Ministry of Tourism and wildlife
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Initiative seeks to transform the traditional ornamental beadmaking by women among the MAA speaking communities into a viable enterprises. The initiative incorporates several components including Mapping and profiling beadworks in 7 Counties, namely West Pokot, Samburu, Narok, Kajiado, Marsabit, Baringo and Turkana. It has a capacity building component that incorporates training on design, production and entrepreneurship. It also has a marketing component where the bead products are marketed both locally and in foreign markets. To sustain the project, the trained women are mobilized to form cooperative societies where they can access government funds such as the women enterprise fund and Uwezo funds to enable them carry on with their enterprises.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1) Mapping and profiling of beadworks completed in the 7 Counties of West Pokot, Baringo, Samburu, Turkana, Narok, Marsabit and Kajiado,
2) 5,000 women reached and empowered with entrepreneurial skills.
3) About 60 Cooperative Societies established for the women entrepreneurs.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Office of the Deputy President
Public Sector
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
Public Sector
County Governments
Public Sector
Ministry of Public service and Gender affairs
Public Sector
Women Groups
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 


Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales