A first for this blog, here is the video recording of a panel discussion held at the Nairobi chapter of the Imperial College Business School last September. Three Kenyan experts discuss development and international cooperation in their own country: Ezra Mbogori, Executive Director of the Akiba Uhaki Foundation and Fellow at Harvard University and the Kellogg International Leadership Program; G.K. Ndungu, economist and public policy specialist; and the moderator Wairu Kinyori-Gugu, former Programme Director at Oxfam Kenya, consultant and Kiliza author.
I find it refreshing to hear the views of these policymakers, who speak from both expertise and lived experience. Not only do they go in great depth on donor trends in Kenya; they also take a step back and look at the macro picture, analysing the role of major donors and multilateral banks, recalling the best and worst examples of aid they have witnessed so far, and whether aid should be dropped altogether.
Let us know your impressions. Would you like to see more of these videos?
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Photo credit: a screenshot from the panel discussion at the Imperial College Business School in Nairobi.