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Exploring Kenya's Transformation Journey: The Kabarak University Public Policy Research and Analysis Club's Participation in the KIPPRA Mentorship Program

In a dynamic world driven by evolving public policies, the Kabarak University Public Policy Research and Analysis Club (KUPPRAC), thanks to the opportunity provided by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Henry Kiplagat, embarked on a knowledge-filled journey. Under the guidance of their esteemed Patron, Ms. Faith Yator, the club members eagerly participated in a two-day forum centered around the KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities and TVETs (KMPUTs). This enlightening event, hosted by The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), unfolded at Laikipia University from September 20th to 21st, 2023.

The overarching theme of this mentorship program was "Tracing Kenya's Transformation Agenda since Independence and Future Projections." It was an opportunity for both students and esteemed guests to delve deep into public policy making. Moreover, it provided a unique platform to discuss and gain valuable insights into the Youth Transformation Agenda, which is integral to the nation's future.

Over the course of the two-day forum, attendees were treated to a diverse range of perspectives on youth development. Distinguished speakers included the KIPPRA Executive Directors themselves, who shared invaluable insights about the role of KIPPRA in shaping Kenya's policy landscape. Their presentations shed light on KIPPRA's mission, its significant contributions to public policy research and analysis, and its ongoing efforts to address the nation's challenges. The KUPPRAC Club members actively participated during the two-day forum by presenting spoken words and also participating in the panel discussions on the pioneering progress in order to shape the platinum future for the youth.

One of the highlights of the event was the series of engaging panel discussions where various organizations shared their expertise. These panels covered a wide array of topics, including Innovation and Entrepreneurship, key areas vital for shaping the future for the youth. They provided a platform for students to learn about innovative approaches to problem-solving and entrepreneurship, offering valuable lessons on how the youth can actively contribute to shaping the future.

The KMPUTs mentorship program has emerged as a significant initiative in nurturing the minds of young policy enthusiasts. By participating in such events, students not only gain a deeper understanding of the policy landscape but also foster a sense of civic responsibility. Through their engagement in discussions about Kenya's transformation journey and the role of youth in shaping the nation's future, the KUPPRAC club members are actively contributing to the discourse surrounding public policy.

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