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Subject: SIFE Kenya hosts 14 Vice Chancellors Meeting with Business Sector (May 23, 2007 Pan Afric Hotel 12.30 – 2.30pm)
The SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council members under the leadership of Nyambura Koigi (MD Postbank) will host a special meeting for varsity Vice Chancellors to discuss on how academia can partner with business community to promote youth entrepreneurship in Kenya. This event is geared towards solidifying the gains that SIFE Kenya has made for the last 5 years towards promoting youth business and entrepreneurship. Students In Free Enterprise program covers 15 universities and is set to expand to others institutions starting next year. Syngenta East Africa Ltd is expected to announce a 3 year support schedule for business promotion among the youth at the conclusion of this event.
Subject: The Africa Unity Day - Theme: Positioning Africa in the 21st Century (May 25th 2007 6.00 – 7.30pm Pan Afric Hotel)
The dream of the founding fathers of the Organization of Africa Unity (O.A.U) was to have a United States of Africa. Is Africa ripe for political and economic integration? Africans who share this vision will converge at the Pan Afric hotel for a cup of Kahawa moto (Coffee). IREN invites you to join in…! The keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Chaacha Mwita, Group Managing Editor; The Standard Group.
Subject: The 5th SIFE Kenya Exposition on Entrepreneurship. May 26, 2007, Panafric Hotel, 8.00am – 6.00pm
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Kenya will showcase the largest university student exposition in Kenya that promotes entrepreneurship and business thinking among the youth in Kenya. Over 25 leading Company CEOs will be present. 15 University SIFE teams will be competing for Coca-Cola Africa Foundation Entrepreneurship awards and National exposition championship. The leading University will proceed to New York in October for the SIFE International Entrepreneurship Exposition that brings together 47 countries from all over the World. “The first generation of post-independence African universities focused on providing functionaries for the civil service. African countries are facing new challenges related to participation in the global economy and SIFE provides just the right environment for students to meet this challenges upon graduation” says James Shikwati; SIFE Kenya Country Director.
IREN International High School Debate Competition on Development Issues June 9, 2007, Panafric Hotel, 8.00am – 6.00pm
Theme: The benefits and challenges facing the East Africa Cooperation and how to enhance this cooperation
Member countries of the East African Community (EAC) are sensitizing their citizens on the importance of the integration and seeking their views and expectations. The EAC Africa Community is imperative if East African countries are to play a meaningful role in the rapidly globalizing world, command respect from the international community, enhance broad economic, social and political interests, and attain greater international bargaining power. In recognition of this, the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) will host high school students from Kenya Uganda and Tanzania, who will debate on development and the EAC.
For more information on IREN/SIFE events in general contact Anne on Tel 254-20-2731497, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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