Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 21 Jul 2020
    Our competitiveness matters now more than ever
    Every crisis provides a turning point for societies in every aspect; be it social, economic or cultural. It provides a moment of clarity to assess whether the current structures are strong enough to sustain us and carry us into a favourable future.
  • Tue, 07 Jul 2020
    How to build agile industries amidst a pandemic
    Cultivating adaptability is essential to surviving the effects of a crisis as we plan for a rebound beyond the shocks arising from COVID-19. The current pandemic has continued to disrupt various sectors of the economy, including tourism, hospitality and manufacturing. These disruptions have caused severe consequences for businesses and the communities in which they operate.
  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020
    Public-Private Partnerships are Key in Combating Illicit Trade
    Illicit trade has a detrimental impact on the substantial growth of legitimate business in the country. Not only does it negatively impact our economy but has also proven hazardous to the health and safety of the citizens of this country.
  • Wed, 10 Jun 2020
    Our economic recovery is anchored on saving lives and securing livelihoods
    In a report on COVID-19 and the world of work the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights that protection of workers and their families from the risk of infection should be a top priority for all economies at this time.
  • Mon, 08 Jun 2020
    Ease liquidity for businesses now to attain a strong rebound
    81% of local manufacturers have stated that they are hopeful that they will hold steady through the pandemic and continue to play their role in creating wealth and productive jobs for all citizens. This is according to a study conducted by Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and KPMG on the impact of COVID-19 on the manufacturing sector.
  • Wed, 27 May 2020
    Why Industry 4.0 is essential for our rebound strategy
    Before COVID-19, the world was positioning itself for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 is now more pertinent than ever before, due to the impact of the crisis. Previous industrial revolutions were inspired by the need to fulfil upcoming needs - mass production and high-speed, and bulk movement of people and goods. The necessity for these drove people to imagine, inspire and innovate. This led to mechanized processes in various fields, including agriculture, transport and manufacturing.
  • Tue, 19 May 2020
    How do we prioritize and insure innovation in Kenya
    It is human nature to build when in crisis. In the past few weeks, we have seen manufacturers shift their assembly lines from the manufacture of usual products to begin to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and ventilators approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS), as a quick response to the pandemic. This has shown that Kenya has no shortage of innovative minds, a trait that we are well aware of as a nation.
  • Tue, 28 Apr 2020
    It’s paramount to secure industry amid crisis
    A country that is able to cushion its economy and guard its labour force during a crisis presents a benchmark for many other economies to emulate. A crisis may manifest itself in various forms including; financial, health, social or technological. These have the ability to influence the economic growth of any country and trickle down on the security of its workforce.
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