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Why We Must Take Care of Africa's Green Gold

Biodiversity is Africa's green gold. But unlike the literal gold that is found in a few countries like Ghana and South Africa, Africa's green gold is found in each of the 54 countries on the continent. This week on 13 November in 2018, the first ever Africa Ministerial Conference on Biodiversity took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. This might seem...

  • Dr. Isaac Kalua
  • 16th Nov 2018
  • 46
Entrepreneurship will shape our future

The industrialized Kenya that Vision 2030 foresees will be built on the sweat of entrepreneurs. This is the overwhelming feeling that I had last Wednesday May 31st when I joined our Kenya's Presidency as part of 1,300 passengers on the maiden trip of Madaraka Express to Nairobi. It took the sweat and brilliance of entrepreneurs and inventors from ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 2nd Jun 2017
  • 37
It is Time to uphold our National Values

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a Kenyan. This deep reflection was occasioned by the recent murders of six Administration Police officers in Liboi. They died when their vehicles exploded after hitting landmines. They are not just statistics. The six heroes have children, wives, mothers, fathers, extended relatives and friends ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 26th May 2017
  • 52
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES ARE GREEN ECONOMY POWERHOUSES

Ban Ki-moon the former UN Secretary General once defined sustainable development as 'the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.' Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can accelerate Kenya's walk along this pathway. SEZs ...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 19th May 2017
  • 97
LET'S FACE COST OF LIVING HEAD ON

Pressing Kenya's rewind button will lead us to 2009 when the price of Maize Flour was about Ksh150. Despite this high prize and dire maize shortage in the country, the hand of corruption reached into Kenya's maize reserve and ripped out 80,000 bags of maize valued at Ksh150 million. Briefcase maize millers that were allocated the maize allegedly so...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 12th May 2017
  • 88
OUR GENETIC RESOURCES HAVE MASSIVE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

Exactly two decades ago in 1997, researchers from the University of Maryland in USA revealed that ecosystem services in the world were worth a staggering USD33 trillion. This amount was almost double the entire global economic wealth. Ecosystem Services come directly from nature and provide us with basic needs like food and water. More broadly, the...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 5th May 2017
  • 136


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