Third Edition of the CAK’s Business Journalists’ Training Workshop.
Cases and Market Studies Concluded by CAK in the FY 2014/2015
Date: May 29 - 31, 2016.
Following the enactment and operationalization of the Competition Act No. 12 of 2010, stakeholders are increasingly appreciating the role Competition Authority of Kenya plays in promoting competitive business environment and protection of the consumers. Nonetheless, there is need enhance the awareness creation initiatives to further promote competitive markets, unrestrictive trade practices and consumer protection.
Towards this end, Competition Authority of Kenya recognizes the role media plays in the articulation and promotion of competition in the economy. While the Authority has and continues to get media coverage, it is important to continuously increase awareness and knowledge levels of editors and business journalists about the mandate of CAK. In turn, they should be well equipped to report on the various issues and decisions that the Authority makes in creating efficient markets in the Kenyan economy.
It’s on this basis that the Authority with the support of the World Bank, has held its Annual Business Journalists Training workshops since 2014. This year, the Authority plans to have the training workshop with media editors to develop not only capacity building among the business journalists but also share achievements of the Authority during the Financial Year 2014/2015.
Objectives of the workshop
The workshop aims to:
1. The role the Competition Authority of Kenya in achieving Kenya’s Vision 2030;
2. Highlight the progress Kenya has made in Competition Law and Policy in its development agenda;
3. Explain the working environment of Competition Authority with other regional competition agencies;
4. Create capacity building among media editors and business journalists on matters of merger control regimes, restrictive trade practices, dominance and abuse of dominance;
5. Share cases handled by the Authority, its decisions and the reasons behind each of these decisions; and
6. Develop networks to facilitate the Authority’s Advocacy initiatives
This is the third edition of the Business Journalists training workshop and it will provide an opportunity for the journalists to follow-up of the cases and studies that have been conducted since the last workshop held in April 2015.
Expected outcomes from the workshop
The expected outcomes will include but not limited to:
i. Informed editors and business journalists.
ii. Enhanced reporting on competition matters
iii. Enhanced visibility of the Authority’s brand
The workshop aims at developing the capacity of at least 20 or more participants (editors and business journalists) drawn from various media stations operating in the country on Competition Policy and Law. They will be drawn from both electronic (Radio and TV) as well as print media.