“Dear Teddy, Mugo and the Africa 2.0 Team, many thanks for inviting me to your event last Friday. I enjoyed interacting with the participants, listening to Mugo’s inspiring presentation and generally being filled with hope again that the work before us [Vision Africa 2.0] can be done”.
Those were the words of leading East African Entrepreneur and Chairman of Africa Leadership Initiative Mr Ali A. Mufuruki subsequent to the Inauguration of Africa 2.0 Kenya chapter.
The event which was an initiative of Teddy Warria (Chapter Head Africa 2.0 Kenya), and Mugo Kibati Director-General of Vision Kenya 2030 secretariat (Africa 2.0 member and Champion), took place at the prestigious Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi Kenya on Africa Day, the 25th of May 2012.
The event was a huge success, attracting over 121 emerging and senior leaders in Kenya out of the invited 100.
Mr Mufuruki, gave inspiring remarks with his topic which he aptly titled “Keeping each other honest: A Challenge to Emerging African Leaders”. Mugo Kibati, Director-General, Vision 2030, spoke of executing Vision 2030 and the necessity to have national Visions to fit within a Regional and Continental Vision.
Dr. Arthur M. Kemoli, the renowned author and composer of the AU Anthem, inspired us all with his love for Kenya and Africa in general.
The Top 40 young emerging Kenyan leaders recently portrayed in the media were truly inspired by the movement; Transforming Hope into Action.
The Kenyan chapter will be launching a flagship programme called Africas54.com; it will serve as the fundraising arm of Africa 2.0 East Africa. The rationale behind this initiative is to raise funds which will propel our mission of rebranding and uplifting Africans.
Please see images of the launch on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-5AH43S3eM