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Shikwati to Receive Walter-Scheel-Prize 2015

The Board of Directors of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung fur die Freiheit unanimously nominated Mr. James Shikwati, the Founder Director of the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN Kenya) to receive the “Walter-Scheel-Prize 2015 for Commitment to Development Cooperation.”

The citation focuses on his work over the years on Foreign Aid debate; need for Africa to foster individual initiative in development matters; the push for competitiveness-expanded entrepreneurship opportunities to tap into the continent’s vast resources and the importance of investments in African people to promote freedom and economic success.

The award ceremony will take place September 8, 2015 at the Villa Hammerschmidt in Bonn, Germany. Mr. Shikwati will share the Walter-Scheel-Prize-2015 with a leading German Physicist Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber from Freiburg University. Learn More...



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The 5th IREN Eastern Africa Thought Leaders Forum
As an emerging business hub, Africa faces unique challenges in attaining growth in bankable ideas, human resource development and a sense of obligation. Learn more...

The 13th IREN E.A. Media Forum: Africa’s Productivity in the 21st Century
While Africa’s resources are driving Global industries, Africa is not faring well on the productivity and wealth creation score. Why aren’t Africa’s tremendous physical and intellectual resources working for the continent? With the continent’s tag as the Learn more...

The 10th IREN Bukura Cultural Day
This year’s focus will be on harnessing youth talent; food security and industrialization. The event will also feature, industry and agricultural exhibitions, cultural dances and sports. Learn more...


 

Africans' Productivity in the 21st Century: The Missing Link

Africans' Productivity in the 21st Century: The Missing Link
While Africa’s resources are driving Global industries, Africa is not faring well on the productivity and wealth creation score. Why aren’t Africa’s tremendous physical and intellectual resources working for the continent? With the continent’s tag as the last frontier of investment—Who owns Africa? Learn more...


China-Africa Partnership: The Quest for a Win-Win Relationship
China-Africa Partnership: The Quest for a Win-Win Relationship

 
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