IAJBS 22nd Annual World Forum Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

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Saturday July 16th

  • 4:00-7:00 Registration 

Sunday, July 17th

  • 10:00- Visit to Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage (optional)
  • 4:30- Opening Mass
  • 5:30 Cocktails/Alumni reception
  • 6:30 Buffet Dinner with Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address
    Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Speaker – John Miles, President, IAJBS
    Keynote Speaker – James Mwangi, CBS, Managing Director &  CEO, Equity Bank, Kenya

Monday, July 18th

  • 7:00-7:30 Mass  (optional)
  • 9:00-10:15 Plenary Session A: Opening & Keynote Address
    Opening Prayer – Fr. George Macharia Njeri, SJ.
    Senator Beatrice Elachi, Senate Majority Chief Whip
    Welcome Address
    H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya
  • 10:00-10:15 Coffee/tea break
  • 10:15-12:00 Plenary Session B: Jesuit Business Education in Africa: Where we stand.
    Introduction/Facilitation: Fr. Donald D’Silva, SJ.,  Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
    Fr. Fidelis Udahemuka, SJ.,  Proposed Jesuit University of Eastern Africa (JUEA), Nairobi, Kenya
    Fr. Paulin Manwelo, SJ., Loyola Business School, Kinshasa, DR Congo
    Fr. Ugo Nweke, SJ.,   Proposed Loyola University, Ewatto, Nigeria
    Fr. Eugène Goussikindey, SJ., CERAP / Universitaire de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Abidjan,  Ivory Coast
  • 12:15-1:15 Lunch/Keynote Speaker
    Introduction: Carlos Moslares, Universitat Ramon Llull
    Speaker: Richard Leakey, Chairman, Kenya Wildlife Services
  • 1:15- 2:15 Plenary Session C: How can Africa help IAJBS; How can IAJBS help Africa?
    Introduction/Facilitation: Joseph M. Phillips, President Elect, IAJBS
    Alain Decrop, Université de Namur, Belgium
    Rudy Ang,  ATENEO de Manila University, Philippines
    James Spillane, S.J.,  St Augustine’s University, Tanzania
    Joseph Afulo, SJ, Provincial, Eastern Africa Province
    Ravi Narth, Creighton University, USA
  • 2:15-3:15 Paper Presentations Group A
    Room A
    Story to Case: The Evolution of Joe Savage's Victaulic Story
    Integral Ecology for Sustainable Social Impact
    Laudato Si' and the Papal View of Ecological Debt and Carbon Pricing
    Room B
    Ecotourism and East Africa
  • 3:15 -3:30 Coffee break
  • 3:45- 4:45 Special Sessions
    Special Session 1: Deans and Administrators Concrete Follow-up (Breakout Room A) - Moderator Liz Davis
    Special Session 2: Compassionate Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalism (Breakout Room B)
    Special Session 3: Ethical Business Tina M. Facca-Miess  (Breakout Room C)
    Special Session 4: Economy of Communion: The North American and African perspectives - Andrew Gustafsson and John Gallagher  and students from CUEA (Breakout Room D) 
  • 4:45-6:00 IAJBS Annual Meeting 
  • 6:15 Bus pick up
  • 6:30 Drinks and Dinner

Tuesday, July 19th

  • 7:00-7:30 Mass  (optional)
  • 9:00-10:15 Plenary Session D: Education & Social Justice

Introduction:  Eugenia Bieto,  ESADE, Barcelona, Spain
Keynote Address: Fr. Mike Garanzini, SJ,  Secretary for Higher Education, Jesuit Curia

  • 10:15-10:30 Coffee/tea break
  • 10:30-12:00 Plenary Session E: Education, Social Justice & Africa.

Introduction/Facilitation: Fr. Maria Joseph Christie Pushparaj, SJ, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Liba, India 
Fr. Deogratias Rwezaura, SJ, former director, JRS Eastern Africa
Br. Elias Mokua, SJ, Director, Jesuit Hekimani Center
Senator Beatrice Elachi, Senate Majority Whip
12:00-1:00 Lunch/Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Fr. Fidelis Udahemuka SJ
Speaker: Jim Joseph,  LeMoyne College Jesuit Case Series

  • 1:00- 2:00 Paper Presentations Group B
  • 2:00-3:00 Paper Presentations Group C
  • 3:00 -3:15 Coffee break
  • 3:15- 4:30 Plenary Session F: African Business Leaders Panel Introduction/Facilitation

Jimmy Hill,  National College of Ireland
Pieter Reichert and Alexander Dietz, Cargill [food security]
GE WindPower [alternative energy], 
GE Medical [medical technology advances in Africa]
Lee Seung-Won, Hyundai Engineering Company {general engineering]

  • 4:30-5:00pm Closing Ceremony
  • 6:30 Bus pick up
  • 7:00pm Closing Dinner/Show

Wednesday, July 20th

Optional Day Tour

      • [A] Nairobi National Park

Nairobi is the only city in the world with a major wildlife park in the city. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.

This is a two-hour walk.  Please bring comfortable walking shoes.


This is a sustainable village located 2.5 hours from Nairobi (Machakos District, near Kwagonza) where 1,000 orphan children because AIDS  live with 120 grandmas (not necessarily biological grandmothers): The project was founded by Late F. Angelo D’Agostino SJ in 1999 and nowadays is a very good example of rural development, culturally rooted, sustainability in the use of resources, microcredits, education… you can see it at www.nyumbani.org


Includes tour of the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA), St. Aloysius  Gonzaga (Jesuit) Secondary School, Strathmore Business School (Opus Dei), Hekima University College (Jesuit). Stop for lunch at own expense is included. Guided Tour of KIBERA, largest urban slum in Africa ($25). This is a two-hour walk.  Please bring comfortable walking shoes.

      • [D] MINI SAFARI.

        This includes two parks near Hells Gate National Park: KSW Lake Naivasha Hippo Camp and Cresent Island.  Neither site has big cats, so you can walk among the zebra, giraffes, etc.

Thursday July 21 & Friday July 22
Maasai Mara Safari
(Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves)

Optional Trip – separate cost

We depart at 7am for Maasai Mara one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, situated in south-west Kenya. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Maasai Mara forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems --- and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. July begins the famed and unforgettable Wildebeest Migration.  Along the way we will stop at the Great Rift Valley, the continuous geographic trench, approximately 6,000 kilometers (3,700 mi) in length, that runs from Lebanon to Mozambique.We will view animals along the way to our stay at Safari Lodge.  After checking in, we will go on a late afternoon Game Ride to see the evening feeding time.  Then return to the hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening. The next day we will rise early, check out, go for a second game ride to see the morning feeding time, followed by a game breakfast.  Animal viewing will continue as we begin our drive back to Nairobi.
The group will arrive in Nairobi in time for those catching late evening flights out of Kenya.  Others will check into the Roussel House in Karen or a hotel of your choice. Fee includes transportation to and from Nairobi, two safari rides in a pop-up safari van with expert guide, breakfast, and evening accommodations.