Insights

Kina Advisory provides insights on topical issues facing the industry today as companies operate and invest in Africa. Read through our latest thought pieces that give an insight into Kina’s way of thinking, as we discuss ideas that challenge the way business in Africa is conducted, offer solutions to those challenges and highlight the success of others.

 

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Rosalind Kainyah co-hosts IWF Ghana Breakfast Masterclass on wealth management

25|06|2018

Rosalind Kainyah in her capacity as Co-President of the International Women’s Forum, Ghana (IWF Ghana), wants to increase the awareness among women in relation to financial planning & wealth preservation. To reinforce this crucial message Rosalind invited Bimpe Nkontchou of W8 Advisory to share her expert knowledge on wealth management. Click “Read More” to understand why Rosalind wants women to be more secure financially.

Supporting KINA Advisory image for Website insight post: IWF Ghana Breakfast SeminarManaging Director, Rosalind Kainyah, in her capacity as Co-President of the International Women’s Forum, Ghana (IWF Ghana), hosted their breakfast masterclass on wealth management “Harnessing the Power of Women – Tips For Securing Your Financial Future”. Guest speaker at the event was Bimpe Nkontchou, Managing Principal at W8 Advisory.

The session aimed to raise awareness among women about the necessity of financial planning and wealth preservation. Bimpe encouraged strategic philanthropy by individuals as one of the ways to preserve wealth and create legacy. She advised that philanthropy should be strategic and sustainable through family foundations, for example; and explained how this would enable families to contribute to the broader socio-economic development of African countries.

Bimpe’s conversation demonstrates that it is not only governments, donor agencies and corporations that can contribute to social and economic development, but individuals and families also have a role to play (Click here, to read more about the thoughts of Bimpe in the Business & Financial Times).

At Kina Advisory, we advise companies operating in emerging economies – particularly in Africa.  Our focus is on assisting them to develop and implement social investment strategies that both result in deeper and more inclusive long-term growth for their host countries and communities, as well as contributes to achieving the company’s business objectives and business value drivers.

For more information on advice on wealth management contact info@w8advisory.com.

For more information on Kina Advisory’s Services, contact info@kinaadvisory.com.

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Image Philbert Aganyo - IIA Kenya (R), Rael Mzee (M) and Margaret Ebenyo (L) of Akiberan Aberu Suppliers and Contractors Ltd

IIA Kenya extends first business loan to all Female led SME

14|06|2018

Invest in Africa – Kenya, takes a land-mark step for a female owned and run SME, by issuing them a business loan. Click “Read More” to understand the full implications of this business loan.

Image Philbert Aganyo - IIA Kenya (R), Rael Mzee (M) and Margaret Ebenyo (L) of Akiberan Aberu Suppliers and Contractors Ltd

Philbert Aganyo – IIA Kenya Project Officer (Right)with Rael Mzee (Middle) and Margaret Ebenyo (Left)of Akiberan Aberu Suppliers and Contractors Ltd, pose for a photo after finalizing the loan agreement.

Kina Advisory is pleased to congratulate Invest in Africa (IIA-Kenya) on making their first financing linkage.  IIA-Kenya have made a business loan to a female owned and managed SME in Turkana, Kenya under their IIA Credit Guarantee Scheme.

Invest in Africa is a non-profit organisation that works to create business relationships between larger international and domestic companies, on the one hand,  and local SMEs by providing local SMEs with access to finance, skills and markets. Their work in Africa supports job creation and creates a positive business environment for the international and domestic companies.

Akiberan Aberu Suppliers and Contractors Ltd (Akiberan Aberu), the recipients of the loan, are suppliers of fruit and vegetables.  As a benefactor of Tullow Oil’s local content mandate, the support of this financing agreement means they can work with Tullow Oil to meet the Local Purchase Order (LPO) issued to them. For Tullow Oil, the IIA-Kenya loan means they have a cost-effective way of getting their essential supplies as Akiberan Aberu are local to Tullow’s project site and meet their local content requirements. IIA-Kenya’s first financing linkage is therefore an excellent example of how to align a company’s strategic socio-economic investments into its business objectives and contribute to the company’s business value drivers.

More details on this milestone for IIA-Kenya, just click here to read their press release.

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25 May Rosalind Kainyah | Panellist at the Africa Shared Value Summit 18

17|05|2018

Rosalind Kainyah of Kina Advisory will be discussing at this year’s Africa Shared Value Summit: The Role of Sustainable Institutions in Building Enabling Environments for Social Impact.  Click “Read More” for full details.

