Today, on 11th January 2023, the Department held a consultative workshop on the Africa Center for the Study of the United States of America to inaugurate programs and projects that will lead to development of a report with view to developing a strategic plan for the campaign to host 2024 inter cities smart cities conference. The program was facilitated by professor Gilbert Khadiagala and Dr. Bob Wekesa, director and deputy director respectively, at the African Center for the Study of the U.S and Dr. Maluki , chair department of Diplomacy and International Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Other participants included staff and students from the University of Nairobi.