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Pomp and Colour as KIPPRA Young Professionals Graduate

It was all joy and excitement at the 18th graduation ceremony for KIPPRA young professionals. The ceremony which took place on 21st December 2021 was graced by Chairperson KIPPRA Board of Directors Prof. Ben Sihanya, Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi, representatives of Cabinet Secretary The National Treasury Hon Amb. Ukur Yatani, Principal Secretary, State Department for Planning Mr Saitoti Torome and Principal Secretary, Youth Affairs Mr Charles Sunkuli.

Graduands faces shone with excitement as they reminisced about their time as young professionals and their efforts which has finally bore fruit. The current young professionals were at hand to make the day memorable as they entertained graduands and guests with Masai folk dance and songs.


Young professionals cohort 2021/22 entertain graduands and guests at the graduation ceremony

KIPPRA’s young professionals programme was started in 2003, the programme targets to enhance the technical competence in evidence-based policy process and build research capabilities of participants. The participants of this programme are young persons from both public and private sector at initial stages of their career.


Chairperson, KIPPRA Board of Directors Prof. Ben Sihanya (third left ) , KIPPRA Board Director Dr Fred Simiyu (second left) and Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi(right) pose for a group photo with the graduands.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony chairperson KIPPRA Board of Directors, Prof. Ben Sihanya emphasised on the importance of public policy research in the development of evidenced-based policies, Prof Sihanya further thanked KIPPRA staff for their commitment to their duties and encouraged them to keep up with the same spirit. KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi on her part challenged graduands to put into practice the knowledge gained and contribute to the national development goals.


Chairperson KIPPRA Board of Directors, Prof. Ben Sihanya addresses participants at the graduation ceremony


KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi gives her remarks at the graduation ceremony


KIPPRA Ag. Deputy Director, Capacity Building Department Dr Nancy Nafula addresses participants at the graduation ceremony

The ceremony came to a close with the award of certificates to graduands.

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