National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition

The three-day workshop was held in Kiandani Hotel, Machakos County from 11th to 16th July 2021. The overall objective of this workshop was to review and finalize policy questions based on sector needs and existing data. This was a culmination of an ongoing policy generation process.

The workshop brought together members of NIPFN Policy Advisory Committee stakeholders from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Ministry of Labor; State Department for Social Protection and The National Treasury and Planning; State Department for Planning.

The workshop was graced by the Executive Director KIPPRA and Director-General KNBS who are the chairs of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC).

The policy questions generation process had begun in December 2020. Stakeholders presented policy questions that they would like to be addressed in their sectors. After a vigorous process of refinement, the PAC was to prioritize questions for the project to handle.

From the list presented in the workshop, the PAC prioritized five questions. As a way forward, the policy unit was tasked to develop concepts for the policy questions.