KIPPRA collaborates with KEPSA to boost national development
KIPPRA signed an MoU with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on September 25, 2018, outlining areas of collaboration towards the achievement of national development goals. The MoU will ensure efficiency in the mandates of the two institutions to promote research, policy analysis, capacity development and engagement with private sector, national and county government.
While signing the MoU at KEPSA offices in Nairobi, KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi and KEPSA CEO Ms Carole Kariuki expressed optimism that the forged unity would see the two institutions make greater strides in contributing to the country’s economic growth.
The first collaborative assignment came immediately after the signing ceremony, where teams from the two institutions discussed the contents of a report on enhancing food and nutrition security, which is to be presented during an upcoming Presidential Round Table forum. Food and nutrition security is one of the Government’s Big Four Agenda items. The discussions focused on existing research in agriculture, government subsidies, the maize sector, sugar sector, fish and dairy farming, market dynamics, meat and leather products and processing.
The teams agreed to continue the discussions and involve more stakeholders.