Women-In-Manufacturing study findings endorsed in Kakamega County

Our research team in the study on Women in Manufacturing (WIM) embarked on validation and advocacy activities in the County Governments of Kakamega, Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa. In Kakamega, the Validation workshop was conducted on 19th September, 2023 with a total of 28 participants.  The objectives of the workshop were to: disseminate WIM evaluation study findings; receive feedback from stakeholders; and build strategies for upscaling the WIM programme within and outside Kakamega County. The findings were warmly received and endorsed by the participants. However, they suggested that the team expunges hustler fund as a source of capital for their businesses from the report. The women shared their experiences in the manufacturing sector that included gender discrimination, inadequate capital, and inadequate government support. As a way forward, they resolved to intensify networking activities, join both WIM programme and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), and encourage more women to start manufacturing businesses.
Some of the case studies on Women-In-Manufacturing are available at weehub.ku.ac.ke

Participants of the WIM findings validation workshops in Kakamega County

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