This conference was organized by the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers (ACARM), in collaboration with the International Records Management Trust (IRMT), the African Association of Public Administrators and Managers (AAPAM
), Kenya's Ministry of Home Affairs, the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service, and the Faculty of Information Sciences at Moi University, with financial support from the Management and Training Services Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Matthew declares in one program: 'I have memories of sitting on a high stool eating aapams
fresh from the tawa.' Such asides, and her use of phrases such as 'mallu grandmother's house' and ' aapa chatti', are acts of linguistic code-switching that mirror the mixing of culinary codes in her programs that combine authenticity based on childhood nostalgia with the promiscuous co-mingling of international cuisines.