The Global Compact Network Kenya, which is housed at Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), was today awarded the 2016 Local Networks Award for promoting Responsible business in an annual Local Networks forum held in Dubai.
The Kenya Network was among 12 UN Global Compact Networks around the world out of 85 countries assessed. Most notably, the Kenya network has rallied the Private Sector to join in the efforts to fight corruption through the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya – a call to companies to put in place measures at firm level to fight the vice.
Global Compact Network Kenya Representative and KAM CEO, Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga applauded the recognition. “We are honored to receive this award and we continue to champion for Responsible business and the call to action on Sustainable Development Goals in the private sector,” said Ms. Wakiaga.
United Nations Global Compact convened over 600 leaders from business, civil society, the UN and Government in Dubai to drive business awareness and action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
“Already in the first year since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, we are seeing companies around the world to the vision of the global goals. The SDGs are helping to outline new markets and opportunities for companies to contribute to improving our world,” said Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
Hosted by Global Compact Network UAE, the four-day series of events entitled Making Global Goals Local Business – Dubai explored the actions and partnerships needed to advance the SDGs at the local level, particularly in the realm of peace and the humanitarian agenda.