Posted on :Thursday , 20th August 2020
VisionRI, a global development consulting firm, recently organized a webinar for an ongoing project named 'Consultancy Services to Review and Update Oil and Gas Standards in Kenya'. The workshop was organized through the Webinar module of VisionRI's web-based project monitoring and evaluation tool Idea M&E.
In about two hours of the 'Webinar-Validation Workshop-II', Team Leader Dr. Narendra Vashist addressed the workshop from VisionRI Headquarters in Sonepat (India) while Mr. Vincent Mokaya, Standard Specialist of the Project joined from Kenya. The workshop was attended by about 50 participants including several officials of the Kenyan government from various places in Kenya; and VisionRI personnel from India. The project is being carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Republic of Kenya.
"COVID-19 may force us to stay indoors but we cannot grant it to halt development and economic activities. There is a great need to minimize the impacts of lockdown on economy and development. Our project monitoring and evaluation tool Idea-M&E boasts several features including a Webinar module, online meeting rooms, task management, team management, survey tool, and a cloud-based document system that can help in securing business continuity and smooth transition to the new normal," said Mr. J. P. Singh, Managing Director of VisionRI Connexion Services Pvt. Ltd. who himself is an eminent economist of international repute.
He added, "We hope the team will come out with more technological innovations to help the world to wade through the repercussions of this pandemic,â€ In the leadership of Mr. Singh, VisionRI has also recently launched an initiative Center of Excellence on Emerging Development Perspectives (COE-EDP) which focuses to keep track of the transition trajectory of global development and work towards conceptualization, development, and mainstreaming of innovative developmental approaches, frameworks, and practices.