GSMC Trains IPAR-Rwanda Board Members

GSMC Trains IPAR-Rwanda Board Members

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) conducted a week-long training for the board members of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda) in the school’s campus in Nairobi, Kenya. The training, which focused on Communications and Governance saw the board members gain practical experience in board governance; engaging the media; strategic management; ethical decision making; corporate governance and change management.

Stephen Buckley, Director of Professional Development Courses at GSMC acknowledged the training as a great example of the kind of practical custom training conducted at the school. “All of the facilitators were experts in their fields who were able to translate their knowledge into engaging, relevant teaching.” He further cited the success of the training based on the references from the trainees. “The board really liked the hands-on teaching methodology that was used and the expertise of the trainers.”

The IPAR-Rwanda is the leading independent, not-for-profit research and policy analysis Think Tank in Rwanda. It became fully functional in 2008 with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The IPAR mission is to enhance evidence-based policy making through research and policy analysis to improve policy and impact change in Rwanda, We aim at becoming an independent internationally recognized Research, and Policy Analysis Centre that promotes a culture of dialogue and debate in Rwanda.

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