At Nairobi Job Fair, U.S. Partners join Devex, and Others to Help Grow Business in Africa

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At a recent career fair in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, business leaders from Kenya, as well as foundations and sponsors from the United States, gathered to discuss, exhibit and answer questions about strategies for job creation, business start-up and success in the age of information technology.

Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, the event brought together international NGO’s, contractors, donors, local partners and candidates to exchange information on issues around entrepreneurship, business ideas, the financial services, loans, and team building.

“Africa is one of the fastest regional economies of the world,” said Aaron Williams, Executive Vice President, International development at RTI International.

RTI International, with a regional office in Nairobi, is “active in 15 African countries implementing more than 35 projects for a variety of public- and private-sector clients.”

It was the first ever International Development and Career Fair and Partnerships Forum in Nairobi, according to Washington, DC-based Devex, the organizer of the event.

“There are still more questions than answers surrounding the field-from how to start and how to balance a for-profit business model with social cause to how to measure impact. The very nature of entrepreneurship means seeking to solve a yet unanswered question and navigating uncertainty along the way,” Kelli Rogers, an assistant editor, wrote on the Devex blog.

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