H.E. GakuhaGithinji, Deputy Governor, Kiambu County
and CEC Trade, Industry, Tourism and Cooperatives
admire a local product with Prof. Joseph Chacha,
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Partnerships, Research and Innovations
during the launch of the SPADE Project.
Maseno University in conjunction with Center for International Cooperation (CIS-VU) recently signed a Memorundum of Understanding on Building Stronger Capacities to link Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development (SPAD) in Greater Western Kenya.
The project which comprises of Dutch and Kenyan expertise from multiple disciplines which include among others, scientific and business will bring in their expertise and know-how with guidance from the Centre for International Cooperation of the VU Amsterdam (CIS-VU).
The project aims at building the capacity of the School of Planning and Architecture (MU-SPA) by supporting Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and short courses (one to three months) both locally and internationally. They will also put up SPINLABS.
Other organizations that are involved in the implementation of the programme are: The Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, the Moi University in Eldoret (Kenya), the Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
This is a four year project funded by the Netherlands Government and NUFFIC (The Organistion for Internationalization in Education) to a tune of 1.9 million Euros.
The Coordinator of the project is Prof. George Mark Onyango and the Director is Dr. George Wagah both are from the School of Planning and Architecture.