Collaborations in Humanities and Social Sciences

Backlinks To Chss

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African Women's Studies Centre

Abo Akademi University Exchange Programme

The Centre also received sponsorship for an exchange programme student for one of its pioneer PhD students at the Abo Akademi University in Finland in 2010/2011. While there, the student pursued coursework on methodological issues of her PhD thesis on peace studies and conflict resolution

Albina Wambui


Albina Wambui got an opportunity for a three month exchange programme in Finland at Åbo Akademi University. After her exchange programme and in collaboration with Dr. Emezat Mengesa of Addis Ababa University and with Jane Wambui,a colleague, she got an opportunity to teach a course during the September 2012 semester at Åbo Akademi on gender and conflict. Later in the month of October 2012, she also got an opportunity to teach the same intensive course at Addis Ababa.

Albina has so far succeeded in getting registered as a PhD student at Åbo Akademi. The exposure has so far brought about discourses that will enrich her research.

Veronica Waeni Nzioki


Veronica Waeni from the AWSC Secretariat went to Åbo Akademi University for the autumn 2012 North-South-South exchange programme at the Department of Social Sciences, Women Studies, during the last quarter of 2012. During her time at the Women Studies, she took up courses on: Nordic Perspectives on Gender, Equality and Welfare; Conflict and Gender; Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities in South African Contexts; Finnish as a Foreign Language Level 1; and Thesis Seminars. The programme was funded by the Finnish Centre of International Mobility (CIMO).

This gave her an understanding of the welfare state as well as Nordic feminism, specifically key features of the Nordic welfare state and its historical, political, and ideological foundations in relation to gender; work, health, political power, etc; skills in the analysis of the interconnections between gender, conflict and peace building in contemporary interstate conflicts; basic knowledge of the Finnish language which was helpful to her everyday social life within Finland.

Wanjiku Gathoni Gacheche


Wanjiku Gacheche attended an intensive course in Addis Ababa University coordinated by the North-South-South Programme. The courses which ran from 29th October to 7th November 2012were in Gender, Nationalism and the Body. The courses saw the convergence of very eager to learn Gender studies students from the University of Nairobi, Makerere University, the University of Western Cape and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Abo Akademi University and the University of Lapland, both from Finland and the hosts - Addis Ababa University.


Africa America Higher Education Partnership (aahep) Programme

The Centre has already established a linkage programme with (AAHEP). The programme helps promote scholarship of Women Scientists from Africa or of African descent with the aim of bringing women’s perspectives and experiences into global and regional policy formulation and influence. The programme is a partnership with other higher education institutions in the sub-Saharan Africa with AWSC being the coordination point. The programme has seen Florence Muindi Mbithi, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, receive a scholarship at the University of Denver in Colorado for the Fall Quarter 2011 for her MSc. in Mechatronics Systems Engineering degree program. After acquiring the MSc. degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering, she plans to start working on a PhD degree soon afterwards and later work in academia, in the public or private sectors and as a consultant in policy making specializing in technology development and economic decision analysis.


Florence Muindi Mbithi, AAHEP’s programme first beneficiary


Africa-america Higher Education Partnerships (aahep)

AAHEP is a Colorado-Based, non -profit, charitable organization formed in 2011. AAHEP seeks to establish and maintain focussed, long-term (10-15 year) partnerships between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa and the United States of America to enhance the capabilities of each institution to serve its students and the general common good. Such partnerships are envisioned as roughly similar to sister-state and sister-pairings, based upon a symmetry of mutual respect, mutual interests, and mutual contribution to the overall effectiveness of the partnership.  Such Partnerships recognize the indespensable role role of (HEIs).


The African Women's Studies Centre has already established a linkage programme with AAHEP. The programme is helping promote women scientists' scholarship in Africa or of women with African descent with the aim of bringing the women's perspectives and experiences into global and regional policy formulation and influence. 


The programme is a partnership with other Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa with AWSC being the coordination point. The programme has seen Florence Muindi Mbithi, a graduate in mechanical engineering from the University of Nairobi; receive a scholarship at the University of Denver in Colorado for the fall quarter 2011 for her MSc. in mechatronics systems engineering, she plans to start working on a PhD soon afterwards and later work in academia, in the public or private sectors and as a consultant in policy making specializing in technology development and economic decision analysis.


Globalization, Knowledge And The Body: Abo Akademi University-finland And University Of Nairobi(african Women's Studies Centre) -kenya

Concerning the Project “Globalization, Knowledge and the Body” Abo Akademi University- Finland and the University of Nairobi (African Women’s Studies Centre)-Kenya agreed on a cooperation whose primary objectives were; to give opportunities for degree students enrolled at the partner universities to study abroad; and to give opportunities for teaching staff to teach at partner universities.

The two institutions agreed to cooperate in the following modes: student exchange on undergraduate, graduate and/or postgraduate level; exchange of faculty; teaching; and network meetings.


Through the programme the African Women’s Studies Centre received a sponsorship for an exchange programme student for one of its pioneer PhD students at Abo Akademi University Finland in 2010/2011. While there, Albina Wambui pursued coursework on methodological issues of her PhD thesis on peace studies and conflict resolution. After her exchange programme and in collaboration with Dr. Emezat Mengesa of Addis Ababa University-Ethiopia and with Jane Wambui, a colleague, she got an opportunity to teach a course on Gender and Conflict during the September 2012 semester at Abo Akademi University. She also got another opportunity to teach the same intensive course at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Albina has so far succeeded in getting registered as a PhD student at Abo Akademi University.


Veronica Waeni from the AWSC secretariat went to Abo Akademi University, Finland for the autumn, 2012 North- South-South exchange programme at the Department Social Sciences, Women’s Studies; where she took up courses on Nordic Perspectives on Gender, Equality and Welfare; Gender and Conflict; Finnish Language; and Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities in South African Contexts. The programme was funded by the Finnish Centre for International Mobility (CIMO).


Wanjiku Gacheche attended an intensive course in Addis Ababa University-Ethiopia coordinated by the North- South-South programme from 29th October to 7th November 2012, on Gender nationalism and the Body. The participants of the course were Gender Studies Students from the University of Nairobi-Kenya, Makerere University-Uganda, Stellenbosch University-South Africa, University of the Western Cape- South Africa, Abo Akademi University-Finland, University of Lapland -Finland and the hosts Addis Ababa University- Ethiopia.

Link: Abo Akademi

Trade Policy Analysis And Negotiation: Australia Awards In Africa-short Course Awards 2012-2013: Between The University Of Adelaide , Australia And African Women's Studies Centre, University Of Nairobi

Gunn Rural Management (GRM) is an international development management firm specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations, including acting as a management consultant and international project manager to the Commonwealth of Australia. GRM has engaged the services of the University of Adelaide to design and deliver short courses in Trade and Policy Analysis and Negotiation in Australia and/or Africa to sponsored African participants.


The university of Adelaide (Australia) and the African Women’s Studies Centre (University of Nairobi) entered into a Services Agreement on Trade Policy Analysis and Negotiation; Australia Awards in Africa-Short Course Awards 2012-2013: Semester Two, 2012.


