French Week Day#5:Impact and CSR ;Human Capital Matters

We wrapped up French Week Nairobi 2023!

On 17th November 2023, we close the curtains on an enriching 5-day French Week journey, our focus on Day 5 was on impactful CSR strategies and human capital development. Key industry players shared insights:

- Carlotta Dal Lago, Head of Business Development, Marketing, and Communications, ALN Kenya, presented the FlipFlopi project, which addresses carbon emissions by turning plastic waste into boats in Lamu.
- Christophe Orset, Regional Director, MAF Carrefour, emphasized Kenyan inclusion in management, gender balance, and job provision to combat poverty.
- Denis Saint Marie, Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department, French Embassy, highlighted projects for women empowerment, spanning education, health, feminism, and GBV fight.
- Shalom Magoma, Kenya Country Projects Coordinator, Acted, and discussed water and sanitation provision in drought-prone areas for green energy accessibility and poverty reduction.
- Constance Fromont, Founder, of Roots Centre Institute, focused on providing education in Kosovo,Mathare to alleviate poverty.

A panel discussion, led by Caroline Englund, Founder, Empactive Solutions, and Rosa-Nduati Mutero, Managing Partner, of ALN Kenya, explored the significance of investing in Human Capital. Key takeaways included empathy, energy release, shaping culture, employee care, intentionality, and structured mentorship.

Insights from Carol Koech, GM East Africa, Schneider Electric, Mathieu Clavier, CFO, L’Oréal
East Africa, Clemence Kimathi, Talent and Culture Manager, Accor Group Mohit Kapoor, Country CEO, Bamburi Cement, Elizabeth Kariuki, HR Manager, Nairobi AGL Group, and Eric Ndaita, Store Leader, Decathlon Kenya urged companies to foster trust and embrace mistakes.

As we bid farewell to an incredible 5-day journey at French Week, we reflect on the insightful
discussions, valuable connections, and shared moments of inspiration. From engaging panels to impactful keynotes, each day brought us closer to fostering collaboration and innovation.

A special thanks to our sponsors, moderators, panelists, and attendees for making this event truly remarkable. Let's carry the momentum forward and continue building on the ideas and connections forged during the French Week. Until the next chapter of collaboration, thank you all for being a vital part of this extraordinary experience!

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Partners for supporting us in this journey!

Africa Global Logistics  *CFAO *  Mercure Hotels  *Pernod Ricard *EDFRentCo *PKF  *EYMazars* Bureau Veritas * bpifrance *Business France * LA French Tech *French Embassy*


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