James Shikwati

James Shikwati


  • Colonial legacy, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Nairobi (Kenya)

James Shikwati is the Founder and Director of Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), a think tank that focuses on and develops ideas and strategies to enhance quality of life for people in Africa. He is also the founder and CEO of The African Executive, a leading online business opinion magazine that focuses on African issues. He runs a series of enterprise development platforms under the umbrella of IREN. He is the Country Director of Enactus Kenya, a program present in 33 Kenyan universities (Public and Private). A self-taught Kenyan economist interested in development economics in Africa as his main area of focus. 

James Shikwati at the Latitude Festival:

Alternative Possibilities Towards Self-reliance

Contributions by James Shikwati