Building a Knowledge-Based Economy In Kenya: The Role of the Diaspora

You are invited to participate in the forthcoming second Kenyan Diaspora International Conference and Investment Forum to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from August 20, 2009 through August 22, 2009. The conference is a follow-up to the first Diaspora Conference and Investment Forum held in Atlanta in March, 2007 which was a resounding success.

The theme of the conference is "Building a Knowledge-Based Economy in Kenya: The Role of the Kenyan Diaspora." The conference will include an Information Communication Technology ("ICT") mini-conference, and an Investment Forum. Running parallel to the conference component will be an Expo and Career Fair. The conference will bring together policymakers from Kenya, scholars, entrepreneurs, business leaders, the Kenyan Diaspora, and the general public.

This biennial event presents an opportunity through which multiple stakeholders can engage the Kenyan Diaspora and potential foreign investors on effective initiatives to build productive partnerships in support of Kenya’s transformation into an information and knowledge-based economy. To learn more about the event, please visit the conference website.

Featured speakers, include:

Dr. Ndemo: PS Ministry of Information & Communication, Kenya
Ms. Esther Koimett: Investment Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Kenya
Mr. Michael Joseph: CEO, Safaricom Ltd
Prof. Olive Mugenda: Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Dr. Wahome Gakuru: Director of Marketing, Advocacy and Policy, Equity Bank

The conference presents an opportunity to learn, network, and explore investment opportunities emerging in Kenya. Come and meet old friends, make new acquaintances and network with a broad spectrum of people. Don't miss this opportunity! Register today. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Take the opportunity to make your brand visible to a wide target audience before, during, and after the conference.

Hope to see you there!

Mama Shujaa.


  1. What a deep pleasure it must be to work with you Mama,

    I hope I have that opportunity one day soon,

    Power to all you do,

    Love, M


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