WASHINGTON DC.,USA–June 9, 2015–The dream of the Kenya Diaspora acting together as one voice will finally become a reality when representatives of Kenyan organizations across the globe come face to face to launch the International Confederation of Kenya Diaspora Organizations (ICKDO).
The international planning summit committee met on May 31st and June 7th and agreed on the summit date, framework and roundtables.
The Summit will see the election of leaders across the Globe for the first time. It will also discuss mechanisms for empowering the Diaspora to be full partners in Kenya’s economic development.
In addition, the Summit will feature round tables on practical projects which will be launched immediately after the Summit.
Short listed round tables include: trade zones/AGOA/business hub, IEBC Voting Collaboration, tender training/funding, career planning for youth /students, Diaspora Tourism, Diaspora Investment fund and strategic investments (SACCOS), mental health, home link platform for business management, solutions for family emergency response, and platform for engagement and how to strengthen Kenya Welfare Associations across the Globe.
The Planning Committee
Planning Committee members include Anastasia Mwangi (Australia), Bernard Kishoyian (Florida), Elizabeth Mbaya (Pennsylvania), Wanja Njuguna (Namibia), Comfort Munoru Mwangi (Florida), Andrew Omollo (Namibia), Eng. Fred Muketi (Namibia), Dr. Henry Nyabutu Mogerere (New Jersey),
Mary Munyiri (MA), Boaz Ibarasa (New Jersey), Lucy Mbugua (Maryland), Dr. George Omburo (New Jersey), Steeve Kinyoro (Washington), Jeff Njoroge (Washington), Elizabeth Ongudu (Texas), Esther Wairumbi (UK), LaQuita Thurman (Washington), Alice Wanjiku (Eygpt), Dr. Joyce Wawire (Virginia), Dr. Peter Ndiangui (Florida), John Gachago (Florida), Karimi Igeria (Michigan), Joel (Colorado), Joshua Karani (Nairobi), Benjamin Waigwa (Uganda), Christopher Sirengo (Denmark), Liz Gathu (Germany), Tegi Obanda (Canada), Njeri Gicheha (Isreal), Violas Otieno (Ivory Coast), Ngeru Ngotho (UK)
For more information visit http://kenyadiasporaconfederation.org
Contact: Comfort Munoru Mwangi