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Top 10 Highlights for a Business Study Program in Kenya

Africa as a continent is a world leader in GDP growth, and Nairobi is among Africa’s fastest growing emerging markets. Nairobi is bustling with startup companies, impact investors, organizations, and young people from all over the world innovating the way towards a new modern social entrepreneur-minded future – that is why Kenya is the ideal location for a Business Study Program. 

President Barak Obama himself remarked at sub-Saharan Africa’s first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi July 2015, “Africa is on the move. Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions of the world. People are being lifted out of poverty.  Incomes are up.  The middle class is growing.  And young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way Africa is doing business… This continent needs to be a future hub of global growth, not just African growth… And Kenya is leading the way. Today, Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa.”

EDU Africa helps business professors and students navigate Kenya as a leading economy, and aims to facilitate an experience that benefits international university groups mutually with the investors, leaders, programmers, and innovators they will encounter during their learning experience. This course is targeted at students who want to explore their economic interests in the modernizing and growing business climate of the developing market.

Top 10 highlights for the Developing Economies and Social Entrepreneurship business study program in Kenya include:

  1. Learning about conservation tourism and its impact on the country’s economy from local Maasai people in Kenya’s world famous Maasai Mara
  2. Visiting the United Nations and the World Bank to learn how these organizations are working within a governmental framework to grow Kenya’s economy
  3. By contrast, visiting organizations such as Freedom Global and International Aid Services to gain the perspective of nongovernmental organizations who are working to eradicate poverty in Kenya
  4. Attending lecture from the creator of Hello Doctor, the first mobile health tech application in Africa
  5. Learning about the concept of ‘Brain Drain’ from the executive director of Gearbox, a leading manufacture hub for local designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs in East Africa
  6. Visiting informal settlement and youth initiatives such as Power Women’s Group and Made In The Streets to see how these social entrepreneurships have become beacons of success in Kenya’s largest slums
  7. Listening to impact investment company Nairobi Garage explain how they have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find their feet and grow their businesses
  8. Learning how SunCulture’s solar-powered irrigation systems are revolutionizing rural Kenya, resulting in yield increases of up to 300% and water savings of up to 80%.
  9. Attending an open forum with University of Nairobi’s MBA students to gain a local student perspective on Kenya’s economic development
  10. Presenting one start-up business idea in front of a panel of Nairobi’s business leaders who will act as potential investors

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Post by Andrea Hartley