KFC to host a Stakeholders Workshop to review the findings of the Watershed Standard trial audits

The Kenya Flower Council has organized a workshop to review the findings of the trial audits conducted on the Watershed Standard for Lake Naivasha on 16 flower farms within the lake Naivasha Basin. The workshop will be held on the Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Fish Eagle Hotel, Naivasha, starting from 10.00 am.

The trial audits were done as part of the activities of the Integrated Water Resource Action Plan Programme (IWRAPP), a four-year project (Jan 2013- Dec 2016) funded by the World Wide Fund (WWF). The main objective is to create essential enabling conditions for effective water regulation and governance, sustainable land and natural resource use and sustainable development in the Lake Naivasha Basin. In this project, KFC is implementing one key activity geared towards increasing sustainable production and good stewardship in Lake Naivasha Basin through development and adoption of national watershed standards and certification protocols.

The Watershed Standard, is aligned to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, defining a set of stewardship steps, principles, criteria and indicators on how water should be managed at a site and watershed level in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Flower growers around the Lake Naivasha Basin are invited to participate in this important forum. Those who are yet to confirm their attendance can do so via kfc@kenyaflowercouncil.org or info@kenyaflowercouncil.org or  call 0733 639 523.

Secretary’s Day or Administrative Professionals Day 2015

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) in conjunction with Brussels Airline and DusitD2 Hotel will launch Secretary’s Day celebrations in Kenya. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 20, 2015 at DusitD2, 14 Riverside, off Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

KFC is working with the Brussels Airline and DusitD2 on how this day can be observed in Kenya come the 22nd of April by way of giving flowers as gifts with an aim of encouraging all the employers in Kenya to appreciate their secretaries and personal assistants; a step that can play a great deal in appreciation of services.

The remarkable initiative will contribute to the development and growth of the local flower market, promoting a culture for flowers consumption among Kenyans. It will also create employment among the youth and women in Kenya. Further, the commencement will amplify branding of Nairobi as the capital of an internationally acknowledged lead country in the growing and exportation of cut flowers.

After the official launch, employers in Kenya will be expected to kick off the celebration of the Secretaries Day also known as Administrative Professionals’ Day which will be officially observed on 22nd April 2014.

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