KAM News | 29th Jan 2021

KAM LIVE: Skills For Innovation

KAM Live hosted a panel discussion on Skills for Innovation on Friday, 22nd February 2021.

The panel consisted of KAM CEO Ms Phyllis Wakiaga, Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) Director-General Dr Kipkirui Langat, Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI) Nairobi Chair, Mr Sammy Waititu, Delegate of German Industry, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa, Ms Maren Diale and East Africa Account Manager, Festo and Member of World Skill Council Kenya.

The panel highlighted the benefits and opportunities presented to Kenya having joined World Skills International.

Click here to watch the KAM Live Session.

Webinar: Understanding the Implementation fo AfCFTA

KAM hosted a webinar on the status of implementation of AfCFTA in partnership with National Trade Facilitation Agencies, including Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Kenya Trade Agency (KenTrade).

Speaking during the session, KAM Chair, Mr Mucai Kunyiha, recognized the challenges and opportunities in AfCFTA.

“AfCFTA shall open up borders, both in the continent and globally. However, the level of trade amongst African countries remains low. Whereas AfCFTA enables intra-Africa trade, we still source for raw materials, intermediate goods and finished products from more developed markets, including China, Europe and the United States. We need to look at the opportunities for trade amongst ourselves and take advantage of them in order to build our competitiveness and productivity,” said Mr Kunyiha.

Click here to watch the Session

KAM launches Sector Profiles

The reports are part of the Association’s initiatives towards supporting the Manufacturing Pillar of the Big 4 Agenda, through informing pro-industry policy formation in the country. Through the reports, we seek to provide industry perspectives and insights into the various manufacturing sectors.

The profiles to be launched are as follows:

  • Building, Mining and Construction Sector
  • Salt Sub Sector
  • Sugar
  • Automative Sector
  • Maize
  • Leather and Footwear
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