Published: Sunday, 05 June 2016

By Kevin M Mabonga

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) in cooperation with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will host the First Corporate Governance Media Reporting Open Conference in Kenya on 7th June, 2016 from 8.00 am at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi.

 The theme of the conference isCorporate Governance and Journalism: The Role and Benefits of Good Media Reporting’. The event aims at addressing the opportunities and challenges to strengthen the understanding of the media community on corporate governance.

The Principal Secretary, Broadcast and Telecommunication, Ministry of Information Communications and Technology Mr. Samuel Itemere is expected to officially open the conference and give the Key note address. Other speakers are: Dr. Haron Mwangi, CEO Media Council of Kenya; Mr. Manuel Moses, Country Manage, IFC and Mr. Oumar Seydi, Director, IFC. There will be a panel discussion which will interrogate key issues in Corporate Governance including its relevance in Kenya’s Road map to Vision 2030.

IFC aims at helping companies in Kenya to adopt and internalize corporate governance principles by raising awareness on the importance of corporate governance in shaping business sustainability and improving corporate performance.

Journalists play a key role in disseminating knowledge of Corporate Governance among people and businesses. Thus, helping journalists understand corporate governance and its benefits to the economy is crucial for enhancing the quality of media reporting on business affairs.