The team

The initiative to develop a national AGOA strategy is part of the efforts of a National Committee on AGOA to develop Kenya’s position on AGOA and how to best take advantage of the opportunities that it offers. The Committee is working towards participating at the 11th AGOA Forum to be held in the United States in June 2012.

National Committee on AGOA
Led by the Ministry of Trade, the National Committee brings together key public and private actors that have a stake in AGOA. The Committee has a number of sub-committees that focus on specific issues. These are:
1. Textile and apparel
2. Agriculture
3. Non-agriculture
4. Policy and advocacy.

The AGOA strategy initiative is being supported by COMPETE, the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion program. COMPETE is a regional program intended to increase food security and economic growth in East and Central Africa. The project has three integrated components designed to:
1. Reduce barriers to regional and international trade
2. Facilitate the efficiency and competitiveness of key value chains
3. Ramp up trade and investment between the United States and East Africa.
COMPETE is funded by the US Agency for International Development under the East Africa region.

Aref Adamali Consulting
The strategy is being developed by Aref Adamali Consulting. Aref Adamali Consulting specializes in developing strategy and implementation plans to build private sector growth, competitiveness and innovation in developing and emerging market economies.