The Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), strengthened its partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), last Thursday, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources between both national institutions.
MIM established in 1966 and KIM in 1954, both share a common mission which is enhancing capacity and skills development within their nations. Recognizing this commonality, the MOU between both nations will also include co-operation in enhancing managerial competence in the six areas below:
i. Business Excellence Awards and Benchmarking
ii. Leadership, Governance and Management Programmes
iii. Infrastructure & Services
iv. Healthcare: Enhancement of Regulatory and Institutional Capacities
v. Human Resource Development Programmes: Private & Public Sector
vi. Oil and Gas Institutional Capacities
The MOU signing ceremony, broadcasted live via MIM’s Facebook page, marked the end of a 4-day programme on Executive Leadership and Corporate Governance organized by MIM. The programme saw the participation of 26 senior delegates from different government organizations in Kenya, notably, the National Assembly of Kenya, the Senate and the County Governments.
Throughout the 4 days, delegates not only managed to hear from expert speakers but also had an innovative learning experience through site visits to Petroliam Nasional Bhd, Axiata Group Bhd and Invest Selangor Bhd.
The MOU was signed by Mr. Sivanganam Rajaretnan CEO MIM and Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa, KIM CEO and witnessed by Tan Sri Dato (Dr.) Ramon Navaratnam – Court of Emeritus Fellow & General Council Member of MIM, Dato’ Ng Tieh Chuan, Chairman of MIM, Mr. Maina Kamanda, Member Parliament, The National Assembly of Kenya and Dr. Rachel Nyamai, Member Parliament, The National Assembly of Kenya.
MIM’s CEO Mr. Sivanganam shared that the MOU marked an important milestone for MIM as it provided a new opportunity to foster better business collaboration between the two nations.
“We have worked with several countries including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka through our International Business unit where we have both trained delegates in their countries and brought them over to showcase the business opportunities in Malaysia’s,” he added.
The event was also graced by Tan Sri Dato (Dr.) Ramon Navaratnam – Court of Emeritus Fellow & General Council Member of MIM, who presented a speech on Good Governance Practices. An expert in the field of Governance, he is also the chairman of the Centre for Public Policy Studies and former Transparency International-Malaysia president.
In his speech, Tan Sri Ramon emphasised how the standard of governance is a key factor towards a country’s success or failure, and most importantly its viability and sustainability in the future.
“Progress can only come from peace and stability” Tan Sri Ramon shared to the delegates adding that for one to begin thinking of good governance they would first have to look from within.
For those looking to start on key points within good governance the 17 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations would be a good place to start Tan Sri Ramon shared.
Participants then engaged in an interactive question and answer session with Tan Sri Ramon, using the platform to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
This is MIM’s second collaboration with KIM with a programme jointly organized on “Organizational Excellence & Leadership Programme – Driving World Class Performance” in October 2017.