Dr Wandia Njoya explores developments in Kenya’s education sector since independence. She explains that the initial 7-6-3 system was designed to recreate a British style elite; 8-4-4 created more rounded Kenyans who were better critical thinkers; now we head into the uncertainties of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), which seems to be a throwback to the original 7-6-3 system. Dr Njoya also explores the implications of these developments.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), labour leaders, faith-based organizations, religious leaders and other civil society representatives play a critical and diverse set of roles in societal development. Will the shifting external environment for civil society have any place in civil society? The Elephant in conversation with Dr Wandia Njoya, a scholar and a social and political communicator.
We have a conversation with Njoki Njehu as she takes us through who she is, what informs her politics, her role as the Africa coordinator of the Fight Inequality Alliance and finally we learn about their upcoming Global Organising School.
Political changes in Kenya in the last several years, elite hubris, and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an imminent collapse of the feudal system that has sustained crony capitalism, misogyny and ethnic chauvinism. The Elephant in conversation with Dr Wandia Njoya and Dr Mordecai Ogada.
For tax justice to truly work on behalf of the citizen, it must be founded on the principles of human rights. This demands that the financial architecture and fiscal systems in place allow for: citizen participation in decision making; accountability of systems; non-discrimination in implementation of programmes; empowering processes that enhance social mobility; requisite sanction in the face of transgressions; and legitimacy through applying the rule of law. The Elephant in conversation with Leonard Wanyama, regional coordinator of the East African Tax and Governance Network (EATGN).
Millions of Kenyans are still stretching begging bowls each year for relief food and not to forget the cost of food which has skyrocketed making affordability out of reach for many, especially in the urban areas. It is time, Kenyans challenged the status quo by demanding from the political class to have the food agenda on the table of discussion. The Elephant in conversation with Claire Nasike Akello, Project Lead and Food For Life Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa.
Civil society organisations have in the past played a key role in the democratisation process of Kenya. As the country moves toward the polls, will we see a robust civil society at the forefront championing electoral justice? The Elephant in conversation with Wambua Kawive, an educationist, a literary scholar and a writer.
As long as we focus on the tribe, we will lose the nation and be stuck in the tribal mire. Kenya will cease to be a society. We will lose our sense of collective responsibility and find in its place a culture of competitive victimhood. The Elephant in conversation with Rev. Canon Francis Omondi, a Priest of All Saints Cathedral Diocese of the ACK, a Canon of the All-Saints Kampala Cathedral of the Church of Uganda, Adjunct Lecturer at St. Paul’s University, Limuru, and Research Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life.
Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future? The Elephant in conversation with Kadri Humal Ayal, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Kenya.
Kenya’s agro-economy accounts for about 24 per cent of GDP and 74 per cent of employment (GoK, 2008). It is a key sector in the economic pillar of the Kenya Vision 2030 and one whose functions have been devolved by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. On 4th March 2013, the devolved government transferred much of the at least 10 separate sub-sectors to county governments. These are crops (both industrial and food), horticulture, livestock, fisheries, land, water, cooperatives and marketing, environment and natural resources, regional development, and development of arid and semi-arid land (ASAL). 9 years later can we take stock...
Kenyan youth are not to blame for their election apathy. For decades, elections have hardly made a difference in curbing violent plunder by Kenya’s ruling class. The youth are wondering whether this would be any different. The Elephant in conversation with Dr Alex Awiti, Associate Professor and Vice Provost - Aga Khan University, East Africa.
In this conversation, we talk about tax justice and the 15% minimum corporate tax proposal by the G7. What is it about, why is it important for Africa and what can we do? Crystal Simeoni, Director at NAWI, in conversation with Chenai Mukumba, Policy Research and Advocacy Manager at the Tax Justice Network Africa.