On 19th November for the first module in Cape Town, the African Women’s Studies Centre delivered a one day workshop on the relationship between trade and gender issues to African trade officials. Jim Redden, Director of International Programs, Institute for International Trade- University of Adelaide oversaw the programme. The representative from the African Women’s Studies Centre designed and facilitated the one day ‘Gender and Trade’ workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

Link: Institute for International Trade

Institute Of Anthropology, Gender & African Studies


Link: AfricomNet

Bryn Mawr College

Student and faculty exchange

Link: Bryn Mawr College

Centre For The Study Of Adolescence

Link: Centre for the study of Adolescence

Drugs For Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva , Switzerland

Link: Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva , Switzerland

Familly Health International

Link: Familly Health International

Ford Foundation

Link: Ford Foundation

Gbv Forum


Higher Education Loans Board

Link: Higher Education Loans Board

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

Link: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

Mediamax Network

Link: Mediamax Network

National Museums Of Kenya

Link: National Museums of Kenya

National Peace Building Steering Committee

Link: National peace Building steering committee

Population Council

Link: Population council

Population Services International

Link: Population Services International


Link: sida-sarec

Steno Diabetes Center

Research and Training

Link: Steno Diabetes Center

The Wenner-gren Foundation

Link: The Wenner-Gren Foundation

Un Women

Link: UN Women

Western Indian Marine Scientific Association

Link: Western Indian Marine Scientific Association

Faculty of Arts

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Debre Markos University

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Kanazawa University

Link: Kanazawa University

Makerere University

Makerere University

Link: Makerere University

Ping My Url Sites


Soka University

Soka University

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Starspath Directory

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Submission Web Directory

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Web Directory Backlinks

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Department of Confucius

Chinese Wushu (kongfu) Association 中华武术协会

In 1958, the government established the All-China Wushu Association as an umbrella organization to regulate martial arts training. The Chinese State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports took the lead in creating standardized forms for most of the major arts. During this period, a national Wushu system that included standard forms, teaching curriculum, and instructor grading was established. Wushu was introduced at both the high school and university level. This new system seeks to incorporate common elements from all styles and forms as well as the general ideas associated with Chinese martial arts. Stylistic concepts such as hard, soft, internal, external, as well as classifications based on schools such as Shaolin, Taiji, Wudang and others were all integrated into one system. Wushu became the government sponsored standard for the training in martial arts in China. The push for standardization continued leading to wide spread adaptation. In 1979, the State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports created a special task force to teaching and practice of Wushu. In 1986, the Chinese National Research Institute of Wushu was established as the central authority for the research and administration of Wushu activities in China.


Relation: China Confucius Foundation visited our institute twice both in 2010 and 2011. Both partners have signed an agreement to work together in culture exchange programs.

Add:              No.3 Anding Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

Postcode:      100029

Tel:                86-10-64912152  86-10-64912153

Fax:                 86-10-64912151



Confucius Foundation Of China 孔子基金会


China Confucius Foundation was founded in 1984 with the approval of Chinese central government, and is allocated by the government as special funds to support the national and even international cultural and academic organizations. The aim of the foundation is, through social support, to raise funds, and actively organize and promote the Confucius, Confucianism and Chinese traditional research work, for the purpose of strengthening the socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization construction, and serve for the international cultural exchanges, human peace in the world. In1999,China Confucius Foundation established a Confucius University with the partner of Shandong Qufu Normal University.

Relationship:         China Confucius Foundation visited our institute twice both in 2010 and 2011.  Both partners have signed an agreement to work together in cultural exchange programs.

Add:              46 Shungeng Road Jinan City, Shandong Province, P.R. China

Postcode:      250002

Tel:                86-531-82732381



Hanban/confucius Institute Headquarters -- 国家汉办/孔子学院总部

Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, it goes all out in meeting the demands of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world.

About Confucius Institutes

As China's economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world's demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain's experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004: these were given the name the Confucius Institute.

In 2011, the Confucius Institutes around the world made remarkable achievements, with steady development and positive trends for future growth. By the end of 2012, 400 Confucius Institutes and over 500 Confucius Classrooms had been established in 104 countries and regions in the world.

Confucius Institutes/Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises.


Relation: Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters is the sponsor of the Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi.


Contact: Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters


Add:             129 Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing,China

Postcode:      100088

Tel:                86-010-58595859

Fax:               86-010-58595900




International Society For Chinese Language Teaching世界汉语教学学会

International Society for Chinese language teaching approved by the Chinese government, founded in 1987, is an international non-profit and non-governmental academic organization. In October, 2011, International Society for Chinese Language Teaching established cooperative relation with UNESCO. Members are from all over the world in Chinese teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language and other professional institutions. Now there are 4260 members from 68 countries and regions worldwide. The organization Secretariat is located in Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters.

The aim of the society is to facilitate international Chinese language teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language, to strengthen the ties between the professionals and institutions that are doing Chinese language teaching and research, enhance mutual understanding and friendship among the people in the world. The society, strongly supported by Hanban, organizes academic activities of Chinese language teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language to facilitate international Chinese teaching, communication and cooperation, to provide guidance and services for the international Chinese language education.


Relation: Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi is a Director in the Board of Directors in the international Society of Chinese Language Teaching


Tamarind Translations East Africa’s Professional Language Agency


Tamarind Translations Ltd, specialised in translation and conference interpreting, was founded in Sweden in 1989 and incorporated in  Kenya in 2008. Since then, we have acquired a reputation for quality and reliability with our clients in the public and private sectors. Our customers' loyalty is based essentially on their confidence in us and on our experience and know-how.  We work into all major international languages including the United Nations official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. In 2013, we worked into 32 different languages, through our global network of linguists.

A high level of responsiveness in terms of finding the most suitable solution to every need and providing personalised service is vital for us. Personal presence at interpreting assignments is much appreciated by our clients. Translation projects are completed by experienced, professional translators. Today, Tamarind Translations is one of the top language service providers in East Africa. And we intend to keep it that way.

Tamarind Translations provides translation of all types of business documents from English to Chinese and vice versa. It also provides professional conference interpreters and onsite factory visits and training in Kenya and other locations around the world.

To achieve the best teams of linguists in different languages, we have established strategic partnerships with various specialised training and research institutions. In this regard, we are happy to partner with the University of Nairobi Confucius Institute for our Chinese language requirements in Kenya

For more about us, visit:

Tel Office: + 254 20 24 55 200


Tianjin Normal University, China

Tianjin Normal University


Tianjin Normal University (TNU), founded in 1958, was originally named Tianjin Teachers College and given the present name in June 1982. In April 1999, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipal Committee of the CPC and Tianjin Municipal Government decided to found the new Tianjin Normal University by integrating the old Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Teachers' Training Academy, and Tianjin Educational Institute. Approved by Tianjin Municipal Government in Mar. 2003, the construction project of the new campus of TNU was officially initiated. The new campus covers an area of 608 acres, with an overall planning area of 680,000 square meters.

TNU now has 24 colleges, 1 independent college, 49 research institutes, and 87 specialties with over 40,000 students, including 25,000 undergraduates, over 5,300 PhD. and MA students and 10,000 students in the adult education program. TNU has a centre of Psychology and Behavior Research which is one of the top ten humanities and social sciences research centers under the Ministry of Education. TNU also boasts some key laboratories including Tianjin research lab of modern Pedagogical techniques, a key lab of water environment and water resources and a research center for politics and humanistic social science. 

TNU has six first-order discipline doctoral programs, 22 second-order doctoral programs, 11 first-order MA programs and 96 second-order MA programs. Led by the 3 doctoral programs, TNU has excelled in education-related disciplines, basic researches and some applied disciplines which directly serve the social and economic development of Tianjin. A comprehensive teaching- and research-oriented university is taking shape, with teacher education as its main feature.

