KSU hosts conference on Kenya’s future as a “knowledge-based” economy

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Top Kenyan investment, information and technology officials, business leaders to speak  …

Georgia (Aug 19, 2009)Top Kenyan investment, information and technology officials, business leaders to speak


KENNESAW, Ga. (August 19, 2009) — Leading experts and officials promoting Kenya’s transformation to an economy based on communications, information and technology will discuss strategies for the country’s economic future during an international conference at Kennesaw State University August 21-22.


The conference, titled “Building a Knowledge-Based Economy in Kenya: The Role of the Kenyan Diaspora,” is an outgrowth of the first Kenya development conference held in conjunction with Kennesaw State’s 2006-07 “Year of Kenya.”



  • Bitange Ndemo, permanent secretary for
  • Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom Ltd., the largest mobile communications company in
  • Esther Koimett, investment secretary for the Ministry of Finance;
  • Edward Mungai, dean of the business school at
  • Representatives of conference organizers:  Kennesaw State’s Institute for Global Initiatives, Association of Kenyan Professionals in Atlanta, the Boston-based Kenya Development Network Consortium, the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communication and the East Africa-America Business Council. 



Friday and Saturday, August 21-22





Steven Ndiritu, 678-797-2410 (o) or 678-614-7669 (c)

Sabbaye McGriff, 678-797-2550 or smcgrif1@kennesaw.edu


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu