Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua was honored to join other panelists at the ‘Youth and Policy Makers Dialogue’ held at the University of Nairobi on August 8, 2019.
The Dialogue themed ‘Transforming Education; ICT, Industry linkage and Popular Culture’ was convened to discuss the available job opportunities for young people in the sector.
Dr. Mutua’s panel discussed on the sub theme ‘Inculcating Popular Culture and National Values in Education’. The CEO observed that youth empowerment is a collaborative effort, noting that the Board is creating a facilitative environment to empower young people through talents.
Dr. Mutua said Creative Arts is the next frontier for employment and urged talented youth to take advantage of the existing opportunities to showcase their abilities.
“As a regulator, the Board aims at promoting growth in the Creative Sector as well as to inspire the youth to bring about positive change,” Dr. Mutua said.
The CEO added that talent is the ideal vehicle to promote values of hard work, family, and respect for the law, tolerance, love and patience. He further observed that Digital Migration has opened many job opportunities for the youth especially in the Media and Creative sector.
He added that innovation and technological advancement a well s value for skills and talent is continuously giving hope to job seekers mainly through film, music, drama and the larger Creative Arts.
Through the Board’s Sinema Mashinani Initiative that is anchored on the Manufacturing Pillar of the Presidential Big Four agenda, Dr. Mutua said that youths have an opportunity to utilize it by exploiting their talents.
The’ Youth and Policy Makers Dialogue’ is part of the 2019 National Youth Week forums that will culminate to the International Youth Day celebrations to be held in Kwale County on August 12, 2019.