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LEADERSHIP: CATALYST FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Leadership will be the differentiator in the move towards sustainability in the 21st century. It does not matter at what level of leadership, what organization and where the organization is located. Sustainability is perceived to have many meanings but I will narrow down to the ability to avoid depletion of...

14 Jun 2018

Solar Water Pumps: Aiding Food Production

Rain is a life-giving force which beautifies fields and valleys, decorates the gardens and renders everything on earth lively that moment when the colorless droplets fall on thirsty fields. In Africa, agriculture depends on rain. Agriculture is also the single largest employer in the continent. Over the centuries, farmers in Africa have...

08 Jun 2018

BEYOND THE “KNEE JERK” ENVIRONMENT REACTION

Not too long ago, addressing environmental issues was considered as philanthropy. But now, a significant proportion of business- small and large- have mainstreamed environment management practices as a part of their daily business routine. What possibly began as a knee-jerk reaction has unfolded to a new business standard with business...

31 May 2018

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY

Do you agree that 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets are too many, too ambiguous and way unrealistic? Probably yes maybe not. You might be in the camp of sustainability experts like Bjorn Lomborg and his colleagues at Copenhagen Consensus Center who suggest that focusing development on a simple list of 19...

25 May 2018

STRENGTHENING ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE KENYA CLIMATE INNOVATION CENTER

When it’s dry around the equator, the heat is intense. Hot winds blow across the African continent sucking away the last surviving drops of moisture rendering the land dry and unproductive for farming. In such a time, a dark cloud or a shower of rain is always welcome. If the...

18 May 2018