In a bid to enhance sustainable development in Nyamira County, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) recently organized a transformative two-day workshop targeting technical officers.

The workshop took place on 13th June 2023, at the Helsinki Hotel in Nyamira Town aimed at equipping the technical officers with the necessary skills and knowledge to spearhead three key programmes offered by KIPPRA, with a focus on food security and nutrition, public policy making, and the private sector.
This capacity-building initiative promises to have a profound impact on the county’s development trajectory.

The workshop served as a vital platform for technical officers to delve into the intricacies of the programs KIPPRA offers, particularly those geared towards improving food security and nutrition. By equipping the officers with valuable insights and tools, KIPPRA aimed to enhance their ability to identify and implement effective strategies to combat hunger and malnutrition in Nyamira County.

The workshop focused on public policy making, recognizing its critical role in driving sustainable development and effective governance. By honing the skills of the technical officers in this area, KIPPRA aimed to foster a culture of evidence-based decision-making and policy implementation.

Private sector development was also a significant focus of the workshop, recognizing the pivotal role of the private sector in driving economic growth and job creation, KIPPRA sought to enhance the technical officers’ understanding of the sector’s dynamics and challenges. The workshop aimed to equip the officers with the necessary skills to support private sector development initiatives in Nyamira County.

The workshop marked a significant step toward building the capacity of the technical officers in the three critical areas. By equipping these officers with the necessary skills and knowledge, KIPPRA is paving way for a more sustainable and prosperous future for Nyamira County and its residents.

The workshop’s focus on evidence-based practices, innovation, and collaboration will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on addressing food security challenges, promoting effective policy making, and fostering a vibrant private sector. Through such initiatives, KIPPRA is playing a vital role in driving positive change and contributing to Kenya’s overall development agenda.