The leadership of IPRA-Rwanda including Board Members and Managers have reaffirmed their commitment to tackle existing challenges in order to achieve the institution’s vision to position itself both locally and internationally.
Dr. Uwizeye Odette, Chairperson of IPAR, delivering opening remarks
They made the commitment during a two-day retreat held in Rubavu District from 29 to 30 October 2023. The retreat that brought together members of the Board of Directors, Managers and Senior staff comprised a training on corporate Governance and the review of the institution’s Five-year Strategic Plan (2021-2026).
The retreat provided an opportunity for participants to learn important concepts related to corporate governance that are needed to run IPAR and position it as highly-reputable think tank both in Rwanda and internationally.
The retreat also provided a platform for Board members to discuss with the management the current status of the implementation of the institution’s strategic plan, to identify the challenges met during the past two years of implementation and the current ones so as to devise solutions to move forward.
As key outcomes of the retreat, the IPAR leadership resolved to transfer the corporate governance knowledge to all staff to enhance their contribution to the institution’s productivity. The leaders also decided to initiate the revision of governing instruments including the institution’s constitution and other associated documents to ensure internal harmonization and compliance with national regulatory frameworks. Finally, the leaders committed to invest more efforts in resource mobilization to get sufficient funds for institutional performance and sustainability as well as strengthening of internal human resources capacities for the institution to maintain delivering quality work.
An expert from PWC delivering training on corporate governance
Board members, managers and IPAR senior staff during the retreat and training