Kenarava Group Ltd in collaboration with iAgribiz Africa is pleased to invite you to the annual Kenarava Agribusiness Dinner.
The theme for this year’s event “Harnessing Alternative Financial Models for Food and Agricultural Transformation” is informed by insights gained from an analysis that was undertaken on the landscape of Kenya’s financial initiatives – designed to support local youth in agribusiness.
Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for stakeholders to come together, share and learn from each other and explore the best financial models for scale and impact. In addition, youth are more willing to pay for financial products & services provided they perceive their value, as well as transparent and fair pricing (Financial Services for Young people, Mastercard Foundation). We believe in a FINANCIAL FUTURE that offers many opportunities to the youth.
As an important stakeholder with experience and keen interest in the Agricultural sector, it is our pleasure to have you on this upcoming event on Thursday, 21st November 2019 at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Nairobi from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
We have put together an insightful program below. This event gives you, the youth and women the opportunity to share, learn and explore linkages with other youth, women in agribusiness and other like-minded organization in the Agribusiness Sector.
To express you interest please use this REGISTRATION LINK
|06:00 – 07:00 pm||Arrival & Registration
Welcoming Business Cocktail
|Ms. Yvonne Kiere
Chief Agronomist, Kenarava Group Ltd.
|07:00 – 07:15 pm||Welcome Remarks||Mr. Rodgers Kirwa – CEO iAgribiz Africa|
|07:15– 07:30 pm||Year in Review (Agri Champions)
(This session will outline with examples the best practices that various youth and women around the country have undertaken in the past year)
|Mr. Ronald Diang’a, Executive Chairman Kenarava Group Ltd|
|07:30 – 07:45 pm||Opening Remarks (CONFIRMED)||H.E Joseph Oded, Israeli Ambassador to Kenya.|
|07:45 – 08:00 pm||Key Intervention (CONFIRMED)||FAO Representative in Kenya|
|08:00 – 8:20 pm||Keynote address||H.E Hon. Muthomi Njuki – Chair Agricultural Committee at COG (TBC)|
|08:20 – 9:00 pm||CASE STUDY / DINNER SERVED
Inspiration, an agripreneur’s story (EABL to share their various financial models for funding farmers and how they have incorporated youth & women. They will enumerate the successes and challenges. A youth/woman will be identified to share their story)
|East Africa Breweries Limited (TBC)
Other Best Practice from Partners
|09:00 – 09:40 pm||Panel discussion
Moderator: Mr. Caleb Karuga (CEO, Wendy Farms) will outline the various financial models in the Kenyan Agri Food sector highlighting a few best practice models/examples.
Panelists: There will be an interactive panel discussion to reflect on the various financial models discussed and share experiences on how to sustainably access finance in the Agri Food sector.
|Joanne Kinyanjui – Yatta Bee Keepers (Young Female Farmer- CONFIRMED)
TBC – Lead, Financial Institution
TBC – Lead, Agricultural Finance Corporation
TBC – H.E. Muthoki Njumi – Chair COG Agricultural Committee
FAO Kenya Representative (CONFIRMED)
|09:40 – 09:50 pm||Feedback||Discussants
|09:50 – 10:00 pm||Way forward
Opportunity for collaboration
|Mr. Kenneth Chepkwony
Vice Chair, Kenarava Group
|10:00 – 10:30 pm||
||Master of Ceremony