Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) organized a two -day KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) event from 4th to 5th March 2021 at University of Nairobi Main Campus. The event was graced by KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi and representative of Vice-Chancellor University of Nairobi. The programme aimed at sensitizing students on Kenya’s development agenda and the public policy making process. Moreover, the programme is also meant to support researchers in universities to prioritize their research so that they can contribute to emerging policy issues.
The students were briefed on a range of issues touching on government opportunities for youth empowerment, policy research issues in the Big Four agenda and national values and principles of governance.
KIPPRA partnered with various institutions to deliver the mentorship programme. They are: the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Youth Development Fund, Directorate of National Cohesion and Values, National Youth Council, SME Support Centre,Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) and Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI). The KMPUs has so far been convened in nine universities and aims to reach more in future.
The event concluded with awarding of students who had participated in writing essays on the Big Four Agenda.