Communications and sexual harassment workshops

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will hold consultative workshops on November 26 and December 3, 2013 in Nairobi and Naivasha respectively.  The Naivasha workshop will be held at Fish Eagle Hotel while the Nairobi workshop will be at the Lenana House Conference Centre, Lavington from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm.

The workshop will discuss two main issues; the communications strategy baseline survey findings under the National Mechanism for Industry-wide Compliance (NMC) project and the base line survey report by Workers Rights Watch on sexual harassment.

NMC is spearheaded by the KFC to support the flower industry in assuring access to international markets by developing and implementing a national system for compliance with the existing regulatory framework for sustainable production. Reason being, despite a myriad of both public and private tools governing the regulation of the cut flower industry in the realm of labour standards, protection and stewardship of natural resources, it is clear from consistent reports and concerns raised by various stakeholders, that more work on the robustness of implementation needs to be done.

In this regard KFC has initiated a revision of the Kenya Standard 1758 published in 2004 to guide good practices in the production of horticultural produce. In addition, the scope has been expanded to include the breeders and propagators; consolidators; shippers and cargo handlers codes of best practices.

The inputs on the proposed draft codes of practice will be presented to the Kenya Bureau of Standards for consideration as revised Kenya Standard.

Please contact KFC on or 020 2679268 / 020 2043077 to confirm participation.

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