Adhering to an open-to-the-world policy, TNU has established close relations with over 109 universities and colleges of more than 30 countries and regions. As one of the first 16 universities to set up Confucius Colleges worldwide, TNU launched the first Confucius College in Africa in Sep. 2005.


Relation: Tianjin Normal University is the Chinese Partner University to the Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi.


Contact: Tianjin Normal University

Add:               393 Binshuixidao Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin, China

Postcode:        3000387

Tel:                86-022-23766666

Fax:               86-022-23514100


Website:          http://

Link: View Details

Department of French

Alliance Francaise Of Nairobi

  • Exchange of ideas on the teaching of French
  • Participation in each other’s club activities
  • Use of each other’s facilities


Bureau For Language Cooperation Of The French Embassy

This collaboration has given rise to numerous events and activities including:


  • A Workshop organised by the bureau on the teaching of French for business and attended by two members of staff of the Sub-Department.
  • Hosting the Sub-Departmentof a Regional Resource Centre for French fully equipped by the French Government.
  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of a national workshop for Resource Centre Managers organised by the bureau.


  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of a national workshop organised by the bureau for teachers and lecturers of French on the use of a smart board for teaching of French.


  • Participation by officials of the bureau in and support for French Club activities
  • Funding and facilitation by the bureau of a workshop on the use of theatre for French language learning
  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of an inter-universities one day conference, fully funded by the bureau.
  • Facilitation by the bureau of Staff training
  • Facilitation by the bureau of student short French language courses in French speaking countries.


Link: Journée de Rencontre inter-universitaire à l’Université de Nairobi (UON)


  • Absorption of graduates of the  Sub-Department by employers
  • Facilitation of data collection by students of the Sub-Department of French, for research purposes.

Link: View Details

Kenya Association Of Teachers Of French

Participation in the activities of the association such as:


  • National congress and AGM
  • Collaborative research on French in Kenya


Kenyan Schools Teaching French

  • Use of Sub-Department hosted  resource centre  by schools in and around Nairobi
  • Advice on university study  career choices

Link: View Details

Ministry Of Education

Participation by Staff of the Sub-Department of French in activities of the Ministry as :


  • French Syllabus writing
  • French Examinations


Other Kenyan Universities And Universities Of The East African Region

  • Exchange of External Examiners and ideas
  • Participation in each other club activities
  • Organisation of joint club activities

Link: View Details

Possible Future Collaborations

Science po university

  • Exchange of staff and students
  • Staff training


Association of Francophone universities (AUF)

  • Staff and student exchange
  • Staff training
  • Research



  • Free French language classes by the French Club of the University of Nairobi, CERFRUNA, to students being assisted by the CBO.




  • Stakeholder consultations

Link: View Details

Technical University Of Kenya

Link: Technical University of Kenya


The Sub-Department of French is currently collaborating with the following institutions and organisations.

Link: View Details

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

African Studies Centre (netherlands)

Link: ASC

Centre For Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University (usa)

Link: CSUD

Centre For Sustainable Urban Development. International Partners

Link: International Partners

Department Of Geography And Institute Of Environmental Sciences, Miami University (usa)

Link: Department of Geography

Mcgill University (canada)

Link: McGill

Mfi Office Solutions

Link: MFI Group

Mitsubishi Corporation (japan)

Link: Mitsubishi

Oakar Services

Link: Oakar Services




Link: UNEP

United Nations University (japan)

Link: United Nations University (Japan)

University Of Berne (switzerland)

Link: University of Berne

University Of Bordeaux (france)

Link: University of Bordeaux

University Of Jyvaskyla (finland)

Link: Jyvaskyla

Department of History and Archaeological Studies

Kenya National Archives

Link: Kenya National Archives

Kenya Utalii College

Link: Kenya Utalii College Website

National Museum Of Kenya

Link: National Museum of Kenya website

Research Collaborations


  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)


  • NMK – National Museums of Kenya


  • University of London


  • Centre for Human Rights


  • IFRA


  • BIEA (British Institute in Eastern Africa)

Link: View Details

University Of London

Link: University of London website

Department of Kiswahili

Hankuk University Of Foreign Studies (hufs) Collaboration

  1. The department also has a MoU with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), in South Korea. Dr. Tom Olali pioneered the programme in 2014 and came back in August 2016. Dr. James Michira proceeded for a sojourn of two years. He has completed his term.

Link: View Details

Humbolt University Collaboration

  1. The department (through the University) has a signed MoU with Humboldt University in Germany. It sent a graduate student in Germany in 2016 to carry out his research. He did that successfully, came back and graduated. One other student is currently at Humboldt University.

Link: View Details

University Of Nairobi & Hankkuk University Korea

A member of staff from the department of Kiswahili is given an invitation to Hankkuk University to teach literature, language and culture.

Dr. Tom Olahi has been teaching in Korea,Hankkuk from 2014-2016. He will be replaced y Dr.Michira  Nyachae how will be there from 2016-2018.



University Of Nairobi &humboldt Universitat Zu Berlin

The Department of Kiswahili is one of the units involved in the collaboration with The University of Nairobi has with Humboldt University in Germany.

Areas of collaboration include:

  • Joint research activity

  • Participation in seminars and academic events

  • Exchange of academic material

  • Special academic programmes

  • Exchange of guest lecturers

  • Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students

Link: http://

Department of Linguistics & Languages

Henkuk University Of Foreign Studies

The department has links with Henkuk University of Foreign Studies. We have a staff and student exchange. We undertake collaborative research in both universities.

Link: Henkuk University of Foreign Studies

Tianjin Normal University

The department has links with Tianjin Normal University in China. The collaborations include an exchange programme where teachers from the Department of Linguistics and Languages offer to teach Kiswahili and English in China. Students are also given a chance to travel to China to get an exposure to Chinese Civilization and Culture.

Link: Tianjin Normal University

Department of Literature


The Department collaborates with the Ministry of Education

Link: Ministry of Education

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Heritage Conservation And Human Rights

Link: Heritage Conservation and Human Rights

Chrips, Centre For Human Rights And Policy Studies


Globalization Studies Programme

Link: Globalization Studies Programme, Groningen

Heritage Conservation And Human Rights (hchr), University Of Nairobi.

The Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (HCHRN) is based at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Nairobi


The purpose of this network is to research and disseminate ethical conservation practices that enhance the respect of Human rights and promote heritage conservation. The network seeks to provide a forum for research for those involved in the study and practice of conservation in the fields of cultural and natural heritage.


HCHR members come from different academic and professional fields including: cultural heritage and nature conservation, history, archaeology, architecture, geography and philosophy.


Kenya National Commsiion On Human Rights

Link: Kenya National Commsiion on Human Rights

Norwegian Centre For Human Rights

Link: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Professor Bard Andreassen, Norwegian Centre For Human Rights


Prs Enters Into An Mou With The Universidade Pedagogica Of Maputo, Mozambique

The PRS entered into an MoU with the Universidade Pedagogica University of Maputo, Mozambique.  The Vice Chancellors of the two universities-Universidade Pedagogica and the University of Nairobi signed the MoU.  

The programmes of coopeperation are: research, and student and lecturer exchanges in practical philosophy, African philosophy, democracy, human rights and peace and conflict studies :



Link: Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidade Pedagogica of Maputo, Mozambique

Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Nairobi

Link: Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Nairobi

Seeds Of Peace (international Sopa)

Link: Seeds of Peace international SOPA)

Seeds Of Peace (international Sopa)

Link: Seeds of Peace international SOPA)

Universidade Pedagógica Moçambique

Link: Universidade Pedagógica Moçambique

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Collaboration With Kenya School Of Government, Nairobi

The Department of political science and Public Administartion in collaboration with the Kenya School of Governmnet, Nairobi, offers a two-year Master of Public Administration Degree Program (MPA).


