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The National Cyber Command Center Public Policy Training Programme

  Jan 8, 2021

Towards the end of last year, Strathmore University Business School trained 21 Directors and Senior Managers from various Government institutions in the National Command Center Public Policy Programme.

This training Programme consisted of Directors and Senior Managers of the following public institutions: Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), NC3-an arm of NIS, Treasury, Communications Authority (CA), Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Ministry of ICT, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), and the Attorney General’s Office (AG).

The National Command Center Public Policy Programme is a customised Programme that was designed to enhance participants’ understanding explore key policy issues in the policy environment in the face of the increasing role of digital technology not only as a tool for efficient operations but as a key plank in organizations cyberspace survival. This Programme was anchored on four thematic areas; Technology, Economy, Cybersecurity, and Capital.

At the beginning of the Programme, the participants were given some of the existing ICT policies to review. The participants were required to find out why their implementation stalled along with the existent gaps. The findings were to be presented to the Deputy Director-General NIS and Strathmore Faculty just before graduation. Some of the policies reviewed were; the National ICT Masterplan, National Broadband Strategy, Distributed Ledger, and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce Report, Digital Economy Blueprint: powering Kenya’s Transformation, Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act 2019, Data Protection, Digital Marketplace Supply Regulations, 2020 and the Universal Service Fund Policy.

By the end of this Programme, the participants were able to understand the dynamics of policymaking in a fast-changing environment and selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy issues. They were also able to appreciate the role of cyberspace as a key domain in an organization’s strategy and how to navigate through the unique characteristics and inherent risks in cyberspace.

About the Public Policy Executive Programme

The Public Policy Executive Programme aims to impart knowledge and enhance participants’ understanding of how public policy is made including, how to design policy instruments, effective implementation schemes, monitoring and evaluation schemes, and effective communication strategies for policy decisions.

The Public Policy Executive Programme is a five-day course is designed to enable middle and senior-level officers in public, private, and social sectors to participate effectively in the development of policies and implementation schemes that deliver results.

About our Customised Solutions

At Strathmore University Business School, we believe that every solution requirement is unique, and as such, treat each inquiry as a completely new project with different goals, requirements, and budgets. We pride ourselves on the delivery of development solutions, both personal and technical, which can be measured, which ‘stick’, and at a price that complements your training budget.

We offer training Programmes and consultancy solutions across the East African region; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. We have also trained different teams in Ethiopia, and South Sudan.

Article by Juliet Hinga

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