Student Business Leadership Training (15-20, June 2009)

Published on 2nd June 2009

IREN Kenya in partnership with Boost Fellowship Zimbabwe will host a one week workshop and training program for high school and university students in Eastern Africa. The program seeks to equip students with entrepreneurial, success and leadership skills and ultimately nurture business leaders who will offer solutions to economic challenges in their environment.


The one week event will feature a High School Debate Competition in Kiswahili, Entrepreneurship training, career development and leadership training among other topics.  The trainings will be facilitated by officials from Boost Fellowship-Zimbabwe, SIFE Kenya and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN).



7th ARB Meeting: Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa

Theme:   Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa
Date:      November 11 - 14, 2009
Venue:    Arusha Tanzania


Founded in 2001, IREN has organized over 72 high profile forums and hosted over 4,500 delegates from across the globe with varied professional background. These have included high school and university students, farmers, civil society leaders, journalists, policy makers and business leaders who met to discuss issues focused on Africa’s economic development.

The economic and governance crisis in Africa has been blamed on colonialism, poor institutions and bad leadership. Africa’s founding fathers are blamed for having adopted a ‘forgive and forget policy’ as opposed to focusing on restitution. African challenges have also been blamed on questionable measurement benchmarks, ethnic clashes and lack of indigenization of the African economy.The 7th ARB meeting will address the theme “Interrogating Governance and Prosperity in Africa” by seeking to answer the following fundamental questions:-

1. How has political leadership in Africa affected governance and prosperity on the continent?
2. What role has foreign countries played in the governance and prosperity dilemma facing Africa?
3. Do we need new institutional structures to better govern African countries?
4. Are Africans doing enough to build their own governance and prosperity structures?
5. What standards of measurement should Africa adopt in its quest for better governance and prosperity?

IREN invites scholars, politicians, policy makers, civil society members and business leaders among others to the 7th African Resource Bank Meeting to brainstorm on the above theme.

For details contact [email protected] cc [email protected] or call +254 20 2731497, Fax +254 20 2723258


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