Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in partnership with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) have today held a stakeholder training program at Pride Inn Azzure Westlands.
The training was opened by KNCCI Women In Business (WIB) Vice Chairperson, Ms. Nancy Muthoni who took the women through the pillars of KNCCI stressing on capacity building to enable women grow their business and advocacy that enables government and private sector to create market linkages and networking opportunities.
In his remarks, KNCCI Chief Operating Officer Mr. Patrick Nyangweso expressed that he will be grateful to see women in business benefit from the Women In Trade platform that will connect the women to the The Continental Free Trade Agreement(CFTA) which is designed to boost intra-African trade and pave the way for the future establishment of a continental customs union.
KNCCI Head of Special programs Ms. Nemaisa Kiereini welcomed the participants with a brief on what the Women In Trade program is about. In her highlighting, she stated that the Women in Trade Information Platform is a web and mobile based platform that facilitates access to markets, provides updated and real time information for women traders, create linkages to value added services and networks.
On the other hand, KNCCI Business Development Manager Ms. Virginia Waruingi urged the women in business to register as members of KNCCI members to gain access to credibility of their businesses and increase visibility through networking opportunities.
Also present during the training was Trade Mark East Africa Manager, WIT Program Ms. Agnes Gakenia. The TMEA Manager enlighten participants on TMEA Women In Business Program indicating that TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through increased physical access to markets, enhanced trade environment and improved business competitiveness.
The Women In Trade platform will enable access to a wider market, eliminate trade barriers and understanding trade with other countries.