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Re-shaping the understanding of prosperity

PROCOL Kenya Prosperity Index Africa

“PROCOL Kenya has an ambitious agenda: we want to determine and then re-shape global understandings of ‘what matters’ to peoples’ prosperity. Based on our deep history of existing research in Kenya and Kenya’s pivotal role as a leading hub of technology and innovation, we see Kenya as crucial to the achievement of this new paradigm. In launching PROCOL Kenya we are calling for partnerships from government, international organisations, businesses and citizens to join us to make Kenya a leader in delivering sustainable Prosperity.”

Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore, Founding Director, IGP

The power of radical collaborations, local knowledges and cutting edge science, innovation and entrepreneurship, democratizing dialogue between citizens, communities and government – these are among the diverse topics debated at the launch of PROCOL Kenya in Nairobi.

PROCOL Kenya will create a new space for long-term collective thinking and action on the major social, environmental and economic challenges facing communities in Kenya and across Africa. Participants at the launch reflect the diversity of voices that PROCOL Kenya will bring together – citizen researchers and communities from the Masaai Mau Forest and Elgeyo-Marakwet, government officials, NGOs, academics and business. Future initiatives, partnerships and possibilities already emerging from the launch include new e-learning programmes, sharing IGP's Prosperity Index Toolkit with NGOs and public agencies, and reshaping information and narratives about prosperity for Kenya.

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