KIPPRA MENTORSHIP WORKSHOP AT MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), in collaboration with Machakos University, organized a Research and Public Policy Workshop on 2nd and 3rd November, 2022 for both staff and students of Machakos University. The other universities invited were Turkana and Lukenya University.
The workshop was in pursuant to KIPPRA’s Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs across the country. The theme of the workshop was: “Accelerating Inclusiveness through Effective Planning and Implementation of National and County Priorities”. The overall objective of the KMPUs programme, was to create awareness and develop capacity of the University Community in understanding the public policy making process.
The workshop was officially opened by the Ag. Vice-Chancellor- Administration, Planning and Finance, Professor Mugendi K. M’rithaa. Senior members of university management attended the workshop and they included the Ag. Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs Professor Mwola. During the workshop, there were various presentations made by distinguished keynote speakers, among them were the Executive Director, KIPPRA- Dr Rose Ngugi, and the Board Chair of KIPPRA, Dr Benson A Ateng. There were also other speakers from the Central Government as well as from Machakos County government.
KIPPRA is a public think tank with the mandate to build capacity in public policy making process in realization of the national development goals. As such, the Institute’s function is to build human and institutional capacities for government and other stakeholders in strengthening evidence-based policy process.
The KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) is designed to encourage and promote the next generation of leaders with successful career in their fields. KMPUs distinct feature is harnessing the link between academia and public policy making for purposes of promoting national development.