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2013 Africa Industrialization Day / Kenya Industrialization Week

Theme: 'Job Creation and Entrepreneurship Development: A means to accelerate Industrialization in Africa’

Africa Industrialization Day is celebrated on 20th November each year. It has initially been organized by UNIDO but is currently under African Union (AU) coordination and Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

KIRDI engineering works

Photo: KIRDI engineering works at its Engineering Design and Service Center (EDSC)


This is a time when governments and other organizations in many African countries examine ways to stimulate Africa's industrialization process. It is also an occasion to draw worldwide media attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa. This year’s celebrations will take place from 18th – 22nd November at Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC), Nairobi.

There will be conference presentations at the Amphitheatre focusing on priority sectors like leather and leather products, textile and clothing, furniture and access to affordable finance by SMEs. Exhibition will run concurrently with the conference at the KICC courtyard. KIRDI will be exhibiting technologies and innovations on the priority sectors alongside other state corporations under the ministry, focusing on the Small and Medium Enterprises.


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

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South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
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