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.

 

Kina congratulates recipient of 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award

13|07|2018

From 4000 finalists from across the common wealth, Derick Omari, a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Ashesi University, Ghana is awarded the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Derick’s goal … “My greatest desire has been to make a substantial positive impact in Africa. To receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award along the way to this dream is a great honour.”

At Kina Advisory, we are champions of improving the lives of the youth in Ghana and take pride in recognising the excellent achievements attained by individuals. So, we were thrilled to hear the news that Derick Omari, a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Ashesi University, Ghana has been awarded the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award, for his contribution to improving IT literacy in underserved Ghanaian communities. Among 4,000 finalists from the Commonwealth nations, Derick was one of 60 selected for the Queen’s Young Leader Awards.

Recipients of the Award are recognised for using their skills to improve the lives of their communities. Derick has established two initiatives; Tech Era and Berekuso Music Project.

The Tech Era project brings together IT professionals from underserved communities and underprivileged children. The professionals teach the children IT skills and by doing so raise their IT profiles. Over 80 children have been trained in IT skills and the program has begun reaching out to the visually impaired. You can learn more about Derick and Tech Era by watching this YouTube Video. 

The Berekuso Music Project is an after-school program that teaches students to play musical instruments to help expand the opportunities available to them.

Congratulations Derick, from all of us at Kina Advisory! We are proud of what you have already achieved and will be following you keenly as we are certain there is a lot more to come from you.

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Kina Advisory congratulations the 18’ Ashesi University graduates

11|07|2018

Teni’s Journey from high school to graduating from Ashesi University has not been easy, but single-minded determination and guidance through the scholarship process helped her achieve her goal. Without big businesses investing in the future of Africa we can’t move forwards

Image of Teni Agana one of the 18 graduates from Ashesi UniversityKina Advisory congratulates the 2018 class of graduates from Ashesi University. We particularly want to mention a young female graduate, Teni Agana, who has an inspiring story.

Teni’s drive and ambition, that led to her graduating from what is undeniably the best University in Ghana, began in high school. Her aspirations to become a college graduate saw her move away from her family home to work in a market place as a head porter, known locally as “kayayo”, to save money for her college education. However, her savings had to be used to deal with a family medical emergency. But that good turn was repaid when she was introduced to a member of CAMFED, a partner institution of Ashesi University, that supports the education of young women in rural sub-Saharan Africa, to lift them out of poverty to become leaders of change. She was encouraged to and successfully applied for a MasterCard Foundations scholarship to Ashesi University. Her ambition is now to help others who find themselves in the situation she was in realise the benefits of college education.

At Kina, we work with our clients to advise and support the development of social investment strategies and programmes. One such client is Tullow Oil, a supporter of Ashesi University. Tullow is delighted to congratulate the 2018 Ashesi graduates:

“Ashesi University is a key partner in Tullow’s efforts to build capacity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in order to produce graduates where the company’s host countries experience significant skills gaps and to also help in the development of the country.

Tullow Ghana is providing scholarships to 10 bright but needy students to complete a four-year engineering degree. Tullow supports centers of excellence such as Ashesi University which delivers a solid engineering degree with an emphasis on design thinking and entrepreneurship so that students graduate with hands-on skills which will make them more effective contributors to industry.”

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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.

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Managing 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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What we are up to & News

01|11|2018

Rosalind Kainyah | Arise Invest Interview About Cal Bank

MD of Kina Advisory, Rosalind Kainyah has been interviewed by Arise Invest,  Arise is a leading African investment company backed by three reputable cornerstone investors, namely Norfund, Rabobank, and FMO.  Rosalind has done many interviews relating to investing in Africa, but this article focuses on her role as a board member of Cal Bank, “what excites her about this role” & “why become involved with Cal bank”, as well as looking at her background. We hope you find the article enlightening (Click Here for the full Article).

12|10|2018

IWF Ghana | Generating Sustainable Wealth in Ghana

Rosalind Kainyah, Co-President of the International Women’s Forum Ghana (IWF Ghana) will be hosting the Forum’s first weekend retreat. With an all-female audience of around 50 Ghanian leaders, this retreat will focus on the common thread which binds the audience together: Generating Sustainable Wealth: How to create viable local companies which can become partners or suppliers to international companies in sectors like: oil & gas, mining, energy, construction and Infrastructure. Rosalind and other guest speakers will answer this question and many others from our business stand-point. (more…)

20|09|2018

Africa50 expands its board of directors

Africa50 has appointed our Imoni Akpofure to the board of directors.  Her expertise in project finance, strategy, business development, environmental and social sustainability, and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on emerging markets will be invaluable to Africa50 as they continue to contribute to Africa’s growth. For the full article, just click here.

10|09|2018

Rosalind Kainyah | Appointed | Board of Aker Energy

Aker Energy’s Appointment of Rosalind Kainyah to the board demonstrates their commitment to developing the socio-economic environment within Ghana.  Click the link to read the full story.

30|08|2018

August newsletter from “Word of Mouth” | Part of this month’s Wing Women series

Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, has been featured in this month’s edition of Word of Mouth Newsletter as part of this month’s Wing Women series. Word of Mouth is ‘an offline community focused on changing the existing default by way of female empowerment.’. Their newsletter focuses on Rosalind’s positive work with companies that have significant socio-economic impacts doing business in Africa. To read the Newsletter, just click here