Project Information

PI nameDr Isaac Maina Kariuki
Project titleTraining of teaching Staff in Agricultural and Livestock Biosciences
PartnersAfrican Development Bank, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, BeCA ILRI Hub
Collaborators
  • Prof Joshua Ogweno
  • Dr Joyce Ndemo
  • Dr John Nduko
  • Dr Mary Ambula
Grant amountKShs 45,500,000
Project StatusOngoing
Project LocationEgerton University
Project description This is a Kenyan Government credit from the African Development Bank intended to train existing university and technical institutes teaching staff at Masters and PhD level in engineering and applied sciences. The aim of the training is to meet demand for engineering and applied faculty in institutions of higher learning in Kenya. Agriculture is one of those target areas for training staff. This training contributes to the overall Vision 2030 goal of transforming Kenya into a middle income and industrialized country through the production of high quality human resource to work in the productive sectors of the economy. A key constraint has been the significant low number of qualified teaching staff in Agricultural and Livestock Biosciences that has adversely affected the capability of universities and technical institutes to fill in existing teaching vacancies in applied sciences. This project aims to create a pool of such personnel through training of existing staff at masters and doctorate levels to serve the institutions of higher learning and other research institutions. The training also targets individuals from the general public and the private sector.
Project Start03/01/2018
Project End03/01/2021
Expected outputsAt the end of the project the following are expected: 1) 15 Masters teaching Staff from Public Universities and Technical Institutes in specializations related to Agricultural and Livestock Biosciences 2) 10 Doctoral teaching Staff from Public Universities and Technical Institutes in specializations related to Agricultural and Livestock Biosciences