Where Women Are: Gender & The 2017 Kenyan Elections

Published: 29 November 2018

Edited by Nanjala Nyabola and Marie- Emmanuelle Pommerolle, this collection captures some of the stories and experiences of women who particiapetd in the heated 2017 general election in Kenya. The stories shed light on the nuances and complexities facing women who choose to enter electoral politics in Kenya.

Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure

Published: 13 June 2017

This edition of Perspectives contributes to the ongoing debate on infrastructure development in Africa by sharing snapshots of experience from around the continent, exploring questions about democratic participation, the role of human and environmental rights, and economic transformation.

Die Krise in Burundi und das Phlegma der internationalen Politik (only German version)

Published: 5 April 2016

Im April 2015 gab die Regierungspartei Burundis bekannt, dass Präsident Pierre Nkurunziza für eine dritte Amtszeit kandidieren werde. Zahlreiche Proteste der Bürgerinnen und Bürger waren die Folge. Seither versucht die Regierung die Zivilgesellschaft mit Gewalt einzuschüchtern. Das E-Paper fasst die Ereignisse zusammen und erklärt die Hintergründe der Krise in Burundi.

86 and Counting: Women Leaders in Kenya’s 11th Parliament

Published: 31 March 2015

Out of the eleven elections that have been held in Kenya since independence, the 2013 election will remain significant in Kenya’s electoral history. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 set the legal framework for promoting gender equality, which has seen a record eighty six woman elected and nominated to the eleventh Parliament. This number surpasses the total number of women representatives in the fifty years of independence combined. In the last ten parliaments, Kenya has had a total of eventy five women, fifty of them elected while the other 25 were nominated. With an increase from 9.8% to 19% representation, Kenya is now ranked 76th of the top 100 countries in the World Classification of Women in National Parliaments. The marked

Progress, a result of years of hard work by different stakeholders in the women’s movement, deserves celebration.

Perspectives #02/2014: Greening the Continent, Reflections on Low Carbon Development Pathways

Published: 3 September 2014

This edition of the Perspective brings with it a wealth of facts on renewable energy, green economies, climate change and reflects on the challenges different African nations and entities are faced with, in their quest for a self-sufficient and sustainable green society. It is a rich compilation of expert commentaries and contributions coming from different parts of Africa, telling African stories.

High Ambitions and High Risks: Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

Published: 25 August 2014

PIDA, the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, is poised to be a game changer for the transformation of Africa. This publication describes PIDA's plan to double levels of investment in energy, water, and transportation mega-projects and the opportunities and risks these projects present, asking the big question: will PIDA accelerate the colonial patterns of resource extraction or foster the economic diversification required for Africa to prosper?