AFIF 2017 : JICA share management best practices
JICA will present a concept aimed at applying best practices of Japanese management excellence – the Kaizen method - in some pilot companies in Kenya. "Kaizen” is the Japanese word for “improvement” and is defined as the methodology to advance all processes and systems of an enterprise. This exercise could have a big impact on the quality of SME’s corporate planning and work productivity.
Keiko Sano, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Kenya Office, “KAIZEN is one of JICA’s cooperation menus for private sector development that focuses on human resource development. It is Japan’s firm belief that human resource development is key to development as it has been for Japan. In this context, JICA continues to support the human resource development in the SMEs and private sector in Africa through KAIZEN related projects in more than 30 countries across the world. JICA is indeed honoured to share our KAIZEN experiences during this occassion of AFIF 2017”.
Idit Miller, EMRC VP & Managing Director: “We are delighted to be able to draw the Japanese management excellence closer to African entrepreneurs through our partnership with JICA. EMRC aims to strengthen the private sector in Africa and we believe that the Kaizen method can have a big impact in Kenya and beyond. I invite all SMEs to join us next week in Nairobi”.