Sunday, 21 October 2012


 The tremendous growth of social media in business and communication in Kenya has necessitated Social Edge Africa; a social media consultancy company based at the Nairobi Hub to conceptualize and spearhead the formation of social media clubs dubbed (SocialPro clubs) in universities.
The Ministry of Information and Communication, is one of the platinum sponsors and has endorsed the initiative; The Guest of Honour will be Dr. Bitange Ndemo, the permanent secretary at the ministry will on Thursday 25th of October 2012 officially launch SocialPRO Clubs and a new campaign dubbed “I am A SocialPRO” to raise awareness, public advocacy, promote responsible & ethical ways of engaging online and education on social media at the University of Nairobi; School of Business.
The launch will be attended by key stakeholders from the government, media and education sector as well as social media enthusiasts, developers, lecturers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, digital agencies and other organizations that have immensely contributed to the growth of social media in Kenya. 
List of Speakers and Topics:
Evans Muriu (@VanceMuriu)
Founder of Kuna Vijana and Wanadamu.
Social Media For Non profits. A presentation on Wanadamu.
Muthuri Kinyamu (@kenyanMarketer)
Team Leader - Social Edge Africa
A presentation on SocialPRO clubs concept & Initiative.
Doreen Waithera Ng’ang’a
CEO Marketing Society of Kenya.
Integrating Social Media To The Marketing Mix & New Careers In Marketing.
Kennedy Gathu @LariVillages
Lari Smart Villages.
Connecting Lari community using social media and mobile technologies. (i-Lari)
Cynthia Nyamai. @CynthiaNyamai
MD: Cynthia Nyamai Communications.
Communication on New Media. Challenges & Opportunities.
Maryann Michuki (@MaryannMichuki)
Digital & Social Media Manager- Safaricom
Safaricom on social media; Challenges, Opportunities and the future of the brand.
Sriram Bharatam, (@SBharatam)
Founder and Chief Mentor of Kuza Biashara
The role of Technology in Scaling up a Startup
Bitange Ndemo (@Bantigito)
PS; Ministry of Information & Communications
Chief Guest-Keynote speech.
Calvin Nyakundi; @C_Nyakundi
Suspended Meru University student for tweets.
We shall study his case & presentation to learn about Social Media Etiquette and Online Freedom.
 Other Sponsors and partners supporting this initiative are; Kuza Biashara, Nairobi Hub, Marketing Society of Kenya, Mkenya Daima Initiative through KEPSA and University of Nairobi.
Event details as follows:
Event:          Launch of Social Media Clubs Dubbed SocialPRO Clubs
Theme:        “Empowering Change Through Collaboration”
Date:           Thursday 25th October 2012
Time:          9:30 am to 4:00pm
Venue:        University of Nairobi, School of Business Lower Kabete Campus (Lecture Theatre)
Charges:     Free Entry (It’s an open, public event and anyone can attend)
Join the conversation on Twitter using #SocialPRO, #SPCLaunch or #SocialProClubs

After the launch this initiative will get into its pilot phase in four proposed universities in November namely; Kenyatta University,  Strathmore University, USIU Africa, Multimedia University before the clubs roll out to other universities & campuses in January 2013.  

To be part of SocialPro clubs launch and roll out as a partner or sponsor to support this idea in cash or in kind please send an email to

1 comment:

  1. “Empowering Change Through Collaboration”,This catch phrase really plays out with the kind of guests you have brought together Muthuri.This event will be a gold mine to me and many more others attending students and potential bloggers ,not worth missing out on.