Events

TRUST BUT VERIFY-Collaborations Among Media, Government and Civil Society to Promote “Democracy that Delivers”

Free

Date: 30th November
Venue: 7th Floor, 9 West Building, Westlands

The Social Accountability Media Initiative [SAMI] project, developed by the Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) at the Aga Khan University (AKU), Nairobi, in partnership with the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) of the World Bank, was launched in February 2015 to raise the effectiveness of civil society organizations’ and other stakeholders’ information and advocacy activities that promote good governance and social accountability.

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The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Managing the Media

Free

If you work for a corporation, you know that handling the news media poorly can lead to bad publicity, a crippled brand, and public misperceptions about your work and what you stand for. But managing the media effectively can garner publicity that’s both timely and positive, and can catapult your brand from anonymity to a distinct, popular position in the marketplace. (more…)

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The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Specialist Public Sector Communications Course

Free

Course Summary

Public sector communication is in a class of its own. It’s not like corporate, financial or retail public relations, and it’s not marketing. We are not trying to get people to spend money or buy anything; we are trying promote government’s presence, objectives, and achievements.

This course will teach you how to do exactly that. (more…)

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The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Driving Business Success Through Social Intelligence and ROI Measurement

Free

Social media, once thought to be a raging fad, is clearly here to stay. And corporations have accepted that, plunging headlong into the social space in an effort to avoid being seen as slow-footed, or worse, old-fashioned. But in the rush, many corporations have yet to craft a compelling social media strategy, and just as important, they still aren’t sure how to measure the return on investment for their social media efforts. (more…)

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The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Live Streaming of Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

Free

The two-day conference on Media in Muslim Contexts will bring together a broad and international range of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, from a variety of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. Themes include media and the invention of history; media and the nation; media as vehicles of resistance; iconoclasm and image wars, satire, the impact of new media and social media, studies of media in local contexts and media and youth culture.

We will be streaming this event live at the Graduate School of Media and Communications.

For more information on the conference’s programme and speakers, and to register please visit ISMC’s website: www.aku.edu/ismc.

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ISMC, 210 Euston Road, London

Handling a Communications Crisis

Free

This practical, one-day course is designed to prepare you to act on that inevitable day. Taught by one of East Africa’s foremost experts in crisis communications, the seminar will ensure that you and your team plan and prepare with thoughtfulness and precision and then, most importantly, execute with the discipline and skill that blunts the negative impact of your crisis. (more…)

At 8:30 am
The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Social Media Strategies Behind Political Campaigns

Free

Panel Highlight:
Political campaigns have become more intentional about where and with whom they invest their money. Technology and digital advertising are driving these decisions largely because the internet and social media have fundamentally changed how campaigns strategize and communicate with their constituents.

The panel will be at Lenana Room, KICC on Friday 16th September 2016 from 12-1pm. (more…)

At 12:00 pm
Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

The 4th Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Conference & Public Seminar,Nairobi

Free

VENUES
Conference venue:
The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Public Seminar venue:
Pride Centre, PrideInn Hotel Westlands, Westlands Road, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya (more…)

At 9:00 am
The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya National Workshop on SDGs, Roadmaps and Data Ecosystems

Free

Background

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) was launched in September 2015 at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, where Kenya reaffirmed its commitment as Anchor Partner. The Political launch set in motion key processes of the Partnership as it worked towards its institutional phase. To this end the GPSDD Interim Steering Group (ISG) created several working groups to produce basic work to implement the data revolution. In her speech at the Political Launch of the GPSDD, H.E. (DR) Ambassador Amina Mohammed affirmed that Kenya’s promise of inclusive development can only be achieved by creating an inclusive data ecosystem involving government, private sector, academia, non-profit organizations, innovators, local communities and development partnerships. (more…)

At 8:30 am
The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Data vs Story: The Broken Link

Free

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications and IPSOS, the global polling and research company held an engaging conversation on the power of data-driven journalism-The Broken Link-Data vs Story on 14th January 2016.

The panel of experts included Aggrey Oriwo, managing director of IPSOS East Africa, and the preeminent political analyst Tom Wolfe, among others.

For details, contact Kenneth Macharia.

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Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) Certificate Course

Free

Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications is hosting a new generation of students and practitioners as they learn how to design international development projects rooted in local solutions.

Through a partnership between The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Locus, a landmark initiative dedicated to finding new solutions to old development challenges by focusing on local solutions and integrated programming, 19 students and current development professionals are gathering in Nairobi to gain hands-on experience in design, partnering, management and innovation (DPMI).

For details, contact GSMC.

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Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Second Data Journalism Bootcamp

Free

The Graduate School of Media and Communications will host its second data journalism bootcamp in partnership with Code For Africa. This two-day course, by invitation only, will focus on encryption and digital security — hands-on training to help journalists protect themselves, their information and their sources online, including use of the security and analytics “afriLEAKS” toolkit developed by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting. For details, contact John Kamau.

At 9:00 am
Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Cocktail reception with Michael Peel

Free

Cocktail reception with Michael Peel, Asia editor of the Financial Times, who discusses his book on the Nigerian oil bonanza, A Swamp Full of Dollars. The Nigerian elections, a new military president for Africa’s biggest democracy, the crack-down on Boko Haram, falling oil prices: what does it all mean for us?

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The SAMI project

Free

The SAMI project — Recent training for community-based CSOs and regional / global NGOs, sponsored by the World Bank, took place in March in Nairobi and early May in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Read more about the event here

At 12:00 am
Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Art of the Documentary

Free

Former CNN lead news producer for Christiane Amanpour and eight-time Emmy-winner Andrew Tkach previewed his latest documentary on the revolution in Ukraine, Generation Maidan. The film is currently touring the European film festivals prior to its release by a leading US network.

At 3:00 pm
Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Big Data, Open Societies

Free

A public program sponsored by the Omidyar Foundation and others in partnership with Code4Africa. This innovative program brought together coders, government officials and journalists from across East Africa seeking to find the hidden patterns in large and complex sets of data and present them to a broader public in compelling, comprehensible and visually appealing ways.

At 9:00 am
Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West, 7th Floor, Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya