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New Job Opportunities with KDI Kenya
From Granada to Kibera - meet KDI Kenya's Architecture Design Coordinator, Jesús Porras Montensino
Meet Tatu Gatere! KDI Kenya Country Director.
#TujengeKibera Launch Party
kibera saccos.
kibera saccos.

  Due to the changing face of Kibera, many things have taken different shapes, compare the social activities in the last 5year, the roads and the connectivity through Kibera were very narrow that trucks could not Go thorough from one side to the other, movement of goods was a hustle, inaccessible fire rescue and ambulance […]

New Job Opportunities with KDI Kenya

Please see attachments for more details: Kenya Community Director Architectural Design Coordinator

From Granada to Kibera – meet KDI Kenya’s Architecture Design Coordinator, Jesús Porras Montensino
From Granada to Kibera - meet KDI Kenya's Architecture Design Coordinator, Jesús Porras Montensino

JESÚS PORRAS MONTESINO is the Architecture Design Coordinator at KDI Kenya since September of 2015. His main project focus is leading the architectural design of the Anwa Academy Productive Public Learning Space in Lindi Village of Kibera, currently in construction. Having received his degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Granada, Jesús sought experience […]

Meet Tatu Gatere! KDI Kenya Country Director.
Meet Tatu Gatere! KDI Kenya Country Director.

Tatu Gatere is KDI’s new Kenya Country Director. Since joining in July 2015 Tatu’s first 6 months have been a whirlwind of finishing-up ongoing projects (Kibera Public Space Project 07) and starting new ones (Anwa Productive Public Learning Space). With another major Productive Public Learning Space starting this year, and ongoing programs on Urban Flooding, […]

#TujengeKibera Launch Party
#TujengeKibera Launch Party

Description: Two weeks ago KDI officially commenced the #TujengeKibera Campaign and competition at Undugu Field. Hundreds of Kibera residents and youth attended the event to learn about the campaign and how to participate. After winning the Rockefeller Storytelling Challenge in July for our short video called “We Have a Life in Kibera”, Kounkuey Design Initiative […]

El Niño in Kibera
El Niño in Kibera

      The El Niño. After months of anticipating the coming of El Niño, the intensified, heavy rainfall has arrived in Nairobi as expected. Already the annual long rains has caused noticeable flooding in a number of places in Nairobi and in the country at large. These rains caused both loss of life and property worth […]

A Productive Public Learning Space in Kibera – Anwa Junior Academy.
A Productive Public Learning Space in Kibera - Anwa Junior Academy.

KDI-Kenya has recently initiated a new set of projects within the growing Kibera Public Space Project (KPSP) network that look specifically at creating “Productive Public Learning Spaces” – developed on the same principles as KPSP but with a programmatic focus on education. This September we have started design workshops with the Anwa Junior Academy (pictured here).  In […]

Conflict Coming Up The Line
Conflict Coming Up The Line

Recently the World Bank publicly admitted that their resettlement policies needed to be reviewed as it is unclear how many people have been adversely affected by their projects [see Guardian article here]. Too often the main focus of development is the end product and the purported economic benefit often only felt by a few from […]

Living in the River Lands – Flooding in Kibera
Living in the River Lands - Flooding in Kibera

We’re sticking with the watery theme this week as we continue to look at recent game changing developments in Kibera. This time it’s flooding; a destructive force that disrupts and displaces people in Kibera each year, and overlaps with the intractable issues of land ownership, open space, infrastructure development and evictions. In Kibera the cheapest […]

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