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NEWS & EVENTS

1. Article on sustainability of Family Enterprises and entrepreneurship on Msafiri Magazine KENYA AIRWAYS - (pages 86-88) // (Page 100).

2. E+L Oil & GAS will be moderating at the The 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit & Exhibition (EAOGS): 15-17 October 2014 - http://www.eaogs.com/ + programme for the event

e-jiwe: In order to harness the entrepreneurship energy of the youth across the nation and the region, E+L in 2011 commenced a nationwide 10 year entrepreneurship campaign dubbed e-jiwe. It will contribute to Kenya and EACs private sector development through increased youth business venture formation, doubling the value and volume of intra-regional trade in East Africa, creating jobs, facilitating new investments in targeted sectors such as Energy (oil and gas), ICT, Agri-business, Domestic Venture Capital and Enterprise Education. The goal is to create a Deal Pipeline of 3000 high growth ventures in 10 years of whom 20-40% of these will be expected to list on the African Stock Exchanges.

The inaugural e-jiwe 2011edition culminated into 13 start-ups: 7 Ventures await funding out of a possible 13 ventures; 300 young entrepreneurs attended; +50 accomplished business mentors and relevant government representatives participation; 6,000 impacted across Kenya through awareness campaigns.

Participants

I appreciated the fact that we had young entrepreneurs on the ground and they gave me great ideas. Satisfaction level: 7. I want be an Entrepreneur

Carolyne Njeri Kariuki

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Techonology- Kenya

I liked the event very much because I learnt how to start a business through making the theoretical business idea into a reality. I felt comfortable enough and psyched to become a successful entrepreneur. I really thank you people. God bless you all.

Collins Korir

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Techonology- Kenya

I came to realize that we are capable of becoming entrepreneurs who become successful. I therefore appreciate the organizers since they made me to realize the entrepreneurial gene in me. Am really thankful for that!

Langat Gibson

Moi University- Chepkoilel- Kenya

I first thank you for organising the event, I learnt alot from the speakers who came to the university and they were very inspiring. For me everything was awesome and I look forward to joining you in the 2012 event.Thank you alot for giving me a chance to discover my potential.

Sarah Nyaguthii Kabiru

Kabarak University-Kenya

This was indeed a great opportunity given to us to connect to youth and assess closely their needs. We really encourage such initiatives to increase the number of youth starting their business, not only for a day but for long.

Government official in Eldoret

This was the right set up for me to give back, I really hope this future entrepreneurs will really take advantage of such a unique platform to nurture their dreams of becoming Successful Entrepreneurs.

CEO Entrepreneur at University of Nairobi

Selected projects:

E+L was the lead technical advisor on a DFID Kenya Kshs590mn private sector-driven 5 year Youth Employment Programme at the coast. The project is expected to produce 5000 jobs and train young entrepreneurs on business management skills and business continuity.

E+L offered technical advice, networks and local and EAC knowledge to DFID UK commissioned Plymouth University UK and University of Nairobi study on Entrepreneurship Education in East Africa with a focus on Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.

E+L advised VDS leadership on youth commerce, entrepreneurship macroeconomic policies and leveraging PPPs on youth entrepreneurship projects within Kenyas Medium Term Plan 2 (MTP2). E+L developed the initial concept framework for the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Flagship Project (L&EFP) in addition to identifying and reaching to critical stakeholders to facilitate its faster development and buy-in. The L&EFP strategy was adopted into the MTP2.

E+L conceptualised and executed the SME Walk to enhance private sector development. The event brought together 54 CEOs and mentees were SMEs with revenues of Kshs75mn- Kshs700Mn while the mentors were entrepreneur CEOs and top captains of industry. Mentees were counseled on business continuity and mentorship for sustainable businesses.

E+L co-hosted a business leaders breakfast roundtable on grooming the next generation of business talent in Kenya through mentorship. Together with the then US Ambassador to Kenya - Michael Ranneberger, E+L hosted a select group of 40 Kenyan business leaders. They gathered to share ideas on how to leverage mentorship, succession and sustainability of their firms as a means of grooming the next generation of business talent in Kenya using the E+L business model.

E+L conceptualised and co-directed the Women Mentoring Women Walk (WMW) so as to enhance private sector development. WMW had +500 delegates (mentors and mentees); + 50 volunteers in attendance. Dr. Auma Obama - Global Technical Advisor CARE Internationaland Ms. Lucia Kiwala Chief of the Gender Mainstreaming Unit,UN-HABITAT, flagged off the mentorship event. The successful women leaders mentored the younger women leaders, a convenient, effective and efficient way to pass on acquired skills.

Co-Advisors to the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) FORUM: Supported the planning and organization with tasks such as: - providing communication to the Kenyan Civil Society Alliance; Private Sector and; Business Associations; inter-agency meetings and U.S.-Kenya meetings. Provided networks and contacts of East Africa export ready firms to be showcased at the AGOA Forum.

Co-directed the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Forum and Heads of State and Governments Meeting: E+L and a subsidiary designed and developed the strategy for promoting, marketing and managing the Business Forum and the Heads of State Luncheon. 19 heads of States and approx. 2000 delegates attended with 56 businesses profiled and match-maked during face to face meetings.