Africa`s social life centers on good wholesome food. In Kenya, the promotion of food as a component of its destination attractiveness is still under-explored as compared to other international countries. Diversifying the Kenyan tourism industry to include more cultural tourism-based components like food and drinks is a necessity to maintain and enhance local economic and social vitality, create [...]
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COVID-19 IMPACTS ON SME: COPING STRATEGIES Public & private sectors are facing near-catastrophic shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has since 2001 worked with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to explore growth strategies ranging from the use of technology, application of systems and design thinking approaches. The [...]
Intellectual Property Protection Forum February 27th 2020 Olive Gardens Hotel, Hurlingham, Nairobi About the Event Working with students, academic and business leaders, innovators and techpreneurs, and small and micro enterprises for over years, IREN has previously developed protection structures intended at protecting the various novel ideas and innovations. Recently however, IREN has realized a need to [...]
‘HYDROPADS’ PROJECT FROM JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA UNIVERSITY WINS BIC EDUCATION CHALLENGE Nairobi, Kenya 7th February 2020: A project dubbed Hydropads which involves the use of water hyacinth stalks and waste papers to manufacture affordable hydro pads for girls has won the BIC education challenge. The team of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University students, who are the [...]
Press Release ENACTUS KENYA AND BIC PARTNER TO ADDRESS EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES IN KENYA Nairobi, Kenya 5th February 2020: Experiential and the learning platform, Enactus Kenya, in partnership with BIC East Africa will host the first-ever BIC Education Challenge powered by Enactus Kenya. This follows the launch of an annual programme that will focus on providing [...]
PRESS RELEASE 2nd December, 2019 IREN LAUNCHES A RECIPE BOOK FOR INDIGENOUS WESTERN KENYA CUISINES The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) has unveiled a cookbook for traditional cuisines from Western Kenya. Titled ‘Chakula Chetu,’ the book was launched at the just concluded 15th Bukura Trade and Culture Exhibition that took place at the Golf Hotel in [...]
Stakeholders in the peace and security sector from the Western region converged in Kakamega County on Friday to discuss the role of cultural innovation in driving peace, security and economic development. The forum followed an acknowledgement from Inter Region Economic Network that to effectively interact with the rest of the counties that form the Lake Region [...]
JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA UNIVERSITY WINS 2019 ENACTUS KENYA NATIONAL BUSINESS EXPOSITION Nairobi, Kenya 17th June, 2019: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University (JOOUST) emerged top in the just concluded 17th Enactus Kenya National Exposition. The team`s project dubbed ``Project Hyatech`` involved working with over 250 people with disability to make briquettes for sale and use gas derived from [...]
UNIVERSITY TEAMS TO PRESENT PROJECTS ON TECH & SMART SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGES FACING KENYA June 7th, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya: Over 21 Enactus Kenya affiliate university teams from both public and private universities will participate in the upcoming 17th Enactus Kenya National Exposition set for June 14, 2019 at the PrideInn Centre, Westlands, Nairobi. Students developed and [...]
HARSH CHOICES FOR AFRICA Press Statement The 17th Inter-Region Economic Network (IREN) Forum, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 15th–18th April 2019, dedicated considerable intellectual and analytic attention to the Gunboat and Debt Diplomacy strategies facing East Africa and Africa in general. The presentations and in-depth deliberations unraveled this truth: Africa faces a serious, double-pronged predicament: Gunboat Diplomacy [...]