Image of Rosalind Kainyah at the Africa Shared Value Summit 18. The Role of Sustainable InstitutionsAt this year’s Africa Shared Value Summit, Rosalind Kainyah of Kina Advisory will be discussing: The Role of Sustainable Institutions in Building Enabling Environments for Social Impact.  Also speaking on this subject: Dr Frank Aswani & Jennifer Chiriga

Purpose

Discussion on the role effective, accountable institutions at all levels play to drive social policy and achieve sustainable social impact.

The discussion will cover such areas as:

  • Too often the emphasis on the achievement of development is focussed on economic factors, targets and goals ignoring the social policy contribution to these efforts
  • What is the role of the various public policy actors (public sector, private sector and civil society) in delivering social impact?
  • What are the factors driving good governance in institutions?
  • Is it the responsibility of the public sector to lead the efforts to build accountable institutions in the region?

At Kina Advisory, we often talk about our concept of “the triangular relationship theory”, the need for business, government and society to have, not just conversations, but the right conversations. These three players are each important for the achievement of inclusive socio-economic development. Each is a point of a triangle and a successful relationship among the three is needed to create sustainable social impact.

At Kina we believe that companies should focus on both their business objectives as well as broader socio-economic issues. This is a bona-fide business strategy that will deliver long- term rewards, can boost competitiveness and reap economic dividends for society over the longer term.

Companies can no longer afford to ignore contributing to socio-economic development – that can be a costly mistake.  Instead of seeing their contributions as separate to business either through ‘traditional corporate social responsibility’ programmes, companies should work to connect such activities to their business value drivers and national development needs.

Governments in Africa need to understand how best to capitalise on the expertise and resources of the private sector to meet national development goals. Instead of typical negotiations that would have driven Mother Theresa to drink, governments should think more broadly about the benefits companies can bring in addition to revenues.

Michael E. Porter in his 2011 Harvard Business review article on Creating Shared Value, notes that:

“the most fertile opportunities for creating shared value will be closely related to a company’s particular business, and in areas most important to the business. Here a company can benefit the most economically and hence sustain its commitment over time.”

To deliver social impact that benefits both businesses and society, Kina works with companies to ensure their business value drivers are linked to their efforts to address a country’s socio-economic priorities and have measurable socio-economic benefits. Through this, a company can achieve sustainable social impact.”

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Rosalind shares insights on Africa’s hidden figures with This is Africa

05|12|2017

Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah shares her insights on how big business can play a role in bringing the ‘hidden figures’ in Africa’s informal economy into the formal. Click here to view article.

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04|04|2018

Key to investment success in developing countries

Published in the The New Model Corporate Affairs Director’, Managing Director Rosalind Kainyah discusses understanding the socio-economic environment and creating the right conversations as key to success in investing in new markets in developing countries and the role of the Corporate Affairs Director. Click here to read the full article.

29|03|2018

Ghanaian women empowered in business

Empowering women in business is a key aspect of the fifth sustainable development goals. The 2018 Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) names Ghana as having the highest percentage of female business owners at 46.4%.

It is encouraging to read about businesses led by women that also consider environmental sustainability, such as the collaboration between Redavia, a German rental solar company, implementing a solar farm for the Ghanaian hospitality group Linda Dor.

27|03|2018

Congratulations to the Young CEO of the Year

Kina Advisory congratulates Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of LADOL for winning the Young CEO of the Year award at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum. Amy is a role model for young and old, men and women alike https://t.co/stvCAA5FEr.

19|12|2017

Commemorating Harvard Kennedy School’s Professor Calestous Juma

We at Kina are shocked by the passing of Kenya’s and Harvard Kennedy School’s Professor Calestous Juma. It’s hard to believe that the boundless energy with which he engaged the world through all media on innovation and international development is gone forever. Our last such interaction followed his piece on the limits of leapfrogging for Africa’s development. Inspired by the thought piece, I gave a perspective from the business angle, to which Calestous further responded to me privately.

We are fortunate at Kina to count one of his former students as one of our team. Like the millions of others in Africa and the world who loved his brain and followed his work, we all claim a piece of Calestous, but we can’t claim to understand the grief of those who were closest to him. We can only offer our heartfelt sympathies and continue to build on and implement some of the ideas he shared to help shape Africa’s development.

05|12|2017

Rosalind shares insights on Africa’s hidden figures with This is Africa

Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah shares her insights on how big business can play a role in bringing the ‘hidden figures’ in Africa’s informal economy into the formal. Click here to view article.

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