to the recently published report titled, “Strengthening Kenyan Media: exploring a path towards journalism in the public interest” commissioned by the Omidyar Network.

Some of the pertinent topics set to be discussed include:

  1. Pressures and incentives which influence the media’s ability and willingness to provide independent, unbiased information of public interest.
  2. Reversing a decline in media support.
  3. Opportunities for supporting an independent media.

The event aims to provide a platform to exchange intellectual ideas and initiate a starting point for exploration of ways through which the Kenyan media ecosystem can flourish.

Key Highlights:

  • Presentation by Ory Okolloh– Director, Investments at Omidyar Network on Strengthening Kenyan Media. @kenyanpundit
  • Facilitation by Nanjira Sambuli. @ninanjira
  • Diversified high-level panel comprising media executives, chief editors, journalists, media bodies, influential bloggers/columnists among others.

Full list of panelists to be updated.

**The #WhatsNext series regularly sells out. Please book early to secure your seat. Please note that video and audio content may be recorded by the Mettā team

Cost Ksh. 500.00 for non-members.
Mpesa till no. 737416 Nest Group Africa

Instructions: Go to M-PESA & select Buy Goods