From 20-22 April 2010, the Kenya Ministry of Labour hosted a National Labour Conference in Nairobi. The event was sponsored by DANIDA and was the first conference of its kind in nearly 30 years bringing together labour officers and inspectors from across the country to discuss the theme "Re-engineering the Labour Inspectorate for the 21st Century". The Conference was attended by the Kenyan Vice-President as well as the Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Commissioner. LAB/ADMIN officials were already in the country carrying out a needs assessment of the Kenyan labour administration and inspection services and gladly participated in the Conference giving presentations on the role of labour administration and inspection in times of economic crisis and labour inspection in the 21st century. During the event, the Labour Commissioner also launched the first edition of the Ministry newsletter "Labour Updates" as an initiative to improve the sharing of information between Ministry staff. A final report on the outcomes of the Conference is expected in the coming weeks.