MOUs

MOUS BETWEEN EGERTON AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS

SRNo.

Date Initiated/ Signed

Institutions Involved and Contact Person

Responsibilities and Main Focus

Category of organization

1.

3.8.2001

Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru

Develop institutional capacity building and human resource development and management of health training programmes at Egerton for improvement of health services in Kenya

Government Ministry

2.

25.9.2001

Tea Research Foundation of Kenya

The development and application of biotechnology in respect to tea and other crops associated with tea

State Corporation/Authority

3.

1.2.2001

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Expansion of scholarly ties to promote mutual understanding, encouragement of academic exchange and co-operation

University

4.

2.10.2002

University of South Africa

(UNISA)

Develop co-operation between the two parties, to encourage academic exchange and collaboration and to advance education in the respective institutions, the parties, in the spirit of equality and mutual benefit

University

5.

16.5.2002

Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STACK)

Develop training curriculum and assessment for seed companies/inspectors seeking to be accredited to undertake private seed certification service and develop quality manuals for seed companies

Association

6.

Kenyan Institutions of Higher Education Consortium

Long and short term exchange programmes, for faculty and staff, collaborative research activities:

§ Running of summer programmes

§ Soliciting for scholarships

Association

7.

5.11.1998

National Plant Breeding Research Centre (Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Njoro

Combine efforts of the two institutions to stimulate scientific reference, cooperation, strengthen teaching and research and also provide service to the community as a way of promoting national development in Kenya

State Corporation/Authority

8.

5.12.1997

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

Undertake joint research

International Centre

9.

28.3.2002

Egerton University and Indian institutions

Establishment of links in areas of Distance Education, textile science, engineering and technology for both staff and students in areas of research and postgraduate studies

Association

10.

9.1.2003

Lake Nakuru World Famous Hotel and Eco-Tourism Management College

Establish compatible programmes in training competent and qualified graduates in Hotel and Eco-Tourism Management

College

11.

10.4.2001

Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi

Combine initiatives, efforts and utilization of resources of the two institutions to undertake education and training programmes, research and outreach activities for the development of health professions in Kenya for the improvement of health services as a means of national development

College

12.

14.2.2003

Makerere University (MAK)

Establish cooperation centred on collaborative research, teaching and exchange of staff and students, developing scientific competence and institutional capacity building

University

13.

16.10.2001

Karlstads Universitet, Sweden

Exchange research findings, publications, sharing cost of academic teaching resources, academic visits by students

University

14.

The International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) Delft, The Netherlands

Research and training in aquatic and wetland resource management

International Centre

15.

Russian Peoples Friendship University (RUSSIA)

Education and research oriented exchange programme

University

16.

30.6.99

Kenya Agricultural Research  Institute

·Training and capacity building

·Research

·Joint Open and Field Days

·Packaging and dissemination of technologies

·Exchange of students and staff

·Exchange of research materials

·Exchange of literature and unclassified data

State Corporation/Authority

17.

Sokoine University of Agriculture – Tanzania

Teaching staff/student exchange and research collaboration

University

18.

02.02.2004

Kericho Highlands Bible College

Egerton University to supervise the teaching of Computer Applications examine and award certificates which would be EU or KHBC certificates

College

19.

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Understanding education initiatives and training programmes, research and activities for development of human resources

University

20.

8.3.2000

Ministry of Internal Security

Department of Defence,

Training military personnel to enhance to quality of human resources

Government Ministry

21.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Institutional building in enhancement, training, research and information dissemination for global sustainable environment development

UN organization

22.

July 1994

Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), People’s Republic of China

Joint collaboration in capacity advancement in research, training, information dissemination and cultural exchange in view of stimulating scientific and cultural co-operation for both staff and students

Universsity

23.

Clark University, Programme for International Development, Planning and Environment

Community based decision-making and natural resource management geared towards poverty alleviation

University

24.

17.2.2003 by NCSU not EU

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University

Joint effort by the two institutions to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthening teaching and research to promote international development

University

25.

01.09.2003

Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute

· Development and application of biotechnology and indigenous knowledge utilization

· Management of aquatic resources

· Aquatic production technologies

· Harvesting, processing, packing, preserva technologies

· Post-harvest technologies

· Socio-economic impacts of fisheries & aquatics and aquaculture

State Corporation/Authority

26.

