Essays about: "Kenya"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 540 essays containing the word Kenya.

  1. 1. Political Information & Ethnic Voting : A study on the impact of political information on ethnic voting behavior in Africa

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Adina Martin; [2021]
    Keywords : ethnic voting; Kenya; Africa; political information; voting behaviour; voting behavior; informational shortcuts; ethnic cues; ethnic heuristics; Conroy-Krutz;

    Abstract : ​Does political information lower the incidence of ethnic voting in Africa? Even though a significant amount of research has been dedicated to African ethnic voting behaviour,​not much capacity has been dedicated to studying the function of ethnic cues as informational shortcuts. Considering voters use cognitive shortcuts like party affiliations or ideology when making decisions, it is also plausible that voters in elections characterized by ethnic voting use demographic cues in lieu of more comprehensive information. READ MORE

  2. 2. Pokot Young Pastoralists at the Crossroads - Tradition, Modernity and Land Tenure Transformations in East Pokot, Kenya

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Maddalena Cirani; [2020-02-18]
    Keywords : Pastoralism; Youth; ASALs; Africa; East Pokot; Land tenure; Modernity; Tradition;

    Abstract : East Pokot, in North-Western Kenya, falls under the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands(ASALs) of the Sub-Saharan region. Due to the yearly prolonged dry seasons, pastoralismhas traditionally guaranteed the most reliable source of livelihood. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modelling gross primary production in semi-arid regions: effects on carbon uptake of intensive agriculture in southern Kenya

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Malin Ahlbäck; [2020]
    Keywords : Physical Geography; Ecosystem Analysis; GPP; Africa; Kenya; Land cover changes; Cropland; Remote sensing; Sentinel-2; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Gross primary production (GPP) is the largest global carbon (C) flux and an important component for counteracting anthropogenic CO2 emissions, understanding vegetation dynamics, and sustaining universal human standards. Africa plays a prominent role in the global C cycle, though our understanding of GPP dynamics is largely hampered by a paucity of ground-based observations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Remember Me by My Goat : Stories of Relatedness in More-than-Human Worlds of Maasai Women in Kenya

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Socialantropologiska institutionen

    Author : Linda Eikestam; [2020]
    Keywords : Kenyan Maasai; women; multispecies relations; resource access;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the lives of Maasai women today in general, and in particular as seen through the lens of one woman, and her social network in Kajiado County, southern Kenya. By using a storytelling approach, I let the women’s own vivid stories, thoughts and priorities stay in focus. READ MORE

  5. 5. Quantifying Traffic Congestion in Nairobi

    University essay from KTH/Matematisk statistik

    Author : Eric Bojs; [2020]
    Keywords : Topological Data Analysis; Traffic congestion; Quantification; Big Data; Smart Cities; Topologisk dataanalys; trafik; kvantifiering; big data; smarta städer;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to give insight into a novel approach for quantifying car traffic in developing cities. This is necessary to improve efficiency in resource allocation for improvements in infrastructure. The project took form of a case study of neighborhoods in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. READ MORE