Collaboration With National Intelligence Academy (nia)

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration in collaboration with the National Intelligence Academy (NIA) of the Republic of Kenya, offers  a Post-graduate Diploma in Strategic and Security studies since December, 2006. The programmes are offered at the the National Intelligence Academy which is accredited to the University of Nairobi, while the Department of Political Science and Public Administration provides lecturers for the courses and processes examinations for the programmes. The programme graduated its first lot of thirty-nine (39) students in December, 2006 at the University of Nairobi.





Department of Psychology

Department Of Psychology Links

1. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Ministry of Local Government on Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

2.Department of Psychology and Office of the Vice President & Ministry of Home Affairs Taskforce to propose a draft bill on article 51: Rights of the imprisoned, in custody and detension.

3. Department of Psychology and Office of the Vice President & Ministry of Home Affairs  Task force on victims of offences & Bail Informtion & Supervision Bills.

Link: View Details

Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre (k N D O C )


Kiriri Women's Univ Of Science & Technology



Link: KISE

Meaningful World


Ministry Of Education




Red Cross


Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund


Department of Sociology and Social Work

Collaboration With Cordaid

2.  Collaboration with CODAID

 Humanitarian and development organisation contributing to poverty reduction and enhancing social justice through support programmes including:

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Enhancing linkages
  • Facilitating learning through short courses
  • Informing policy on matters of Disaster Risk Reduction

Link: Collaboration with Cordaid

Collaboration With Kalamazoo College

The collaboration between the the University of Nairobi and Kalamazoo Collenge in Micigan USA dates back to 1965 and consists of both staff and student exchanges. A number of staff from the University of Nairobi have benefitted from the faculty exchange. Every year, the University receives Kalamazoo College students and in return, 2 University of Nairobi students join Kalamazoo College for 9 months as international students. For more information click on the following link.

A Brief on the Collaboration with Kalamazoo College


Watch Videos of the Kalamazoo Program in Kenya on youtube


Founder of Kenya Study Abroad Program -- with Prof. Judith Bahemuka

Kenya Program Curriculum -- with Lillian Owiti

Curriculum Support -- with Roseanne Njiru

Professors Impressions of K Students with Lillian, Roseanne, Francis and Judith

Why We Chose Kenya for Study Abroad -- with Zack, Emily, Saskia, Amelia

Matatus and Tea -- with Megan

On Being White in Kenya

Self-Discovery and Growth -- Mims, Megan, Saskia

Making New Friendships on Study Abroad

ICRP -- with Emily, Amelia, Saskia

A Take on Kenya -- with Mims and Megan

Another Take on Kenya -- with Saskia

Homestay -- with Saskia

Food, Health & Safety -- with Saskia

Meet the Homestay Parents -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris

Meet the Homestay Parents, Part II -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris

Our K College Sister -- with Saskia and Nicole



Link: Collaboration with Kalamazoo College

Collaboration With University Of Illinois


4. Collaboration with University of Illinois 

To create solutions for water quality issues in developing regions, an integrated approach between engineering, chemistry, and sociology is necessary. In order to ensure sustainability of the solution, it is essential that an in-country presence is maintained throughout the implementation process. It is against this background that the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign initiated collaboration with the University of Nairobi and Bondo University College to begin addressing the issues surrounding water quality in Bondo, Siaya County. 

Report on Bondo Study

Link: Collaboration with University of Illinois University

Prosowo Project

3. PROSOWO Project

PROSOWO is an acronym for the Project - Promotion of Professional Social Work Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa. It involves five partner universities in five countries namely Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda) and Institute of Social Work (Tanzania). The project officially started in March 2011. In Kenya, the project is being implemented through the Department of Sociology and Social Work under the coordination of Dr. Gidraph Wairire who also serves as the Kenya country and East African Regional Coordinator of the project. For more details on the project click on the following link.

Brief on the PROSOWO Project

Link: PROSOWO Project

School of Business

Association Of African Business Schools (aabs)

The School remains an active member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) which acts as a benchmarking body for business schools across the continent.

Link: Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

Barclays Bank

 The School has a collaboration with the Barclays Bank, where the bank has sponsored an Endowed Chair to in the Department of Finance and Accounting.


Gfk Verein

The GfK Verein is the 4th largest marketing research  organization in the world, and sees itself primarily as an organization to further the fundamental knowledge required to research markets worldwide.



Kenya Revenue Authority

The Kenya Revenue Authority has a collaboration  with  the University of Nairobi in offering the following programmes through the School of Busines, Department of  Finance and Accounting:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration and Border control
  • Diploma in Revenue Administration
  • Certificate programme in  Revenue Administration



Makerere University Business School

  • The School is collaboration with University of Dar es Salaam ,Business  School and Makerere University ,  Business School  in organizing Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa ( ORSEA)  conferences .


Sokoni Magazine

Sokoni is Kenya's premier marketer's Journal

Sokoni,the official bi-monthly magazine for the Marketing Society of Kenya(MSK),provides original,knowledge based content relevant to the industry's professionals on current marketing practices,issues and trends;management and leadership strategies;and business developments.The magazine is distributed across all Individual,Associate,Corporate and partner MSK organizations throughtout Kenya,the eastern and southern Africa Region,and will also be available at retail outlets to the general public and globally via the Online Edition effective May 2012

Sokoni would like to interest the School of Business-University of Nairobi in contributing articles on any tropical business or marketing -related issue(s).These may also include articles on related on-going or planned events.Contributions from the Dean ,School of Business on any Topical Business/Marketing issue are also welcome.

Link: Sokoni Magazine

Switzerland Management Centre ( Smc ) University

Switzerland Management Center University (SMC University), is a Switzerland based institution  focused on delivering online based asynchronouse education  programmes to a worldwide audience; and has the objective to deliver  its programms to Kenyan students; to expand its competencies in e-Learning to other universities through  mutual cooperation programs.


The programs offered will be Master of Science (MSc) in the following specializations 

Master of Science In Human Resource Management, Entreprenuership And Innovations Management and Doctorate programme in each of the above specialization.



University Of Dar Es Salaam - Business School

  • School has collaboration with University of Dar es Salaam Business  School and Makerere University   Business School  in organizing Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa ( ORSEA)  conference .


Department of Business Administration

College Of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences

Department of Business Administration has a collaboration with the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) to offer seed marketing and seed business management, through Seed Enterprise Management Institute (SEMIs).

Under the collaboration, Department of Business Administration participates in training people from all over Africa, on how to market and manage seed businesses.

Link: CAVS

Deg: Chancen Finanzieren – Entwicklung Gestalten

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The department collaborates with GfK (Growth from Knowledge), a Seeding Marketing Research Organization, in offering the MSc in Marketing programme.  This programme was launched in 2012, and the pioneer students are now in their second semester.  The program has four areas of specialization, namely; Global Marketing, Marketing Research, Brand & Sales Management and Retail Management.  GfK is mainly interested in the marketing research specialization.

Link: GfK

Smc University

The department collaborates with SMC University of Switzerland to offer MSc and Doctorate programs through E-Learning.  Initially, MSc in Entrepreneurship and MSc in Human Resource Management will be offered.

SMC will be responsible to develop an e-learning portal for use by the students, which University of Nairobi is responsible for marketing and branding of the programme.

