One of the trainers from the Institute of Directors take board members through a session on strategic leadership at the Elementaita Country Lodge on June 23, 2015
The Imarisha Lake Naivasha Management Board was recently taken through a two-day induction training in governance and leadership. The training was facilitated by trainers from the Institute of Directors.
The training, which took place on June 23 and 24 at the Elementaita Country Lodge, was meant to provide board members with critical insights into the principles and practice of strategic leadership as well as both prevailing and emergent issues in corporate governance.
The 16 board members were taken through various topics such as strategic leadership, the roles of Boards of Directors in corporate leadership, ethical issues in leadership, effective organizational communication, among others.
According to the trainers from the Institute of Directors, the sessions were meant to equip the new board with skills necessary for the execution of their mandate at Imarisha Naivasha.
The current Imarisha Naivasha Board, the second to be formed since the inception of the institution in 2011, was unveiled through Gazette notice no. 1559 of March 13, 2015.
The Imarisha Naivasha board and management team in a group photo
The Board’s membership is constituted with representation from various stakeholders in the Lake Naivasha Basin including pastoralist communities, Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs), riparian landowners through the Lake Naivasha Riparian Association (LNRA), the hotel and tourism industry, the fishing industry, and Community Forest Associations (CFAs).
Other interests represented are the county governments of Nakuru, Nyandarua and Narok through their respective CECs in charge of Environment, the Kenya Water Towers Agency, and the Kenya Wildlife Service.
The training comes at a time when the Board is trying to chart a strategic direction for the organization with a view to enable it to achieve the vision of the 10-year Lake Naivasha Basin Integrated Management Plan and the midterm five year Sustainable Development Action Plan.
During a plenary session, members agreed that the long-term strategic goal for restoration of the Lake Naivasha Basin should incorporate an outlook of at least 30-50 years.