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SMEs in Kenya account for 80 per cent of the jobs in the country.

SMELink International is an SME networking platform that Links SMEs with opportunities both locally and globally. They have a database of resources for technical expertise, financiers, online training, market surveys, knowledge sharing and partnerships.

The TheSMELink conference will connect SMEs to opportunities within the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and global markets and hold discussions that will advocate for digitized trade and networking mechanisms that will excite youth inclusion Women in business.

Frida Owinga, the founder of SME Founders Association, explained that there was value in targeting SMEs with sustainable solutions to help their businesses scale, saying, “SMEs in Africa and across the globe form the largest contributors of employment and provide a source of income to the largest proportion of the population. SMEs also account for most businesses worldwide and are important contributors to job creation and overall global economic development.”