Link: SMC

Department of Finance & Accounting

Kenya Revenue Authority (kra)

Department of  Finance and Accounting: is colaborating with  KRA in  offfering the  following programmes.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Customs Administration
  • Diploma in Tax Administration
  • Certificate in Customs Administration

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Shanghai Finance University

The University of Nairobi, School of Business and the Department of Finace and Accounting  have a collaboration with  Shanghai Finance University  and they are committed to promote 2+2 Program.

Recently the Dean, School of Business, Stephen Nzuve, Chairman, Department of Finance and Accounting , Dr. Josiah Aduda, and Director, Centre for International Programmes and Links Prof.  S.E.O. Mitema visited Shanghai Finance University in China.

Photo gallery  of the Visit

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Department of Management Science

Isaca Kenya

The Department of Management Science Collaborates with ISACA Kenya Chapter on the following:-

  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Attachment and
  • Training and Development

Link: isaca

Kenya Institute Of Supplies Management (kism)

The Department of Management Science Collaborates with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) on the following:-

  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Attachment and
  • Training and Development

Link: KISM

Operations Research Society Of Eastern Africa Conference

The Department of Management Science Collaborates with:-

orsea website


Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP)

National Socio-environmental synthesis Center (sesync)

Relevant, transdisciplinary, and far-reaching, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is dedicated to solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems. These problems, rooted in the multifaceted relationship between humans and the ecosystems in which they live, require collaboration amongst natural, social, and computational scientists, such as ecologists, sociologists, and political scientists.

A national research center funded through a grant to the University of Maryland, SESYNC is a resource for the scholarly community, facilitating innovative, cross-discipline research by providing a unique array of support and activities, as well as a physical collaborative space, to accelerate socio-environmental research and synthesis.


National University Of Singapore - Specialist Group On Climate Change Adatation At The Asia Pacific Centre For Environmental Law (apcel)

Link: National University of Singapore - Specialist Group on Climate Change Adatation at the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL)

East African Institute At The Aga Khan University

Link: East African Institute at the Aga Khan University

Ecological Society Of Eastern Africa

Link: Ecological Society of Eastern Africa

Institute For Law And Environmental Governance

Link: Institute for Law and Environmental Governance

International Links And Collaborations

  1. Ghent University, Belgium
  2. United Nations Environment Programme, Gigiri, Nairobi
  3. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  4. International Development Research Centre ( IDRC), CANADA

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Karatina University

Link: Karatina University

Kenya Industrial Research And Development Institute

Link: Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute

Kenyatta University

Link: Kenyatta University

Maseno University

Link: Maseno University

National Environment Management Authority

Link: National Environment Management Authority

National Socio-environmental Synthesis Centre

Link: National Socio-environmental Synthesis Centre

The Iucn Academy Of Environmental Law(iucnael), For Africa Region

Link: The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law(IUCNAEL), for Africa region

The World Agroforestry Centre (icraf)


United Nations Environment Programme

Link: United Nations Environment Programme

University Of Gothenburg

Link: University of Gothenburg

Waterlex Legal Database On Human Right To Water And Sanitation

Link: Waterlex legal database on human right to water and sanitation

Centre for Translation and Interpretation

Ain Shams University In Egypt

Ain Shams University in Egypt

Link: Ain Shams University in Egypt


ASTI is an Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters, Buea, Cameroun.

Link: ASTI

European Commission (scic)

European Commission (SCIC)

Link: European Commission (SCIC)

European Union

European Union

Link: European Union

Faculty Ain Shams Al Alsun,in Egypt

Link: Faculty Ain Shams Al alsun

United Nations

United Nations Under-Secretary General, Dr. Shaaban M. Shaaban exchange MoU with the DVC(SA), Prof. Isaac M. Mbeche of the University of Nairobi for the collaboration between the United Nations and the University of Nairobi in the training of Translators and Conference Interpreters, this being the first such MoU in the African region.

Link: United Nations

United Nations In Nairobi (unon)

United Nations in Nairobi

Link: United Nations in Nairobi

Universidade Pedagogica De Maputo, Mozambique

Link: Universidade Pedagogica de Maputo

Université De Ouagadougou,

Link: Université de Ouagadougou,

University Of Accra, Legon, Ghana

Link: University of Accra

University Of Buea In Cameroon

University of Buea in Cameroon

Link: University of Buea in Cameroon

University Of Geneva

University of Geneva

Link: University of Geneva

University Of Legon In Ghana

University of Legon in Ghana

Link: University of Legon in Ghana

Wittwatersrand University South Africa

Link: Wittwatersrand University

Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies

Defence Staff College

Our students who are based at the Defence Staff College (DSC) are drawn from several African countries. They are enrolled in either of the two courses: Diploma in Strategic Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies. In the current academic year (2012/2013) we have a total of 42 students at the DSC


Diplomatic Community In Nairobi

The diplomatic community in Nairobi participates in the Institute's programmes either as guest lecturers, seminar resource persons/participants or advisers in practical aspects of diplomacy such as diplomatic negotiations. Some of the diplomats are registered students of IDIS.

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Eu Mission In Nairobi

The Institute maintains close ties with the European Union (EU) Mission in Nairobi. On 08/03/2012, a symposium was held at Education Building Room 213 and among the participants was the head of the EU Mission in Nairobi, Ms. Marjaana Sall. Others were senior diplomats from the  EU Mission, French and German embassies as well representatives of top German universities.


Goethe University

The Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Geosciences and Geography, Geothe University at Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies on 02/01/2013. Under this MoU, the two institutions will enter into a co-operative agreement relating to research, exchange of students and faculty, and related educational, culltural and scientific matters. This agreement will be in effect for three (3) years from the date of signing and it may be renewed upon maturity.


Article 1 of the MoU states that "Each party will appoint one (1) representative to plan and co-ordinate joint staff, administration, research, student, and cultural project activities. These representatives will also be designated to communicate with the other institution in relation to this agreement and matters relating to it." This MoU will no doubt be of mutual benefit to the two institutions.


International Committee Of The Red Cross

The Institute has collaborative links with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that is manifested through Moot Court competitions and essay writings by our students as well as training of our lecturers in International Human Rights Law. The Moot Courts and essay competitions are held once in a year.

Mr. Patrick Maluki, a lecturer, is the link person between IDIS and the ICRC


Ministry Of East African Community

The Ministry of East African Community is one of our close partners. Over the years, the ministry has been sponsoring some of its members of staff for postgraduate studies at IDIS.


Ministry Of Foreign Affairs


 We have members of staff at this ministry who have enrolled for various programmes in IDIS. Our students also go for attachment at the said ministry during the long vocation.


Senior staff at the ministry are usually invited to present their papers whenever we have workshops and seminars.


National Defence College


 IDIS maintains close ties with the National Defence College (NDC) following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions in 2002. Through this collaboration IDIS staff teach Diploma in International Studies and Master of Arts in International Studies to students who are based at NDC. A new MoU will be signed in due course to replace the one that is currently in existence.

Link: National Defence College

National Security Intelligence Service

The Institute enjoys a cordial relationship with the National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS). In May this year, staff from IDIS were invited to go and train NSIS in various areas related to their line of duty.


Other External Collaborators

Link: Ping My URL

State Corporations Advisory Committee

Mr. Gerrishon Ikiara, the Associate Director, IDIS, is a member of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC), a body that advises the government on all matters to do with parastatals. Mr. Ikiara was first appointed to the committee in February 2010 and then re-appointed in February 2013 for a further three year term.


