Kenya Renaissance & Empowerment Conference (KREC)- JULY 17th - 19th 2009


What, Where & When?

You know the way you always wish there was something or more you could do for your Kenyan community both in the Diaspora and in Kenya? Here’s an opportunity for you to join and participate in building a better Kenyan community in the Diaspora and be a part of the Kenya Vision 2030.

The Association of Kenyans in the Diaspora (AKD), a non partisan Kenyan community organization wishes to invite you to its 1st annual conference, dubbed “The Kenya Renaissance & Empowerment Conference (KREC), to be held at Bridgewater State College in Boston, Massachusetts on July 17th – 19th, 2009.

Why should you participate?

The conference aims at bringing together Kenyans and friends of Kenya from all walks of life from across the US. For young and seasoned professional the power of networking can never be under estimated. For the young adults it will present them an opportunity to rub shoulders with potential mentors and successful Kenyans and friends of Kenya that could be influential in the career path.

 Networking with stakeholders from different fields and backgrounds including but not limited to – Financial Institutions and Investment Firms, Real Estate Developers and Mortgage Institutions, Tour and Travel companies, Academia, ICT, Media, Non-Profit organizations, US-based Kenyan-America students’ class of 2009 graduates (high school & college),

 Please visit our website, for registration, options on accommodation, transportation, current information and updates on the conference. We are also on facebook groups as – Kenya Renaissance & Empowerment Conference (KREC).

 The highlights of the conference will include various plenary sessions, moderated panel discussions and events including but not limited to the following:

  • Discussionson Kenya Vision 2030 and the role of the Diaspora
  • Investment& Entrepreneurial Opportunities 
  • Marketing& Rebranding Kenyain the diaspora
  • ICT/Media/Entertainment  role in development
  • Profit andNon-Profit Organization Booths
  • US-basedKenyan authors’ booth
  • NetworkingEvening - Connecting, engaging and igniting the young adults, young andseasoned professionals as future leaders of our communities and nation
  • Honorand Recognition of US-based Kenyan-American students graduating from highschool and college – Class of 2009
  • Jamhuriwoodawards black-tie banquet recognizing Kenyans and friends of Kenya invarious categories
  • Entertainment– Music and Comedy
  • Volunteer/Mission Service


If you are a high school or college graduate, Class of 2009 or know of anyone who is, and would be interested in attending this conference, please feel free to forward their name and contacts to us. 


If you are interested in participating as a sponsor to advertise to potential customers/clientele, sign-up information is available upon request. This could give your company an opportunity to have a display, informational booth, logo/website link on our website and other conference promotional material depending on the your sponsorship level.


For specific conference questions on the following aspects of the conference categories below feel free to contact the person listed in that category:


  • Registration/Ticket Information – Contact Person– Christine Nganga -
  • Ticketing – Contact Person -   SalomeThuo –
  • Accommodations – Contact Person – Vincent Muniu-
  • Conference Volunteers – Contact Person – LemayianKimojino –
  • Speakers/Panelists/Moderators – Contact Person– Paul Waithaka –
  • Conference Sponsorship – Contact Person –Lemayian Kimojino –
  • Logistics & Transportation – Contact Person– Alice Kamuyu –
  • Jamhuriwood Awards – Contact Person – KipyegonKitur –  
  • General Conference Information – Contact Person– Paul Waithaka  -


We look forward to connecting with you as we seek ways to create opportunities to reconnect the Kenya Diaspora to be actively engaged and involved in our communities in the Diaspora and back in Kenya. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and if we can be of further assistance to facilitate your participation.





Conference Planning Committee


Name Price Fee
Conference Registration - Friday July 17th - Networking Evening, Saturday July 18th - All day plenary/panel sessions, Sunday July 19th - Volunteer/Mission Day   $50 $1.25
Jamhuriwood Awards Black Tie Gala Dinner - Saturday Night @ Sheraton Hotel - Recognition of Graduates Class of 2009 & Other Awards   $50 $1.25
OPTIONAL - Double Occupancy - Accomondation @ Bridgewater State College - Friday, July 17th to Saturday, 18th - information on alternative accommodation at area hotels will be available on AKD website soon   $55 $1.38
OPTIONAL - Single Occupancy - Accommodation @ Bridgewater State College - Friday, July 17th to Sat, July 18th - information on alternative accommodation will be available on the AKD website soon   $65 $1.62

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