Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT)

Introduction

Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT) is an institution under the State Department of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

The Institute was established in 1966 with the assistance of ILO/UNDP under the name Management Training and Advisory Centre (M.T & A.C) then under the Ministry of Labour. The objective of the Centre was to train and develop indigenous managers and entrepreneurs in practical management and business skills.

In July 1973 M.T. & A.C. was transferred from the Ministry of Labour to the then Ministry of Commerce and Industry, which was responsible for development of small businesses. In 1980 it was renamed Kenya Institute of Business Training.

KIBT is currently located at Weights and Measures Complex, Popo road, off Mombasa road, South ‘C’, Nairobi.

For KIBT to effectively deliver Business Development Services to target beneficiaries who are spread countrywide, the Institute has seven regional offices in Mombasa, Embu, Garissa, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kakamega and Kisumu.

Vision
To Become an Institution of Excellence in Enterprise and Management Development in Kenya and Beyond.

Mission
To provide Business and Management Development Services to MSMEs and other Interest Groups through: Training, Research, Consultancy,

Mandate
To provide Business & Management Development Services to MSMEs and other Interest Groups

Counselling, Extension Services and Business Information for improved performance.

Core Functions

The core functions of KIBT are:-

  • To provide Entrepreneurial Training to MSME operators and other interest groups
  • To provide Counselling and Extension Services to MSME operators
  • Conduct business-based research and consultancy for MSMEs and other stakeholders.
  • To organize tailor-made training programmes for the Institute’s clientele as and when need arises.

Business Development Services Offered

A. Training Programmes

No.

Course

Target Group

1

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (level 1)

Aspiring entrepreneurs

2

Effective Business Management  (level 2)

Owners, managers and employees of SMEs

3

Business Growth and Expansion  (level 3)

Owners, managers and employees of SMEs

4

KAIZEN Business Management
(level 4)

Owners, managers and employees of small industries

5

Generate your Business Ideas (GYBI)

Aspiring entrepreneurs – youth

6

Start and Improve your Business (SIYB)

Owners, managers and employees of SMEs

7

Improve your Business (IYB)

Owners, managers and employees of SMEs

8

Training of Trainers (TOT) on Business Management

Business Development Service (BDS) providers

9

Group Project Management

Group officials and members

10

Business start-up for youth

Aspiring youth entrepreneurs

11

Small Business Management for Women

Women entrepreneurs

12

One Village One Product (OVOP)

Value adding SMEs

13

Project Proposal Writing

Group officials and members

14

Business Plan Development

SME operators, managers and employees

15

Accounting for small business

SME operators, managers and employees

16

Marketing and Sales Management

SME operators, managers and employees

17

Human Resources Management

SME operators, managers and employees

18

Management of Business Finances

SME operators, managers and employees

19

Entrepreneurship Training for Retirees

Employees in both public and private sectors

20

Introduction to Import/Export Business

Owners/managers of firms engaged in Import/Export

21

Tailor-made Training Programmes

Clients with special requests

B. Projects

 

Collaborator

Programme

Aim

Status

1.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Trade Training Program for SME Exporters Phase I & II

To enable participants save on operational costs, increase profits, access financial support, develop improved products and identify new markets.

Project successfully completed in December 2012

2.

JICA and Ministry of Industrialization

One Village One Product (OVOP)

To mobilize local communities for commercial utilization of locally available resources for local and international markets

Project successfully completed in December 2014

3

COMESA

Cross Border Training

To Train cross border traders on cross border trade

Project successfully completed in 2011

4.

Ministry of Agriculture

Small Holder Horticulture Marketing Programme (SHoMaP)

To commercialize domestic horticulture through capacity development of individuals & group entrepreneurs along the domestic horticulture value chains by training them on entrepreneurship, business development, marketing & product development.

Ongoing

Other Activities

  • Business Clinics
  • On-site Business Consultancy
  • Follow-up Programmes
  • Research on business related issues
  • Profiling successful entrepreneurs
  • Training Needs Analysis for MSME operators

Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course
  • Small Business Management (SBM) Course
  • Business Growth and Expansion Course
  • Business start-up for youth Course
  • Small Business Management for Women Course
  • Project Proposal Writing Course
  • Accounting for small business Course
  • Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) Course
  • Business Plan Development Course
  • Research on business related issues
  • Follow-up Programmes

Future KIBT

In order to position itself strategically in readiness to serve its clientele more efficiently as a national organization under the current constitutional dispensation that provides for a devolved system of Government, KIBT envisages to undertake the following functions in the near future:-

  • Formulate and review policies on entrepreneurship skills development
  • Monitor, evaluate and regulate the implementation of the entrepreneurship skills development policies.
  • Conduct Business based Research for SMEs and other interest groups.
  • Develop skills upgrading training curricula in:-
     Wholesaling and Distribution;
     Government procurement procedures;
     Informal traders’ procurement ;
     Business skills upgrading.
  • Develop and conduct Training of Trainers (TOT) programmes for BDS providers.
  • Certify BDS providers and standardize training curricula.
  • Develop guidelines and programmes on business counselling and consultancy for BDS providers
  • To develop and maintain a BDS providers register.
  • Conduct Tailor-made Training Programmes for the Institute’s clientele as and when need arises.
  • Provide in-house certificate and Diploma programmes for local and international students.
  • Develop women entrepreneurship programs to ensure high incidence of entrepreneurial success among women.
  • Develop entrepreneurial culture amongst youth through training, creating linkages, and collaborations with key stakeholders.
  • Create linkages and collaborations with local and international organizations in offering business training programs.
  • In liaison with the county governments, undertake capacity building for informal traders association.
  • Develop incubators and create successful enterprises through partnerships with the private sector in skills transfer, enterprise development, supplier development and marketing opportunities.
  • Operate a data bank on business related issues and a Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC)
  • Establish a tool room for use by SMEs
  • Establish a business Information and Communication Technology centre for use by SMEs
  • In liaison with county governments, develop Centres for Entrepreneurship, which combine technical graduate training and entrepreneurship in the higher education curricula, thus empowering emerging entrepreneurs and unemployed graduates

For further details kindly contact:-

The Director
Kenya Institute of Business Training
P. O. Box 39475-00623
Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone: 020-6829120/1/2/3

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Contacts

  • Social Security House, Block A, 17th, 23rd Floor
  • P.O. Box 30418-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20-2731531
  • Fax: +254 20-2731511
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