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GCNK Coordinator Judy Njino with various Local Network colleagues

 

April 21, 2017: The Global Compact Network Kenya was awarded the 2017 Local Networks Award for the best demonstration of peer mentorship and role modeling that led to the establishment of a Global Compact network in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The award was presented to the Kenya Network Country Coordinator Ms. Judy Njino during a two day-event attended by more than 300 local and global leaders from business, finance, civil society, Government and the UN on Making Global Goals Local Businesses in– India, in New Delhi.

 

       

                      Participants at the Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Ceremony

March 7, 2017: The Global Compact Network Kenya in partnership with IFC World Bank, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) and UN Women, hosted a Bell Ringing Ceremony for Gender Equality. The event targeted at CEOs sought to raise awareness about the importance of women's economic empowerment to business and sustainable development. Participants got a chance to listen to a panel of speakers on their experiences in promoting gender equality in business.

 

     

 

                                                  Participants at the Training

 

March 6, 2017: The Global Compact Network Kenya in partnership with IFC World Bank, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) and UN Women, held a training that drew 50 women in the private sector to prepare them in executive management as well as equip them to participate in Boards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 Speakers and participants at the Workshop

February 23, 2017:  Global Compact Network Kenya in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a sensitization seminar to sensitize businesses on the key provisions of the law as well as discuss strategies to ensure the new law is implemented effectively. The training was attended by 70 participants drawn from the private sector. Speakers included the key government agencies responsible for implementing the law such as the Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice.

The Bribery Act 2016 is a recently enacted Act of Parliament to provide for the prevention, investigation and punishment of bribery. The Act came into force on 13th January 2017, it places obligations on public and private entities to put in place procedures that are appropriate to their size, scale and nature of operations, for prevention of bribery and corruption.