About us

Who We Are

At Innovative Academic
Placement Solutions [INAPS], we have more than before re-directed our focus on
People, Planet and Profit and through harnessing the power in young members of the
society, bring to the fore workable solutions that impact generation and those to
come.

Registered in Kenya in 2018, company registration no. PVT-DLUA96V of KRA PIN P051755411B, Innovative Academic Placement Solutions (INAPS) is an organization that presents a platform that offers a myriad of solutions to challenges affecting humanity today. INAPS’ overall mandate uniquely stands as the leading platform integrating students and youth in resolving challenges affecting agriculture-led economies in Sub Sahara Africa today. In its inception phase, the organization began as one addressing direct placement of university and TVET students to industry for attachment with ease through our innovative 6-month model approach, but has over time expanded as a major platform offering not only linkages of both students, staff and institutions but consultancy services on areas of academia-industry linkages, industrial attachment and internship, policy influencing on right skilling across East, Central and West Africa. Our offices are located at the College of Sustainable Agriculture for Eastern Africa [CSAEA] in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya, East Africa, along Thika-Garissa Road, Opposite Kolping Training Centre, P.O. Box: 60068-00100 Nairobi, Phone: (+254) 769 50 84 03, Email: info@inaps.net / ceo@inaps.net / inapsplatform@gmail.com.

To fulfill a declared mandate, INAPS is not only working in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda [East Africa], but has expanded our presence to Central and West Africa, i.e., Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana and Nigeria. Given that our future is wholly dependent on technology, information and innovation, we endeavor to improve the lives of youth by improving their problem-solving capacities.

Our focus, People, Planet and Profit lays emphasis on environmental, social, technological, economic education and development in Africa. INAPS operates, collaborates and supports selected activities and programs that add value to its overall mandate. We have transformed lives of youth through exposure in agribusiness, environment, climate change, information technology and critical thinking.

By partnering with like-minded organizations, many young men and women have been linked to a Consortium of Employers (COE) through attachments, internships and/or jobs placement (both formal & informal) with a key focus on self-employment. In the effort to bring tangible value to local industry in Africa and even beyond, INAPS collaborates with Institutions of Higher Learning and Technical Vocational Education Training Centres [TVETs] to ensure that curricula are purposely revamped and re-engineered to align with future needs of industry in the ever-changing and challenging business environment. This ensures that students possess a perspective of critical thinking, knowledge and insight necessary for problem-solving of complex issues.

Redefining the future of the youth through lenses of critical thinking.

INAPS is committed to providing an environment in which the youth and other stakeholders can critically identify, interact and respond in an entrepreneurial configuration to constructively foster sustainable development in Africa.

We envision a world where society’s lives are sustainably supported, empowered and transformed through exposure in industry, climate change, technology and critical thinking.

  1. Focus on People, Planet and Profit as an emphasis on environmental, social, technological, economic education and development in Africa. 
  2. Operate, collaborate and support selected activities and programs that add value to our mandate. 
  3. Transform lives of youth through innovative exposure in agribusiness, environment, climate change, information technology and critical thinking. 
  4. Facilitate a more innovative cooperation with natural and other like-minded entities pursuing similar purposes such as research scholars in universities and colleges, and in professional schools of similar grade.
  5. Issue, publish and circulate the research results data, studies, conferences and congresses.
  6. Develop strategies and plans to promote consultancy and research and project design and development for corporate industry and society.
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Our Core Values

INAPS is guided by 5 core values namely:

Our decisions are guided by deep sense of honesty, truth, equity and justice. In all our engagements, highest standard of ethical and moral values is encouraged and manifestly exhibited. All actions are in compliance with the rules and regulations of our organization and the laws of the country.

We cherish positive attitudes in working within our organization in collaboration with that of our partners, in which people navigate freely as they mentor the younger generation. We also promote a culture where our affiliate organizations, partners and ourselves, treasure group objectives over the individual.

