In a bid to enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness, the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat has successfully undertaken a productivity mainstreaming training program in Naivasha, Kenya.
The training, led by officers from the National Productivity and Competitiveness Centre (NPCC) among them: Ms. Emily Mwita, and Mr. Samuel Mwanzia, commenced on 5th February, 2024 and ended on 8th February, 2024. The main objective of the training was to streamline the Secretariat’s processes and foster a culture of continuous improvement within the Secretariat.
In his opening remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya highlighted the significance of the training in aligning the Secretariat’s operations with the global trajectory.
“As an institution committed to driving socio-economic development and good governance across Eastern Africa, it is imperative that we continuously seek ways to improve our effectiveness and efficiency. By investing in productivity and mainstreaming, we are not only enhancing internal operations but also strengthening the Secretariat’s capacity to deliver impactful results to Eastern Africa region”
The training encompassed various topics among them; Productivity measurement, factors influencing productivity, development of metrics, the objectives of metrics and the productivity management framework. The aforementioned topics are designed to equip the Secretariat’s staff members with the necessary skills and tools to enhance productivity and performance in various departments. Consequently, through the development of the metrics, the Secretariat is set to drive its strategy, provide more focus on its objectives, performance, productivity and provide effective ways of decision making.
NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat staff together with NPCC Officers during the Productivity mainstreaming training
Furthermore, the productivity mainstreaming training reflects the Secretariat’s commitment in elevating its performance towards realizing the its vision of a prosperous and resilient Africa.