University of Eldoret and Kenya Seed Company Limited sign an MoU

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The University of Eldoret has signed an MoU with Kenya Seed Company Limited. The MoU’s long-term objective is to stimulate collaboration between UoE and KSCL for the purposes of strengthening UoE’s industrial linkages in pursuit of both academic excellence and national development. The initial discussions started back in 2014.

The KSCL team was led by the Managing Director Mr. Azariah Soi, who in his remarks mentioned that technology is always advancing and research complexities are more difficult now as opposed to 10 years ago thus the need for closer relationships. He quoted from John Donne (1624) saying ‘no man is an island entirely of itself’ thus the need for institutions to work together in the interest of helping the stakeholders at large, both local and international. He was accompanied by Mr. Fred Oloibe (Head of Strategy & Business Development, Ms. Wilkister Simiyu (Company Secretary) & Mr. Alphonse Laboso who was spearheading the MoU.

The UoE team was led by Prof. Pius Kipkemboi who mentioned that the MoU will move forth research and development for the university schools mainly Agriculture and Biotechnology, Environmental Studies and Science. He added that the multidisciplinary approach is the key in future research. With the current environmental changes production of drought-resistant seeds should form the basis of the UoE and KSCL research and relationship. The UoE team present included Prof. Ruth Otunga (DVC, Academic & Students’ Affairs) , Prof. Otto Dangasuk (Team leader of the MoU committee), Prof. Violet Mugalavai (Director, Industrial Links, Partnerships & Collaborations), Prof. Mghendi Mwamburi (Director, Strategic Planning & Perfomance Contracting), Prof. Elizabeth Omami (Dean, Sch. Of Agriculture & Biotechnology), Prof. Vincent Sudoi (Dean, Environmental Studies), Mr. Stephen Anditi (Senior Legal Officer) & Ms. Cynthia Chebii (Corporate Affairs & Marketing).

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