We are especially supportive of community services and activities focused at preserving the natural environment.

We are dedicated to creating sustainable futures across the people we serve.

Scholars, Researchers, Government Officials, TOTs, MSMEs, Corporate Leaders, Manufacturers, Policy Makers, Educationists, Development Partners, Young Farmers Associations, Environmentalists, Co-operative Unions, Insurance Firms, County Leaders, Regulatory Bodies, Commercial farmers and Ranchers and Students at all levels.

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Services Offered:

INAPS offers the following services:

We Link College and University Students to Institutions and Organizations offering Quality Value Adding Academic Placement Programmes (Q-VAAPPs) with the help of our Students’ Attachment Model & Application Software dubbed - ©INAPS Triangulation Model for Q-VAAPPs.

We Support and Enable Students and other key stakeholders to express their views and concerns on Quality Value Adding Academic Placement Programmes (Q-VAAPPs). We also support them to access information and services related to Q-VAAPPs so as to defend their rights and responsibilities while exploring choices and options.

We Undertake a Volunteer and Community Service-Learning Program aimed at building capacities of Youth to engage in Activities that enhance their lives and that of others in Africa and beyond.

We are dedicated to creating sustainable futures across the people we serve.

We conceptualize, develop and pitch development proposals.

We develop strategies and plans to promote consultancy and research.

East, Central and West Africa, i.e., Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon and Ghana.

Engage in Major Organization/Corporate Based Consultancies [INAPS runs a very strong consortium since 2019 whose main mandate is resource Mobilization & Fundraising for the platform]; Contributions from partners and stakeholders, donations from charitable organizations, private firms and other donors, grants or subsidies from the various organizations, conferences, membership subscription fees among other channels.

INAPS is linked to Local National Organizations in Kenya.

  • INAPS is Affiliated of National Industrial Training Authority
  • INAPS is also a member of VaLi [Values & Life Skills Forum]
  • INAPS collaborates with Local State Ministries to advance its mandate: the Ministry of Education [MOE], the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry [MOALF].

The concept of INAPS was conceived in 2011 and officially registered in 2018. Backed by a lead Chief Executive Officer, with a strong management team, the company’s strategic direction is guided by a team of 9 strategic thinkers operating under a voluntary advisory board selected from the academic, civil society and industry sphere, namely:

  1. Prof James Bukenya, Director, Research Compliance, Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University-AAMU-USA 
  2. Dr. Dennis Makau, Epidemiologist at the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA
  3. Mr. Qureish Noordin, Programme Officer, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa
  4. Mr. Lazarus Mulwa, Lecturer, University of Nairobi, School of Business 
  5. Ms. Betty Kibaara, Director, The Food Systems Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation
  6. Ms. Eileen Nguthari, Industrial Training Officer & Head of Garment Technology Section, National Industrial Training Authority
  7. Ms. Janet Maro, Director – Director, Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania; 
  8. Mr. Sylvester Safari Ndzovu, Business Administrator-SADO USA

At Innovative Academic Placement Solutions [INAPS], we have promptly re-directed our focus to People, Planet and Profit (i.e., THREE P’s). We have re-evaluated and re-engineered our endeavors towards corporate responsibility and sustainable development.

By partnering with like-minded organizations, many young men and women have been linked to Organizations offering Quality Value Adding Academic Placement Programmes (Q-VAAPPs) with the help of our Students’ Attachment Model and a Consortium of Employers (COE) through attachments, internships and/or jobs placement (both formal & informal) with a key focus on self-employment. In the effort bringing tangible value to local industry in Africa and even beyond, INAPS collaborates with Institutions of Higher Learning to ensure that curricula are purposely revamped and re-engineered to align with future needs of industry. This ensures that students possess a perspective of critical thinking, knowledge and insight necessary for problem-solving of complex issues.

