|Approval Date||14 Nov 2012|
|Signature Date||06 Dec 2012|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11420|
This project will contribute to supporting Kenya’s and the EAC’s surging demand for quality higher education, science and technology (HEST) training and skills development. Improving the teaching and learning environment for engineering and science programs requires significant capital investment especially for equipment and staff training, which the government and other development partners are not able to meet at present.
The project aims to improve quality and relevance in engineering faculties in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 priorities for science, technology and innovation (STI) and human resource aspirations of the East Africa Community (EAC) integration. Kenya’s Vision 2030 goal is to be a competitive, regionally and globally, middle-income country. In line with this, the project aim is to contribute to an increase in qualified and skilled engineers from 6,350 in 2012 to almost 12,000 by 2017 to drive the key sectors of Vision 2030. The project will target six university constituent colleges and two Universities whose core mandate is STI in line with the Kenya Engineering Registration Board (KERB) recommendations. The project will also contribute to increasing the number of qualified personnel, including women, in engineering and applied sciences through training at the masters and PhD level. Furthermore, the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) will be upgraded to improve the quality of applied knowledge and skills in environmental and natural resource management.
The project will target beneficiaries across the country since admission to the target institutions and programs is based on a competitive selection by the University JAB. A total of 12,600 students will benefit from the project. It is estimated that 11,900 will be at the undergraduate bachelor of science (BS) degree level, 500 will be at the masters level and 200 at the doctorate level. Of the first group at the BS level, it is estimated that 900 will be women, based on the 8% participation trend for women in STI programs. Up to 250 women will be targeted for the masters and doctorate training. A total of 560 (190 women) teaching staff will benefit through training in strategic management and governance. All the project target institutions have already been assigned additional engineering students in the September 2012 and January 2013 university intake through the selection that is done by the University JAB.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Education
|Last Update||12 Jul 2020|
|Name||OLANG'O Susan Achieng|