31/03/2004

Ministry of Agriculture

Kilifi Institute of Agriculture (KIA)

Mounting of collaborative programmes to stimulate science education and technology in view of strengthening staff and students’ development

Government Ministry

27.

31/03/2004

Ministry of Agriculture

Bukura Agricultural College (BAC)

Utilization of optimum collaboration to strengthen scientific, educational and technological development for the two institutions DVC-RE

Government Ministry

28.

Pyrethrum Board of Kenya

Development of agricultural technology and the need for building in research, training and agricultural dissemination

State Corporation/Authority

29. i

24/09/2003

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

· Participation in seminars and academic meetings.

· Exchange of academic materials, publications and other information.

· Special short-term academic programmes.

· Joint educational, cultural and research activities.

· Exchange of faculty members for research, lecturers and discussions.

· Exchange of advance graduate students for collaborative or independent research.

University

30.

16/6/2004

Häme Polytechnic (HAMK), Finland

Collaboration established in the fields of Education, Applied Science and Technology with aim of forging and strengthening link

The scope of content can be expanded to other areas through concrete cooperation between faculties, departments, units or researchers.

Exchange of visiting professors, lecturers and students between and amongst various cooperating faculties, department or units.

College/Polytechnic

31.

25.05.2005

Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG)

P.O. Box 39493-00623

Nairobi

· Research and technology development on municipal waste management.

· Participatory technical trials and demonstration of appropriate technology models.

· Community and partners training on appropriate waste management.

· Design and development of Bills of Quantities for appropriate technology options/plants.

· Support programme in fundraising activities.

· Strengthen knowledge sharing and influencing.

· Reporting on progress.

Company

32.

14.07.2005

Kenya Agricultural research Institute (KARI)

· Integrate training, research production and technology transfer for academic excellence,  increased agricultural productivity, and national development.

· Collaborative research projects/activities

· Joint supervision of students

· Short-term training programmes

· Field attachment programmes

· Teaching and research exchange programme for staff

· Student and trainee exchange programmes.

State Corporation/Authority

33.

24/10/2005

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

· Organic farming

· Agroforestry

· Forestry

International Centre

34.

28.10.2005

Ministry of Livestock & fisheries Development

Dairy Training Institute (DTI)

Naivasha

· Training in education, practices and extension of dairy technologies

· Research in dairy technologies and socio-economic impacts of the dairy industry.

· Staff and student exchange programmes

Government Ministry

35.

26.05.2006

German technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Biogas and other renewable energy sources:

· Scientific research

· Capacity building

· Appropriate technologies and enterprise development

· Postgraduate student research

· Natural resources management and dry-land utilization

· Gender and women studies

International NGO

36.

17.10.2006

Coffee Research Foundation

, Ruiru

· Development and application of biotechnology in respect of coffee, pre-harvest and, post-harvest technologies.

· Research in socio-economic impact of coffee cultivation in Kenya

· Development and improvement of coffee production, processing, packaging, preservation, and storage machinery .

· Coffee pests and diseases

· Staff exchange and attachment programmes

State Corporation/Authority

37.

28.11.2006

Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority

(ENNDA), Isiolo

· Collaborative research on aloe, gums, resins, dryland medicinal plants & products, dryland livestock production, water harvesting, drought management, drought resistant fodder crops.

· Staff and student exchange programmes.

State Corporation/Authority

38.

17.01.2007

Highlands Natural Plants, Ol Kalou

· Horticulture Student Attachment

· Collaborative research

Company

39.

19.04.2007

Kenya Institute of Professional Counselling

· Teaching, research, consultancy and student and staff exchanges

· Certificate and degree courses

College

40.

08.05.2007

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS),

NAIROBI

· Natural resources management and value addition

· Wildlife conservation and management

· General livelihood related research

· Staff/students development and exchange

· Joint capacity building

· Ecosystem conservation and management which included forests, marine/wetlands and savannah

State Corporation/Authority

41.

11.06.2007

Maasai Education Discovery (MED)

· Identify, develop and mount collaboration programmes

· Community Development

· Project planning and management

Community organization

42.

28.06.2007

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

· Identify and promote collaborative research

· Enhance exchange and sharing of information

· Promote building of human and institutional capacities

· Provide technical backstopping in matters related to forestry development

State Corporation/Authority

43.

