STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS & REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Venue: NAKURU

Duration: 5 days

Fee: 95,000.00 KSh

Non East African Fee: $ 1,150.00

Date: 20 February 2023 to 24 February 2023

Enquiries: +254 723864264

Course Programme

20 February 2023 to 24 February 2023

ABOUT THE COURSE 

Every government enacts laws, legislation, passes policies, promulgates regulations and rules in order to govern societal interactions. With regulations come many types of demands on individuals, organizations and their operations.  These regulations, also referred to as statutory instruments, are administered by bodies established to enforce compliance independently or with oversight by a government organization. The regulations have a cost on the economy, people, businesses, government, etc., but what is important is that the cost should not exceed the benefits. A regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is an analysis of the likely benefits and costs associated with the introduction of a new policy, a regulatory proposal or a statutory instrument. RIA will help one to understand the full consequences across society of each of the proposals one is making.

On the other hand, regulatory compliance involves the act and process of ensuring adherence to regulations. Regulators and oversight agencies carry out regulatory   compliance   by   interpreting   regulations   to   enable the understanding,   compliance   and conformance by the regulated entities.  They also carry out inspections to monitor compliance, enforce penalties to punish defaulters, and engage in consultations with regulated parties to address issues arising out of the process. Enforcing regulatory compliance does not come without challenges. It requires the establishment of strategies and systems to monitor and enforce compliance.

Statutory Instruments & Regulatory Impact Assessment is a 5-day course that is intended to discuss and interrogate the best and the most effective ways of promulgating statutory instruments that consider cost-benefit analysis and other parameters. There is an increase in the number and types of statutory instruments which are made today, and the need for regulatory impact assessment has gained traction in the recent past, with some countries making it a legal requirement in certain cases. At the end of it, regulations must be balanced against the costs imposed by the regulations on the people, the environment, the business, the international community, etc.

TRAINING FOCUS

Highlights of the course will be an interactive concrete discussion of:

1.     Introduction: definitions and principles;

2.     Statutory instruments and their place in the statute book;

3.     Types of statutory instruments;

4.     Statutory instruments as handmaidens of public policy;

5.     Statutory framework for regulatory impact assessment;

6.     The objectives, goals and outcome of RIA;

7.     Regulatory impact assessment: global view and developments;

8.     Practical application of RIA: the A-Z of key steps;

9.     RIA as a tool for monitoring of compliance and review.


OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
By the end of the course the participant will be equipped to-

a)    Demonstrate an understanding of statutory instruments and their role in the legal system;

b)    Show how statutory instruments provides interface between law and policy issues;

c)    Explain the expressions “regulatory impact assessment”

d)    Describe, in practical terms, the process of regulatory impact assessment;

e)    Apply regulatory impact assessment principles, tools and methods to the promulgation of statutory instruments for their organizations;

f)     Use RIA as a tool for monitoring regulatory compliance and review.  

TARGET AUDIENCE

The training is suitable for the following, amongst others:

       Relevant officers employed by State corporations;

       Board members of State corporations;

       Commissioners and staff of Constitutional commissions;

       County governments.

       Officers in the Law, Justice and Order Sector, including the administration of justice;

       Regulatory and oversight agencies;

       Private persons interested in matters of regulation and oversight;

       Policy makers and policy analysts;

       Persons involved in developing legislation or legislative proposals.

YOUR INVESTMENT: Ksh. 95,000 inclusive of VAT and registration fee (covers tuition fees, course materials, stationery, lunch and refreshments). Non-East Africans pay USD 1,150.

LSK CPD POINTS: Members of the Law Society of Kenya who attend and complete the training will be entitled, on payment of extra 1,000.00 to be awarded 3 CPD points. Payment of this sum shall be effected during the training, as will be directed by the organizers of the training.

Payment: Money should be deposited in the School’s account:  (Account No. 202 2029 110 ABSA Bank PLC, Absa Plaza Branch, Nairobi, Kenya) and the bank slip or evidence of electronic funds transfer presented or scanned. 

 

Please note that we would wish to have your duly completed application form and proof of payment (or confirmation of participation) by 16th January 2023  o enable us to adequately prepare for the course.

 

For any queries, contact Course Coordinator, Mr Isaac Kuloba on ikuloba@ksl.ac.ke, or Jacqueline jacqueline@ksl.ac.ke; Christine cmwanza@ksl.ac.ke 

Theme: "Understanding RIA: A-Z of the Process"

CPD Points: 3