Conference

Description

Unpacking the Concepts of Stability, Democracy & Rights: Theoretical Investigations

The first activity to take place at Maseno University was the opening conference, which took place on 29-30 March 2012, at Kisumu Hotel in Kisumu, Kenya.

The aim of the conference was to bring together participants to engage in basic discussion on the relevance and significance of the platform theme within a Kenyan and East African context and to discuss the main theoretical perspectives within which this theme has been researched by academics from an array of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The conference brought together researchers from Kenya, Uganda and Denmark.

The three sub-themes of the conference were: stability and fragility; democracy and rights; and, gender and inequality.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Madara M. Ogot from Maseno University, officially opened the conference, representing Vice Chancellor, Professor Dominic Makawiti.

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Planned

Activity No. (from LFA): 1.1.3
Budget - MSU: DKK 110,000
Budget - Danish: DKK 109,500
Tentative timing: Q1 2012
Main responsible: Maseno University

Indictors and targets

Indicators - targets:  
  • Conference held - 1
  • Number of male and female participants - 30; minimum 30% of either sex
  • Number of lectures - 20
  • Number of publications - one anthology OR at least 3 articles in international journals
  • Budget - within budget
 
Means of Verification:  
  • Workshop Report
  • Presentations
  • Attendance Register
  • Publications
  • Accounts
 

Progress / Status

Activity No. (from LFA): 1.1.3
Actual spending - MSU: DKK 56.556
Actual spending- Danish: DKK -
Timing: 29-30 March 2012
Main responsible:

Catherine Muhoma, Florence Indede
and Preben Kaarsholm

Indicators and targets

Indicators - targets:  
  • Conference held - 1
  • Number of male and female participants - 54
  • Number of lecturers - 23
  • Budget - within budget
 
Means of Verification:  
  • Workshop Report
  • Attendance Register
  • Accounts
 

Building Stronger Universities
Platform for Stability, Democracy & Rights

Tel.: +45 871 62 171
E-mail: psdr@cas.au.dk

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