Kenya Association of Manufacturers launched the first ever Women in Manufacturing Programme on 18th May 2017 in Nairobi. This is a mentorship and networking platform aimed at increasing the participation of women in the manufacturing sector as part of the drive to industrialize for a stable and sustainable economic future for Kenya.
The Event, which was graced by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ms. Sicily Kariuki, UNIDO Representative to Kenya, Mr. Emmanuel Kalenzi and UN Women Country Director, Ms. Zebib Kavuma attracted over 100 women entrepreneurs and manufacturers from all over the country.
KAM Chairlady, Ms. Flora Mutahi stated the need to tap into the existing potential of Women’s contribution in form of labour, leadership and participation in order to revive the manufacturing sector.
KAM in collaboration with other enforcement agencies conducted a 2-days awareness forum to officers from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) on 11 – 12th May 2017 in Machakos County.
The objective of the forum was to reach out to Government prosecutors across the country in order to build their capacity on matters of illicit trade and Intellectual Property infringement.
The officers were trained on IPR – Registration and Enforcement, Copyright laws in Kenya, Identification of offences, Drafting of charges and Preparation of charge sheets using copyright related case studies, Evidential issues in IP and copyright cases and Industry perspectives from KAM, Kenya Publishers Association, DSTV and Recording Industry Association of Kenya.
The officers were also trained on how to make use of the 2014 KAM/NCAJ Enforcement Manual to Combat Illicit Trade in Kenya, a one-point of reference for enforcement officers on matters of illicit trade.
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