Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

In June 2019, http://www.res4africa.org hosted its 7th Annual Conference “Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap” for the first time in the African continent. The event marked a few special occasions: “Usually held in Rome, this is the first annual conference that takes place on African soil; it is also our first official event as RES4Africa Foundation after officially transitioning from … Continue reading Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Adolescents aged between 15 and 19 account for an estimated 14% of all births in Kenya. 63% of these pregnancies within this age demographic are unintended while 35% of the pregnancies end up in abortions Experts convened at a policy dialogue by The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have … Continue reading Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma (C),UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi (R),NaiLab Co-Founder Sam Gichuru (2nd R) and top TechPreneurs, in Kenya during his first visit to Africa (file photo/2017) The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with Africa regional partners has been officially opened … Continue reading Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

(L-R) Incoming CEO, TEF Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Outgoing CEO, Parminder Vir; Israel Ambassador to Nigeria, Shalom Ben-Shoshan; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Tony Elumelu; Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari; TEF Trustee, Awele Elumelu; Deputy Ambassador of Kenya to Nigeria, Yvonne Khamati and Chief Ebitimi Banigo of Okpoama Kingdom after the announcement of the 2019 African entrepreneurs … Continue reading Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition

"Journalistically speaking, I had no clue what I said or if I made any sense at all to the panel doing the audition...It turned out I had unknowingly spoken about some of the content in line with a show that the TV station, new at the time, had lined up as part of its daily … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition

My Career Journey PRT 2: Double learning at University

"At University I spent a few hours, 2-3 days a week, mostly in the mornings at the Campus Radio station before or after I was done with my merchandising job (which paid for my course handouts and transport to University). Then from 4 or 5pm, I’d attend my Information Technology classes. I did that for … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 2: Double learning at University

My Career Journey PRT 1: Being Young and Adventurous

"I get quite a number of emails asking to share my story, mentorship requests and some seeking advice. I thought to share where it all began for for me. The very beginning" - @JoyDoreenBiira In each one of us lies an untapped ability, (some call it potential) to achieve whatever we set our minds to. When I … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 1: Being Young and Adventurous

Philanthropy for Entrepreneurship key to economic development in Africa

For-profit businesses based in Africa and no older than 3 years? 1,260 spots for you, APPLY https://tefconnect.com The deadline for applications submission is March 1, 2019. Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Tony O. Elumelu , his wife and some of the beneficiaries at the 2017 TEF forum in Lagos, Nigeria. Philanthropy is one of the ways today's billionaires channel their … Continue reading Philanthropy for Entrepreneurship key to economic development in Africa

A Musician, and new to the game? This could help…

I recently followed a conversation on twitter where Kenya's Record Artists were asking for increased airplay of their music across media stations under the hashtag #playkenyanmusic.The argument is that media stations both Radio and TV are playing more foreign music than their own talents' music. Fair argument seeing as the possibility of listening to Cardi … Continue reading A Musician, and new to the game? This could help…

#BiiraOnline: Being compassionate

Being compassionate simply means feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others. #Compassion should however begin with us, our very own selves before giving this feeling to others. There is nothing as sad as being #compassionate towards others when while you’re by yourself, all you feel for yourself is hate. That’s why the Bible says … Continue reading #BiiraOnline: Being compassionate