MMU, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship explore research partnership
MMU DVC, AA R&I Prof. Paul Mbatia (left) together with CADFP scholars: Queen Ogbono (second left), Prof. Miriam Konate and Cyrus Kimani during a courtesy call to the university on Tuesday, 5th July, 2022.
Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) and Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) are exploring ways to establish a strategic partnership that will see the two institutions engage in collaborative research in areas of engineering, gender and women studies.
Speaking at the university when he received a team of CADFP scholars, MMU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation (DVC, AA R&I), Prof. Paul Mbatia said that the university and CADFP are in the preliminary stages of forging a collaboration that will foster research, training and technology transfer for both staff and students.
“This is an opportunity for the university and CADFP to establish partnerships, and collaborative engagements that will build and enhance the knowledge base and growth opportunities,” he said.
The CADFP team leader, Prof Miriam Konate, noted that they are keen to give back to the African continent through partnerships with universities in the areas of engineering, gender, women studies and curriculum development.
“We are in Nairobi as CADFP to give back to Africa for investing so much in us,” said Prof Konate who is from Bukina Faso and also an associate professor in Western Michigan University, USA.
The other CADFP scholars in the delegation were Queen Ogbono from Tennessee Tech University, USA and Cyrus Kimani.
By Nicanor Ndiege