KAM CEO’s Brief | 30th November 2018

Be part of the Biggest Manufacturing Festival in Kenya!

Thanks to you, we hosted the first successful meeting on Changamka Kenya Shopping Festival!

The Festival will be a Five-Day event from 3rd – 7th April 2019, which features Super Sales from Local Manufacturers at Kasarani Stadium.

What makes it even bigger, is the Association’s celebration of 60 years in existence transforming Kenya’s economy, which will also be celebrated at the Festival.

With a target of local exhibitors and over 250,000 visitors, we will be celebrating Kenyan made products and showcasing the quality of Kenyan products.

Don’t miss out! Reach us today on manufacturingexpo@kam.co.ke to book your space.

Kenyan manufacturing at risk if government and firms do not prepare for digital future – new report

Kenyan manufacturing risks further de-industrialisation if the government and firms do not adapt to new digital technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, a new report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has found.

Despite fears that rapid automation and digitalisation could reduce the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector, new research shows how digital technologies can, in fact, boost job creation by increasing production, which can lead to higher exports.

However, the report warns that for this to happen the government and firms must embrace digitalisation by building digital capabilities in the country, fostering competitiveness within companies and supporting an inclusive digital transformation.

The report, ‘How to grow manufacturing and create jobs in a digital economy: 10 policy priorities for Kenya’, sets out a roadmap for a successful digital transformation of Kenyan manufacturing. The report calls on governments to better prepare for the future by providing financial support to help manufacturers access and take advantage of the Internet and other ICT technologies.

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Global Compact Network Kenya hosts Workshop on the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

On the sidelines of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018, Global Compact Network Kenya (GCNK) held a Consultative Workshop on the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business in partnership with UN Environment and UN Global Compact.

The Workshop sought to raise awareness and bring attention to the work of this relatively new but crucially important Action Platform, as well as secure the contribution of business to the Draft UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles.

These Principles provide a framework for responsible business practices across sectors and geographies, and build upon and supplement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. They are a recognition of the urgency and global importance of a healthy Ocean, and the need to take action to promote the well-being of the Ocean for current and future generations.

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