Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 16 Jul 2019
    Regional integration within EAC is a key driver of trade
    For years, trade has proven to be a key driver of economic growth for many countries across the globe. Trade has also been the fuel for driving regional integration for continents of the world. This could be the reason why Africa has, in the past few decades, experienced a proliferation of sub-regional agreements including the East African Community (EAC)
  • Tue, 09 Jul 2019
    Growing Manufacturing SMEs from Local Value Chains to Global Market Players
    The increased attention on SME growth both at a national and global scale, points to a reckoning that the future of business hinges on their success. In Kenya’s context, it seems that both Government and private sector are progressively dismantling any one-size-fits all approaches, and are instead, constantly trying to find more nuanced ways to intervene and uplift micro, small and medium businesses. This is demonstrated in some of the proposed measures in the recently read budget 2019/20, as well as, in new products and services specifically targeted for SMEs by various sectors.
  • Tue, 02 Jul 2019
    Time to Raise the Bar on Climate Change
    Climate change is undoubtedly the defining issue of our time — and we are at a pivotal moment. The world today is facing unprecedented, interconnected environmental challenges. If we do not urgently change course, we risk missing our chance to avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.
  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019
    Let us boost our Plastics Recycling Industry
    The global conversation on plastic waste management continues to get heated by the day. United Nations Environment continues to encourage Africa countries to establish policies to curb plastic pollution and establish a plastic- free continent (unenvironment.org). On the other hand, industries continue to advocate for reuse and recycle of plastic waste. The end result in either case is environmental conservation, therefore, it is clear that leveraging on waste management will ensure that we all establish an effective circular economy.
  • Tue, 18 Jun 2019
    Effective Budget Implementation critical to jumpstarting the Manufacturing sector
    A sound national budget is one that supports other essential instruments of Government policy to turn ambitions and plans into reality. It catalyzes the quick delivery of targeted economic achievements to impact the country’s status both in the medium and long-term.
  • Thu, 06 Jun 2019
    Illicit Trade is a threat to our nationhood; we must tackle it head-on
    The recent move by Central Bank of Kenya to introduce the new generation currency notes and withdraw the older Kshs. 1000 from circulation by October 2019 has once again shone a spotlight on the grave subject of the illicit economy and the various avenues in which it thrives to support many criminal activities. 
  • Tue, 21 May 2019
    Leveraging on Youthful Innovations to Promote Circular Economy
    Across the world, youth innovations are driving significant change. In our country, inventions by young people have positioned us conspicuously on the global map. Roy Allela, 25 invented a Smart Hand Glove that converts sign language into audio speech.
  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019
    What does the future hold for the East African Market?
    As far as trading blocs go, the European Union (EU) has been a global case study of turning a free market into a common market.
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