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The KIPPRA management staff took a two-day retreat on 2-3 March 2017 to review, discuss and plan the institute’s research activities for the 2017/2018 financial year.
The first day of the retreat focused on a detailed review of previous and ongoing research work. This saw heads of departments outline their specific staff’s achievements as well as what is expected to be achieved in the next few months. Each presentation was followed by questions, clarifications and general comments from the rest of the team. This also presented an opportunity for the team to assess KIPPRA’s general performance in line with its mandate. The detailed presentations were especially important for the new executive director, Dr Rose Ngugi, as it gave her an in-depth view of the institute’s day-to-day activities.
The analysis on the first day formed the basis for the next day’s plans and projections. Each departmental head outlined their staff’s planned activities and well as their resource requirements.The team members interogared the plans and gave comments and contributions to enrich and sharpen them. Except for a few light moments during breaks and mealtimes, the retreat was rigorous and each day’s deliberations went on late into the evening.
The fruitful discussions ended with the executive director’s emphasis on the need to ensure KIPPRA focuses on delivering its mandate.