KAM CEO’s Brief | 10 March 2017

KAM Textiles & Apparel Sector Holds first Cocktail of the Year

The KAM Textiles and Apparel Sector held its first cocktail on March 9, 2017 at KAM House Rooftop.

The Textile Sector is the greatest employer creating 80, 000 direct jobs in the country and with more opportunities to scale up. The forum provided an opportunity for the sector to look at the existing opportunities in Continental Free Trade Area and the EU markets.

The event was graced by the International Textile Manufacturers (ITMF) Federation President Mr. Jas Bedi, ITMF Director General, Dr. Christian Schindler, African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) Executive Director, Ms. Belinda Edmonds, KenInvest Managing Director, Dr. Moses Ikiara and a representative from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

For more information contact: Abel.Kamau@kam.co.ke

19th Nairobi International Education Fair

KAM participated in the 19th Nairobi International Education Fair from 9th – 10th March in Nairobi.

The main objective of the event is to bring together local and international universities and colleges to meet students, school leavers and other young people who are looking for career and training information so that they can benefit from each other.

The fair provided a great platform for the KAM to engage technical institutions and students on the KAM – GIZ TVET project that aimed to provide technical jobs and economic opportunities for Kenyan youth

For more information contact: tvet@kam.co.ke

Global Compact Kenya Commemorates International Women’s Day

On 6th March 2017, Global Compact Network Kenya held a training on corporate governance in partnership with, Nairobi Securities Exchange, UN Women, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for top female executives ahead of the Ring the Bell ceremony to commemorate the International women’s day.

The Ring the Bell ceremony was held 7th March 2017 morning to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality to both business and sustainable development. The forum aimed at drawing attention to the critical role business and markets must play in closing the gender inequality gap.

For more information contact: Lilian.Gikandi@globalcompactkenya.org

4th Annual Devolution Conference 2017

The 4th Annual Devolution Conference 2017 was held on 6 – 9, March 2017 at Nakuru County.

Under the theme “Devolution – Transforming Lives: Tell Your Story!”, the conference provided a platform through which all stakeholders in devolution evaluate performance of both levels of governments in matters of policy, law, accountability, good governance, and service delivery, among others.

Since the introduction of the devolved government, businesses have sought to understand and work closely with county governments.

Among the key challenge cited by Manufacturers include the levies and charges imposed by the County Governments. Multiplication and duplication of these levies has led to an avalanche of negative consequences for business.

KAM continues to engage counties through a structured dialogue platform initiated by KAM, the Governors Round Table. These discussions bring together the county governors, their officials for deliberations with business on how to make counties more ideal and seeks to address the challenges that business face trading in counties.

For more information contact: Georgina.wachuka@kam.co.ke

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