KAWBO is a partner with the SPARC Program and is co-hosting the 2015 Annual SPARC Regional Meeting which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from July 20-23, 2015. This year’s theme is;
‘Women – Key to Africa’s Economic Competitiveness’
Some of issues that will be discussed include:
The role of women leaders’ current and potential involvement in the economic development of Africa.
Government’s’ investment in women across the continent and its impact.
With generous support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women (FLOW) Program, Vital Voices Global Partnership launched the Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness (SPARC) program in 2012, to increase women’s economic engagement in labor force and entrepreneurship, and to create a more enabling environment for women’s economic engagement and greater poverty alleviation throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
The SPARC Annual Regional Meeting convenes Vital Voices and its partners every year to provide space for the exchange of experiences, common challenges, and successful strategies in economic advocacy, as well as the provision of tailored advocacy-related training.
Join us for a Luncheon on Monday 20 July, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm at the Hotel Inter Continental Nairobi to network and engage with our regional guests.
Please RSVP by calling 0716627066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Charges are Ksh. 2,000 for KAWBO Members and Ksh. 2,500 for Non Members. Make payment via MPESA # 0716627066.
KAWBO AT THE 59th SESSION OF THE COMMISSION STATUS OF WOMEN IN NEW YORK
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.