Manufacturing Africa’s TF (Transaction Facilitation) Advisor for Kenya Sajan Shah was part of a panel that spoke at the recently held Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) forum that was held in Nairobi.
The event focused on enhancing fundraising skills and ensuring investor readiness of manufacturers in Kenya. The sessions geared towards building capacity and knowledge of the more than 30 businesses in attendance and facilitating networking between businesses, investors and support providers.
Speaking at one of the thematic sessions that highlighted opportunities for investing in SME manufacturing, MA’s Sajan Shah underscored the role of the Manufacturing Africa programme in transforming the manufacturing ecosystem in Africa.
He said, “The idea for the Manufacturing Africa programme is to create inclusive economic transformation with the aim of creating sustainable impact across the manufacturing industries and the value chain within 5 countries across Africa. The important aspect is to ensure these economies become self-reliant with the aim of enhancing import substitution for locally sourced and manufactured products”.
Also in attendance at the forum were other MA Transaction Facilitation Advisors who conducted follow-up discussions with potential companies interested in soliciting MA support.
MA is committed to fostering a close working relationship with KAM and providing thought leadership on developments in the manufacturing sector in Kenya and beyond.