IREN logo
Where a free human mind is capital
 
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...



Recent News

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...

12th Africa Resource Bank Meeting: 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 Learn more...

The 4th IREN Think Tank Forum for Eastern Africa Thought Leaders
Can Africans achieve prosperity devoid of clearly stated core interests? Learn more...

 

The 10th Africa Resource Bank Meeting


Dated: 20-06-2012 08:00:00


Theme: The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How prepared is Africa?
Date: November 15 – 18, 2012
Venue: Arusha, Tanzania

Oil and gas discoveries in the Eastern African region and the quest for markets in Africa by emerging economies is set to transform the value of The Indian Ocean globally. How are African governments and their people prepared to manage the new-found value along the Indian Ocean rim? What are the socio-political and economic opportunities and threats that await the region?

The objectives of this forum include:-

•To assess Eastern Africa’s level of preparedness to manage its new found wealth
•To evaluate transformative aspects of the regions’ global value proposition
•To analyze the socio-political and economic threats and opportunities for the region

IREN invites interested participants to send a 300 word summary of their proposed presentation to Zaina@irenkenya.com and cc events@irenkenya.com by August 22, 2012.

Participation is by invitation only. Early bird applicants from East Africa will either win travel or accommodation scholarship.

About IREN

Founded in 2001, Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has organized over 80 high profile forums and hosted over 5,000 delegates from across the globe with varied professional backgrounds. The Africa Resource Bank Meeting (ARB) is one of IREN’s key forums that target policy makers, business leaders, media, industry players and academia, for annual brainstorming sessions on various issues that affect Africa.

Previous ARB brainstorming forums have focused on:- Building Africa Through Trade (2003); Property Rights in the African context (2004); Conquering Poverty in Africa through Business (2005); Turning African People into a Resource (2006); Positioning Africa in the 21st Century (2007); Commercializing Africa’s Resources to Promote Prosperity (2008); Probing Governance and Prosperity in Africa (2009) Africa vs. Developed and Emerging Economies: How to Make Africans Win (2010) and Digital Revolution: Opportunity or threat to Africa? (2011).




E-mail this to a friend Printable version


 
Site Search
Enter Search words: 
Advanced Search 

Online Subscriptions
Enter your email address below and hit the submit button.
Email

Why Subscribe?

Subscribe so as to receive IREN Kenya's updates and publications.


KAM
Sister Cities
Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Contact Us | © Copyright 2015 IREN Site Developed by Artsvisual LTD