KAWBO was part of an esteemed panel at the Kenya Side Event hosted by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning on the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters, Tuesday March 17, 2015.
The event showcased Kenya’s affirmative action policy to guarantee women, youth and persons living with disability access to supply goods and services to the government. The important role of women business associations in women’s economic empowerment was well articulated by our very own Board Member -Ms. Jane Kiragu at the side event.
“I am humbled by the number of countries that are interested in replicating our model on 30% procurement reservations.” Ms. Anne Waiguru, CS Devolution and Planning.
“The Imarisha Biashara Campaign increases women participation in public procurement.” Ms. Jane Kiragu -KAWBO Board Member
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka -UN Women Executive Director in making her remarks at the event also latched on to the important role of women’s business associations in the success of Kenya’s preferential public procurement program.
This three-day workshop is for entrepreneurs ready to grow their businesses. Qualifying companies will have annual revenues in excess of 30 million Ksh and will send two participants to the program, typically the CEO and the number-two person in the company. The workshop will focus on the challenges of managing growth. Participants will be challenged to clarify the size and attractiveness of the opportunity they are pursuing, their strategy for success, and the organizational challenges that need to be addressed in order to win. Participants will leave with a detailed action plan on how to advance their businesses.
The program will be delivered in a highly interactive, discussion style format using mini-lectures, case studies, exercises and peer consultation. Topics will include:
The program will be lead by Professor Murray Low. Professor Low is the founder of the Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia Business School in New York. He is an experienced entrepreneur and investor. At Columbia, he teaches entrepreneurship and a special class on Private Equity and Entrepreneurship in Africa. He has travelled and taught throughout Africa, most extensively in Kenya and Tanzania.
The charges are Kes 65,000.00 per person.
The Columbia Global Centre Nairobi will offer scholarships on a case by case basis. You are encouraged to apply.