New Program By BrighterMonday and ICT Ministry to Employ 3000

3000 youth are set to benefit from an internships and job placement program through a partnership between BrighterMonday Kenya, Creative Management Consultants Ltd, and The Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) under The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs. The partnership was ratified and announced on Monday 19th September 2022  at the Ministry of ICT offices in Nairobi, Kenya marking the start of the World Bank-funded initiative that aims to drive socio-economic development for the youth. Announcing the partnership, BrighterMonday Kenya noted that the program will lay the…

How Optiven limited is Making Real Estate markets work in Africa

Real Estate investment is a dynamic sector that has proven to provide a hedge against inflation both locally and internationally. The sector comprises different varieties such as residential, commercial offices, retail, mixed-use developments, and land. With its illustrious and solid decades of success in business, Optiven has been making inroads in empowering Kenyans in Diaspora with hugely successful engagements in the United States of America, Canada, a dozen of European Countries, United Arabs Emirates (Dubai) as well as a battery of African countries (watch more on this here: https://youtu.be/2ypaq3nIWtY) The…

KDCCE Celebrates International Day of Older Persons

Kibera Day Care Centre for the Elderly (KDCCE) in conjunction with HelpAge International and AFD has today celebrated the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) 2022. This was to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of issues around older persons and recognize the contributions of older person in the society. KDCCE CEO Agnes Kariuki said that as part of their advocacy efforts, they take note of UNIDOP as a strategic day to raise awareness on the rights and entitlements of older persons…

Companies Warm Up to Agilitee’s New E-bikes as They Look to Cut Transportation Costs

Zimbabwe customers on Monday started to take delivery of electric vehicles rolled out by Agilitee, the market leader in Artificial Intelligence, electric vehicles and the green revolution giant. Majority of the customers are companies that are taking fleet instead of just one vehicle. Commenting on the sidelines of this big activity, Country Director Tanaka Kutama said, As we begin our first roll out of Electric bikes to various service providers in food and security we aim to have at least 300 bikes on the road by December, so there ease…

Leaders, policy makers, business leaders and civil society Endorse Initiative to   organisations endorse resolve the learning crisis in Africa

Human Capital Africa convened Heads of State, Ministers of Education, business leaders, civil society organisations and prominent African intellectuals to call attention to the scale of the learning crisis in Africa.   This is following revelations that 9 out of 10 children are unable to read and understand by the age of 10.   The event that took place on the sidelines of the UN Transforming Education Summit in New York, saw African leaders commit to prioritise foundational learning   As the continent most affected by the learning crisis, Africa…

Liz Aluvanze Appointed New CEO for Air Operators

The Executive Committee of the Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO), a National umbrella body whose role is to promote, foster, enhance, and protect the interests of those engaged in the Aviation Industry and allied businesses is happy to announce Eng. Liz Aluvanze as the new CEO. This follows the retirement of Col. (Rtd) E. K. Waithaka after being at the helm for 25 years. Liz Aluvanze brings a wealth of experience as an Air Transport professional with knowledge and skills in Air Transport Strategic Management, Engineering, Regulatory Policy and…

Narok’s sewer system cited as an example of how innovative technology can solve health challenges

Narok Town’s first sewerage system has been internationally recognised for its positive effects on reducing incidences of waterborne diseases.   Narok’s modern sanitary sewer network and treatment plant which was commissioned in late 2020 has been used as a case study at the Plastic Pipes XIII Conference, organised by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA).   The South Rift Valley town’s sewerage system used 5 kilometres of Weholite HDPE structured wall pipes which has resulted in reduced incidences of waterborne diseases.   “Anecdotal evidence from the Department of…

KCB Group feted for scaling efforts in sustainable finance

KCB has been named the Best Bank in Sustainable Finance by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), in recognition of its efforts in creating a more sustainable business enterprise environment through its deliberate socio-economic interventions.   The Bank also emerged second Runners-Up in the category of Best Bank Response to Covid-19 pandemic.   The awards spearheaded by KBA under its Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Catalyst Awards recognizes financial sector players for their commendable progress in creating long-term value by funding initiatives designed to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change, building a resilience socio-economic environment, and help build a more sustainable future for humanity.   The award comes at a time when institutions are being called upon to embrace sustainable practices by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guide to assist in the attainment of reduced global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide by about 45 per cent by 2030.   To align, the Group has adopted 9 of the global goals, to ensure it creates the most impact to the environment, society, and economy. These are tracked through various key performance indicators that are championed by various businesses within the organization.   Speaking about this achievement, KCB Group CEO Paul Russo said, “We are privileged and honoured to be the top mover of the Sustainability Agenda. The win reinforces our commitment to building a brand that is not only focused on profits alone but on the customers and the communities we serve. At KCB, we acknowledge that we are in a decade of action that requires us to fast track our ambitions in achieving sustainable development by 2030.’   In line with the Groups adopted SDG 13 – Climate Action, we are aware of the effects our operations may have on the environment and life on earth. We are therefore stepping up our climate finance initiatives with strategic partnerships. These have been established through meaningful collaborations with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Global Climate Fund (GCF) to finance green economies that will aid in the mitigation and adaptation effects of climate change.   KCB Group has been accelerating sustainable finance not only in Kenya but  also across the region, consequently accelerating t h e  transition to a low-carbon resilient. Currently, the Group has set a target of transitioning 25% of its total loan portfolio to green investments by 2025, as part of its Net Zero ambition.

Huawei to power Absa’s new branch network digital transformation

Huawei Technologies and Absa Kenya have come together to build a new platform to drive it’s corporate digital transformation program. The partnership involves establishing a software defined wide area network (SD WAN), hailed as the next generation technology and service designed to  connect the bank’s branches,  promote smart branch upgrades by constructing a powerful network based on cost-effectiveness, agility, flexibility, scalability, security, and compliance. It will support the bank’s 83 branches and 212 ATMs as well it’s internet and mobile banking services. The move is anchored on Absa Kenya’s digital…

StarTimes programming review boosts entertainment offering

Subscriber’s enrolled to the StarTimes pay television platform are set to enjoy enhanced content offering following the broadcaster’s review of key programs available on the pay television platform. The changes will see the introduction of new local and international content while shifting ongoing popular shows to prime time viewing slots. Kupatana show – the unscripted reality show detailing Kenyans true life experiences of relationships gone wrong will now be airing every Saturday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on the broadcaster’s local content channel Rembo TV. Featuring BET Awards host comedian and…