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Trees are Talking to Each Other

Oct 02, 2019

Trees are Talking to Each Other

Do trees talk to each other? Do they develop friendship? Do they take care of their young ones? In short, do trees communicate with each other? Well, prepare for a surprise - Yes they do! Findings of a renown German forester, Peter Wohlleben, have revealed that trees have feelings and are capable of forming strong bonds with each other. They also take care of each over a period of many years. Peter has shaken the forestry world with his ideas in his bestselling book: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.

Permaculture Training is Key to Sustainable Development

Sep 30, 2019

Permaculture Training is Key to Sustainable Development

The adoption of permaculture is vital in the actualization of Sustainable Cities and Communities, part of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose deadline is 2030. The world needs to start deviating from the conventional ways of life and start adopting the practice of permaculture. People living in rural areas and marginalized communities hold the key, with vast underutilized land being their major resource.

Linking Local Aspirations to Global Frameworks for Sustainable Development

Sep 05, 2019

Linking Local Aspirations to Global Frameworks for Sustainable Development

Kenya is a global player in various international frameworks associated with the pressing national concerns such as the climate change and sustainable development. The government has its long-term development blueprint, the Vision 2030 which charts the country’s social, political and economic pathways to sustainable development.

Doctor’s Perspective: Importance of Trees on Human Health

Sep 05, 2019

Doctor’s Perspective: Importance of Trees on Human Health

The importance of trees on our health may sound a bit overrated but the brutal truth is that we can never survive without trees. Besides being a source of fruits which we eat every day as a source of vitamin C, trees have a great positive impact on the climate. They provide oxygen to the environment hence enhancing the quality of air. This is in addition to other benefits such as soil and water conversation, as well as climate amelioration.

Is your Business Investor Ready?

Aug 14, 2019

Is your Business Investor Ready?

Nearly every business is looking for financing. There is always a need to expand the production capacity in various aspects. A huge disconnect however exists between the enterprises and the financial institutions. Businesses are looking for financing but investors indicate they are not finding appropriate businesses to put their money into. This then begs the question:  what has caused this disconnect and how can the gap between the demand and supply sides of investment be bridged?

Private Equity and Mezzanine Financing: Is it the answer to Kenya’s SME financing challenge?

Aug 08, 2019

Private Equity and Mezzanine Financing: Is it the answer to Kenya’s SME financing challenge?

The lack of access to finance is one of the most prevalent challenges entrepreneurs and business owners face. Due to the interest rate regulation, Kenyan banks are now much more selective, preferring to focus their efforts and credit on larger corporates which have good borrowing standing and the advantage to offer collaterals.

The Link; Climate Change and Wildfires

Aug 08, 2019

The Link; Climate Change and Wildfires

Fire was one of the first anthropogenic tool used by man and has been in existence for about 400 million years. Ever since, it has been an important factor contributing to the Earth’s climate and changes in the biomes. The question on whether fire has ecological benefits as a natural factor remains unsettled thus shaping the current global perception of epidemic wildfires of suppression.

Tackling Plastic Pollution

Jul 25, 2019

Tackling Plastic Pollution

At human convenience, we quench our thirst from home or office dispensers. We also at times prefer ‘take away’ beverages. In public gatherings, fast food outlets and coffee cafes, we get served using disposable cups and plates. It looks trendy, fashionable and offers a great sense of comfort. Oblivious of the fate of the packaging used, the habit has come to haunt us in the disguise of public waste. It is taunting us, the human littering species.

How much information do you have on your potential markets? Essentials of a Market needs assessment.

Jul 24, 2019

How much information do you have on your potential markets? Essentials of a Market needs assessment.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) defines needs assessment to be a systematic investigation of an audience with the aim of finding out individual knowledge, skills, interests, attitude or abilities that are relevant to a particular issue, organization goal or objectives.    In this case our interest is Market Needs Assessment (MNA) where we look into introducing a product or service to the market and therefore it becomes important for us to understand the nature of the market one is venturing into.

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.