18.07.2007

Mogadishu University

· Research

· Faculty exchange

· Certificate and degree courses

University

44.

05.09.2007

David Jesse Consultancy Services (DJCS)

· Improve the living standards of the community

· Conduct training and awareness programmes

· Initiate income generating  activities towards poverty reduction

· Act as a linkage and network agency

· Initiate educational support services

Company

45.

18.01.2008

Railway Training Institute (RTI)

· Staff exchange

· Diploma and Degree courses

· Research

College

46.

24.07.2008

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

· Collaboration with the University

· Collaboration in joint research and publications

· Exchange of data and information

· Co-supervise postgraduate students

· Provide expertise to ICRISAT

· Seek expertise from ICRISAT

International Centre

47. *

19.2.2008

Leibniz-Institute of Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB, Germany)

· Research in Post-Harvest Engineering and Crop Science

· Exchange of visiting professors, lecturers and staff

· Mutual exchange of information

· Publication of books and journals

· Supervision of postgraduate students

College

48.

24.3.2008

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited KenGen

&

University of Western Ontario, Research Development & Services

· Joint Scientific Research and Training in various areas

· Organization and hosting of joint short term training courses

· Joint institutional capacity building

· Exchange of staff and students

· Sharing of equipment and facilities

· Joint tendering of consultancy and technical assistance

· Dissemination of research findings

· Exchange of information and documentation

State Corporation/Authority

49.

14.11.2008

British Council and East African Growers Group Ltd.

· Improve competitiveness of company partners

· Develop high caliber graduates as business leaders

· Increase the business relevance of the knowledge base ( academic and research institutions) to promote enterprise, innovation and productivity.

Company

50.

23.12.2008

Orrorin Community Organization OCO

· Collaborate in the conduct and promotion of collaborative research

· Develop joint proposals to seek grants to fund collaborative research and development

· Encourage, support and facilitate the exchange of staff and information

· Facilitate staff to take (TDA) Temporary Duty Assignment

Community Orgnization

51.

11.2.2009

University of Vienna, Austria

· Exchange of doctoral and diploma students

· Exchange of faculty members and research/technical experts for short-term visits.

· Design and implementation of collaborative research and extension projects.

· Exchange of scholarly publications and other information in areas of mutual interest.

· Joint seminars, training courses and conferences.

University

52.

14.05.2009

BOKU, KARI and SZEGED

· Design and implementation of collaborative research and extension projects.

· Exchange of scholarly publications and other information in areas of mutual interest.

· Joint seminars, training courses and conferences.

University

53.

16.04.2009

University Kassel, Germany

· Exchange of doctoral and diploma students

· Exchange of faculty members and research/technical experts for short-term visits.

· Design and implementation of collaborative research and extension projects.

· Exchange of scholarly publications and other information in areas of mutual interest.

· Joint seminars, training courses and conferences.

University

54.

22.08.2009

The Open University of Tanzania (OUT)

· Academic and research

· ICT applications

· Consultancy

· Publications

· Students and staff exchange

· Continuing Education Programmes

University

55.

26.11.2009

Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources

· Project management and implementation

· Sharing of physical facilities

· Institutional capacity building

· Staff and student exchange and attachment

· Research, innovation and technology development and dissemination

· Commercialization and marketing of products and services

· Consultancy

· Joint publications

Government Ministry

56.

03.06.2010

Swiss tropical & Public Health Institute

· Collaborative research; “Enhancing prevention and control of Rift Valley Fever in East Africa by intersectoral assessment of control options”

College

57.

18.06.2010

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)

· Natural Resource and Landscape Conservation in the Mara River Basin (MRB)

· Livelihood Improvement in the MRB

· Wildlife & Habitat Conservation

· Capacity Building and Leadership

· Policy Development

State Corporation/Authority

58.

04.10.2010

Hebei University

· Facilities development

· Exchange visits

· Faculty exchange

· Co-organization of short courses

· Collaboration research

· Ph.D studies

University

59.

08.10.2010

Novus International Inc.

· Develop local capacity to support analytical needs for livestock feed.

· Provide equipment and training for an analytical laboratory at Egerton University for the local feed industry.

International Centre

60.

