KAM CEO’s Brief | 20th January 2017

KAM, GIZ Launch TVET Project

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) launched a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project on 19th January 2017 aimed to provide technical jobs and economic opportunities for Kenyan youth.

Speaking during the launch, the Principal Secretary of Vocational and Technical Training, Dr. Dinah Mwinzi stated that the government is keen on working with industry to meet skills-based demand. “The TVET policy which is based on National development agenda and in particular vision 2030, is focusing on providing skills that meet the workplace as well as self-employment,” she added.

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

KAM Central Chapter Meets Kiambu County Governor

Kiambu County Governor, Mr. William Kabogo met KAM Central Chapter members to discuss priority areas for manufacturers in Kiambu County.

The manufacturers, lead by KAM Chapter Chair Mr. Anup Bid and KAM Head of Membership, Mr. Tobias Alando cited cost of obtaining business licenses and permits, cost of registering properties, transparent registration process, poor roads and protection among factors hampering ease of doing business in the region.

Competitive and favourable business environment will facilitate growth and investment in the County.

For more information contact: Kenneth.Ndungu@kam.co.ke

First Cotton – Textiles – Apparels Value Chain Apex Body Meeting Held

The 1st Cotton- Textiles- Apparels value chain Apex Body meeting was held on 19th January 2017 in Nairobi. The Apex body discussed 2017’s work plan and adopted it.

Key activities of the body will be investment and trade promotion in India and other selected countries, rolling out of TVET training on basic skills in apparels subsector under the McKinsey Social Initiative that plans to set up 10 vocational trainings in the country and the development of the handloom subsector to support SMEs.

The Apex body works under Supporting Indian Trade on Africa (SITA) project that aims at increasing trade between Kenya and India as well as attracting investment from Indian companies.

The program focuses on three value chains in Kenya: Textiles and Apparels, leather & footwear and Pulses value chain. So far, SITA has helped develop value chain roadmaps for both the pulses and textiles and apparels value chain. SITA program is funded by UKAID and is implemented by International Trade Center ITC.

KAM serves as the secretariat of the Apex body.

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

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