Upcoming EventsFeb28Tueall-day Aid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaAid & Development Africa Summit @ Nairobi, KenyaFeb 28 – Mar 1 all-dayThe 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February – 1 March 2017 with an aim to explore how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in … Continue reading →Mar1Wedall-day 5th edition of the Africa Busine... @ Sheraton Hotel5th edition of the Africa Busine... @ Sheraton HotelMar 1 all-dayThe 5th edition of the Africa Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be held in Ethiopia on the 1st of March 2017 in the 5 star Sheraton Hotel, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi (Forbes ranked billionaire … Continue reading →Mar8Wed10:00 am Sustainable Energy & Technology ... @ Hall 103 -104 BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition CentreSustainable Energy & Technology ... @ Hall 103 -104 BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition CentreMar 8 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pmAnnounced by a joint partnership among the Ministry of Energy. Chulalongkorn University, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Industry, the 2017 SETA will be held under the theme “Towards A Low-Carbon Society”; Highlighting the Trend … Continue reading →Mar14TueMar20MonMar27Mon
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Kenya bursts with entrepreneurial energy, with Small & Medium Businesses contributing around 90% of GDP. In fact, Kenyans are increasingly choosing to run more than one Small & Medium Business, and many others hold down a job while running a small hustle on the side. Billy Owino, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa, shares some views on how to get it right engaging in the SME Hustle in Kenya.
Strong El Niño weather event that ended only last year and poor erratic rainfall in recent months is driving food prices high causing food insecurity in East Africa region. Local prices of maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in swathes of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, according to the latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin (FPMA). Prices of staple cereals have doubled in some town markets within the region. According to FAO senior economist and coordinator of the Global Information and Early Warning System, Mario Zappacosta, “Sharply increasing prices are severely constraining food access for large numbers of households with alarming consequences in terms of food insecurity.”
As part of t’s global commitment to connect 40 million micro, small, and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) to its electronic payment system by 2020, MasterCard will be rolling out its Masterpass Quick Response (QR) system in Kenya this year. The Masterpass QR is anticipated to bring smart financial inclusion to about 150,000 traders in Kenya by promoting business transaction and financial ease within the micro, small and medium, scale enterprise sector.
Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will participate in the training for entrepreneurs organised by EMRC on 13-14 February, ahead of the 11th edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF)
More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi this February exchanging innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.
The 11th edition of the AFIF “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” will be hosted by the Strathmore University in Nairobi.
Students at the University of Nariobi has commenced a demonstration calling for a call-off on the strike of lecturers in the institution. The lecturer’s strike which started barely two weeks ago has kept lecturers from tutoring which is affecting the academic calendar. The issue leading to the strike revolves around the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which seems to have been in the pipeline for a while and no headway weather the agreement will be signed or not. Prior to the protest, student leadership had made advances to the ministry of education and other responsible agencies but they have received no relevant feedback. Kenya’s Inter Public Universities Consultative Council Forum (IPUCCF) has publicly acknowledged the concerns and declared that it is working hand-in-hand with other stakeholders to resolve the issue. However, students are uncomfortable with the strike duration and is urgently demanding to have their lecturers in class.
Kenya will hold a summit on the 1st of February organized by The Economist Events on the theme ‘Driving economic and health-care innovation for tomorrow’s Africa’. The summit which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, will converge local and international delegates sourced from the private sector, the business community, African governments, media and international bodies to explore how African economies can effectively innovate and navigate through the challenges experienced in health care, infant health, infrastructure, productivity, education and make changes in their already established systems.
“SPACE” brings together real estate decision-makers and clean energy sector
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Standby Credit Facility Arrangement for Kenya
IMF Board approved completion of first review of Kenya’s economic program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and the Standby Credit Facility (SCF).
No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the world’s most blissful and unpolluted islands. This year, maybe it’s time to spice up your travelogues by exploring at least one of these exotic and scenic African islands.
Kenyan all-girls school recognised for rooftop photovoltaic plan that will reduce utilities expense
Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya (13-16 February)
Join key players in Africa’s humanitarian aid and development sector at 2nd Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya
With Aid & Development Africa Summit fast approaching, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is excited to share the agenda and recently confirmed speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.
Landmark Publication from Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss Lifts Lid on the Intersection Between Entrepreneurialism and Kenya’s Impactful ICT Sector
Tax officials from Kenya and Botswana have agreed to a landmark tax assistance project that marks the first South-South cooperation pact under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme.