APSEA partnered with The Business Advocacy Fund (BAF) to facilitate the establishment of the APSEA Professionals Network which is an independent lobbying platform hosted by APSEA for specific advocacy projects emanating from specific advocacy needs of the APSEA Corporate Members. The Professional Network was formed to enable professionals to lobby on advocacy issues to enhance the business environment.
The professionals’ network enables member Organisations to learn from each other, support each other’s advocacy and in its unity be a more resourceful partner of Government, to prepare better policies, and guide the Government to formulate the legislation under these policies.
Terms of Reference of the Professionals Network
To share ideas on regulatory reform in the professional sector that affects the business environment;
1. To share progress among yourselves on advocacy projects on Business issues;
2. To support each other on the development of Codes of Conduct for the BMOs
3. To support the formulation of statutes for individual professional BMOs and lobbying for the enactment of the same;
4. To share experiences / problems encountered with those and develop alternative strategies “to get the advocacy job done”;
5. To share “intelligence” on future / planned regulation;
6. To share expertise (media handling; Policy Position Papers writing and “selling”, intelligence on Government’s thinking / strategy / policy / regulation);
7. To support each other’s advocacy strategies and projects by
8. Forming a broad coalition where appropriate, and
9. Forming a joint lobby group - ilobby.apsea.or.ke;
10. To create a forum for specific advocacy projects that require Business Advocacy Fund support;
11. Consider how to continuously promote professionalism and integrity.
Membership to the Professionals Network is open to all 28 APSEA’s corporate members and members who are interested in receiving grants with BAF should contact the APSEA Secretariat.
16 out of the 28 APSEA Corporate Members have benefited from grants under this initiative, to develop legislations to strengthen their profession in a span of 3 years.
They institutions include:
1. Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya-ICPSK
2. Institution of Surveyors of Kenya-ISK
3. Insurance Institute of Kenya-IIK
4. Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)
5. Kenya Chemical Society-KCS
6. Kenya Society of Physiotherapists-KSP
7. Kenya Veterinary Association-KVA
8. Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya-PSK
9. Society of Radiography in Kenya-SORK
10. Architectural Association of Kenya-AAK
11. Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya-ACEK
12. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch)-CIARB
13. Geological Society of Kenya-GSK
14. Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts-ICIFA
15. National Nurses Association of Kenya
16. Kenya Institute of Bankers