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Why is Measuring Impact in SMEs Important?

Jul 18, 2019

Why is Measuring Impact in SMEs Important?

Worldwide experience proves the importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the national economies. SMEs are critical in creating employment opportunities in economies marred by high unemployment rates. Besides jobs creation, there are other benefits have been attributed to SMEs. The rise and emergence of the term social impact has brought about a different perspective to the value that SMEs create besides profits.

Give Youth Skills to Achieve Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Jul 18, 2019

Give Youth Skills to Achieve Inclusive and Sustainable Development

The World Youth Skills Day was marked on Monday July 15th 2019. This provided a moment to reflect on efforts being spearheaded nationally and globally in engaging youths towards sustainable development through the provision of skills.  Without inclusivity, development cannot be sustainable; it will only prove disruptive. Yet inclusivity cannot be achieved without carrying everyone along, including the youth.

Carbon Footprint, What You Can do to Reduce Yours

Jul 18, 2019

Carbon Footprint, What You Can do to Reduce Yours

Last week, I planted a number of trees equal to my age. I developed this idea after seeing a group of young people planting trees as part of their three-day social occasion to make it a carbon-neutral event. I was absolutely challenged. Although I knew I could not entirely eliminate my individual Carbon footprint only with my less than thirty trees, I considered it to be a good starting point.

Why You Should Join a Professional Body

Jul 15, 2019

Why You Should Join a Professional Body

Members of different practices and professions in Kenya need to coalesce and collectively aim at solving a problem within their field of practice. Whereas there are several professional bodies in Kenya, numerous careers and practices are yet to establish societies where they can synergize on, not only their career advancements, but also solving a challenge or two in the Kenya community.

Trees Are Capable of Taking in Heavy Metals

Jul 11, 2019

Trees Are Capable of Taking in Heavy Metals

The advent of human civilization which has seen astounding advancements in all spheres of life has brought up climate ruination through pollution. Pollution ensues with every human desire to better their life at the expense of the environment. The growing deterioration of the environment now necessitates appropriate mitigation measures such as the circular technology and green economies.

SMEs Too Have Great Potential for Export Business

Jul 10, 2019

SMEs Too Have Great Potential for Export Business

Engaging in export business for Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) gives them a sense of superiority within their sectors. There has however been a long-held belief, albeit lopsidedly, that export business is a preserve of large companies.  This has had many SMEs shy away from it. A report by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2016 indicated that only 3% of SMEs internationally were exporting compared to 14 percent of the larger enterprises.

Let us Protect Insects from Possible Destruction

Jul 01, 2019

Let us Protect Insects from Possible Destruction

Some insects are a human bother, they hover around our personal spaces, sting, bite and are disease vectors. Maybe we would fantasize of a world without insects. However, others are industrious, working restlessly to sustain the ecosystem, so invaluable that the human agroindustry is pegged on them. In essence, there are about a million named insects globally with possibilities of ten million unknown species.

The Nature and Policy/Legal Foundations of Budgeting

Jun 24, 2019

The Nature and Policy/Legal Foundations of Budgeting

National budgeting involves the making and implementing of public decisions regarding resource mobilization, allocation and utilization. The budget is a good indicator of a government’s policies and priorities. It serves the functions of ‘collection and allocation of scarce resources to priority sectors, provision of goods and services and redistribution of incomes. The Institute of Economic Affairs notes: 

Achieving 10% Forest Cover Key to Combating Desertification

Jun 19, 2019

Achieving 10% Forest Cover Key to Combating Desertification

Land is key to supporting livelihoods not only in our country but the world over. Land is the source of food and energy.  From it we also create wealth and grow economies. Sadly, the contribution of land to our lives and to the economy continues to be threatened by soil degradation owing to climate change and rapid desertification.   

Plastics Use Poses Lifelong Consequences

Jun 13, 2019

Plastics Use Poses Lifelong Consequences

Human evolution inspired by need, scientific curiosity and serendipity has partially been defined by tools and materials used by man. In the wake of the contemporary technological advancement, human civilization has seen gradual shifts from conventional stone and metal use into the extensive use of plastics.