The IREN Think Tank Forum for East Africa Thought Leaders

Published on 9th August 2011

Theme: Crafting East Africa's Future

When: 26 -28 August 2011

Venue: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort, Kenya

East Africa's menu is full with both positive and negative developments. East African Community member states are upbeat to meet their targets in their stated visions. The East African Community is now a member of an $800 billion free trade zone that stretches from Cape Town to Cairo. On the other hand, rising food prices, the catastrophic impact of climate change, land grabs by developed nations, rising population and political upheavals threaten the region's stability. How can the East Africans navigate around these? How can East Africans re-orient their mindset away from dependency on donor aid and food insecurity towards individual citizen productivity initiative?

East African thought leaders under invitation by  Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) will carry out a  two day brainstorming workshop on crafting East Africa's future. For more information, send mail to [email protected] and cc [email protected].

Applications closed.

The Inter Region Economic Network is a leading independent African think tank that promotes ideas and strategies geared towards causing prosperity in Africa through free enterprise and sound public policy. IREN's key focus areas include targeted events, trainings, research, consultancy, communication and through its flagship magazine The African Executive - published in English every Wednesday.

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