On Thursday June 22nd, the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) welcomed representatives of businesses, organisations and government bodies in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Inclusive Business Strategies in Africa, From Knowledge to Action conference. The main objective of the conference was to share the results of the two‐year NWO/WOTRO research programme, part of the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies and to discuss how inclusive business strategies can contribute to inclusive development in Sub‐Sahara Africa. During the day the results of the research were presented to provide starting points for active, practicedriven discussion among participants. Experienced speakers, panelists and researchers from various backgrounds inspired participants to rethink their own business strategies by discussing which challenges and opportunities they face in making inclusive business work. Finally, the participants combined their own experiences, ideas, and tools in sessions during which they presented their own innovative business strategies.
This report takes you through the programme of the day by sharing the highlights of each session.