INAPS builds Capacities of Placement Institutions and Organizations to implement Quality Value Adding Academic Placement Programs. In collaboration with various institutions, we enhance their capacity building resources through in-house team building and strategic communication training within their institutions which includes professional development opportunities in communication aid internal and external goals. It helps members of the organizations to share their experiences, refine the way they conduct and talk about their work to staff and the public, allowing for consistency across audiences. Members gain new techniques and behaviors that help them and their organizations succeed.

INAPS Supports and Enables Students and other key stakeholders to express their views and concerns on Quality Value Adding Academic Placement Programmes (Q-VAAPPs). We also support them to access information and services related to Q-VAAPPs so as to defend their rights and responsibilities while exploring choices and options.

INAPS Undertakes a Volunteer and Community Service-Learning Program aimed at building capacities of Youth to engage in Activities that enhance their lives and that of others in Africa and beyond.

INAPS appreciates that advancement of academic success, skills building, innovation and shared governance is essential to sustainable development. We understand the importance of collaboration among professionals and scholars in conducting cutting edge research that enhances quality in training and the academia in the continent's institutions. These apply to both learning, training and research which is fundamental to the advancement of truth. INAPS therefore develops strategies and plans to promote consultancy and research and project design and development for the corporate, industry and society. We also facilitate innovative cooperation with other like-minded institutions in initiating, producing and publishing meritorious work through research, publication and circulation of the research results.

INAPS is among the few organizations in Kenya that offers consultancy and training services on research related strategies, research policies, research administrations, and research grant management. We work with like-minded organizations and institutions to undertake consultancy services in the field of agribusiness, environment & climate change, information & communication, education and critical thinking. We develop strategies and plans to promote consultancy and research and development funding by governments, corporate industry and philanthropy. We offer short professional courses that are well designed and delivered in the context of the stakeholders’ special needs for upskilling and improving work performance.

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Mentorship, Coaching Advisory Services

  1. University Students Animal Welfare Influencers for Africa [USAWI4Afrika 2022]
  2. Youth-in-Agribusiness as Ward Extension Agents [YAWEAs Samburu Project 2019]
  3. Students Graduates Attachment & Internship Program [2019-to date]
  4. Kenya Institute of Supplies Mentorship, Coaching and Internship Program [KISMCIP -2021]
  1. Lead Consulting Firm in the establishment of ‘The College of Sustainable Agriculture for Eastern Africa-Thika, Kenya’ www.csaea.org 
  2. Lead Consulting Firm in the development of Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum to accreditation by Academic Council [2019] www.sacdepkenya.org
  3. Lead Consulting Firm in development and publication of Sustainable Agriculture Manual for Eastern Africa
  4. Lead Consulting Firm in the Interuniversity-NGO engagement in designing Trainers of Trainers courses for Agriculture Practitioners
  5. Lead Consulting Firm in coordinating & concept development for national & regional conferences as follows:
  • 1st Regional Conference on “Funding Beyond Government Aid for Sustainable Universities, TVETs & Industry Players in East, Central & West Africa” www.inaps.net/fbga/
  • 1st National Dialogue for Supply Chain Management [Kenya Institute of Supplies Management - KISM] www.nationaldialogue2021@kism.or.ke
  • Lead consulting firm in development of KISM writers’ Club & KISM Mentorship, Coaching and Internship Program [KMCIP] www.kism.or.ke
  • 1st and 2nd Africa Animal Welfare Conference 2018 & 2019 www.aawc.org
  • Lead Consulting Firm Climate Change – Pioneer Insurance Limited [Kenya]
  1. Linked Development Initiatives to Target Beneficiaries 
  2. Developed Project Proposals for the beneficiaries, to implement the Initiatives
  3. Secured project success by driving and supervising the beneficiaries’ Project Implementation System [PIS]; PIS refers to the activities involved in the process from inception [seed] to completion [consumption] for the project’s commodities, on the basis of top-quality technical expertise and technology for optimal efficiency and profitability
  4. Ensured project’s compliance with standard quality assurance and statutory requirements for animal, public & environmental welfare as well as sustainable development
  5. Ensured beneficiary’s access to requisite public and project services
  6. Produced top quality documentaries and progress reports, with a clear report of beneficiary development
  7. Provided advisory services to development agencies and the beneficiaries
  8. Participated in the formulation of development agendas

For more than 5 years consecutively, INAPS has received recognition for championing the transformation agenda on Quality Student Industrial Attachment and Internships for Agriculture-Led Economies in East, Central and West Africa regions. 

