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PRISK’s mandate and overall stated objective is to manage performers’ rights effectively and efficiently. We perform that mis¬sion by charting a course that is both ambitious and quantifiable.

We have met and surpassed a number of targets including the expansion of our presence from just Nairobi to several regional satellite offices and making improvements in our information technology tools that assist us in meeting our mandate. We have achieved a higher level of efficiency and quality in both licensing and distribution of royalties to our members and we will improve them still further. We have also provided expert guidance to policymakers in the drafting of Kenya’s first ever Music Policy and we will continue to provide further leadership in ensuring that this policy is enacted and implemented. We obtained funding from the Business Advocacy Fund to accomplish this latter achievement.

With a solid infrastructure in place for improve¬ment, our mission now is to ensure that progress continues, within an environment that is transparent and accountable.

Collective management organisations (CMOs) facilitate artists and creators to work in safe spaces, protected by law and the ability to make their contributions to the economy, culture and knowledge base of their community. Access to copyright works through agreements and licenses with right-holders, directly supported by uses administered by CMOs on their behalf offers the “simplest, fastest, most innovative, most convenient and most cost efficient way for producers, creators and artists to seamlessly access content from multiple right-holders”. It is because of this position of trust that CMOs, including PRISK, ought to operate in the most transparent manner bearing accountability to both its members and society at large to ensure that mandate is fully met.

It is with this is mind that we adapted from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)- the theme of Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance on which all our operations are founded.

We would like to thank our partners, members and organisations that have contributed to our success. I would also like to mention the commitment, hard work and contributions of both staff and Board of Directors in the achievements that we have made so far.

Lastly, we acknowledge and value the support of our partners in Government, KECOBO, and KAMP who have greatly contributed to our work over the years and we look forward to continued partnerships and collaboration on the next phase of our journey.

Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer