Inkua Water Cart Design Competition Launched in JKUAT University

Africaqua Limited in collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Water.org launched the Donkey Cart Design Competition at the University’s Juja Main Campus on the 28th July 2015. The event launch was attended by the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Mabel O. Imbuga, Deputy vice chancellor Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Africaqua CEO David Kuria, Water.org Rep. Elizabeth Were, the Engineering department staff as well as the Engineering students. The launch event was an opportunity to discuss the competition brief with the University students.

The Inkua Design Competition will provide a chance for the University’s Engineering students to make a positive difference to their local communities, which largely rely on donkey carts in water distribution and carrying goods. Key aspects expected to be improved in the design of the Inkua Donkey Cart are its Carrying Efficiency, Donkey ergonomics, Durability, Cost-efficiency and Gender Sensitivity. The Inkua Donkey Cart should be easy to use and operate for both women and men in the society.

The closing date for submission of the Inkua Cart designs is on the 15th September 2015.

Africaqua CEO, David Kamau Kuria, Addresses Jkuat Professors at the Annual Professorial Luncheon

Africaqua CEO, Mr. David Kuria was the Chief Guest at the 2015 annual Professorial Luncheon held at the JKUAT Main Campus, Juja on Tuesday, 28th July 2015. The Professorial Luncheon is an annual event hosted in honour of the newly promoted university professors at the JKUAT Main Campus.

As the Chief Speaker at the event, Mr. David Kuria spoke on Entrepreneurship and the role of the Professorial club in Enhancing Entrepreneurship and Policy Making in Kenya. He spoke on the importance of Entrepreneurship in disrupting the current systems, which will pave way for new innovative solutions to societal issues. In His speech, Mr. David Kuria gave the example of the Kenya Legislature, which does not allow private distribution of water. Distribution of water in Kenya is left to Municipal Council Water Bodies, which at the moment are overwhelmed as most communities in Kenya still lack access to basic Tap water.

He reiterated the need for all three bodies, the Professorial Body, the Legislature and the Industry to work together in order to build a favorable environment for Entrepreneurship to flourish.

Africaqua CEO, David Kamau Kuria among those attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The much awaited Global Entrepreneurship Summit is expected to bring together successful entrepreneurs from different walks of life. The summit will host entrepreneurs who have excelled in agriculture, technology, innovation, tourism among others. The Summit provides an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to interact with billionaires from across the world who will be accompanying President Barrack Obama.
The Africaqua CEO Kamau Kuria will be among the entrepreneur who will be show casing his innovation on the area of urban environmental challenges facing Africa. David Kuria will also be one of the panelists tackling different business models that can be adopted for Africa.

Focus on Africa: Different Business Models for Africa

Just as some countries ‘leapfrogged’ over wired telephone networks to wireless and digital economies, the rapidly growing economies of Africa have the opportunity to go beyond ‘tried-and-true’ business models to new mechanisms more suited to ever-changing local, regional, and international markets. Individuals who have created unique business models that respond to the challenges of operating in Africa with ingenuity to serve their customers profitably are some of the exhibitors in the Global Summit.
David Kuria AfricAqua Founder

David Kuria AfricAqua Founder

The 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2015 will be held in Kenya between 24-26th July. This will be a chance to show case Kenyan entrepreneurial ideas and innovations to the world. The Panel in the GES remains to be a unique platform for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, and venture capitalists to gather and share their entrepreneurial ideas and experiences. Panel discussions will be held and experts will be brought on board on. Roadmaps for Funding, Social Entrepreneurship, and Mobile Technologies are some of the subjects to be discussed.

The CEO-Africaqua Limited, Mr. David Kuria is one of the panel members and due to his vast experience as a social entrepreneur and the African Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2009; he will bring along his wealth of knowledge on the same. He will want to highlight the issues on entrepreneur ecosystems in Kenya and Sub-Sahara Africa, which if not addressed will always provide strong barriers to grassroots innovations and growth of small emerging businesses.