Notable is that INAPS played a key role on volunteer basis in the winning of International Tree Fund Organization of the UK in winning a partnership for the current Trees & Scholarship for Kenya Initiative in Pioneer Insurance Ltd.

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Key Referees Of Our Work

Prof. Hamadi Boga

Former Principal Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries [MOALFF], Kenya

Prof. Ahmed K. Ferej

Board Chairman

Technical Vocation Education Training Authority [TVETA] Kenya

Dr. Llyod Walker

Dean College of Agriculture Life & Natural Sciences

Alabama A&M University

Mr. Stephen Ogenga

Director General

National Industrial Training Authority [Kenya]

Mr. Thomas Thomson Essel

Secretary General

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association [AFRACA], Kenya

Mr. Ngugi Mutura

Executive Director

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme [SACDEP]

Prof. Chacha Nyaigoti, Chairman, Commission of University Education, Kenya during 1st Regional Conference on Funding Beyong Government Aid for Sustainable Universities, TVETs and Industry Players in East, Central and West Africa' Utalii Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya. 11-13 July 2022

Prof Chacha Nyaigoti

“The Institutions of Higher learning, the universities have tended to think that the ‘World of Work’ and the activities should be undertake in isolation that sometimes reference to the industry, reference to other institutions which have a stake in what is happening in the universities is not important. There is need for all those people including those who prepared the person to be in one mind on this.

So there is need for us to interface, there is need for us to discuss, there is need for us to realize what is out there which is required of these people when they graduate from the University. 

And I think we can only achieve this if there is a relationship and team work between all stakeholders who will employ, who will consume the knowledge that is given to the students at the Universities and also those who give that knowledge. 

And I propose the following: Even as we become rigid, of course some institutions are very rigid, as far as curriculum development is concerned, it is important and imperative that we open up the processes of how curriculums in university system is prepared so that we can bring on board some thoughts of the people who will be the anticipated consumers of the graduates whom you are going to be producing. 

And this can be done in different ways; this is a proposal; if we strengthen career service for students we will have at least helped them to appreciate the fact that going to school is knowledge acquisition, 

Yes, two-how do we ensure that we can still continue producing good people, who get first class which is true first class because I think some first class are not first class anymore.”

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Practice is Priceless

We pride in having been able to transform lives of youth and young members in the society through collaborative initiatives in the sphere of agribusiness, environment
and climate change, information technology, education and critical thinking. By partnering with like-minded institutions from Institutions of Higher Learning, the
Industry and Civil Society, backed by support of both local and national governments, our work with these young men and women have highly contributed to governments, our work with these young men and women have highly contributed to resolving societal issues affecting the world today, climate change being top on our agenda.

Practice is Priceless

Since its inception, we have successfully linked young members of the society to a Consortium of Employers (COE) for either attachment, internships, and jobs (both formal & informal) with a key focus on self-employment. As a means of making a tangible impact on local industries in East Africa and beyond, we have collaborated with Institutions of Higher Learning to ensure that curriculums are revamped and redeveloped to suit the current and future needs of the industry through knowledge-laden students possessing a perspective of critical thinking insightfulness for complex problem-solving skills. To fulfill our mandate, we have spread our ‘tributaries’ in Central and West Africa with ripened underway for entry into South Africa. We endeavor to improve the lives of youth and young members of society by improving their problem-solving capacities given that our future is dependent on technology, information, and innovation.

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