IEA Hosts University of Notre Dame


Post Date: 14 June 2018   |   Category: General   |   Hits: 596


The Institute of Economic Affairs hosted a contingent from the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs staff led by Dr. Tom Burish to a half-day meeting held at the IEA Boardroom on Monday, 11th June 2018.

Having invited the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kwame Owino for a meeting to talk about Kenya’s devolution in Notre Dame early this year, some faculty members, trustees and benefactors were already familiar with the Institute’s mandate in shaping the public policy landscape in the Country. However, they needed to understand its functions in detail. During the session, Kwame Owino spoke about IEA’s efforts in promoting accountability and responsive government. Our aim is to consolidate our voice not only in Kenya but in the region and Africa at large, he said. According to the 2017 Global Index Report, IEA was ranked number 3 in Kenya and 48 overall in Sub-Saharan Africa region, this clearly shows that we are no longer a small Think Tank any more, quipped Kwame. 

The contingent also came to assess how the four students in the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program are working with the Institute to learn from and consult with the IEA as part of their Integration Lab, or i-Lab, experience. During the session, Ann Mische, Associate Professor of Sociology, grabbed the opportunity to make her brief presentation about the research she is doing in collaboration with IEA on youth and citizenship in Kenya.