The Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) was established in 1971 when the founders of the Society felt the need to establish the professional body to guide and bring together PR practitioners in Kenya. PRSK was formed by constitution and is a registered Society. The Society's broad objective is to advance excellence in Public Relations in Kenya and to ensure that the practice continues to thrive within the ethical framework defined by the profession.
To keep abreast with the global dynamics of the profession and to create networking opportunities for the practitioner, PRSK affiliates to regional, continental, and global PR bodies. Within the East African region, PRSK is a member of the East African Public Relations Association (EAPRA). PRSK is a member of the Federation of Africa Public Relations Association (FAPRA) www.fapra.org, the continental body for all PR national associations in Africa. At the global level, PRSK is a founder member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management (GA) www.globalpr.org. Also, members subscribe to the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), www.ipra.org thus forming the Kenya IPRA chapter.
In order that the highest degree of respect for the profession is maintained, members adhere to a code of ethics. The PRSK Code of Professional Conduct is based on the code of Athens, which was authored by Lucien Matrat, member emeritus (France) of IPRA. The code of Athens was adopted by the IPRA general assembly in Athens on 12th May 1965, and modified in Teheran on 17th April 1968. IPRA later gained observer status at the United Nations. Its code of Ethics was founded on the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
PRSK adopted the Global Alliance Universal Protocol, which aims in achieving a unified profession and industry worldwide.
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
Plot 1275, Adesoji Aderemi Street, Zone D Estension, Gudu District, Abuja, Nigeria
Established in 1963, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) the professional body of qualified Public Relations Practitioners, attained charter status in 1990 with Decree 16 (now Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria). The Law mandates NIPR to regulate the practice and direct the development of Public Relations as a profession in Nigeria. The law also makes it illegal to practice Public Relations, under any title, in Nigeria without NIPR certification.
Governance and Administration
As the centre of policy initiatives, NIPR’s 22-member Governing Council which is elected every two years directs the affairs of the Institute. Sitting as an electoral college, the Council elects the President and the Vice President of the institute who respectively serve as its Chairman and Vice Chairman. Acting on behalf of Council as the Chief Executive (CEO) of the institute, the president provides leadership in the management of NIPR business through the chapters, committees and the National Secretariat.
NIPR branch organisation in States and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) are called Chapters. Each has an elected executive council led by a chairman. The National Secretariat with the Registrar and departmental heads appointed by council, constitutes the administrative hub of the Institute.
Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA)
Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa
ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, P.O.Box 282, 2123 Pinegowrie, Randburg, South Africa
Established in 1957, the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) represents professionals in public relations and communication management throughout the southern African region, including Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.
PRISA plays a leading role in uniting professionals and driving transformation.
To be the recognised leader of the public relations and communication management profession in southern Africa and beyond.
* To establish PRISA as the authority for the public relations profession * To foster the professionalisation of public relations practice in Southern Africa * To set and maintain professional ethics and standards among members of the Institute * To provide dynamic value-added services to members of the Institute and thereby to its stakeholders * To establish public relations as a strategic management function * To continually transform the Institute to stay ahead of the dynamic changes in the social, political and economic environment
APRA- African Public Relations Association
APRA- African Public Relations Association 77 Oduduwa Crescent, Gra Ikeja, Lagos - Nigeria Phone: + 2348034071104
Peterson Integrated Communications Institute is a wholly owned subsidiary of Peterson Integrated Communications Limited (PICL), a Strategic Communication firm incorporated in Kenya and with operations in Eastern and Central Africa. The Institute specializes on skills-based short-term coaching and training in Strategic Communication and Public Relations.
Through its flagship programme dubbed “The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty and Lead Effectively,” that commenced in 2016, the institute has coached hundreds of senior leaders ranging from Board Chairmen, CEOs, Government Ministers and Chief Officers in Africa. Other programmes on offer include Measurement of PR and Strategic Communication programmes, Stakeholders Engagement, Collaboration and Communication Approaches, among other strategic communication training programmes that are tailored to clients’ strategic communication requirements. These programmes are scheduled on various dates and venues in the course of a calendar year. The institute, through collaborations and networks, has embarked on a journey to extend these niche training programmes to the rest of the world, reaching five continents by the year 2020.
Through a string of global and regional consultants in strategic communications, PICL maintains a pool of highly rated global coaches. The Institute is a member of Global Alliance as well as Association of Public Relations and Communication Management Firms (APRECOM) through its holding company - Peterson Integrated Communications Ltd. APRECOM is the firms’ chapter of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).
Mr. Peter Mutie, the Executive Chairman and CEO of PICL, is a distinguished communication professional who has worked in a dynamic mix of sectors in Kenya and Africa. Peter has held senior positions in corporate leadership. He is Former Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Film Commission, Board Member of Communication Authority of Kenya, BrandKenya Board, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, among other public and private sector organisations. He is also the immediate Past President of African Public Relations Association (2011 – 2015) and Past Chairman of PRSK (2007 – 2011).
ELIZADE University, established in 2012, is a private educational institution situated in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria. The University aims to be an institution with the best traditions in the production of self-reliant, ethics-conscious, globally competitive graduates imbued with requisite skills, competencies and ability to be key players in the nation’s quest for socio-economic and technological development. The University’s learning environment comprises state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities, as well as teaching equipment that are at par with those in educational institutions abroad. Learning is student-centered in the University, and is conducted with international best practices by top flight academics. Accommodation, dining, leisure, sports, mentorship and moderated socialization are guaranteed on campus.
Elizade University seeks to be a globally competitive institution that produces entrepreneurial, innovative and ethical graduates
To produce graduates with the appropriate skills and knowledge for the development of the nation and global competitiveness.