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Building Stronger Capacities to link  Spatial Planning to Agribusiness and Public Policy Development in Greater Western Kenya (SPADE)

SPADE PROJECT: With this project the School of Planning and Architecture at MU-SPA aims to become a key player in spatial planning in Great Western Kenya delivering high quality education, training and trans-disciplinary research and support county governments and stakeholders in the use of modern technologies and methodologies for spatial planning.

Capacity development of MU-SPA in collaboration with the key stakeholders in spatial planning, agri-business and is the essence of this project’s strategy. 

The Project has two cross-cutting themes which shall be integrated in all the activities:
• Gender mainstreaming
• Labour Market

Maseno University, School of Planning and Architecture (MSU-SPA) 
MSU is the requesting organization for the project

VrijeUniversiteit Amsterdam, Centre for International Cooperation (CIS-VU) amsterdam/faculties-and-institutes/cis-vu/index.aspx)

VU is the Lead Organization for the Consortium and – like all PhD granting universities in the Netherlands – a leading European and global research university. The CIS-VU has been the University’s focal point for international cooperation with partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Moi University, Kenya (MU)
MU is the second public university in Kenya having been established in 1984 by an Act of Parliament (CAP 201 A).

Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa (DASUDA)

DASUDAis a foundation working in a collaborative network of experts in various fields related to urban planning, design and development

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO;

RVO is an executive agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs RVO implements policy to strengthen the Dutch economy and in making society more sustainable.