The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration to support capacity building among parliamentarians. This was held on November 30, 2016 at the Parliament Buildings.
The training will also rope in members of staff from legislative institutions in the East African region and any other persons interested in the knowledge and workings of Parliament at the Center of Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST). CPST is one of the directorates in PSC and is the capacity building arm of the Parliament of Kenya.
Speaking during the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the Speaker of the National Assembly and Chairman, PSC, Hon. Justin Muturi said that the collaboration will enhance Center of Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) into a leading regional hub for capacity building in areas of legislative studies and diplomacy.
The Vice-Chancellor, UoN, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the University through the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS), will undertake to realize and surpass the targets in the MoU. He revealed that establishing strategic partnerships is one of the key pillars in the University’s strategic plan. He said that the partnership with PSC will help shape the Kenya we want.
The Chair of the CPST Board, Sen. Beth Mugo, said that CPST strives to be a center of excellence in parliamentary studies and governance. She said that through the partnership with the University, CPST will be able to enhance the capacity of members of staff of parliament, legislative and assemblies and other stakeholders for effective and efficient execution of their mandate, roles and functions in democratic governance.
Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration and finance was among the delegation from the University of Nairobi and commissioners of members of CPST Board witnessed the signing of the MoU