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.

 

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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Image of Rosalind Kainyah at the Africa Shared Value Summit 18. The Role of Sustainable Institutions

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.

Rosalind shares views on leapfrogging debate

17|10|2017

Founder and Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah shared her views on the ongoing leapfrogging debate with African Arguments.

Rosalind discusses the benefits that leapfrogging can have, from empowering local citizens to advancing technology, as well as the implications on infrastructure and industrial development.

Click here to read the article

What we are up to & News

22|07|2019

Cranfield Names Rosalind Kainyah in Top 50 “BAME” Female Leaders

The Kina Advisory team is delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, has been named as one of the top 50 Leading Females professionals of Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) women by Cranfield University.  The 50 inspiring women come from backgrounds historically under-represented in the senior leadership pipeline.  “Click Here” to read the full post

25|04|2019

Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019 and Rosalind Kainyah

Kina Advisory is delighted to confirm that Rosalind Kainyah, our Managing Director is one of the speakers at this year’s Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019.  Rosalind will be using her expertise to help explain the following, “What needs to be done to stimulate foreign direct investment in west Africa?”

In this interview conducted by Iyabode Soji-okusanya (Head Of Corporate Banking at Access Bank Plc) Rosalind will be touching on areas such as:

  • Ease of doing business: What are the main operational, financial and physical trade concerns for foreign investors?
  • Regulatory framework: To what extent is consistency an issue? Which West African markets and regulatory areas are of greatest concern? & What would investors like to see from regulators?
  • Physical infrastructure: To what extent is a lack of physical connectivity a barrier to fixed investment?
  • Who will be West Africa’s key partners in building a stronger, more resilient economy? What do investors see as the key areas of value they can bring to the region?

To see a full breakdown of the 2 day event, please click the below link.

Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019 and Rosalind Kainyah

10|01|2019

Aker Energy announces successful drilling offshore of Ghana

As a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Aker Energy, Rosalind Kainyah (Managing Director of Kina Advisory) is thrilled by the news of results of the first appraisal well drilled by Aker Energy offshore Ghana. The hard work begins but Rosalind is confident that Aker Energy will be an exemplary partner in Ghana – for the benefit of the country as a whole | To read the full press release, please click here. 

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…)