Kenya Study Visit to Stockholm

Bearing Group have this week hosted a senior delegation from the City of Nairobi, the Kenyan Railway Corporation and the Kenyan Government to a study visit to Stockholm in Sweden. Following on from the successful conference at Naivasha Lakes during May 2015, the study visit to Stockholm focused on looking at how the Swedish transport… Continue reading Kenya Study Visit to Stockholm

Bitange Ndemo on how Kenya can develop faster

African governments are failing entrepreneurs by not creating a comprehensive framework supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship, according to Bitange Ndemo, Kenya’s former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications. In a guest post written for Disrupt Africa, published December 12, Ndemo said the failure of many African countries to implement innovation policies means… Continue reading Bitange Ndemo on how Kenya can develop faster

Cooperation Kenya – Sweden

On 17 September 2012, Ms. Gunilla Carlsson, Sweden´s Minister for International Development Cooperation, inaugurated the new Swedish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. The new office is Sweden´s largest Embassy worldwide, which confirms the country´s strong partnership with Kenya and the region. About 300 guests took part in the event, during which they could enjoy bitings with… Continue reading Cooperation Kenya – Sweden

The Power of Country Visions

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision merely passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker, Futurist, Author It is the year 2012 AD and we live in an age of radical change and rapid development. Perhaps more radical than is currently understood. The world has undergone… Continue reading The Power of Country Visions

The Frontier Economies as Investment Destinations

While investment returns in the developed markets of Europe, North America and Japan have evolved from ‘low returns for no risk’ to ‘no returns for low risk’, returns in the BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are starting to slow, the next investment returns frontier is the countries defined as ‘frontier markets’. I… Continue reading The Frontier Economies as Investment Destinations

Kenya into the knowledge economy

In the past 48 hours I have got a glimpse of the reality of recent economic development in eastern Africa, and it is impressive. It has been some years since I was in Nairobi last time and what I found this time shows the power of rapid economic growth combined with a young populations ability… Continue reading Kenya into the knowledge economy