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Green Loans to Conserve the Environment

May 15, 2016

Green Loans to Conserve the Environment

Meeting the demand for well-designed agriculture credit that allows farmers to assume small amounts of debt without using the farm as collateral has been a huge challenge for many financial service providers. Yet it is common knowledge that most small farmers shy away from loans due to bad experiences of losing land due to unpaid loans. Farmers, Fishermen and Fields/Pastoralists (F3) Life is a for-profit start-up company has come up with an innovative finance product that provides cheap loans to smallholder farmers in return for simple conservation measures.

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    Let customers know you have a superior solution

    May 15, 2016

    Let customers know you have a superior solution

    It was lunch time and I was very hungry. I therefore decide to go to my favourite restaurant to have lunch. I ordered my favorite meal. However when it came it was not cooked the way I wanted. I ate because I was hungry. As usual the waitress came and asked how was your meal and I told her, well actually it wasn’t great, the waitress gives me a blank stare, shrugged their shoulders and walked away. 

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    Launch of the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

    May 15, 2016

    Launch of the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

    The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 25-26. It will be the sixth annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors, and high-level government officials.

    Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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    Kenya Leading in the Green Growth Agenda

    May 15, 2016

    Kenya Leading in the Green Growth Agenda

    It is now a well known fact that rapid population increase will bring with it growing demands for food, water and energy. Seven billion people inhabit the world today and by 2050, this number will rise to 9 billion. This increase will bring with it growing demands, further testing the resilience of social and environmental systems in our increasingly resource constrained world.  The looming challenge will be meeting the needs of this population and ensuring that they have clean and healthy environments.

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    The Next Steps to Making Paris Agreement a Reality

    May 15, 2016

    The Next Steps to Making Paris Agreement a Reality

    All eyes are now set on April 22nd 2016, not because it is the International Mother Earth Day, this time attention will be on the  high-level signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This event will be a first step in implementing the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in Paris last year. The historic climate deal has been received with mixed emotions from cheers and ovations from  world  leaders to sharp criticisms from climate activists. 

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