Egerton University, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), and Gulu University in Uganda are implementing a programme titled “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa's Growth and Development” (TAGDev).
Theme: Food Systems and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development.
Through the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev) Program, Egerton University held the 4th National Forum for Universities, TVETs and Industry Players in the Agricultural Sector on 21 and 22 July 2021 virtually from the Main Campus in Njoro.
Following an intensive Peer Counselors training workshop coordinated by the Dean of Students office, 100 peer counsellors and 4 administrative staff members from key service Departments of the Dean of Students and Accommodation departments were finally inaugurated to begin their work.
Whenever he is not in class or completing an academic assignment at Kenya’s Egerton University, Gabriel Kwendo is likely to be at Comrades Dairy, helping to make and package yoghurt or sell milk to customers.
Egerton University, Kenya, in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Gulu University in Uganda, through the support from MasterCard Foundation, is implementing a Program titled “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s Growth and Development (TAGDev)”.
I am honored to play this role of speaking at the closing ceremony of the Egerton University 14th Biennial International Conference ‘Virtual’ whose theme is “Research and Innovation for Resilience in a Changing Environment”.
Egerton University remains committed to address the knowledge and skills gap in achieving sustainable development. Enhanced collaboration with TVET institutions is important towards provision of knowledge and solutions to underpin the implementation of key national development goals.
Egerton University has a long history of offering extension services to the communities. The university uses many avenues to reach the community, one of them being the Egerton Radio hosted at 101.7 FM or online streaming https://www.egerton.ac.ke/radio. “Kilimo Bora”, a Swahili word translated to ‘Good Agriculture’, is an agricultural show hosted on Egerton Radio.