By Mwanaharusi Jilo
November 29, 2023 – Mombasa, Mama Ngina Waterfront – Jumuiya ya kaunti za Pwani (JKP) took the spotlight at the JABEIC 2023 event held at the scenic Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa on November 29. The event provided a platform to illuminate critical issues within the blue economy.
In a noteworthy address by Rashid on behalf of Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya, the challenges facing the blue economy sector were openly discussed. These challenges included low investment, the impacts of climate change, resource use conflicts, and insufficient support, all contributing to the sector’s sluggish growth.
By Patrick Chiriba
In a momentous event held in Mombasa, Ecobank and the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani (JKP) Secretariat joined forces to launch the Jumuiya Hub, an initiative set to revolutionize entrepreneurial opportunities in Kenya’s coastal counties.
The launch of the Mombasa ECOMSME Lab, marked by a series of poignant speeches and strategic collaborations, unveiled a pioneering platform to nurture and empower micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across the region.
Dr. Emmanuel Nzai, CEO of the JKP Secretariat, said the hub is the first of its kind in the county and will impact the development of the MSME sector in the region.
“Women, in general, face a higher susceptibility to breast cancer due to the production of the hormone estrogen in the body. While it is rare, men can also develop the disease, primarily because they lack this hormone,” he explained. “Moreover, women who experience the onset of menstruation at an earlier age (between 8 and 12 years) and those who enter menopause prematurely are at an elevated risk of developing breast cancer,” – Dr. Hamid Elia Daaboul, MD, PhD,
By Shirley Wandera
In a visit to the Close the Gap IT Asset Disposition facility in Jomvu, Mombasa, the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, alongside Belgian Ambassador Peter Maddens and Japan Ambassador Okaniwa Ken, yesterday inspected the cutting-edge processes driving its commitment to sustainable technology practices.
By Patrick Chiriba and Ian Kiptoo
The second edition of the Blue Economy Investment and Innovation Summit concluded yesterday at Sote Hub, Nyali, amidst the backdrop of heavy rain in Mombasa.
The main summit, a flagship event within the week-long series, was opened by the Slovak Ambassador to Kenya, Katarína Leligdonova, signifying international participation and support for the blue economy’s growth and innovation in Kenya.
The day featured insightful speeches from prominent figures and a pivotal panel discussion that delved deep into the intricacies of the blue economy.
The panel discussion, a key highlight of the day, covered various aspects, including skills development, investment opportunities, digitization, and government involvement in the blue economy.