Afrika Handmade Program

Day 1 [2nd October]

 9:00- 9:30am

Welcome message and introductions

9:30- 11:30am [plenary session]

“Kenyan Made for the Kenyan Consumer: Building a Sustainable Domestic Market.”
with Jacqui Resley [Spinners Web], Goodie Odhiambo [Goodies], Danda Jaroljmek [Circle Art Agency]

11:30-12.00pm [break]

12.00- 1:00pm open spaces

1:00-2:00pm [break]

2:00-4:00pm [breakout sessions]

[Breakout session 1]

“New Business Models for Contemporary Craft & Design”
with Kate Mahugu [Shop Soko], Shruti Patel [Savannah Chic], Bernard Outah [World Fair Trade Organization – Africa]

[Breakout session 2]

“Taking it to the Next Level: When Craft Meets Design” with Anthony Mulli [Katchy Kollections], Beatrice Mwasi [SanaBora Designs]

4:00-4:30pm [break]

4:30-5:30pm mentorship sessions/business meetings/interviews

5:30pm -end of day one

 Day2 [3rd October 2014]

 9:00- 9:30am

Recap of day one

 9:30-11:30am [plenary session]

“Enabling a Thriving Craft Sector: Conversations with Government”
with Catherine Kahuria [Kenya Copyright Board, KECOBO], Ruth Mwaniki [CEO – Export Promotion Council, EPC], Lilac Osanjo [School of Art and Design, University of Nairobi]

11:30-12:00pm [break]

12.00-1:00pm open spaces

1:00-2:00pm [break]

2:00- 4:00pm [mini workshops]

Mini workshop 1

“Consumer Insight: Market trends to watch out for in 2015 ” with Ibada Wadud [Run by Rural],  Connie Aluoch [Connie Aluoch Styling Management]

Mini Workshop 2

“From Concept to Market: Understanding the Craft Sector Value Chain” Webinar with Mark Kwami [CBI]

4:00-4:30pm [break]

4:30-5:30pm wrap-up of symposium