On Wenesday April 4th April The delegation from University of Eldoret led by Prof. Violet Mugalavai Director, Industrial Linkages Partnerships and collaboration, had the authority of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Eldoret to engage in signing memorandum of Understanding with World Vision Kenya.
The two organisations signed the MoU and agreed to actualize it, The Parties’ objective is to collaborate in empowering staff of both organizations to enable them be effective and efficient in the quality of their service delivery thereby enhancing the degree of impact on their clients’ lives. Such clients include the students and the communities targeted by the collaborating parties. This objective aligns fully with the vision and mission of both organizations. Consequently, the proposed collaboration will draw heavily on strengths and capacities of both organizations to ensure achievement of the objects of this collaboration.
The intended outcomes of this proposed collaboration include joined efforts in research and innovation, training and outreach in the areas of mutual interest including agriculture and livelihood development, environmental management, natural resource management, education and development. This is geared at creating innovative solutions for improving skills and capacity for students and staff, reducing poverty in society and improving the general standard of living for communities the two organizations are working with.
The Parties identify the following major areas of collaboration:
- Research, innovation and extension in the areas of:
- Environmental and Natural Resource Management to promote sustainability environmental resources and reduce environmental disasters
- Agriculture and Biotechnology to advance food security and economic development,
- Business and Management Sciences to promote enterprise development and wealth creation,
- Education to advance an innovative and competitive teacher education and service provision,
- Engineering to improve efficiency and enhance productivity,
- Human Resource Development to enhance capacity and returns of social capital,
- Science to promote the exploration of scientific studies in the fields of chemistry, biology, and physics for enhancement of health sanitation and environmental concerns such as pollution assessment and mitigation.
- Training and staff capacity building
- Project development and implementation
- Industrial attachment and placement
- Joint fundrasing on any area of mutual interest
Details of Collaboration
Environment and Natural Resources: The Parties will collaborate to explore and implement joint projects to advance conservation of the environment and natural resources therein to promote sustainable management of the essential ecological processes and life support systems such as land, water, forests among others.
Agriculture and Livelihoods: The Parties will collaborate to explore and implement joint projects to advance the agriculture of food production, value chain and consumption, access to nutritional assessment and intervention for vulnerable communities.
Business and financial management: The Parties will collaborate in enhancing customer satisfaction and firm performance.
Staff and Students Development: The Parties will collaborate to explore and implement joint projects to expand training activities and opportunities for staff and/or students of both organizations. This will promote development and enrichment of experience, expertise and professionalism. This shall be attained through training, industrial attachment, exchange of experiences information and publications.
Research and Innovation: The Parties will collaborate in advancing research, innovation and outreach in their areas of common interest.
Consultancy and Advocacy: The collaborating Parties will employ the expertise present within the two organizations with regard to consultancy and advocacy.
Government Relations: This collaboration will support outreach to County and national governments and related institutions/agencies to support collaborative activity at national and county level that advance agricultural, natural resource and technological advancement to both students and communities.
Collaboration in the above areas take full cognizance of the need for holistic human development and this is in line with the shared vision of the two organizations that aims to realize betterment of human life.
In attendance from UoE were Prof. Elizabeth Omami-Dean, SAGR, Dr. Paul Odwori Dean, SECO Dr. Andrew Kiplagat ,HoD Planning & Mgt ,Dr. Grace Cheserek Snr. Lect. SENV and Mr. Edgar Saitoti, Admin Nairobi Liaisons Office.
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