Successful KIPPRA Board Induction by Management Staff
KIPPRA’s newly appointed Board of Directors got an overview of the Institute’s mandate, structure, staff capacity, successes and challenges during a two-day induction programme conducted by the management staff in Nairobi on 6th -7th December 2018.
After introductions and opening remarks from both the Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi and the Board Chair Dr Linda Musumba, the programme kicked off with a detailed presentation of the Institute’s draft strategic plan 2018-2023.
The Board also got to know the status of implementation of the work plan and performance contract 2018/19; the progress of the Kenya Economic Report 2019 and the status of implementation of various Presidential commitments. An overview of KIPPRA’s financial and legal standing was also given.
Each presentation was followed by question and answer sessions by the Board to seek clarifications and more details on various issues.
Human resource capacity and staff welfare issues were also discussed, with Dr Ngugi indicating that these were among the key issues to be addressed by the Board.
The second day mainly focused on the mandates and work plans of all research and non-research departments. Through the presentations and question and answer sessions, the Board got a clear view of KIPPRA’s ongoing research and capacity building activities.