Kenya To Facilitate 350 MSMEs To The 22ND EAC MSME Trade Fair

Preparations are in high gear for the 22nd Edition of the East African Community (EAC) Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Trade Fair, formerly known as the Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi Exhibition. The 22nd annual EAC Trade Fair will be held from 8th – 18th December 2022 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda under the theme “Buy East African to Build East Africa for Resilience and Sustainable Development,” and is expected to draw over 1500 MSMEs in trade, manufacturing, agribusiness and services sectors from the seven (7) EAC Partner…

Empowering Women through Technology

Affordable satellite communication technology is elevating access to in-demand skills and the latest learning resources for young girls in the Kajiado Central Constituency in Kenya. Less than 20% of girls from the Maasai community enroll in school and even fewer proceed to secondary school. With large tracts of land used for cattle rearing, schools are few and far between. In the past, such remote communities were disconnected from technological progress with no telecom infrastructure to support access to knowledge-sharing resources. IEC Telecom Group and OstaTech Limited joined efforts to change…

TEAM SAYARI TO AIR ON DISNEY CHANNEL THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The Walt Disney Company Africa, along with its partners the US Department of State, The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), and WildlifeDirect, are pleased to announce that Team Sayari will air on Disney Channel, (DStv 303) at 17:05 (EAT) from Monday 12 December 2022, with one episode airing each day from Monday to Friday. This announcement follows the successful launch and first run of the entertaining and educational program, Team Sayari, on National Geographic Wild, in response to requests from those that didn’t get the opportunity to see it…

Kenya – The Leading Light For Manufacturing Recovery In Africa

By Doug Hunter Manager: Customer and Ecosystem Enablement, SYSPRO Africa is famous for resource and mineral wealth – we dig, we sweat, we sell. The world and a few locals get wealthy. But what about the people and the country. Kenya is getting it right. Manufacturing is in your blood. You understand how economies need it. Then Kenya is the place to be. It’s no longer just about banking/M-PESA, shareholder returns – it’s about enabling industry, job opportunities, creating value-add, to share basic “wealth” for legions of people. And done…

Kenya Firm To Be Honored In Kampala In A Key International Leadership Awards

Leading firms in East Africa are set to be honored in a major international SMEs and Mid-sized firms international award dubbed Pacesetters Awards which comes after the feting of notable firms in East Africa. This year’s regional awards ceremony shall be held at Serena Hotel Kampala Uganda.  It will bring together firms from 10 countries in the Eastern African region including top SMEs and mid-sized top institutions from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania among other Eastern African countries.  Pacesetters Award (PSA) is an annual Industry leadership Recognition program organized by Jubilant…

Meet Kenyan food entrepreneur promoting alternative diet for schools

Meet Wawira Njiru, a nutritionist, entrepreneur, and founder of Food4Education who believes that providing a healthy lunch to children will impact their school attendance and development. In fact, schools that are enrolled in school feeding programs consistently will have up to 20% better performance than schools that are not enrolled consistently in school feeding programs, according to Wawira’s research. The Food4Education initiative is providing healthy nutritious meals for children at a cost of 15 cents, among the cheapest in Kenya. “Consistently providing food of high-quality nutrition value for 15 cents allows…

OPPO Kenya Launches Challenge To Support Kenyan Football Talent

World-leading smart device brand OPPO, in partnership with local football star David “Cheche” Ochieng has launched the #OPPOGameTime Challenge that will see Kenyan fans bring out their best football skills. The Reno8 football challenge will see the top three contestants walk away with Ksh50,000 for the winner, Ksh30,000 for the 1st runners-up and Ksh10,000 for the 2nd runners-up. The guidelines for the challenge are quite simple: participants need to record a short video showing off their unique football skills and once done, users will need to follow @OPPO Kenya Instagram…

How digitization is improving performance and creating opportunities for duka owners

By Nemuel Ondima Duka owners have benefitted massively from the digitization of their small shop services. This has been made possible by TechnoSeve’s initiative to enable small duka owners to adequately serve customers and increase the longevity of the enterprises. They will now have access to digital solutions such as financial management, and inventory management. The micro-retailers have really welcomed the use of technology in operating their businesses, which is improving performance, says the non-profit international development organization TechnoServe. TechnoServe says micro-retailers are using digital solutions provided by Retail Pay,…

Team Sayari Presenters Participate In Tree Planting With Kajiado Youth

On 5 th November some of the Team Sayari presenters Marita Lucas, Railey Mwai and Adarsh Nagda, together with CEO of WildlifeDirect’s Dr. Paula Kahumbu and Chief of Party Trish Sewe visited the Wildlife Warriors Kids Field Lab in Kajiado as part of the series’ outreach program, which is currently under way to spread the reach of the series through grassroots outreach in various East African communities.   Two episodes of Team Sayari were screened to a group of 115 youths, who were delighted to view the programme with some…

Stanbic Maintains Strong Performance In Profit After Tax For The Nine Months Ended 30TH September 2022

Stanbic bank reported a profit of KES 7 billion for the nine months ended 30th September 2022. This is a 37% increase over the same period last year.   This performance was driven by its diversified business model, focus on customer experience and dynamic digital transformation strategy. The strong performance was despite a tough operating environment characterized by slowdown in business activity in an election year, rising inflation, currency pressures, geopolitical risks and global resurgence of Covid-19 variants that affected both the global and local economy.   “Over the course of…