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Nairobi County to market local Artisans globally

By Lucas Ng'asike | Published Thu, March 17th 2016 at 15:41, Updated March 17th 2016 at 15:44 GMT +3
Nairobi County Executive Committee (CEC) Education youth Sports, Gender Affairs & Culture and Social Service Anne Lokidor. (Photo:File)

Nairobi County government is set to launch a programme that will market local Artisans to become global entrepreneurs.

Thursday, the Nairobi County Executive Committee (CEC) Education youth Sports, Gender Affairs & Culture and Social Service Anne Lokidor said the county will promote artisans' skills and their products to make them recognized internationally.

Ms Lokidor said in 2016/2017 financial year, the County government will engage the local artisans to participate in product exhibitions that will enhance ease accesses to global markets.

"We want to make sure our local artisans benefit from global partnership to promote their products and access to markets for their products even outside the Country," Lokidor said.

The CEC said the County government will waive charges during their products exhibitions as part of talent and skills appreciation.

"The County government will demonstrate good-will by lowering exhibition charges to allow them increase access of marketing their products," she added.

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She said Nairobi will host the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the first in African Continent. Lokidor said local artisans will benefit from the conference by engaging in global marketing of their products.

TICAD’s dual objective is to promote high-level political dialogue between Africa and its development partners and mobilizing support in favour of African development initiatives.

Ms Lokidor said the County programme will address unemployment problems facing Kenyan youth by promoting artisan talents and increase their economic capacity.

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