Strathmore University

The Institute has ties with Strathmore University through Dr. Robert Mudida who is one of our External Examiners.


United States International University

The Institute collaborates with the United States International University (USIU) in terms of external moderation of examinations. The purpose of this exercise is to ensure that high standards are maintained as far as setting and marking of exams is concerned.


University Of Mumbai


IDIS maintains close links with the Univesity of Mumbai in India through Prof. Biswas Aparajita, the Director of the Center for African Studies at the said university.  Other than being our external examiner, Prof. Aparajita has collaborated with IDIS in terms of participation in seminars and workshops.


School of Economics

African Economic Research Consortium

The African Economic Research Consortium is an international not-for-profit organization registered in Delaware in the United States of America and established as a body corporate with full Legal Personality Under the Laws of the United States of America.  AERC executes a Collaborative Masters Programme in Economics (CMAP), which is a collaborative training program among Anglophone African Universities (except Nigeria), in the field of Postgraduate training in Economics. AERC also executes a Collaborative Ph.D. Programe (CPP), a collaborative training programme among Sub-Saharan African Universities in the field of Economics. The School of Economics is a participating unit and the director of the School sits in the academic boards of both CMAP and CPP.

Link: African Economic Research Consortium

Brookings Institute

Link: Brookings

Central Bank Of Kenya And The Kenya School Of Monetary Studies

CBK is established under the constitution of Kenya 2010 and there under mandated to formulate and implement monetary policy directed to achieving and maintaining stability in the general level of prices.



Link: Central Bank of Kenya

Insurance Regulatory Authority

The Insurance Regulatory Authority as established under the Insurance Act Cap 487 under the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and is in charge of regulating, supervising and developing the Insurance Industry in Kenya.

Link: Insurance Regulatory Authority

Unctad Virtual Institute

The UNCTAD Virtual Institute on Trade and Development assist academic institutions in member countries to strengthen their capacity to develop courses and to conduct research on trade, investment and development-related issues dealt with by UNCTAD.

Link: UNCTAD Virtual Institute;

University Of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg collaborates with the University of Nairobi in Support of the Environment for Development Initiative-Kenya. The EfD initiative is a Sida-funded project, which started in 2007.  The project is currently governed by a four-year agreement between Sida and UGOT.

Link: Environment for Development initiative

World Trade Organization

World Trade Organization Chairs Programme - Kenya

The World Trade Organization Chairs Programme (WCP) was launched with the objective of strengthening knowledge and understanding of the trading system among academics, citizens and policy makers in developing countries by stimulating teaching, research and public debate on international and trade and trade cooperation in universities and research institutions.

WTO Collaborating Institutions

Link: World Trade Organization

World Vision Kenya

World Vision Kenya is a member of a global partnership body of World Vision International, registered and operating in Kenya under NGO Act of 1990 of the Laws of Kenya; World Vision Kenya is a Christian humanitarian development and advocacy organization dedicated to helping children, families, and their communities reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice in Kenya.

Link: World Vision Kenya

Institute For Development Studies

International Development Research Centre (idrc)

Rethinking Development Study

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African Leadership Centre (alc)

This is an on going collaboration.


African Training And Research Centre In Administration For Development (cafrad)

ICT-Based Methodology Study





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Department For International Development (dfid)

Chronic Poverty Research Centre

Link: http://

Ford Foundation

PhD Study


Kenya Women Finance Trust (kwft)

Market Research Study


Lake Victoria Research (vicres) Initiative

A regional collaborative-multidisciplinary research programme of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)


Michigan State University


Afrobarometer Survey R4 and 5 Project





World Economic Forum

Governance Study (2006-2012)


School of Journalism

Ajira Digital

Link: http://



Bright Vision


Communication University Of China


Fisa - Foundation For Indigent Student Of Africa


Ford Foundation


International Peace Initiatives


Kenya Institute Of Mass Communication




Media Council Of Kenya


Media Focus Africa


Media Institute


Media School Africa


Paerk International


Sme Digest


Undp - United Nations Development Programme


Unesco - United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization


Unfpa - United Nations Population Fund


United Nations Children's Emergency Fund


School of Law

Boston University School Of Law Faculty And Students Visit

Students of Boston University School of Law recently visited UoN School of Law, where faculty members interacted both Staff and Students. This was part of naturing of the MOU through a symposium on comparative constitutional and administrative legal systems spanning several jurisdictions.

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International Links And Collaborations

The school of law has collaborations with various institutions including;

Link: collaboration information

Masters In Women’s Law (2015-16)

UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE FACULTY OF LAW SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICAN REGIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S LAW (SEARCWL) MASTERS IN WOMEN’S LAW (2015-16) Applications are invited for the Regional Masters in Women’s Law which will be offered by the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law (SEARCWL), University of Zimbabwe, in January 2015. The Masters will consist of three(3) semesters over a period of eighteen (18) months and will run as follows; First Semester January 12 to 12 June 2015 (residential UZ) Second Semester June 29 to 2 October 2015 (residential UZ) Third Semester October 29 to 8 April 2016 (Field Research and Dissertations) (Residential at UZ 8 February to 8April 2016) The first semester will cover Theories and Perspectives in Women’s Law, Research Methodologies , Human Rights and Women and the Field Research course. In the second semester candidates will choose two courses from a number of optional courses. In the third semester, candidates will carry out field research in their own home country for their dissertation and receive field supervision. The write up of the dissertation will take place at the SEARCWL, University of Zimbabwe between February and April, 2016. Qualifications A candidate must normally have a first degree in law in the second division or above. Candidates with first degrees in other disciplines may also be considered if they have achieved the appropriate academic standard and have relevant post-graduate experience in areas related to women and the law. Well qualified candidates, particularly women with young children, and persons from marginalized groups, those managing disabilities and men are especially encouraged to apply All applicants are required to submit, with their applications, a 500 word outline of how they believe the Masters in Women’s Law will assist them in their work or national outreach activities. Successful candidates are expected to make their own leave arrangements. Basic subsistence level scholarships may be provided to successful applicants. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 August 2014. No late applications will be accepted. For Application Forms and More Information Contact Ms. Rudo Makunike / Mrs. Blessing Tsomondo SEARCWL-UZ 30 Mount Pleasant Drive, Mount Pleasant Harare, Zimbabwe Tel: + 263-4 – 745365/66 Fax: + 263- 4- 745348 Cell: +263 772 243 936 Email: / Application forms can be downloaded on


Mou To Be Signed Between Xiangtan University And School Of Law

Recently four members of staff from Xiangtan University in China visited the school of law whereby a discussion on academic collaboration and linkage was discussed. The two institutions shall be formalizing a MOU by July, 2014.

The delegation that visited included:

  1. XIE Yong               – Prof. Honorary Dean, School of Law, XTU.
  2. Liao Yongan          – Prof. Honorary Dean, School of Law, XTU.
  3. Zhu Weidong       – Prof. Expert of African Law, School of Law, XTU.
  4. Zeng Xinmin          –Director of International Exchange Centre, XTU.

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Our Collaborations

The Judiciary

The Kenya School of Law

The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) of Kenya

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Department of Commercial Law

Boston University School Of Law Faculty Visit

The Staff and Students of Boston University School of Law recently visited UoN School of Law, where faculty members interacted both Staff and Students. This was part of naturing of the MOU through a symposium on comparative constitutional and administrative legal systems spanning several jurisdictions.

