The UNGC Kenya Network was first launched in the country in 2005 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with five local businesses. It was re-launched in 2007 to allow for greater private sector ownership, this time in partnership with a trinity of leading private business organizations in Kenya namely Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) & Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE). The secretariat is currently hosted at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.
Global Compact Network Kenya is independent, self-governed and self-managed working closely with the UN Global Compact in New York.
The strategic objective of Global Compact Network Kenya (GCNK) is to spearhead and catalyze actions aimed at promoting good business practices by building capacity and awareness of ethics, integrity and Corporate Social Responsibility in furtherance of the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles.