Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Wed, 02 Dec 2020
    Let us collaborate to develop our SME Sector
    In the past, perceptions about building micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been obscured by general statistics, inadequate data and substandard analytics.
  • Tue, 24 Nov 2020
    Increasing charges in counties will stifle trade
    Devolution heralded a new era for the country, as some government functions were decentralized. As a result, many parts of the country opened up, leading to increased trade, job creation and wealth. These benefits have, however, come at a cost to many businesses.
  • Tue, 17 Nov 2020
    It is our social responsibility to use water efficiently 
    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mikhail Gorbachev said, “We must treat water as if it were the most precious thing in the world, the most valuable natural resource. Be economical with water, don't waste it. We still have time to do something about this problem before it is too late.”
  • Tue, 03 Nov 2020
    Promoting sustainability through energy efficiency and conservation
    Energy Efficiency might sound like ' Board Room speak' to many, but what is it really? It can be an action as simple as you switching off the lights when you leave a room and opting to use natural light during the day. It can also be as broad as a company finding ways to re-use its energy resources during its operations to eliminate energy waste.
  • Mon, 12 Oct 2020
    Protecting our environment is a collective effort
    Although development has brought about socio-economic advancements, it has come with disadvantages to our planet. Development has resulted in economic empowerment through job...
  • Tue, 06 Oct 2020
    Incentivize local industries towards Kenya’s recovery
    What have I done to ensure that I make the best of this crisis?  This is a question that lingers on my mind and shapes my day-to-day activities as I ponder on President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel's statement, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. I mean, it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
  • Mon, 21 Sep 2020
    Why collaboration and cooperation is key to effective waste management
    Waste is a resource that has high potential in providing employment and wealth generation opportunities. However, the conversation on waste cannot be concretized without addressing impediments to proper solid waste management. No wonder, ever so often, clean-up activities are carried out, and just recently, we celebrated the World Cleanup Day, to highlight the need for proper waste management, locally and globally.
  • Tue, 15 Sep 2020
    Strengthen Women’s participation in Manufacturing for Economic Resilience
    Growing up, the unspoken norm in my immediate community was that the women were always the organizers and mobilizers of everything. Should there be a cause for celebration, there was a ready group of women that would band together in minutes, contribute and mobilize funds, fuss over celebration logistics and make things happen. This would be replicated in many scenarios. In case of a disaster, for example, these same women – having assessed their strengths and ‘networks’ – will have ready duties assigned to each of them towards organizing, comforting and supporting.
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