Today we attended the East African Business Group's (AFBUS) meeting about East Africa. We got the invitation after the embassy meeting earlier this week. During the meeting the East African Entrepreneurial Program (EEP) was discussed and the branding of East Africa. A lot of interesting thoughts were raised and the meeting was very fruitful.
On a side note, we also retook our portrait photographs today and are anxiously awaiting the results.
Yesterday Mehrnaz and Niklas and I (Rickard) were at the Embassy of Kenya. We met with two representatives from the embassy and briefly introduced our project, after which they had some questions for us and we some for them.
They were thrilled that we were making a project about Kenya. They felt that information needs to be spread about Kenya and Africa as a whole, as they think the general view on Africa is just about poverty, war and diseases. That general view is something some of us have experienced first hand when we told our parents and friends that we were going there.
The meeting went very well. We will receive contacts to people with valuable information to the project and also a letter of recommendation from the embassy. We also got invited to two different seminars with embassy representatives and entrepreneurs which someone from the group will attend.