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Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education in China and a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The lineage of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to 1902 and Sanjiang Normal School, a teacher training center in Nanjing. In 1952, Nanjing Agricultural College was founded through the merger of the two agricultural faculties belonging to University of Nanking (est. 1914) and National Central University (est. 1918) along with several departments of the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University. In 1984, the college was renamed Nanjing Agricultural University with the approval of the Ministry of Education.

NAU is a Project 211 institution, one of the top 100 universities in China given priority by the Ministry of Education for research funding, discipline construction and administrative supervision. NAU is also one of the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines under the National 985 Excellence Initiative Project. The Moreover, a 2012 analysis of research citations by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators found NAU among the top 1% of institutions in the fields of Agricultural Science, Plant & Animal Science and Environment/Ecology.

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Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions.

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CoelibThe Centre of Excellence in Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB) has its origins in the iLINOVA (Innovation for the Livestock Industry) initiative that focused on strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to encourage agricultural innovation in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. This initiative was coordinated by Egerton University in Kenya in collaboration with lead partners in the form of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria. One of the key tasks of this initiative was to establish a Centre of Excellence for livestock innovation and business that builds on existing capacity and fosters innovation and agri-business development. The CoELIB has modern infrastructure, including a main project office, laboratories, specialised studio and computer rooms, and was officially launched in 2016 at the Inaugural World Congress on Innovation for Livestock Development. CoELIB has been established to support the formation of regional centres and networks to strengthen research and innovation capacities. For more information visit their website at:http://www.coelib.org/

empowermentThe University of Kassel views itself as a European university. It has an international focus and has networks around the world. Internationalisation plays a central role in both courses and teaching, but also in research and in the transfer of knowledge. The university laid down the principles for this in its first internationalisation concept as early as 2002. The university promises to pursue and introduce the goals of Europeanisation and internationalisation in its programmes at all levels. The university launched its fourth phase for further internationalisation in 2016.


For more information visit their website at:https://www.uni-kassel.de/uni/

empowermentTAGDev Program is implemented at Egerton University, Kenya and Gulu University, Uganda. This eight year program (2016-2024) seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. The program is focused on transformation at individual, community, institutional, national and regional levels. Its special focus is on agriculture as a massifier of opportunities for youth and as a mechanism to achieve financial independence and moving millions of poor smallholder farmers out of poverty.


For more information visit their website at:http://www.tagdev.org/

empowermentThe Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM) at Egerton University (Kenya), funded by World Bank is modeled to address the above issues. The Center also is also situated in the region with countries that are either in conflict or emerging from conflict, such as South Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. The Universities and agro-industry in these countries are facing staffing challenges in all fields, more so in Agriculture and agribusiness, and the center will contribute to the capacity building of the these institutions besides enhancing Kenyan own institutions, with expected  result in better trained agricultural and agribusiness manpower, high level Agri-industrial development which in turn will contribute to agricultural development.


For more information visit their website at:http://cesaam.egerton.ac.ke/

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The Faculty of Law Legal Aid Project is funded by UNDP-Amkeni Wakenya with an objective to facilitate enhanced access to justice by the marginalized and the poor in Nakuru County and to build a sustained and structured legal aid service within Nakuru County. The project aims to address the challenge of violation of human rights for the marginalized and poor groups of people living within Nakuru County beginning with select sub counties namely, Nakuru Town West, Naivasha, Subukia, Molo, Bahati and Rongai. These groups of people have limited access to institutions providing legal services and enforcement of human rights. Their plight as vulnerable groups worsens their situation, further isolating them from equal treatment before the law. They also find mainstream channels of accessing information inaccessible, making it hard for them to know their rights or how to enforce them. There is therefore little access to information on human rights and identification or referral of human rights abuses is at its lowest.

The target groups for this project are therefore the marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly the poor, those living with HIV and Aids, women, youth and persons living with disabilities. These groups of people are often shunned in decision making in governance matters at the national and county level. They face many hurdles in accessing justice and violations of human rights among them is rampant. These challenges are compounded by the fact that most of these people are poor and can hardly meet their basic human needs. Under the circumstances, the pursuit of human rights becomes a far-fetched idea, considering their precarious position in the society.

For more information visit their website at:follap.egerton.ac.ke

Some of the institutions, organizations and industry that are actively collaborating with Egerton University include:

Novus International Inc., Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC), Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, University Kassel, Germany, The Open University of Tanzania (OUT), University of Vienna, Austria, BOKU University, Orrorin Community Organization (OCO), Baringo, British Council and East African Growers Group Ltd., through the African Knowledge Transfer Prgramme (AKTP), Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), Leibniz-Institute of Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB,Germany), The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Tea Research Foundation (TRF), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Dairy Training Institute (DTI) Naivasha, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), University of South Africa (UNISA), Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), People€™s Republic of China, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, International Agricultural Centre of Wageningen, The Netherlands, Karlstads Universitet, Sweden, Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru, among others.

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