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.

 

Rosalind discusses Africa Science Academy’s contribution to STEM

31|07|2017

Rosalind Kainyah, Managing Director, has written an article for We Are The City discussing the African Science Academy (ASA). ASA is a STEM focused school providing full scholarships to girls in Africa to nurture their talents and interests in science and technology. Click here to read the full article.

 

Rosalind shares her views on implications of Brexit for Africa

03|07|2017

Rosalind Kainyah, MBE, Founder and Managing Director of Kina Advisory speaks to Africa Outlook about her views on the implications, challenges and opportunities of Brexit for African trade. The article is published in Africa Outlook’s Issue 51.

To read the article in full, please click here.

Towards Ghana’s Energy Independence: Kina advises on social investment strategy for 400MW Bridge Power and LPG project in Ghana.

02|05|2017

On 27th April 2017, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo formally launched the start of the construction of the 400 MW Bridge Power project, moving Ghana a big step closer to reliable, affordable, power supply, and towards energy independence.

The Project will directly create hundreds of jobs in Ghana during both the construction and operation phases.  Crucially, it will bring much needed electricity to Ghana that will have an immediate positive impact on the running of schools, factories, offices, other local businesses, hospitals, and households.

Kina Advisory Limited advises the developers of the Project, the Early Power Limited (EPL) on social impact management, a social investment strategy, stakeholder engagement and communications. EPL is a consortium made up of the US companies Endeavor Energy and GE, and the wholly Ghanaian owned, Sage.  We have developed a social investment strategy based on findings of the Bridge Power Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and further consultation with stakeholders and are now working with EPL to plan and implement a major social investment programme that will focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and skills development for youth.  The programme will:

  • implement measures set out in the Environmental & Social Action Plan to mitigate social impacts or leverage social benefits identified through the ESIA process;
  • contribute to achieving the value drivers of EPL’s business;
  • build relationships with stakeholders; and
  • address one or more of Ghana’s broader socio-economic development challenges.

Working with Manhean Secondary Technical School in Tema New Town, EPL will establish a centre where students can access computers, technological tools and an e-library, outside their classes. The centre will include workspaces to conduct experiments and perform engineering projects.  As the programme develops, EPL will work with selected senior high schools across the Tema Metropolitan Area to develop and support tech hubs, with subsequent phases to include scholarship programs, internships, work shadowing and employment opportunities.

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Kina Advisory attends 2017 Ghana Presidential Inauguration

19|01|2017

Kina’s Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, MBE, attended the inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the Fifth President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana on January 7th 2017.

Resplendent with a colourful representation of Ghana’s culture, the ceremony attracted heads of state from 14 African countries, including Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. Ghana’s three living former presidents, including the outgoing, were all in attendance.

With the Black Star Square as venue, the event powerfully married Ghana’s history as a pioneer of the African liberation movement with its current reputation as a beacon of democracy on the continent.

In his inaugural address, President Akufo-Addo signaled an era of integrity in the public sector. “Public service is just that – service, and not an avenue for making money.  Money is to be made in the private sector, not the public,” he reminded Ghanaians.  In apparent reference to his campaign promise to build factories around the country, he also called on investors to take advantage of the opportunity to “Make in Ghana,” as he declared Ghana “open for business again.”

We at Kina congratulate the President and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. We have always been bullish about Ghana’s medium and long term economic prospects despite sputters in recent years. With the new government’s industrialization agenda based on light manufacturing and value-addition in agriculture, together with the promise of effective, efficient and honest governance, the short term too is brighter than previously thought. We are keen to do our part to match investors with business opportunities that support the country’s strategy for growth and development.  We will work with companies to assess and manage associated political, socio-economic, social, and environmental and governance factors and to play a transformative role in shaping Ghana’s future.

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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