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Kenya: Nyanza Economic Conference 2008

Posted by African Press International on August 8, 2008

Preliminary Programme (Day 1)

08h00-08h30 Registration, Tea/Coffee

08h30-10h00 OPENING SESSION (CHAIR: Mr Pete Ondeng)

Opening & Introduction

Mary Onyango, Chair, Nyanza Economic Forum

Official Welcome

His Worship, Mr. Sam Okello, Mayor of Kisumu

Opening Remarks

Mr. Paul Olando, Nyanza Provincial Commissioner

Keynote Address

Hon. William Ruto, Minister for Agriculture

10H30-13H00 SESSION II: KEY SECTORS (CHAIR: Mr George Ooko)

10H30-11H00 FISH INDUSTRY: Nyanzas Unexploited Lake Resources

Hon. James Otuoma, Minister for Fisheries

11H00-11H30 FINANCIAL SERVICES: Reaching the Unreached

Mr. Joseph Kwaka, Executive Director, Community Aid International

11H30-12H00 KENYA DEVELOPMENT FUND CORP (KDFC): The Diasporas Response to Investment in Nyanza

Mr. Peter Odhengo and Mr. David Ndolo, KDFC-Kenya

12H00-12H30 AGRIBUSINESS: Towards Commercial Agriculture in Nyanza

Dr. Peter Okoth, Project Manager, Tropical Soil Biology & Fertility Institute

12H30-13H00 MANGO PROCESSING and Value Addition for Increased Incomes

Mr. Arshfod Njagi, Manager, GTZPSDA

14H00-17H00 SESSION III: KEY SECTORS (Cont.) (CHAIR: Ms Joyce Miguda Majiwa)

14H00-14H30 Vision 2030: Implications for the Development of Western Kenya

Mr. David S. Nalo, PS, Ministry of East African Corporation

14H30-15H00 DAIRY: Proven Strategies for Small Producers

Mr. Fred Ogana, Country Director, Technoserve

15H00-15H30 TOURISM: Can Nyanza be the Next Frontier for Tourism?

Dr. Ongonga Achieng, Managing Director, Kenya Tourism Board

15H30-16H00 SUGAR INDUSTRY: How to Maximize the Economic Impact of Sugar in Nyanza

Mr. Martin Owiti Odero, Managing Director, Muhoroni Sugar Company

16H00-16H30 FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN KENYA: What Does Nyanza Need to Know?

Mrs. Susan Kikwai, Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority

17H00-18H00 Plenary Discussion (Joint Chairs: Mr. Goerge Ooko & Ms. J. M. Majiwa)

18h00-19h30 Cocktail/Reception (Sponsored by KCB, Short Speech, Martin Oduor Otieno)

21H30-22H30 SESSION IV: PANEL DISCUSSION (Coordinator, Mr. Pete Ondeng)

21h30-22H30 Panel Discussion-live on Citizen TV: Louis Otieno Live; (Panelists below)

(Day 2)


08H00-08H30 The Proposed Lake View Resort City Initiative

Mr. Ndevi Muli, Managing Director, Kenya Railways Corporation

08H30-09H00 How should the Private Sector Contribute to the Rural Nyanza Economy?

Mr. Sunil Shah, Kisumu Businessman

Ms. Josephine Omanwa, MD of Jonzavike Stationers & Bookshop, Kisii

09h00-09H30 The Pathway to Success: What should we know about success in Business?

Mr. Fred Osewe, Proprietor, Ranalo Foods

Mr. Hasmukh Dawda, Chairman, House of Manji

Mrs. Munira Gilani, Director Fresh-foods Limited, Kisumu

09H30-10H00 Green Forest Social Investment Trust: The Case of Suba Green Initiative

Dr. Kim Hartog, Green Forest Investment Trust

10H00-10H30 FINANCIAL SERVICES: Reaching the Unreached

Mr. Martin Oduor-Otieno, Managing Director, Kenya Commercial Bank


11H00-12H00 Open Dialogue with Nyanza MPs.

12H00-12H15 Meeting Summary & Wrap Up-Dr. Peter Okoth

12H15-12H30 Way Forward Mary Onyango, Chair, Nyanza Economic Forum

12H30-13H00 Closing Speech, Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, Prime Minister


Selected Guests invited to plant mangoes in a Garden in Kisumu

Panel Discussion live on Citizen TV: (Louis Otieno Live)

Topic: Putting Nyanza Back on a Path of Sustainable Development

Time: Thursday Evening, 7th August, 9:30 pm


Hon. Dalmas Otieno, Minister for Public Service

Prof. Stephen Agong, Chairman, Kisumu Action Team

Mr. Evans Kidero, MD, Mumias Sugar Company

Ms Mary Onyango, Chairman, Nyanza Economic Forum.

Ms. Betty Okero, Director, CSO Network (Kisumu)

Mr Galib Tejpar, Director, Corner House Development Ltd. (Kisumu)


Posted to API by by David Ndolo


Published by Korir, Chief Editor – African Press International – API

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