“Transforming Supply Chain Management to Drive Economic Recovery and Social Impact” DATE: 13th - 17th Dec, 2021 | VENUE: PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa


The National Dialogue Concept 

The Covid-19 Pandemic has exposed deep-seated issues that have consistently limited the potential of supply chains globally. Many organizations have been forced to rethink their strategies, drastically scaling up, transforming, or shutting down their operations. Across the globe, business leaders are exploring ways to remain afloat, be resilient and recover from the pandemic. This is amidst the Climate Change phenomena escalating and complicating new and old conflicts throughout the world.

There is a thin line between supply chain management and the economic development of a country. Large buying and manufacturing entities are the largest creators of trade opportunities in most economies. These entities can be…

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This forum is designed to bring together key supply chain stakeholders, decision-makers, managers, and their partners from various value chains to start a catalyst conversation to transform how supply chains are managed. Themed “Transforming Supply Chain Management to Drive Economic Recovery and Social Impact”, the summit will expose participants to ideas, trends, strategies, tools, technologies that could be adopted to transform how organizations are strategically organized and positioned to transform how they manage their processes and act in the various supply chains to create impact.


It will be a five-day physical and virtual event featuring paper and poster presentations around the main theme “Transforming Supply Chain Management to Drive Economic Recovery and Social Impact”.

2.1       General objective:

To catalyze actions, conversations, stakeholder engagements and thought leadership towards the transformation of supply chain management for impact.

Overall Objective

2.1.1   To demonstrate the link between Sound Supply Chain Management and attainment of Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in Kenya.

2.1.2   To establish a focused and well-informed caucus of transformed supply chain practitioners and stakeholders who are cognizant of prevailing policies and legislations and any gaps thereof.

2.1.3   To assess the progress of PPAD Act 2015 on public procurement.

2.1.4   To develop benchmarks and resources for necessary advice and support for stakeholders in supply chain management across the country and beyond.

2.1.5    To illustrate progress towards mainstreaming transformed supply chain management practices in Kenya and its impact on national, regional and global trade interactions.

2.1.6    To enhance Gender Inclusivity across all nodes of supply chain countrywide.

2.1.7     To assess the extent of national preparedness in adapting to agile supply chains resulting from changing dynamics in biological, environmental and socio-cultural threats

2.1.8     To assess the extent of national preparedness to align it to the evolving regional, continental   and global dynamics in trade.

2.1.9    To assess the perception of the public about their role in the transformation of the procurement and supply chains.

2.2 Specific Objectives

2.2.1    To discuss and internalize the extent of attainment of Agenda 2063, UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2029; Vision 2030 and Kenya Constitution (2010) in relation to supply chain transformation agenda in Kenya.

2.2.2   To review socioeconomic impact of local content in Kenya.

2.2.3   To review the role of County Governments in enhancing sound PSCM under the devolved governance.

2.2.4   To create opportunities for stakeholder synergies in research and development of Supply Chain in Kenya.

2.2.5   To lobby and advocate for adoption of best practices in devolved procurement and supply chain.

2.2.6   To review impact of digital divide, technologies and innovations in PSCM.

2.2.7  To analyze diverse organizational knowledge for quality assurance in PSCM across the country.

2.2.8  To highlight the plight of women, youth and special groups in public procurement and supply chain in Kenya.

2.2.9  To share knowledge and experiences in PSCM practices in public, private and third sectors.

2.2.10 To review the SCM Curricula, Mentorship Programs and Rewarding Systems in Kenya and assess their applicability in PSCM practice.

2.2.11 To document lessons from notable and impactful Value Chains related to SMEs and Farmer-Led sustainable Supply Chain Models in the past 3 years in Kenya [Private Sector & NGO Case].

2.2.12 To review impact of COVID-19 on transformation of Supply Chain Management in Kenya.

2.2.13 To review the role of Funding agencies, Financial Institutions, Cooperatives and SACCOs in accelerating transformation of Supply Chain Management in Kenya.

2.2.14 To evaluate the established frameworks for procurement and supply in the regional, continental and global trade arena.

2.2.15 To evaluate the public perceptions about procurement and supply chains, and how they perceive themselves, as potential influencers in the envisaged transformation.

2.2.16 To assess contribution of roads, water, rail and air transport in accelerating supply chain transformation.

  • Global Trends in SCM
  • Ethics & Professionalism in PSCM
  • SDGs, Social Development and Philosophy in SCM
  • Inclusivity in Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Divide, Technologies and Innovations in PSCM
  • Empowering Women-Owned Enterprises in the East African Region
  • 21st Century Trends in Private Sector Procurement
  • Socioeconomic impact of local content in Kenya: Buy Kenya Build Kenya Initiative
  • Procurement Audit
  • Pitfalls in Public Procurement-Case Studies
  • Procurement Under Devolved Government Structures-The opportunities, challenges and remedies
  • Farmer-led Supply Chain Models as Accelerators to Global Trade
  • Diagnosis and Solutions to Challenges Facing PSCM in Kenya
  • Impactful Resource Mobilization in PSCM
  • Successful Value Chains: Case Studies
  • Transforming Social Economic Status in Africa: Case Study
  • COVID 19 and Agile Supply Chains: which way to go?

The dialogue will be a hybrid event that will involve keynote speeches, presentations and interactive panel discussions by leaders, policy makers, experts, and influencers.

The national dialogue conference will feature paper and poster presentations from participants, distinguished keynote speakers from industry, academia, and policymakers.  They will offer a platform for participants to network, share experiences, challenges as well as new knowledge on emerging technologies and supply chain related matters.

The Dialogue will convene various actors in the supply chain space expected to have over 5,000 participants.