Kaburo Kobia at past CA event

Afrika Handmade Program

Day 1 [2nd October]

 9:30 – 11:30am  [plenary session]

“Kenyan made for the Kenyan consumer: Building a sustainable domestic market”
Mark Stephenson [Sandstorm], Jacqui Resley [Spinners Web], Alice Angolan [Taste of Turkana]

11:30 – 12:00pm [break]

12:00 – 1.00pm  [open spaces]

1:00 – 2:00pm [break]

2:00 – 4.00pm  [break-out sessions]

Breakout session 1

“New Business Models for Contemporary Craft & Design”
Shruti Patel [Savannah Chic], Kate Mahugu [Shop Soko]

Breakout session 2

“Taking it to the Next Level: When Craft Meets Design”                                                     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]

 9:30 – 11:30am [Plenary session]

“Enabling a Thriving Craft Sector: Conversations With Government”
Catherine Kahuria [Kenya Copyright Board], Ruth Mwaniki [Export Promotion Council], Lilac Osanjo [School of 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

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

Mini workshop 2

“Participating in International Trade Fairs: What you need to know” Mark Kwami [CBI-EU]

4:00 – 4:30pm [break]

4:30 – 5:30pm   wrap-up of symposium