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Mohammed Duba

A Day with Machakos School for the Deaf Fraternity

KIPPRA reached out to and spent the better part of 14th October 2021 with pupils, staff and board of the Machakos School for the Deaf. This was part of the Institute’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives targeting members of the community, particularly those living with disability. Among the activities undertaken during the event include a …

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Linking Women Farmers to Markets for Improved Nutritional Outcomes

Introduction Agri-food trade is a critical component to achieving the twin goals of food and nutrition security and global health. Trade affects the different dimensions of food and nutrition security: availability, access, utilization, and stability through three (3) key intervening factors, namely total food supply, household income and government services.  As defined by Food and …

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KIPPRA, Samuel Hall Sign MOU to Foster Research Collaboration

KIPPRA signed MOU with Samuel Hall on 8th October 2021. The purpose of the MOU is to foster research collaboration and build innovation capacities of both organizations. Samuel Hall is a social enterprise that conducts research, evaluates programmes, and designs policies in contexts of migration and displacement. The signing ceremony of the MOU was attended …

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KIPPRA Inks Partnership Agreement with Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation

KIPPRA signed an MoU with the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) on 27th September. The agreement is aimed at promoting partnership and collaboration between the two institutions on areas of mutual interest such as research and capacity building. During the signing ceremony, which was held at the KDIC offices, KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi …

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Strengthening Multi-sector Interventions in the Reduction of Overweight and Obesity in Kenya

Introduction Obesity has tripled since 1975, causing about 3 million deaths from obesity-related diseases worldwide each year (WHO, 2018). Health systems have a challenge in managing the health needs of people with obesity, reiterating the need to change perceptions of obesity as a matter of personal failure to its recognition as a disease for focused …

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KIPPRA Undertakes Capacity Building Needs Assessment of State Agencies

KIPPRA conducted a needs assessment workshop on capacity building, research and policy gaps among state agencies and departments. The workshop was held in Machakos county from 21st-31st July 2021. The objective of the workshop was to identify capacity needs, public policy gaps in different sectors of the economy and train participants on public policy research.  The …

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Colombian Ambassador to Kenya Paid a Courtesy Call on KIPPRA Executive Director

Colombian Ambassador to Kenya H.E Monica De Greiff paid a courtesy call on KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi on 28th July 2021. The Ambassador and Executive Director discussed possible areas of collaboration in a bid to strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two countries. The Ambassador was also briefed on the outcomes of …

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KIPPRA Held a Workshop to Disseminate Findings of a Study on Youth Employment

KIPPRA held dissemination workshop on Youth Employment through Industries Without Smokestacks (IWOSS) on 27th July 2021. The purpose of the workshop was to share the Kenya case study findings to enable maximum policy uptake and impact and provide a platform for stakeholders to engage in policy discourse. The event was graced by Chief Administrative Secretary, …

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Enhancing Diplomatic Ties through Peaceful Co-existence for Socio-Economic Gains between Kenya and Somalia

Introduction Kenya’s policy towards neighbouring countries is anchored on the principles of good neighbourliness, peaceful co-existence, amicable means of solving disputes, economic cooperation, shared prosperity and regional solidarity. Kenya’s regional policy is part of the Pan-Africanist foreign policy that seeks to “promote sub-regional and regional integration and cooperation. The policy emphasizes intra-African trade as the …

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COVID-19 Pandemic: A Catalyst for Local Innovations and Change in the Telecommunication Sub-Sector

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected society as a whole and impacted nearly all the sectors of the economy, including the telecommunications sub-sector. In Africa, the pandemic has, on a positive note, spurred innovations that could chart a path for future tech-based activities. Kenya’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has expanded by 23 per …

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