The IREN Growthpad Virtual Food Festival 2020

To reimagine tourism and food experiences in Kenya

24th - 25th September

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The IREN Growthpad Virtual Food Festival 2020 aims to deliver a great African travel experience through promotion of indigenous foods and music.

On September 24-25, 2020, the virtual food festival featured Kamukunji panel sessions; Festival square for exhibitions, African Recipe Books and outcomes of the Chakula Chetu Recipe & Food Vlogger Challenge 2020

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The Agenda

Also attending

Dr.Helena Williams

CEO Gastro Gatherings, Research Scholar in The David. D. Reh School of Business at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA

Prof. Mary Abukutsa-Onyango

Professor of Horticulture & Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya

Prof. Evaristus Irandu

Professor of Travel, Tourism and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental studies, University of Nairobi

Clement Waigwa

Tourism Researcher and Holiday Consultant, Virgin Explorers,

Nourah Ocholla

Food Blogger, Digital Content Creator and Founder of Nourahs Coookhouse

Bilha Naandi

Food scientist & Nutrition lecturer, Bukura Agricultural Training College

Purity Kamande

Clinical nutritionist & Health Promotion& Sports Science master student, MMUST

Muthuri Kinyamu

Trained marketer and the co-founder of Turnup.Travel Global Limited

Prince Peterson

Professional Executive Chef and President of Culinary Professionals Society of Kenya

Benard Amaya

Alumni coordinator & Lecturer, Kenya Utalii College

Rajvir Soin

Travel vlogger & Photographer, Adventure Singh

Wamukoya Didi

Lawyer, Author and Seniour Manager, Wildlife Law Enforcement, African Wildlife Foundation

Phyllis Maleche

Author of Delicious Kenya and Managing Editor, Imagemate Limited

James Shikwati

Director, IREN

Purity Chepchirchir

MSMEs Relations Manager, IREN

Esperance Chesoli

IREN Growthpad Team Lead, IREN


Sally Jepkorir, PR & Communications

Inge Herbert

Regional Director Subsahara Africa, Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Prof. Philip Nyangweso

Ag. Principal, Department of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management,Odera Akang`o Campus College

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