The Kenya National Innovation Agency hereinafter (KeNIA) and the Association of Startups and SME Enablers of Kenya hereinafter (ASSEK) have entered into an agreement to develop and streamline a dynamic national innovation system that facilitates the commercialization of startup innovations through the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies, standards and infrastructure that nurture the startup innovation ecosystem in Kenya.
It was an exciting event that saw B Lab and the global B Corp Community join together to celebrate what it means to be a B Corporation. Being a B Corporation means valuing your workers, your customers, the environment and the community as much as your profits. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purposes. Consumers increasingly demand that businesses use their influence as a force for good. Certified B Corporations are at the forefront of purpose-driven entities that are finding sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems and redefining financial success in the global economy.
Luckily, this was made possible last year when his relative informed him about WIDU – a GIZ project partnering with the Diaspora to maximize the impact of remittances back home. The WIDU team got a chance to interview him, here is his story.