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 workshop was attended by over 50 institutions, they include: Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC), National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), Bomas of Kenya, National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Tourism Regulatory Authority (TRA), Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC), Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA),Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE), Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority, Kenya Veterinary Board, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD), Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA), Pest Control Products Board, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Kenya Tourism Board, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya News Agency among others.
This important exercise is in line with KIPPRA’s mandate of developing capacities in public policy research and analysis and assisting the Government in the process of policy formulation and implementation.