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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JULY 2019-Nairobi Woman Representative, Esther Passaris, has been appointed a Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF).
Passaris was among 13 High Commissioners and Senators appointed on Wednesday from various parts of the world among them South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East regions.
She will represent Kenya in the Global Co-Founders Committee of the Grand Assembly.
As a senator, Passaris will be expected to take a role in one of the many WBAF Committees, including the Global Women Leaders Committee, the Academic Committee, the Innovation & Science Parks Committee, the Impact Investment Committee, the International Fintech Committee, the World Crowdfunding Committee, and the Artificial Intelligence Committee.
WBAF is an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and provides a wide range of opportunities for start-ups, innovators and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
“WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fintechs and other relevant institutions. We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of these countries by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems.
“We strongly believe that Argentine, Canada, Egypt, Gambia, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, UK, Uruguay and USA will soon become countries that can foster the development of their economies in entrepreneurial atmospheres,” the organisation’s chairman Baybars Altuntas stated.
It will be recalled that last month Passaris was also given a plump position at the United Nations Habitat.
She was appointed as Executive Member of the political bureau of the African Forum on Urban Safety (AFUS) to build on the work of UN-HABITAT in promoting urban safety and enhancing crime prevention and intervention strategies.