28.01.2011

ASHI Self Help Group, FAIDA Seeds and RUDESTA

· Research, consultancy and technological development activities for ASALs

· Natural resources management and dry-land utilization

· Poverty alleviation through farming systems, appropriate technology, enterprise development.

·

Community organization

61.

22.03. 2011

Leldet Ltd.

· Produce, market and sell seed of plant varieties from Egerton University in Kenya Tanzania and Uganda (herein after referred to as the territory).

Company

62.

26.04.2011

Home Grown (K)  Ltd.

· Research Material Transfer

Company

63.

26.09.2011

Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien, Austria (BOKU)

· Master and doctoral student exchange

· Staff short- term visits

· Collaborative research

· Collaborative extension projects

· Joint seminars, training courses, & conferences

· Exchange of scholarly publications

University

64.

01.10.2011

Bayer East Africa Ltd.

· Student internships/Attachment

· In-house trials for postgraduate students

· Graduate student projects/research

· Guest lectureships

Company

65.

November 2011

Kenya Industrial Research Institute (KIRDI)

· Enhance professional skills of the staff of the two institutions through training

· Conduct joint research and technological development activities

· Encourage and stimulate professional interaction among staff of the two institutions

· Enrich professionalism by exchange of experiences, information and publications

State Corporation/Authority

66.

March, 2012

University of Agriculture Faisalbad, Pakistan

· Develop the academic and cultural interchange through mutual assistance in the areas of education and research

University

67.

December, 2012

Zhejiang A&F University, China

· Develop community-based bamboo tree nurseries for growing bamboo tree seedlings on a pilot basis

· Initiate bamboo tree-growing pilot projects of 30 ha each aimed at reaching 2000 ha for generating income and carbon credits

· Develop a Bamboo Research, Training, Information Dissemination and Development Centre

· Establish Bamboo factories for the production and utilization of bamboo products through Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (Cottage Industries)

University

68.

October 2012

Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Science (Nanjing) China

· Improve the livelihood of communities on sustainable basis

· Enhance professional skills in staff

· Train and produce productive and responsible graduates

· Conduct joint research and technology development activities

University

69.

January 2013

Ministry of Regional Development

Focus: Joint design, strategy and project implementation and capacity building between Egerton University and Ministry of Regional development authorities in Kenya

i) To boost and enhance development and industrialization through research, training, innovation technological development and commercialisation and marketing in the areas of the two organisation’s mandate

ii) To provide an instrument for establishing various collaborative initiatives for the growth and mutual benefit of the two institutions.

iii) To enhance professional skills of staff in both institutions through training, interactions and exchange of experiences and information.

Government Ministry

70.

January 2013

Access Agriculture

Collaborate in the development of video-mediated learning towards sustainable agriculture.  More specifically, the partners:

  • Participate in development and dissemination of farmer-to-farmer training materials
  • Develop and exchange research materials
  • Produce quality farmer training videos
  • Stimulate uptake and use of training materials

71.

March 2013

Faida Seeds Oil Crop Development Ltd

Egerton University to undertake the production, marketing and sale of seed of certain plant varieties on behalf on Faida Seeds Oil Crop Development Ltd

Company

72.

February 2013

Ministry of Medical Service

· Joint collaboration to mutually offer Education, training, research and outreach services

· Joint collaboration to mutually offer attachments /placements for the students from Egerton University pursuing medical and health related programs in the field of Health sciences in order to get clinical exposure at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital of the Ministry of Medical Services

Government Ministry

73.

March 2013

The National Industrial Training Authority

Egerton University to Pilot NITA’s approved floriculture course curriculum in selected flower companies

State Corporation/Authority

74.

November, 2013

Kenya Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Association

and

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

Undertake value chain analysis of dairy, fruits, vegetables and cereals through evaluation of physical and financial flow of the industry, development of technical and business model scenarios, analysis of post-harvest bottlenecks and opportunities, identification of value addition opportunities for the local and export market and development of action-oriented recommendations for specific regions in the country

Association

75.

November 2013

Geothermal Development Company

· to promote interest in the teaching, training and research activities of the respective parties

· to enhance the understanding of the economic, cultural, Social and environmental issues,

· to engage in collaborative consultancy for the respective parties,

· promote development of projects for institutional and community development.

State Corporation and Company