KCB Puts in KShs. 130M for Drought Response

KCB Bank Kenya has committed KShs.130 million to support the country’s drought response initiative, providing food and essentials to thousands of households. The support will go towards augmenting government efforts in cushioning households hard hit by the ravaging drought and who now require an urgent supply of foodstuff and water. The funds will be channeled through the Kenya Bankers Association-led drought response (KShs.100 million) while the rest will be through the KCB Foundation, the social investment arm. The bank through the Foundation has already distributed food to various ASAL counties…

DTB Recruits 100 University Students for Job Shadowing Programme

Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has taken in the second cohort of 100 students into its Job Shadowing programme that aims to provide students an opportunity to experience the work environment and expose them to various careers in the Bank for a specified period.   A total of 100 students from various accredited universities across the country have joined the programme, for a 2-week period based in various DTB branches and departments both in Nairobi and regionally within the counties.   Speaking at the event, DTB Head of Human Resources Lillian Ngala…

LG Electronics empowers over 300 Young Technology Leaders with Disabilities, aims to bridge the Digital Gap.

LG Electronics has today awarded more than 320 young technology leaders with disabilities from 16 countries for their effective participation and skills exhibition in executing computer-based activities. Drawn from across the globe, the leaders were hosted and awarded at the 11th Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC) which not only inspired them but also tested their skills for computer-based activities in a series of four timed challenges – eTool, eLifeMap, eContent and eCreative. Commenting on the awards and empowerment of the young leaders, Chairman of the GITC Organizing Committee Kim In-kyu said, “Technologies can help…

Twiga Foods On The Front Line In Addressing Food Insecurity In Africa

The technology-driven fresh produce and fast-moving consumer goods aggregator Twiga Foods, is playing a big role in curbing the menace of food insecurity in Africa by providing access to high quality foods, products and retail services. As part of its business model transformation plan,  Twiga recently launched a new optimized sales’ agents program,  where current Trade Development Representatives ( TDRs) transitioned from permanent employees into independent agents on a 100% commission basis. The transition is creating an opportunity for former sales agents and the general public hence allowing for higher…

KFCB Redifines the Role of Film Agents

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has announced a new redefined role of film agents in the country in a raft of measures aimed at reforming the sector. KFCB acting Chief Executive Officer Christopher Wambua says agents will no longer issue licenses to content creators but will instead be confined to providing international standard services to foreign films and television producers. Adressing the media on Wednesday, the Board’s Ag. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Wambua outlined that KFCB will publish a Public Notice in the press to sensitize the industry on…

Huawei joins alliance to connect 120 million rural people

Huawei has joined a global digital alliance led by the International Telecommunication Union to bring more than 120 million people living in unconnected rural areas to the Internet. Known as Partner2Connect, the international digital alliance aims to deliver digital connectivity to more than 80 countries by 2025. It is designed to extend quality coverage to remote areas, enabling more people, community hospitals, schools, local governments, and small- and medium-sized enterprises to enjoy the same high-speed broadband connectivity experiences as those in cities. Huawei will deploy its RuralStar series solutions that…

KCB Puts in KShs. 130M for Drought Response

KCB Bank Kenya has committed KShs.130 million to support the country’s drought response initiative, providing food and essentials to thousands of households. The support will go towards augmenting government efforts in cushioning households hard hit by the ravaging drought and who now require an urgent supply of foodstuff and water. The funds will be channeled through the Kenya Bankers Association-led drought response (KShs.100 million) while the rest will be through the KCB Foundation, the social investment arm. The bank through the Foundation has already distributed food to various ASAL counties…

Property Developer Unveils Warehouses And Storage Facility To Ease Manufacturers And Businesses Inventory Headaches

Businesses and manufacturers across East Africa are set to benefit from various warehouses and dry storage to be unveiled regionally by Myspace Properties Limited, in what economists termed as a sharing economy. The model dubbed ‘space share’ will ease manufacturers’ logistics headaches since they don’t need to own warehouses and storage and therefore not incur the cost of building and even renting the entire space that they are not using. Businesses will only be required to pay for the space they are using as they share the other space with…

Mercy Corps AgriFin Hosts its 6th Annual Learning Event to Discuss the Development of Smallholder Farmers Resilience in the Face of Emerging Global Issues

Over 400 participants from around the world gathered for Mercy Corps Agrifin's 6th Annual Learning Event to address how smallholder farmers and the wider food and agricultural system can leverage the power of digital to address some of the sector's traditional and growing challenges facing smallholder farmers. The event comes just a few days after the United Nations' COP27 Climate Conference, which called for urgent action to help smallholder farmers address the immediate and long-term implications of climate change, which is already having catastrophic effects in Africa and Asia, as…

Health Care Practitioners Warn Against Increased Incidences of Drug Resistance in Kenya

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is a threat to global health Vaccination reduces AMR by preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial use AMR could cause a 3% reduction in global GDP if not checked As the world marks antimicrobial awareness week, leading global biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer hosted a media roundtable where Health Care Practitioners warned that drug resistance also known as Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is fast becoming a threat to global health. Drug resistance occurs when a bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites change over time and become less susceptible to antimicrobial treatments. This makes…