Theme: Conquering Poverty in Africa through Business
Date: November 27–30, 2005
Africa Resource Bank
The Africa resource bank is a network of organizations and individuals with a purpose of promoting concepts that will enhance economic freedom and wealth creation in Africa. The concepts include: sound business environment, rule of law, respect of property, individual liberty and market economics/free enterprise. It includes Africans in the Diaspora, business people, Non Governmental Organizations and policy makers in government. Africa Resource Bank was first launched in 2003 and it takes place annually. It seeks to address the challenges facing the continent. Year after year, the dream of a continent free of poverty, a continent in which human rights and dignity are enjoyed, has been difficult to achieve. The Africa Resource Bank therefore calls upon all Africans to unite and create an effective Resource Bank for Africans by Africans.
In 2003 our theme was “Building Africa through Trade.” 50 delegates from 8 African countries and representatives from 2 developed countries converged in Mombasa to discuss ways of promoting intra-Africa trade as a means of eliminating poverty in Africa.
To facilitate a closely knit brain storming session, 25 participants representing 8 African countries and 3 developed countries converged at Lake Elementaita Lodge in the Great Rift Valley Province of Kenya in 2004. The discussion focussed on Property Rights in the African Context. It was concluded that Economic productivity in Africa cannot be realized in an environment where property rights are not respected, non existent, unenforced, stifled and violated.
This year IREN Kenya is pleased to hold the 3rd Africa Resource Bank Meeting scheduled for Nov 27-30, 2005. The tentative venue is Nakuru, 150 miles away from Nairobi Kenya. We expect members from all African countries and friends of Africa to participate.
For more information visit http://www.africaresourcebank.com/
IREN: Meeting Farmers
In one of her biggest events ever, IREN Kenya will be hosting farmers at Garden Hotel in Machakos district, one hour drive from Nairobi. This follows an extensive three months study which covered the arid Eastern Kenya. The IREN team is set to present strategies of addressing the frequent food shortages in this region. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
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