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Consumer Information Network of Kenya (CIN)

Consumer Information Network of Kenya (CIN)
Joining date:  14 Mar 1997
Operational language:  English
Member type:  Member
Type of Work:  Campaigning and/or lobbying,Consumer Advice,Consumer Legislation,Networking,Publishing
Location:  Kenya
Telephone:  +254 20 555 774 Mobile: +254 772 555 099, +254 736 641 653
Fax:  +254 20 555 784
Main contact:  Samuel J.Ochieng
Position:  CEO


The Consumer Information Network (CIN) is a leading consumer organisation in Africa which has developed a sound expertise in the areas of the environment, food safety, health and trade. It is an autonomous, non-profit making, non-sectarian and non-political national consumer organisation founded in Nairobi in 1994 with three regional offices. Today, CIN represents consumers in a number of decision and policy making boards including: at the product standards specification technical committees at the KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards), trade policy review with the National Committee on World Trade Organization [NCWTO], health and environment committees/boards. CIN has been actively involved in the development of the Biosafety Bill in Kenya and is a partner in the ongoing multi-country EC-funded project called 'Consumer Organisations and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Protecting the Consumer's Right to a Healthy Environment in the Developing World'.

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