The Government should issue qualified Kenyan Interior designers with a practicing license.

The Government should issue qualified Kenyan Interior designers with a practicing license.

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Arthur Kibata started this petition to Government of Kenya and

All University-educated Interior Designers should be certified and recognized by the Kenyan Government.

Educated designers are the catalyst for every successful brand, and infrastructure project. In my opinion, these are the reasons I strongly feel should drive this petition to have all educated interior designers certified.

1. Recognition by the government will ensure that qualified designers will actively participate in formulating policies and setting standards for designing all public and private spaces.

2. The certified designers will be set apart from self taught interior decorators and effectively improve their chances of winning bids for government or private tenders.

3. There will be much better accountability for projects-while some self-taught designers may do the job right, there's no proper mechanism for disciplining those who don't deliver project milestones.

4. Interior Designers that train students for a career in the interior design field play an important role in the growth of the Kenyan design industry. It's a bonus if such design tutors have a college/university education for quality control.

Additionally, this is what I Propose as an Interior Designer...

1. Any practice that designates itself as an Interior Design Company should actively consult a qualified designer in their projects, or otherwise have one or more as an employee or partner.

2. All government infrastructure projects should incorporate qualified interior designers for quality control and better project outcomes. Currently, many complete government projects are not so inspiring or pleasing to look at; some even lack universal accessibility.

3. A program should be put in place to continually train the self-taught designers. Rather than lock them out of the job market, this will actually improve their skillset for the international market, and improve the industry standards.

Closing remarks,

Kenya's long-term development goals, especially infrastructural goals, call for a hands-on contribution by all designers, both educated and self-taught.

It should start with recognizing the roles that each designer ought to play to create the futuristic Kenya we all want. But most importantly, the Government's Goodwill to make it work.

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Thank you for your Support,

Arthur Kibata.

Interior Designer.

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