Egerton University Faculty Awarded the 'Transforming Institutions Strategic Funding' by the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP)
Egerton University is proud to announce two grantees of the 2022-2023 Transforming Institutions Strategic Funding by the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP). The award, granted to Dr. Benard Odhiambo Oloo (Faculty of Agriculture) and Prof. Josiah Ouma Omolo (Faculty of Science) will seed institutional transformation projects which will support AAP members and partners to participate in sustainable, equitable, and research-driven partnerships that transform lives
Each project team comprises a faculty Principal Investigator (PI) from Michigan State University (MSU) and at least one PI from an African AAP member institution, including Egerton University.
Title1: Building the Capacity of key African Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to Harness the Value of Nano-Biosensor Technology through the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics
- Dr Benard Oloo (EGU), Chelea Matchawe (IMRMPS), Evangelyn Alocilja (MSU)
- Institutional Partners:Egerton University (EU),Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies (IMRMPS), Michigan State University
Title2: Building Institutional Capacities in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research in African Universities and Research Institutions
- Prof. Josiah Ouma Omolo (EGU), Guo-Qing Song (MSU)
- Institutional Partners: Egerton University, Michigan State University
Through this opportunity, the awardees will directly address one of AAP's pillar of" transforming institutions to be better able to participate in sustainable, equitable, and research-driven partnerships that make a broader impact on transforming lives".
They will also reinforce institutional strengths; create new units or institution-wide initiatives; and pilot new approaches to research support, teaching, or outreach that can be scaled up at Egerton University and across institutional partners.
AAP is a consortium of 10 leading African universities, a distinguished research network for African research institutes, and MSU that builds on MSU's over 60-year history of collaborating with African institutions. The consortium aims to co-create innovative solutions to global challenges, working collaboratively with international partners to transform lives in Africa.
- Agri-food Systems
- Water, Energy, & Environment
- Youth Empowerment
- Health & Nutrition
- Egerton University - Kenya
- Michigan State University- United States of America
- Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) - Malawi
- Makerere University -Uganda
- Universite des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako - Mali
- United States International University-Africa - Kenya
- Universite Cheikh Anta Diop -Senegal
- University of Botswana -Botswana
- University of Dar es Salaam - Tanzania
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Nigeria
- University of Pretoria - South Africa
- Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) - Zambia
"AAP models a sustainable engagement strategy that prioritizes co-creation and equitable partnership while supporting knowledge development that will transform institutions and lives. Following this seed funding,Egerton University is set to benefit from collaboration and sustainable partnership across sectors, disciplines, and continents while transforming lives through research and funding that address shared challenges." - Prof. Alexander Kahi, AAP Focal Point (Egerton University).