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John Githongo - The man behind the Book "Our Turn to Eat"

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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 17 Apr 17:30 - 20:30

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Hello everyone,

I hope you've all been keeping well. As you would expect from time time to time, the kind of speakers we get for our forum have busy schedules and sometimes have to cancel. We have had to reschedule the Business Security yet again but rest assured that we'll have it in the coming sessions.

In its place, we'll have the one and only John Githongo, the remarkable man behind the very controversial book written by Michela Wrong; OUR TURN TO EAT.

Kindly see the Bio below, although its really only a snippet of what this man has achieved.

John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka, a non-governmental organisation involved in governance issues broadly defined, with an emphasis on working with and for ordinary Kenyans – youth in particular. In doing this Inuka is guided by the principles of heshima (respect), diversity (celebrating the depth and wealth of Kenya’s cultural diversity) and Ni Sisi! (It is us!) – for it is Kenyans who own and will ultimately resolve even the most seemingly intractable of their problems. John is also the Chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; Executive Vice Chair of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA); Chair board member of the Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG); and a Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) of the British government. Previously, he served as Vice President of World Vision, Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College Oxford; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President in charge of Governance and Ethics of the Kenya Government; board member Transparency International, Berlin, CEO Transparency International Kenya and a board member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. In the past he has been a columnist for the EastAfrican, Associate Editor, Executive magazine; and a correspondent for the Economist. In Protected content German President awarded him the German-Afrika Prize for Leadership. In Protected content was selected as one of the world’s Protected content influential Africans by New African magazine and one of the world’s top Protected content thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In Protected content was short-listed, alongside US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton for the prestigious Tipperary International Peace Award. October, Protected content awarded the OXI! Award by the Washington Oxi Day Foundation that marks heroism and the defense of freedom. John is also a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President of South Sudan on governance. He holds an honours degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wales and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University.

Lets make this go viral by sharing and making sure that we all get to hear from John on what can displace corruption.

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