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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.”

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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 4th IREN Sino - Africa Forum


Dated: 06-06-2012 08:00:00


Date: June 11, 2012

Venue: Sarova Pan Afric Hotel

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm 

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) will jointly host the 4th IREN Sino - Africa Forum that will focus on the following key points:-

1.Identify the impact of the international financial crisis on Kenya and Africa
2.Identify the potential impact of the Arab Spring revolution on sub Saharan African countries
3.Discuss possible new modalities in peace-keeping missions
4.Identify the weak links in bilateral cooperation championed by the Forum for China-African Cooperation (FOCAC)

The Chinese delegation will include Dr. Qu Xing, President CIIS; Dr. Yuan Jian, Dr. Wang Youming, Mr. Wang Hongyi and Ms. Shen Yamei. To participate in this event please send email to Zaina@irenkenya.com cc events@irenkenya.com

Participation is by invitation only.




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