Deborah Bronnert explores social enterprise in Kenya

Deborah Bronnert in Kenya
Deborah Bronnert explores social enterprise in East Africa. Photo: Twitter/ke_british

Yesterday, Deborah Bronnert, the Director-General Economic and Global Issues at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), joined the British Council to explore the innovative social enterprise industry in East Africa at their Science and Innovation Showcase.

While there, saw exhibitions of how science, innovation and research work supported through various UK programmes, is helping young Kenyans develop solutions to social and developmental challenges.

During her visit she learnt how the British Council are creating opportunities for Kenya’s next generation by meeting with some of their and to learn how they are changing lives through their work.

Also at the event was Deputy UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Susie Kitchens who was impressed by a demonstration from Totohealth who use mobile technology to save lives of mothers and children under 5 in marginalized communities.

Susie Kitchens and Totohealth
Susie Kitchens learns more about Totohealth. Photo: Twitter/susiekitchens

This transformative Kenyan product benefited from UK support with seed money, development funds and international expansion.

During a busy day, Ms Bronnert also attended a presentation by Future Leaders Connect who presented their youth agenda.

Future Leaders Connect is network of emerging leaders and policy makers from around the world, run by the British Council.