The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI ) in collaboration with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) conducted a two- day training on 1st August and 2nd August for Women In Business(WIB) in Busia county supported by KNCCI -Busia Chapter at the Breez Hotel .
The Women in Trade programme is aimed at increasing incomes and improving livelihoods for women traders and women owned enterprises through capacity building, addressing trade barriers and advocacy for policies that will create an enabling environment.
To support the Women in Trade (WIT) programme TMEA in partnership with KNCCI through the support of Global Affairs Canada have developed an integrated information platform dubbed “iSOKO” which is a web and mobile based platform implementing the client -server model. The platform is aimed at facilitating access to updated and real time information for women traders, offer a market place to sell and buy commodities, create linkages as well as networking opportunities with fellow traders.
iSOKO can be accessed on google play store, via USSD code *415*30# and via web page www.isoko.kenyachamber.or.ke
Busia being a cross border post , the iSOKO platform will play a crucial role in enhancing cross border trade between Kenya and Uganda.