LG: We Want To Make The World a Better Place for Humanity

 LG Electronics in partnership with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and Friends of hope has unveiled social impact initiatives set to benefit over 30,000 residents in marginalized regions. In an effort to make the world a better place to live for everyone, LG Electronics says it will forever champion the importance of social contribution and doing more as a company to help those that can’t help themselves. The initiatives include donations of about 60 LG products such as refrigerators, washers, water purifiers, air conditioners, Televisions and microwaves. This is in addition…

The Internet Society Pledges to Expand Internet Access in Africa

The Internet Society (ISOC) has called for accelerated action to further Internet development throughout the African region. This comes even as it emerged that there is still a coverage gap of over 840 million people who don’t have access to reliable and affordable Internet access across the continent. Dawit Bekele, Regional Vice President of the Internet Society in Africa who was speaking during the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2022 taking place in Kigali, Rwanda noted that under the theme “Connecting the unconnected to achieve sustainable development”, , lauded the…

BURN innovation saves Kenyan households an average of KES 18,000 per year on charcoal

An innovation by BURN saved Kenyan households an average of KES 18,000 ($158) per year on wood, according to an impact survey by Yunus Social Business Kenya (YSB) Impact Survey. Burn has sold 1.4 million stoves and has reached over 4.9 million people, who have used the stoves and have significantly reduced 6.4 million tons of CO2 and 3.6 million tons of firewood saved. It is a Kenyan based social business which designs, manufactures and distributes a range of Super fuel-efficient cooking appliances which include charcoal (Jikokoa classic, Jikokoa Xtra, Jikokoa Pro), wood…

KCB BOLSTERS ITS SUPPORT TO MSMEs AT THE KAM SHOPPING FESTIVAL SUMMIT AND EXPO IN MOMBASA COUNTY

KCB has reaffirmed its support to SMEs and MSMEs to sustain and scale up their operations after sponsoring 12 SMEs from Coastal Region to showcase their products and services at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ Changamka Festival summit and expo in Mombasa. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Summit and Expo in Mombasa, KCB Bank Kenya Regional Business Manager Coast, Mrs. Jane Isiaho underscored the importance of SMEs and MSMEs in economic recovery. “As KCB Bank we firmly believe that the SMEs and MSMEs will be the bedrock of…

KDC to Offer SME Financing to Spur Recovery and Growth

The Kenya Development Corporation (KDC) and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the provision of credit to Small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs). The partnership opens up an avenue for KNCCI members to have access to relevant and tailored products and services to grow their businesses; whilst for KDC the MoU gives the Corporation access to potential customers for uptake of its products. The partnership will see the over 3,000 KNCCI members enjoy diverse financial and advisory solutions to help…

More Kenyans Urged To Take Covid-19 Jab As The Virus Spikes

The government has urged more Kenyans to ensure they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including the booster dose. The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health warned that COVID-19 has particularly serious consequences for cancer patients, as they are at high risk for severe complications and mortality due to the virus since cancer patients are immunocompromised. “We are therefore calling for all patients to ensure they have been fully vaccinated, including taking up the COVID-19 booster dose under our ongoing Accelerated Campaign,” said the PS. The PS made the remarks while he…

Unlocking Green Financing for sustainable development in Africa

MaryAnne Musilo, The Chatham House Africa Programme and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) yesterday convened stakeholders from government, business, civil society, and the international community for a discussion on how to unlock green financing for sustainable development in Africa, and in urban centres in particular. Despite wealthy nations’ commitment to delivering $100 billion towards green financing, this money has not been delivered. Global climate policies towards a ‘just transition’ under the Paris Agreement need to align with and support African states’ national sustainable development priorities – in particular,…