The University of Nairobi gears up for the 8th edition of Nairobi Innovation Week from May 8th to 10th, 2024. This year's theme, "Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem through Government-Industry-Academia linkages for Sustainable Development," underscores the crucial role of collaboration in fostering a thriving environment for groundbreaking ideas.

As a key player in this initiative, the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences will host a dedicated session themed: "Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem in Business Management Education through Academia-Industry-Government-Community Linkages for Sustainable Development." This session delves into the importance of fostering connections between academic institutions, industry leaders, government bodies, and the community for propelling innovation in business education and, ultimately, achieving sustainable development.

  • Date: May 8th, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Venue: Taifa Hall, Main Campus

The session will be chaired by Prof. Jackson K. Maalu, ensuring a thought-provoking and insightful discussion.

A distinguished panel of experts will share their perspectives and engage with the audience. These include:

  • Robert Ochieng, CEO, Abojani Investment: Mr. Ochieng brings a wealth of experience from the industry, offering valuable insights into real-world applications of innovative business practices.
  • Mr Aaron Ogunde, HSC Founder/CEO, DamuSasa: Mr. Ogunde's entrepreneurial spirit and leadership in a leading social impact organization will provide a unique perspective on fostering innovation for community development.
  • Dr. Ben Mkalama, University of Nairobi/University of Bayreuth: Dr. Mkalama's expertise bridges academic and international contexts, enriching the discussion with a global perspective on collaborative innovation.

This session promises to be a dynamic platform for:

  • Paper presentations: Hear cutting-edge research exploring how academia, industry, government, and the community can work together to drive innovation in business education.
  • Panel discussions: Engage with leading figures as they delve into the challenges and opportunities of fostering strong linkages between these key stakeholders.
  • Interactive Q&A: Participate in a vibrant exchange of ideas, fostering a collaborative spirit and charting a course towards a more sustainable future.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, industry professional, government representative, or a community leader with a passion for innovation and sustainability, this session offers a valuable opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in fostering collaborative innovation in business education.
  • Network with a diverse range of stakeholders and build connections that can lead to future collaborations.
  • Contribute your voice to the conversation and help shape the future of sustainable business practices.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of the solution and contribute to building a more innovative and sustainable future. We look forward to seeing you at the Nairobi Innovation Week!