Mr. Johnson Ireri Kinyua, the Director University Advancement Office (Left) in group photo with Mrs. Jane Save Ngungo, Senior Marketing Advisor for innovation Norway (3rd Left), Prof. Charles Mulei, Acting Principal CAVS (4th Left) and other members who attended the meeting at the Principal’s Office.
University of Nairobi’s Directorate of University Advancement has embarked on efforts to renew the University’s relationship with Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through Innovation Norway. Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.
Chaired by Prof. Charles Mulei, Principal CAVS (Ag), the meeting focused on reviving partnership between NORAD and the University of Olso to support the College in providing training equipment and extension of Department of Public Health Pharmacology & Toxicology (PHPT) Building so as to accommodate the ever growing College student numbers. Secondly, discussions on enhancing support for the establishment of Center of Graduate Research and developing floriculture and horticulture farm at CAVS were made. The College also sought to actively engage NORAD in developing its 12,000 acre Kibwezi farm into a model technology mechanized farm for Kenya.
Mrs. Jane Save Ngungo, the Senior Marketing Advisor for Innovation Norway, expressed joy and optimism to the initiative. She thanked Prof. Mulei and Mr. Johnson Ireri Kinyua, the Director University Advancement Office, for their efforts towards ensuring that the collaboration gets a fresh life.
On his part, Mr. Kinyua promised to initiate more development oriented partnerships and collaborations between the University of Nairobi and other willing organizations, institutions and research centers.
Previous partnerships with NORAD had enabled the College to build the PHPT Block, train more Masters and PhD students through scholarships and develop a strong research base to the students and lecturers as well.
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