Foster Government and Insurance Industry Relationship to Counter the Effects of Natural Disasters

Collins Okoth
Post Date: 19 June 2018

In part 1 of this article on misalignment of risk management strategies in Kenya, I briefly examined two key frameworks that the Kenyan Government ratified namely the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 and the Sendai Framework which was the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework. Both of these frameworks emphasized the need for governments to strengthen relevant institutions and work with key stakeholders in mitigating losses that arise from natural catastrophes. In this second and final part, I discuss how the Government can work with the insurance industry in combating the effects of natural catastrophes. 

Misalignment of Risk management Strategies in Kenya

Collins Okoth
Post Date: 13 June 2018

Natural disasters have been a persistent issue in Kenya. This is a part one of a two part series on issues around the misalignment of risk management strategies in Kenya, the gaps that lie therein and possible recommendations to better management of such situations. 

11th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization: Outcome, Challenges and Way Forward

Edwin Njoroge
Post Date: 11 June 2018


The Eleventh Ministerial Conference took place from the 10th to 13th December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference was attended by participants from the World Trade Organizations (WTO) Members, international trade   organizations   such   as   the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Bank, international civil society and media houses among others.

Food Affordability Is A Bigger Threat To Food Insecurity In Kenya Compared To Food Availability.

Evelyn Mungai
Post Date: 18 April 2018

Food security is a rather sensitive yet inevitable issue to probe discourse in Kenya today, especially with the increase in hunger and recurrent droughts in the country after 2008 to date. The gross produce of the dominant cereals and other food crops has with time reduced or experienced sharp shocks in consecutive years clouded by several factors ranging from high prices of inputs for farmers to droughts, climate change among other related issues. The question however, that every Kenyan consumer and farmer is asking is where the problem really is and if there’s hope in achieving a food secure country or at least mitigating against chronic hunger for the most affected, thus ensuring access to basic food requirements for all. 

Kenya and Food Security Part 2: 100% Food Security in 5 Years, an Immodest Goal by the New Administration

Emmanuel Wa-Kyendo
Post Date: 21 March 2018

This is the second in a two part series wherein I explain why prioritizing food security is important and then argue that the Administrations’ goal may be a little too ambitious for one election cycle. 

The new administration intends to take action on the National concerns that are healthcare, food security, manufacturing and housing. (Olick & Kisika, 2018). According to the pronouncement, Kenya will be made 100% food secure in 5 years. I will analyze a food security index compiled by ‘the Economist Intelligence Unit’ and then advocate for institutionalized, sustained efforts towards bolstering the nations’ food security.

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