ISBN 9789966974358
Pages 260
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2007
Publisher Twaweza Communications, Kenya
Format Paperback

Good Governance and Development

Toward Quality Leadership in Kenya

edited by Kimani Njogu

Leadership has become of critical importance in the world. Terrorism, war in the Middle East, HIV/AIDS, environmental disasters resulting from global warming, glaring inequalities between rich and poor nations, religious fundamentalism, trafficking of drugs and other issues have made it imperative that a global leadership committed to dialogue across cultures and nations be given a space to articulate itself. Within Africa, a leadership that will spearhead social and economic development through good governance, public participation, accountability and transparency is urgently needed.

Using Kenya as a case-study to mirror other African countries this book interrogates the phenomenon of leadership, within and without the political domain. It raises major issues related to constitutionalism, economic development, religion, women's rights, youth and people with disabilities. This book is an important contribution to the debate and the imagining of what it means to have an alternative and transformational mode of leadership in Africa today.

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About the Editor

Kimani Njogu

Kimani Njogu, an Associate Professor of Kiswahili and African Languages, is a Director of Twaweza Communications and Africa Health and Development International (AHADI). He is a translator of significant works into Kiswahili and has been involved in developing socially committed entertainment programs globally. He has provided training on culturally sensitive and issue based entertainment programming in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, India, China, St. Lucia, Grenada, Madagascar, Peru, Pakistan, Palau, Nigeria, Laos, Mexico and Peru, among other countries. Kimani is also a writer, literary critic and columnist and his Kiswahili book Ufundishaji wa Fasihi: Nadharia na Mbinu on the teaching of literature won the 2000 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.

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