Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist Bill Gates is in Kenya and is expected to hold a series of public engagements.
The American businessman is set to supervise some of the projects the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is undertaking in the country. He will engage with national and county officials over the same.
On Tuesday, 15, November Gates will have a tour of Makueni County where he will meet farmers from Kathonzweni who are using digital tools to help with climate adaptation. He will be hosted by Governor Mutula Kilonzi Jnr.
He will also engage health workers at Kathonzweni Health Center to see how primary health care clinics have delivered care during the pandemic and helped address ongoing threats like HIV, TB, and malaria, and learn more about how leaders are charting a path forward, despite the challenging economic conditions, with investments in youth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
On Thursday, November 17, Gates will participate in a hybrid discussion with students of the University of Nairobi (UoN). The theme of the discussion will be climate change and food security.
“The forum which will take place at the Chandaria Performing Arts Centre within the UoN tower will bring together students drawn from UoN and various African Universities. The engagement will focus on climate change, innovation, and food security as well as innovative tools approaches to bolster efforts to increase food security and climate adaptation support across Africa,” UoN said in a statement.