Niche Closure Workshop

The NICHE (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education) KEN 189 project funded by the Netherlands Government formally ended on the 31st March 2018. To formally close the project, a half day event was organized on 5th April 2018 at the UoE Outreach Centre. Participants included the key individuals who played an important role in making the project successful. They included the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology (SAB) colleagues and postgraduate students, University Management, the Outreach Centre (OC) staff and representatives from other schools within UOE, external stakeholders including Uasin Gishu County, the Ministry of Agriculture and farmers.

During the workshop, participants looked back in time and noted that the Project had achieved tremendous results in 6 key areas: Education, Research, Outreach, Capacity Development/Improved Staff Capacity, Management and Gender Mainstreaming. In a brainstorming session, participants took a look into the future generating ideas on how to continue the process of improvement of education, research and outreach services of the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology and by extension the University of Eldoret. The workshop was facilitated by Abigael Otinga, Remco Mur and Jet Proost. The successful completion of the Project was celebrated by sharing a cake amongst the participants.

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