Link: View Details

Collaborations In Law

The school of law has collaborations with various institutions including;


Link: International Links And Collaborations

Department of Private Law

Boston University School Of Law Faculty Visit

The Staff and Students of Boston University School of Law recently visited UoN School of Law, where faculty members interacted both Staff and Students. This was part of naturing of the MOU through a symposium on comparative constitutional and administrative legal systems spanning several jurisdictions.

In their tour of Kenya, the students interacted with the school of law community and also  toured the school facilities. During the courtesy call, the institutions engaged in a number of informative  lecture sessions by law Professors and lecturers from both institutions on comparative constitutional study and administrative law.




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Collaborations In Law

The school of law has collaborations with various institutions including;

Link: International Links And Collaborations

Department of Public Law

Boston University School Of Law Faculty Visit

The Staff and Students of Boston University School of Law recently visited UoN School of Law, where faculty members interacted both Staff and Students. This was part of naturing of the MOU through a symposium on comparative constitutional and administrative legal systems spanning several jurisdictions.

Link: View Details

Collaborations In Law

The school of law has collaborations with various institutions including;

Link: International Links And Collaborations

Population Studies and Research Institute

African Institute For Development Policy Research (afidep)

     AFIDEP, the African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue, is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organization with a mandate to work on African development policy issues by the Republic of Kenya’s Non-Governmental Organizations Board under Registration Number OP.218.051.2009/0595/6183.

    AFIDEP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation, translation, and utilization of research evidence for policy formulation and resource allocation in Africa. AFIDEP seeks to foster consistent availability of timely, relevant and accessible evidence from credible sources to support policy making and implementation of effective development programs on the continent.

The Institute will strengthen efforts to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of human capital by generating and promoting utilization of evidence on the inter-linkages between population change, public health, education and environmental challenges facing Africa. The primary target audiences for the Institute’s work are policy makers and development partners operating at national, regional, and international levels.

One key element of AFIDEP’s work will involve helping policy makers, including those in the ministries of planning and finance, as well as foreign aid agencies, to have a clearer understanding of the population growth factor in health and development. In particular, AFIDEP will promote funding and adoption of effective strategies for enabling couples fulfil their childbearing ideals and reduce the high levels of unmet need for family planning and other reproductive health services in Africa.

    AFIDEP seeks to add value to work being done by various research and other civil society organizations by bringing a holistic scientific perspective in advocacy. By partnering closely with such organizations, AFIDEP will make a substantive contribution toward leveraging resources, expertise, and experiences in the development field.



African Medical And Research Foundation (amref)

    AMREF's vision is for lasting health change in Africa: communities with the knowledge, skills and means to maintain their good health and break the cycle of poor health and poverty. We believe in the inherent power within African communities – that the power for lasting transformation of Africa’s health lies within its communities.

    AMREF has over 54 years’ experience in health development. In 1957, three surgeons founded the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, laying the foundation for what is now one of the continent’s leading health development and research organizations. Today, AMREF implements its projects through country programmes in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, South Sudan and South Africa. Training and consulting support are provided to an additional 30 African countries.

    AMREF believes that by focusing on the health of women and children, the health of the whole community can be improved. We are concerned with skilled care of mothers before, during and after childbirth; prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, and proper management of childhood illnesses. Our main areas of intervention are maternal and child health; HIV and Tuberculosis; safe water and sanitation; malaria; and essential clinical care.

   AMREF shares knowledge gained from our grassroots programmes with others, and uses it as evidence to advocate appropriate change in health policy and practice. In all our programmes, AMREF partners with communities, civil society organisations, health practitioners, and the private and public sectors to establish a participatory health care system.



African Population And Health Research Center (aphrc)

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research on population and health issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center was established in 1995 as a Population Policy Research Fellowship program of the Population Council, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2001, it became an autonomous institution with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is also registered with the Registrar of Companies in Kenya, giving it distinct legal status in the country. Earlier in April 1999, the Center was registered as a Non-profit corporation in the State of Delaware in the United States of America… (APHRC) was initially designed as a Population Policy Research Fellowship Program aimed at attracting and retaining well trained Africans back to the continent and enabling them to develop their research skills and their professional links with other relevant African institutions. The rationale for such a program centered on the lack of an enabling institutional environment for African scholars to engage in policy-relevant population and health research.



Brown University


The Population Studies & Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University, formally established in 1965, is an internationally respected demography research and training center offering an outstanding interdisciplinary graduate training program.



Centre For Adolescent Studies Kenya

Established in 1988, the Center for the Study of Adolescence is an independent non-partisan, nonprofit organization. The purpose of the centre is to advocate and implement policies and programs that enable young people to exercise choice, access to services and participate fully in activities that promote their health and well-being.


Centre For African Family Studies (cafs) Kenya



Consortium For Advanced Research Training In Africa - (carta)

    The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a South-South partnership with South-North collaboration. CARTA is jointly-led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) ,South Africa. It consists of nine African universities, four African research institutes and seven northern academic institutions.

    CARTA has two primary objectives, namely: to strengthen research infrastructure and management capacity at African universities, and to support doctoral training through a model collaborative PhD program in population and public health. The objectives are designed to realize CARTA’s ultimate goal of building local research capacity to understand the determinants of health in Africa and develop effective interventions to improve health systems and outcomes.



Courtesy Call By Acting Unfpa Country Representative


Link: unfpa

Division Of Reproductive Health



The Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners, strives to ensure that reproductive health programmes are managed effectively and that high-quality reproductive health services, information and counseling are available to all Kenyans.



InterMedia is joining forces with the Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI) of the University of Nairobi to further explore financial inclusion amongst poor populations in the region and contribute to building the capacity of research infrastructure in East Africa.

Dr. Ana Mirzoyants-McKnight, left, with new intern Loice Cherwon (immediate right of banner) and the Director of PSRI, Prof. Lawrence Ikamari.

InterMedia and the University of Nairobi signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the University of Nairobi’s Vice Chancellor’s office on March 28.

Through this partnership, PSRI students will have the opportunity to intern with InterMedia’s Nairobi office, do hands-on field research and learn from some of InterMedia’s top experts. PSRI students will be working on the Financial Inclusion Tracker Survey (FITS) project.  Funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FITS fills knowledge gaps about trends in and social impact of mobile money in the developing world, looking at Uganda, Pakistan and Tanzania.

After Safaricom’s launch of M-PESA in Kenya half a decade ago,  mobile money gained prominence as a safe, convenient and affordable way to manage money, especially for people at the bottom of the pyramid. Today, mobile money services are available in some 70 countries. But there is still much to learn about how to successfully expand access and use, especially to the most poor and vulnerable.

“It is a chance for students to take what they have learned from PSRI and apply it to real-life situations in the fast-developing field of mobile money,” said Dr. Ana Mirzoyants-McKnight, FITS Project Director and the Head of InterMedia-Africa office.

“InterMedia brings a strong history of research in digital finance, health issues, audience research and impact evaluation across the African continent.” continued Dr. Mirzoyants-McKnight.  “This partnership allows us to execute a broader research agenda, and harness expertise from one of the top research institutions in the region.  It is an opportunity for students to learn, and for InterMedia to help shape the next generation of researchers.”

“This partnership will enhance our capacity and participation in impact evaluation and will provide our students with opportunities to gain practical experience in a wide variety of contexts,” said Prof. Lawrence Ikamari, PSRI Director.

