The official launch of the IDIS Alumni Association was held on Friday June 7, 2013 at Lilian Towers (Nairobi Safari Club). The highly succesful and colourful ceremony was attended by key dignitaries from and outside Kenya and they included: Ambassador Francis Muthaura, EGH, MBS (Chief Guest), Prof. Margaret Kobia (Chairperson, Public Service Commission), Lily Sambu (Representing the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs), Mr. Bernard Malenya (representing the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology), Prof. Ambassador Maria Nzomo (Director, IDIS), Prof. Henry Mutoro (representing the Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi), Prof. Enos Njeru (Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences), Hon. Mohamed Affey (MP, Lagdera), Dr. Betty Gikonyo (Chairperson, UoN Alumni Association), H. E Peter Ogego (Kenya's former ambassador to the United States) and the Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya.
Ambassador Muthaura gave the keynote address entitled: The Role Of Diplomacy In Emerging Africa
Director - IDIS