IREN Kenya Important Dates!

Published on 18th July 2006

Agricultural Investment in Eastern Kenya  by James Shikwati and Stellah Amuhaya will be launched on July 19th 2006 at The PanAfric Hotel at 6.00pm – 8.30pm.

Chief Guest: Hon. Kipruto Rono Arap Kirwa M.P  and  Minister for Agriculture, Republic of Kenya.

Leading CEOs in Agri-business, the academia, research institutions, micro finance sector, NGOs, Eastern Kenya members of Parliament, Farmers and other invited guests will participate in the upcoming Book Launch reception. IREN invites you for the launch. To confirm participation, please call Purity on +254-20-2731497 or mail [email protected]

The African Think Tank Leadership Conference (August 29 – 30, 2006, Nairobi) Sponsored by the Joseph P. Overton Leadership Center, a division of the Inter-Region Economic Network (IREN) In Cooperation with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

A wealth of ideas and scholarship make a powerful case for a free, entrepreneurial and competitive economy. New generations of leaders are needed to explain these ideas to policy makers, the general public in Africa and create organizations such as think tanks for that purpose. To succeed, these organizations need to be well-managed and skilled in communications.

Details see (Applications close on July 21, 2006)

The Fourth Africa Resource Bank Meeting (November 26 – 29, 2006)  

Theme:Turning African People Into a Resource

For a long time, Africa’s people have been viewed as a “time bomb”, waiting to explode. Others view them as the ‘white man’s burden” while some look at them as a huge market-an engine to Africa’s wealth. Others would rather talk about a ‘shackled continent’. It’s in this regard that the 4th Africa Resource Bank Conference focuses on “Turning African People Into a Resource.”

Please consider writing and submitting your paper by September 30, 2006 to enable the organizing committee to include your views in the brainstorming document that will be circulated to all registered participants by October 25, 2006. Each author will also be allowed 10 minutes to defend their views. IREN will publish ‘Reclaiming Africa – 2’ from the views raised in this meeting. Registration is $ 300. All participants are encouraged to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. For details email [email protected] Attention to Jackie 

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