On 17th March 2016 the University of Nairobi-Kabete Campus hosted the Africa Trade and Economics Conference. The conference was organized by the Finance and Investment Students’ Association based in the campus.

The theme of the conference was “Leveraging Africapitalism for Sustainable Development”. It began at 10a.m. with FISA president apologizing for starting late after which he gave a brief of what the speakers lined up had in store for the people in attendance. Liz Ntonjira, David Ndii, Bitange Ndemo and Edwin Dande were among the speakers who spoke on matters concerning trade in the country, opportunities available to the youth and challenges facing the economy.

The first speaker, Dr.  Bitange Ndemo, covered the importance of relationships when it comes to trade and said that Kenya should improve its relationship with other countries to improve trade. He also stated that African countries should trade more with each other.


Liz Ntonjira, the second speaker, cited that many youth aim for white collar jobs and ignore opportunities like in the Agricultural sector as they may not seem as glamorous. She urged the youth at the conference to work toward different business ideas and to use social media for education and more important things. She also urged them to apply for tenders and be open to work with the government.