Leveraging on data across various sectors is pertinent in identifying and creating intersectoral collaboration opportunities. In view of this, Strathmore Business School, A premier institution which seeks to build capacity and enhance Africa’s economic growth through the provision of quality Leadership and Management executive education, in collaboration with Kenya Business Guide, a private sector thinktank that seeks to support the improvement and strengthening of the business environment in Kenya, collaborated in the development of multi-sectoral policy briefs.
These policy briefs are targeted towards transmitting knowledge to prospective local and foreign businesses and established entrepreneurs as well as key actors within the policy space including Business Member Organisations and relevant Government agencies.
The partnership seeks to spearhead intersectoral dialogues as defined by trends arising from the growth and development of the various sectors. The partnership endeavors to periodically release sectoral briefs which will guide and give insights into emergent patterns influencing the business environment.
Dr. George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School acknowledged the critical role played by research and authentic data in informing business patterns and decision making. Welcoming the partnership and the opportunities to collaborate, he emphasised on the need of translating information from the industry into wisdom which can be furthered by research and used by multiple stakeholders. “We are developing a Data Center which will not only store data but also offer analysis. We are glad to be working with Kenya Business Guide in translating data into knowledge,”
Kenya Business Guide’s Project Lead, Sahil Shah shared his sentiments which resonated with the need of establishing authentic research which can transform all sectors. “Partnering with Strathmore Business School is indeed a great milestone in transforming the business environment in Kenya. Through this partnership and our collaborative works with all the 47 chapters of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we are confident that we shall be able to gather data and translate it into palatable knowledge that can be used to identify and tap into a variety of growth opportunities.”
Strathmore Business School in collaboration with Kenya Business Guide held its inaugural sectoral brief public lecture on 7th December 2017, giving an overview of the current trends in the agricultural sector – an analysis of its projected growth trajectory.