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First county policy dialogue on youth employment creation in agriculture and agro processing for inclusive growth in Kenya


Venue: Westside Hotel, Kitale

Date: March 1, 2018

Time: 8.00am-5.00pm

Facilitator:  Mr. Eric Wafukho



The objective of the forum is to share lessons, experiences and build consensus on policy recommendations which will enable counties to serve as centers of development in supporting youth employment creation in agriculture and agro-processing in Kenya.




8.00-8.30am Arrival /Registration –Micky Abachi & Mercy Nduati
8.30-8.50am Introductions, acknowledgements and expectations – Eric Wafukho
8.50-9.00am Narration –Mantrix Entertainment Group
9.00-9.20am Opening remarks on Utafiti Sera County forum

i.        CABE Executive Director   -Dr. Hannington Odame

ii.        PASGR Program Manager -Dr. Martin Atela

iii.        PASGR Executive Director- Prof. Tade Aina

9.20-9.30am Key note address: CEC-Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Trans Nzoia  County


Presentation on key policy messages-Dr. Hannington Odame


10.00-10.20am Tea Break and photo session
10.20-1030am Skit, ‘Youth at cross-roads’ — Mantrix Entertainment Group
10.30-10.50am Pitching of youth employment creation three value chains ( potatoes, banana and poultry value chain); opportunities, challenges & recommendations

Kisii banana processors –Mr. Kerongo

Nyandarua potato processors –Mrs. Rose Kagondu

Trans Nzoia Poultry entrepreneurs  – Mr. Bruce Cheti

Urban farming technologies –Ms. Elizabeth Onyango

10. 50-11.00am Introduction to break-out session –Elsie Kangai
11.00-1.00pm Break-out session

Youth employment opportunities in agriculture value chains: Issues and policy gaps

1.00-2.00pm Lunch


2.00-2.50pm Plenary session

Group presentations -group representatives


2.50-3.00pm Dance –Mantrix Entertainment Group
3.00-4.30pm Commitments for policy or actions /reflections

i.        All CECM-Agriculture representatives

ii.        Private sector partner -TBD

iii.        Development partner TBD

iv.        Financial institution -TBD

4.30 -4.35pm Closing remarks –Youth from Trans Nzoia -TBD
4.35-4.50pm Next steps -Dr. Martin Atela

-Dr. Hannington Odame

4.50pm Tea/Coffee
5.00-6.00pm Networking/ nibble talk