Kenya: Study says women's participation in construction sector not commensurate with recent growth of the sector

Author: Kamau Maichuhie, The EastAfrican (Kenya), Published on: 23 March 2020

"Few women in building industry: study"

The number of women in the construction industry or taking science courses in universities and colleges in Kenya is extremely low, a new study shows. According to the study on Women in the Built Environment, women still lag behind in an industry that has for the past several years been recording remarkable growth. The aim of the survey, released by Women in Real Estate was to bring to light the demographic of women professionals within the construction industry in Kenya. “The survey has helped us acquire information on the level of participation of women in various fields within the construction sector and brings to light the opportunities present for them,” said Wire vice president Emma Miloyo. The survey adds that despite a steady rise in the number of female graduates in Kenya, women account for only a small proportion of the employees in the construction sector.

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