Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenya to Host the First Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa Forum


The Forum will examine how Earth Observation data through the MESA Project supports policy, planning and decision making at the national, regional and continental level in Africa Kenya will host the first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum in Nairobi Kenya from 31st August – 4th September at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Forum will examine how ...

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SciDev.Net podcast: African farmers mitigate emissions


Livestock farming is the largest land use system on Earth. It uses 30 per cent of the world’s ice-free surface and sustains about 1.3 billion people. But livestock is also responsible for 14.5 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans, of which cattle produce 65 per cent. Better cattle management is vital to improve productivity while reducing emissions. ...

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Kenya & Ethiopia Sending Top Ministers to Innovation Africa 2015

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Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to Innovation Africa 2015, which will see the largest number of ministers and government officials at Africa’s leading annual education and ICT forum taking place at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Uganda this 30 Sept to 2 Oct. Attendance from African ministerial delegations are set to smash previous records. Up to 30 African countries will ...

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Small-scale farmers defying climate change: Greenpeace/ICE multi-media exhibition captures powerful stories of hope and courage


“As a farmer I can’t give up. I have to treat this farm, the way a businessman does his business: he never gives up,” says a determined John Wambua, an organic farmer from Yatta, in Machakos County, Kenya. John Wambua is one of ten small-scale farmers, whose stories of hope and determination through resilient farming methods have been documented in ...

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IBM Expands Reach to African Entrepreneurs with Innovation Space @ iHub


Innovation leaders join forces to spur entrepreneurship in world’s fastest growing continent. At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in Kenya this weekend, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new innovation and collaboration space at iHub – the heart of Nairobi’s tech community. Tapping expertise from IBM’s existing Innovation Centre and Research Lab in Kenya, the new ...

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GEN, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Elumelu Foundation Join Forces to Spark Global Entrepreneurship

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An impressive collection of organizations have come together to answer President Barack Obama’s call at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya, to advance entrepreneurship and economic growth around the world. Representatives of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) participated in a formal signing ceremony at the Summit, committing to lead the ...

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One year in: How Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing people online

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Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya today. • Internet.org brings new users onto mobile networks on average over 50% faster after launching free basic services • More than half of the people who come online through Internet.org are paying for data and accessing ...

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Whole Foods Market® Celebrates Social Enterprise in Africa


This summer, Whole Foods Market will share the story of social enterprise in Africa through the work of some amazing brands including LIFE Line, Alaffia, Madecasse, and Allegro Coffee. Each of these companies is committed to creating sustainable economic opportunities to help alleviate poverty in Africa. LIFE Line, a lifestyle fashion brand, began with eight female employees who became a ...

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High Level Green Growth Forum with President of Kenya and UNEP Executive Director


The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF): First African Regional Conference Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 8.00am – 11.30am Venue: UNEP Headquarters, Conference Room 1 Who H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Kenya, Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Geert Aagaard Andersen, Ambassador to Kenya, Denmark. What Africa holds ...

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ROSATOM Participated in the Power and Electricity Conference in Nairobi (Kenya)


“Nuclear power is an enabling technology that will provide Africa with the energy it needs to fulfill its massive economic potential. ROSATOM called for the integration of nuclear power into African economies as a key driver of social economic development. ROSATOM believes that Africa is more than ready to develop nuclear technologies,” said Viktor Polikarpov, Rusatom International Network Regional Vice-President ...

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