University Students learn KIPPRA’s role in Kenya’s development process
KIPPRA was among exhibitors at the annual Kenyatta University Career Week from 26th January to 1st February 2019 at the university’s main campus.
The event was also a dissemination opportunity, allowing students and other visitors to the KIPPRA stand to pick publications in their specific areas of interest such as education, health, labour and employment, trade, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, the financial sector, public finance management, the Big Four Agenda and county revenue generation.
KIPPRA staff took time to explain to the students Kenya’s Big Four and Vision 2030 development agenda as well as the opportunities available for the students to contribute, including innovation and policy debates through KMPUs.
The career week was themed: “Integrating Soft skills to Enhance Professionalism and Career Development.”
The event provided an opportunity for KIPPRA to showcase its research outputs and capacity building programmes, especially the KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) and the Young Professionals Programme. Through the interaction, the students and lecturers learned KIPPRA’s role in Kenya’s public policy making process as well as the research and analysis the Institute has undertaken in the various sectors of the economy. The students also got to learn about the internship and attachment opportunities KIPPRA offers to students.