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Global Compact members & Siemens Integrity initiative Anti-corruption Advisory Committee meetings

September 1, 2016: Global Compact Kenya convened a half-day workshop for members on Anti-corruption collective action as a means to foster cooperation between various stakeholders to jointly counter corruption. The meeting was attended by fifty participants drawn from the business community, civil society and government who deliberated on a number of issues touching on major challenges, opportunities and enablers that can facilitate effective collective action initiatives. Participants prioritized a number of interventions they would like to pursue jointly to fight corruption such as ensuring full compliance to the Code of Ethics, lobbying for the Bribery Bill, self and peer audits of compliance frameworks among others.



 Magarini constituency community representatives

August 22-23 2016: Global Compact Kenya has been supporting five Salt producing companies based in Magarini constituency to improve dialogue and relations with their host community  by embedding sustainability principles in their business strategies and practices. As part of its interventions, the network organized a case study visit for community representatives to Base Titanium in Kwale county where participants were taken through good practice strategies for effective company-community engagement. 



Global Compact Kenya representative Phyllis Wakiaga (L) taking part in a panel discussion

October 18, 2016: Global Compact Kenya participated in a panel discussion at the Governance and Accountability Summit at State House aimed at taking stock of progress made by various sectors in the war against graft. The summit was convened against a backdrop of increased corruption cases in the country and calls for greater accountability by various agencies. Network Representative Phyllis Wakiaga presented on the various interventions spearheaded by the private sector such as sponsoring the first ever Private Sector Bribery Bill and mobilizing leadership commitments and action against corruption through the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya.  The summit was also attended by top officials from all arms of government representing the Presidency and Executive, the Judiciary, Parliament, Attorney General's Office, Director of Public Prosecutions and other independent commissions and agencies.