8 Oct 2016 - by A4ID

A4ID hosts an evening event in Nairobi

A4ID recently launched its Business and Human Rights Programme in Kenya. To open this programme A4ID welcomed two high profile guests from the fields of law and business in Kenya.

Isaac Okero, President of the Law Society of Kenya addressed the delegation to highlight the importance of the role of law in promoting responsible business practices with respect to human rights. A4ID also welcomed one of Kenya’s leading industrialists Dr Manu Chandaria OBE, Chairman of the Comcraft Group, who shared his inspiring experiences of responsible business across East Africa. He spoke about the responsibility which lawyers had not only to their clients but to the Kenyan community. Roger Leese, Partner at Clifford Chance and Chair of A4ID also spoke about the importance of the UN Guiding Principles and their impact for the legal community both in the context of giving advice to their clients and being compliant as businesses in their own right.

Yasmin Batliwala, A4ID Chief Executive commented “we were delighted that Isaac Okero and Dr Manu Chandaria were able to join us. Both were able to share their extensive experience and knowledge of business and human rights and demonstrate how the law can be used in aid of, or as a barrier to, development.”