Karibu Kenya Welcome to Kenya!
Education, Heritage and Community Building Bridging Ages Conference, Ngurunit, Kenya, 25-29 August
The community of Ngurnit is looking forward to the conference and to greet you all. August is a dry period and a bit warm, but we have enough shades at the conference camp site in Ngurunit, thanks to the many Acacia trees.
Issues in the presentations and group discussions
- Heritage, Environment and Community Building
How do heritage and heritage institutions support in the development of local communities, physically, socially? Establish Heritage Centers in local communities? Role, benefits? How to engage the community in a sustainable landscape?
- Education and Community Building
How can we use local heritage and local experiences in education, for example in mathematics and history on a regular basis? What support is needed, what are the benefits, challenges?
- Education, Heritage and Conflict Resolution
How do we use cultural heritage and local knowledge in preventing and resolving conflicts?
Program, short version
24 August, delegates leave Nairobi, transport provided for free by the host organization
25 August, delegates arrive in Ngurunit
26 August, Opening by Dr Hassan Wario, National Minister of Sport, Culture and the Arts;
Ukur Yatani, Governor of Marsabit County; Dr Ahmed Yassin, Director General of National Museums of Kenya; Joseph Lekuton, MP
Bridging Ages in Kenya and the world: Steven Labarakwe and Ebbe Westergren
First session: Heritage, Environment and Community Building.
27 August, Time Travel at a manyatta, “Stay or Leave”, samburu traditions, crafts and stories
Second session: Education and Community Building. Mathematics in the Historic Environment.
28 August, Third session, Education, Heritage and Conflict Resolution
Pm. Big cultural festival and community event: performances, singing, dances…
At every session there are several short presentations from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, USA, Latvia, Finland, Turkey and other parts of the world, followed by group discussions and hopefully creative solutions
29 August, A day in Ngurunit with several opportunities to visit the community and surroundings
30 August, leave Ngurunit early in the morning, arriving in Nairobi in the evening
Registration for the conference and fees: www.bridgingages.org/registration
All delegates have to arrive in Nairobi before 12 o’clock, 24 August to catch the common transport to Ngurunit. The transport is back in Nairobi 30 August, at about 7 pm.
Practical information on the transport and the stay in Ngurunit will be sent to the delegates about six weeks before the conference.
- 2018 South Africa
- 2017 Finland
- 2016 Sweden
- 2015 Ireland
- 2014 Kenya
- Even more photos from the conference
- Updated: Swedish Exhibition Agency videos from the 2014 BA conference
- More photos from the conference
- International conference 2014
- Call for papers
- Ngurunit conference, a chance of a life time.
- Invitation: Education and Community Building, Learning in the Local Environment
- ”Education and Community Building" - Conference 2014
- Karibu Kenya Welcome to Kenya!
- Registration is open! Bridging Ages 2014 Conference
- Conference programme
- Abstracts from the conference
- Comments from delegates of the Bridging Ages Conference in Ngurunit 26-29 August 2014
- Photos from the conference
- Declaration from the Bridging Ages Conference in Ngurunit 2014
- Education and Community Building Mathematics in the Historic Environment
- Mathematics and History together Time Travels at Kisumu Railway Station, Kenya
- Comments from the Ngurunit conferenece
- 2013 USA
- 2012 Turkey
- 2011 Estonia
- 2010 Sweden
- 2009 Finland
- 2008 South Africa
- 2007 Latvia
- 2006 Italy
- 2004 Sweden