Organisations Behind the Programme
The SUSBIZ Kenya Programme is designed and run by three Danish and Kenyan organisations with SMEdenmark as lead partner.
Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEdenmark) was founded in 1879 and is today the main trade organisation for small and medium-sized enterprises in Denmark, representing more than 20,000 companies within many different sectors such as construction, manufacturing, crafts, retail and services. The main objective of SMEdenmark is to improve the business conditions of Danish small and medium-sized enterprises. The International Department – which is the department of SMEdenmark responsible for the SUSBIZ Kenya Programme – has yearlong experience within private sector development in developing countries and emerging economies. The department has a broad experience with capacity building, strategic CSR initiatives and implementation of CSR in organisations and companies in emerging markets and developing economies. www.SMVdanmark.dk.
The Danish Ministry of Business and Growth
The Danish Ministry of Business and Growth works to create improved conditions for growth in Denmark. One of the tasks of the ministry is to help businesses become aware that they can increase their competitiveness and create value for their business through CSR activities. The ministry develops and communicates knowledge and tools for businesses and other parties with an interest in CSR. Read more about the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth at www.evm.dk, and read about the Danish Government’s CSR efforts at www.csrgov.dk.
Federation of Kenya Employers
Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is one of the two leading employers’ organisations in Kenya. Among the objectives of FKE is to encourage sound industrial relations and observance of fair labour practices, to promote sound management practices amongst employers and to network with other employers and business organisations on matters of concern to employers. FKE has decided to highly prioritise CSR-related services to member companies including training workshops and CSR consultancy. FKE has en extensive network and experience within Kenyan businesses, business organisations and business consultants. www.fke-kenya.org.