The 2nd IREN Think Tank Forum for East Africa Thought Leaders

Published on 28th July 2012

Theme: Leadership, Environment and Food Security in Africa

Date: August 23 – 25, 2012

Venue: Naivasha; Kenya

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) invites East African thought leaders for a two day brainstorming forum on Leadership, Environment and Food Security in Africa. The IREN Think Tank Thought Leaders Forum is designed for individuals keen to think outside the box and is limited to only 20 participants. The 2nd forum will focus on three key issues:-

•Essential elements for African leadership in the Global Jungle
•Africa and the quest for environmental stewardship
•Food Security and National Security

Interested participants are asked to send their letters of interest and one paragraph describing a unique approach they propose to bring on the table. Participation will be by invitation only. Send to [email protected]  and cc [email protected]  by  August 3, 2012.


The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) hosted its first forum for Eastern Africa thought leaders in August 2011. Participants drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spent three days to brainstorm on how East Africans can position themselves to benefit from the Cape to Cairo Free Trade Zone; tackle political upheavals and invest in productive citizenry. The original participants of this event have since been active online tackling a variety of issues that confront this region.

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. IREN’s Philosophy: A Free Human Mind is the Ultimate Capital!

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