Link: InterMedia, University of Nairobi Join Forces to Study Financial Inclusion

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics (knbs)

   The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) was established by the Statistics Act of 2006 to replace CBS. The Act establishes KNBS as a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency incorporated under the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030. Its core mandate is collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of statistical information for public use, with an additional role of coordinating, monitoring and supervising the National Statistical System (NSS).

   The Bureau maintains the National Sampling Survey and Evaluation Programme (NASSEP), which provides the framework for designing household surveys to generate different forms of household based data. It maintains a Master File of all establishments in the country. The Master File provides a framework of collecting establishment based data.

    KNBS has an elaborate infrastructure for data collection, which includes District Statistical Officers and trained enumerators in every district. The Bureau is also the custodian of all government statistical information, and for this it maintains a database of all national surveys including National Population and Housing Censuses.


Makerere University


The Department of Population Studies runs both undergraduate and graduate programmes.


Measure Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide and help to identify data needs, collect and analyze technically sound data, and use that data for health decision making.



National Council For Population And Development (ncpd)

    At the time of independence in 1963 Kenya’s population was about 9million. Today the population stands at 40 million; more than four times the number of people in 1963 and it is continuing to grow. Even with HIV AIDS deaths taking a tall on Kenyan people, the population will keep growing. At the current growth rate of 2.8% each year, Kenyan population will increase to more than 64 million by 2030.

    One result of rapid growth is an overwhelming pressure on land and resources. Agriculture plays an important role in Kenyan economy. Yet the high potential agricultural areas account for only 20% of the country’s land mass area with the remaining 80% of the land being arid or semi arid.  In those high potential areas population pressure has led to the increase in sub division of land leading to lower agricultural productivity. This phenomenon coupled by intermittent draught due to climate change is threatening food security and the country’s overall economic growth. In some parts of the country the population density tops 300 people per square kilometer.

    Rapid population growth is already posing many challenges for the economy and the government’s ability to provide adequate social services especially in the context of high levels of poverty, low levels of education, environmental degeneration and food insecurity. This state of affairs became even more alarming when the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey revealed that the country was losing ground with its family planning program as evidenced by slow-down in up-take of contraceptives and slowing of the trend toward smaller families. The trends towards smaller families directly translates to greater wealth  for each member of the house hold and at the same time helps empower women to actively contribute towards the economic growth of their families, their communities and the nation as a whole.

   The Government of Kenya established the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) to improve people’s well-being and help preserve natural resources by mobilizing political and financial support for population, family planning and reproductive health policies and programmes. NCPD is the National focal point for leadership and guidance in matters relating to population and development in the country that fosters the development of appropriate policies on population and reproductive health issues through an integrated programme of research, policy formulation, advocacy and communication, and seeks to make clear the linkages between population, reproductive health, the environment and development.

   NCPD is a semi-autonomous government agency under the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating population and development activities in Kenya. Founded in 1982, NCPD is financed through government funds and support from development partners.


National Council For Science And Technology (ncst)

    The development and application of science, technology and innovation in Kenya is central to the success of the national development policies and programmes. Science and technology are the essential means by which the development of nations has been facilitated. Economic, social and cultural development goes hand in hand with scientific and technological transformation. Science and technology policies must therefore be an integral part of the economic and social policies, contributing in the national development objectives and aspirations.

     In order for the country’s development agenda to benefit from the scientific and technological innovations and inventions, an institutional framework with legal powers and capacity to develop, collect and make available information on scientific and technological advancements to users is essential.

    From the early 18th century, the country’s colonial government in Kenya established a number of scientific research and development facilities especially in the country’s agriculture and health sectors. These included the Scott Agricultural Laboratories in 1903, Coffee Research Services in 1908, Veterinary Research Laboratories in 1910 and Medical Research Laboratory in 1958. Similar efforts in other sectors were made during the nineteen forties and fifties. After attaining independence in 1963, Kenya established many other Science and Technology (S&T) institutions in the effort to develop and apply science and technology in the country’s development priorities. In response to the growth in national S&T and related activities, the post-independence Government sought to have a mechanism through which scientific and technological activities could be coordinated and promoted. This led to the enactment of the Science and Technology Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya in 1977. The Act established Advisory Research Committees (ARCs) and the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) to serve as advisory institutions to the Government on matters of science and technology.



Partners Of Population And Development

PPD established partnerships with 21 national and regional training and research institutions as Centers of Excellence in Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Latin America. It has been involved in providing technical supports to these institutions in order to strengthen the organizational capacity in conducting regional and international training programs. A capacity development needs assessment was conducted by PPD to identify the priority needs of these institutions. Based on the assessment PPD in collaboration with these institutions prepared 6 Generic Modules for capacity building of young professionals and government officials from the relevant fields. These Generic Modules were translated to local languages and were incorporated into the existing training curricula of its partner’s institutions. PPD partner institutions offer scholarships through PPD to young professionals and government officials from its member countries.

PPD is in the process of expanding the network of PIs by bringing in other renowned institutions creating a database of PIs for exchange of information, research findings and expertise.


Population Council


The Population Council has worked in Kenya since the 1960s when it helped to develop the country's first population policy and program. During the following two decades, the Council provided support to the University of Nairobi and Kenya’s national family planning program….

Until the early 1990s, the Council concentrated on capacity building, fertility reduction, and contraceptive technologies. Since 1994, the Council has assisted Kenya in implementing a broader population policy based on recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development. It has collaborated with Kenya's Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Welfare, and NGOs involved in human rights, poverty alleviation, and social and gender equality….

Highlights of past and present work

  • Assisted the Government of Kenya in developing its first population policy in 1966.
  • Played a key role in the establishment of the Population Studies and Research Institute at the University of Nairobi.
  • Developed a health-facility-assessment methodology, termed "situation analysis," which was used in many countries and has subsequently been adapted by many organizations.


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Population Services International


PSI was registered in Kenya as an international non-governmental organization in 1989. Since then, PSI/Kenya has been implementing social marketing programs to address HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, malaria and child health promotion. PSI/Kenya promotes products, services and healthy behavior that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.


Tulane University - School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine (sphtm) - Advancing Global Health Initiatives

     Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country and the only American school of tropical medicine. The school's mission is to advance public health knowledge, promote health and well-being, and prevent disease, disability, and premature mortality. This is accomplished through education of public health professionals, scientific research of problems, partnerships, and service to the global public health community.

     A leader in global health, the school is comprised of six academic departments: biostatistics and bioinformatics, global community health and behavioral sciences, global environmental health sciences, epidemiology, global health systems and development, and tropical medicine




The goals of UNFPA - achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), promoting reproductive rights, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5 - are inextricably linked. UNFPA also focuses on improving the lives of youths and women by advocating for human rights and gender equality and by promoting the understanding of population dynamics. Population dynamics, including growth rates, age structure, fertility and mortality and migration have an effect on every aspect of human, social and economic progress. And sexual and reproductive health and women's empowerment all powerfully affect and are influenced by population trends.





University Of Washington (uw)

University of Washington (UW), commonly referred to as Washington or informally UDub, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1861, UW is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. The university has three campuses: the largest in the University District (Seattle) and two others in Tacoma and Bothell. The University of Washington has been called a Public Ivy institution and is an elected member of the American Association of Universities. The university's research budget is among the highest in the United States. It enjoys a high evaluation in various global university rankings as well.

Link: University of Washington (UW)

University Of Waterloo


    Waterloo's School of Public Health and Health Systems is training a new generation of leaders, researchers, and change agents, adept at thinking and responding to the complex adaptive systems that affect health and health care.



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