LVCT Health emerged 2nd runner up of the coveted Diversity and Inclusion Award during this year’s Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) “Employer of the Year Awards (EYA)” held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
LVCT Health gives special attention to individuals with the greatest vulnerability to HIV/TB infection and those with special service needs. These are Adolescents and Young People (AYP), Adolescents, Girls, and Young Women (AGYW), survivors of sexual violence, persons living with disabilities, Female Sex Workers (FSWs), People who Inject Drugs (PWID), Men who have sex With Men (MSM), Prisoners, and fishing communities.
Our amazing team are as diverse as the population we serve.
The FKE Employer of the Year Awards seeks to fete organizations and enterprises that put people at the core of their businesses and have implemented policies, systems and processes which create and sustain enterprise competitiveness and productivity improvement alongside industrial peace and harmony.
This is the third time LVCT Health has received recognition for inclusion and diversity, having emerged as the overall winner in 2018.
“This prestigious award demonstrates our commitment to inclusiveness, diversity and continuous learning. We appreciate our amazing team of staff and communities we serve for making us achieve this,” said Dr Otiso, LVCT Health Executive Director.
Addressing participants at the event, the National Social Security Fund CEO and Managing Trustee David Koros highlighted the vital role that the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) plays in providing social security to Kenyan citizens.
He expressed his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition to a pension system that allows Kenyan workers to save and retire comfortably.
“We must restore trust and ensure the right safety nets for members’ contributions. Our goal is to achieve global best practices in the provision and prudent management of resources,” said Mr Koros.
Ms Jacqueline Mugo, Executive Director and CEO of FKE set the event’s tone by thanking all participating organizations for their commitment to promoting best practices at the workplace.
“The Employer of the Year Awards is not just a ceremony but a testament of employers innovation and passion to sustain productivity, enterprise performance and responsibility,” said Ms Mugo.
The event attracted a diverse audience comprising representatives from both the private and public sector, as well as non-governmental organizations.
The annual event is a platform for rewarding employers’ best practices and innovations in corporate, people management, performance and industrial relations practices.
The 2023 EYA had eight categories, including human resource practices and industrial relations, leadership and governance, innovations and productivity, responsible business conduct, inclusiveness and diversity, workplace environment, learning and development and corporate performance.
LVCT Health supports every person, no matter their gender, to make critical decisions and informed, healthy choices. The award underscores our commitment to maintaining diversity and inclusion in our work.