The three-day event, held between June 21st and June 23rd, 2022, was themed ‘Celebrating Public Service Transformation: Ten Years Journey and Beyond’ and was led by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Public sector organizations were given the opportunity to reflect on their successes and devise appropriate solutions to the challenges that abound in service delivery processes.
The APSD event also gave public servants the opportunity to promote values such as professionalism, accountability, responsiveness, ethics, and performance in the delivery of public services.
The APSD hosted panel discussions with various government agencies on the role of youth in fostering innovation to deliver inclusive and equitable services, which was the focus of the first day of African Public Service Week.
Dr Rose Ngugi, CEO of KIPPRA, moderated the first panel discussion. Ms Viridiana Wasike, HOD, Partnership and Resource Mobilization at the National Youth Council, addressed the challenges that youth face in terms of inclusivity in decision-making processes ranging from the local to the national levels, as well as some of the solutions that can be implemented to encourage innovation in the delivery of public services.
Youth may promote innovation to provide inclusive and equitable public services by using user-centric approaches.
The National Youth Council supports venues that enhance the voice of young people, according to Ms. Viridiana Wasike.
The topic of the second panel discussion, which was on utilizing young people’s potential for digital transformation in service delivery, was handled by Prof. Nura Mohamed, Director of Finance and Administration at the Kenya School of Government.
Guest speakers later strolled through a variety of exhibitions put out by various government agencies. They acknowledged the efforts made by a number of young people to use digital solutions to address global issues.