KAM CEO’s Brief | 3rd March 2017

Development Partners Roundtable

Kenya Association of Manufacturers in a quest to gain partnerships, held a meeting with potential donors to cultivate more inclusive strategies on 27th February 2017 in Nairobi.

Women development agenda, green growth and job creation are some of the areas the Association sort collaboration. Speaking at the meeting, KAM Chair, Ms. Flora Mutahi said that, “Creation of productive jobs means a substantial absorption of the growing labour into long-term careers, fruitful careers. Equitable distribution also encompasses green growth. Indeed, this is the key growth paradigm in the era of climate change.”

For more information contact: mildred.mugambi@kam.co.ke

Matrix on Trade Challenges with Tanzania

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) met with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Trade PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo to discuss issues hampering trade between Kenya and Tanzania.

KAM cited the challenges facing Kenyan exporters including the impact of the newly enacted Non- Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act, 2015 and cross- border establishments into the EAC Region, especially into the United Republic of Tanzania

The Ministry is keen in promoting and facilitating Kenya’s active participation in EAC, COMESA and Global Trade through participation in regional, multilateral and Plurilateral Institutions as well as championing Kenya’s market expansion drive.

For more information contact: maria.limo@kam.co.ke

TVET Program Facilitates Training on Industry Readiness Skills

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) through the TVET Program held a 2 days work readiness training to graduates preparing to join industries as interns.

The training was meant to equip them with skills that makes them productive members of the industries.Among the topics taught to the graduate include Leadership, work ethics, communication, attitude and CV writing.

The training culminated into a job fair on Thursday 2nd March. The fair brought together 15 HRMs from industries to interact with the youths, mentor them and guide them and also interview them for their industries.

For more information contact: paul.mburu@kam.co.ke

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