Backyard Diplomacy in Kenya

Jointly organized by the German Embassy, the Local Community Festival Committee, National Museums of Kenya and Private Safaris, the Lake Turkanan Festival has been held in Loiyangalani, Kenya on an annual basis since 2008 when it was proposed by the local community. Kenya is highly ethnically and culturally diverse: they have 42 different ethnic communities, […]

Can Kenyan people play active roles in public diplomacy?

This article on the US Department of State Official Blog talks about the Association of Performing Arts Presenter’s annual conference, and stresses the critical role of cultural diplomacy and the importance of freedom of expression and an open dialogue. However, what I found more interesting about this page is the comment made by “Kenyan youth” to this […]