The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S. to connect Kenyan decision makers with leading U.S. emergency management companies and solutions providers. The itinerary will include meetings with government and private sector stakeholders and site visits with emergency operation centers and other public safety facilities in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA to introduce the delegation to U.S. technologies, services, and policies featuring international best practices in emergency communications systems. 

The visit occurs as the Government of Kenya seeks to upgrade the country’s emergency communications systems and improve responses to natural disasters in remote areas.U.S. companies have cutting-edge technologies that can meet these needs, which will be featured throughout the visit. This visit provides an opportunity for the delegates to learn more about U.S. best practices in emergency management communications as well as meet with the U.S. companies providing innovative communications systems and services that support emergency management and disaster relief operations in the U.S. and globally. U.S. companies have cutting-edge technologies that can meet these needs, which will be featured throughout the visit.

 

Business Briefing on May 14, 2019 at USTDA's Business Center Register Here.

 

While the delegation is in Washington, DC, USTDA will host a business briefing on May 14, 2019 at its Business Center in Arlington, VA for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming project opportunities. See more information on the Business Briefing below. 

 

Background

The visit occurs as the Government of Kenya seeks to upgrade the country’s emergency communications systems and improve responses to natural disasters in remote areas. In 2018, several areas throughout Kenya, including Nairobi, experienced severe flooding, displacing households, damaging roads and bridges, preventing or limiting humanitarian access to many of the affected areas, cutting off people’s access to markets in multiple locations, displacing at least 244,407 people (45,219 households) and causing more than 80 deaths. The country struggles to provide its citizens with basic emergency services, leaving much of its population without access to timely and often life-saving assistance.


The Government of Kenya (GoK), through the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) within the Ministry of Interior, has been working to address shortfalls in its emergency management response systems. GoK plans to invest in a number of projects to upgrade its emergency management systems to improve responsiveness to national disasters and emergencies including monitoring, coordinating, and mobilizing resources to respond to disasters. The GoK is also prioritizing the development and procurement of additional emergency communications systems which use technology to coordinate efforts between multiple agencies such as police, fire, health, and public utilities.

 

Tuatara Group is organizing the Reverse Trade Mission on behalf of USTDA. For more information about meeting with the delegation or attending the business briefing, contact

Pamela Peseux

Email: projectteam@tuataragroup.com

301.335.1725

Thank You to Our Supporting Organizations 

PROGRAM & FAQS

Opportunity to meet leading emergency management and communications decision makers from Kenya 

 

As part of the Kenya Emergency Communications Systems Reverse Trade Mission, USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies on May 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM at USTDA's Business center in Arlington, VA to meet with decision makers from the Government of Kenya  and to learn about upcoming project opportunities.

Agenda  - May 14, 2019 

 9:00        Registration

 9:30        Welcome and Introductions

 9:45        Delegate Presentations followed by Q&A

10:45       Networking Break

11:00       Delegate Presentations

11:30       Roundtable on Best Practices in Emergency Management

  1:00       Networking Lunch

  2:00       One-on-one Meetings  

Attend the Business Briefing to: 

  • Learn about upcoming opportunities in Kenya’s emergency management sector

  • Form new business partnerships

  • Showcase your company's expertise

  • Meet one-on-one with key decision makers 

  • Participate in the industry roundtable


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DELEGATES

Ministry of Interior

  • Peter Thuku – Secretary, National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding, Conflict Management, and Disaster Response

  • Francis Mwangi – Director, National Disaster Management Unit

  • Philip Opiyo – Deputy Director, National Disaster Management Unit

  • Amos Anyieni – Program Specialist & ICT Officer, National Disaster Management Unit Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government

  • David Masai – Nursing Officer, National Disaster Management Unit

  • Richard Kenduiwa – Deputy Director, National Disaster Operations Center

  • Peter Thuku – Secretary, National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding, Conflict Management, and Disaster Response

  • Kennedy Ondieki – Director, Border Management Secretariat

  • Francis Tiira – Principal Officer, Border Management Secretariat

 

Ministry of Health

  • Wycliffe Matini – Risk and Crisis Communication Focal Person, Disease Surveillance & Epidemic Response Unit

 

Government Chemist Department

  •  Ali Gakweli – Government Chemist, Government Chemist Department

 

Kenya Red Cross Society

  •  Venant Ndighila – Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager, Kenya Red Cross Society

 

Accompanying the Delegation 

  • Janet Mwangi – Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service in Nairobi, Kenya

For a list of delegates and their bios and interests,  click here.

Delegation's area of interests include:

  • Emergency response communications technologies

  • Emergency Notification Systems

  • Disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation technologies

  • Best practices in emergency communications

  • Policy and regulatory enablers

REGISTRATION

Business Briefing 

USTDA Business Center

1101 Wilson Blvd, Suite. 1100 Arlington, VA

May 14, 2019 900 AM - 400 PM

 

Registration is required. The $40 investment includes a networking luncheon, Business Briefing handbook and an opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with the delegation.

Register Here.