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Africa Center of Excellence II in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewal Energy (ACEII PTRE)

aceii logosThe manufacturing sector is considered to be contributing only 10% of Kenyan Gross Domestic Product. However, the sector is projected to play a critical role in the economic growth of the country, where, an annual growth rate of 10% is envisaged under Kenya Vision 2030. 

This achievement would require an increase in highly skilled personnel in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to facilitate manufacture of skill-intensive products of high value and quality. However, inadequacy in personnel with advanced training in textiles, phytochemicals and renewable energy fields has been confirmed. Furthermore, it is identified in the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation 2014-2018 Strategic Plan as being one of the contributing factors hindering fast industrialization of Kenya. This scenario is not unique to Kenya, but it is a regional trend with similar shortage in skilled manpower reported in all Eastern and Southern Africa countries.
To address the shortage, the Center will support the training of postgraduate students to work in textile related industries, research institutes, and education sector locally and in the region.

For more details, please click here to visit the ACE II - PTRE website


South and East African German Centre of Excellence Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA)

cermesa logoCentre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) at the Moi University, Kenya, partners in Germany (University of Oldenburg), South Africa (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Tanzania (University of Dar es Salaam) and Uganda (Uganda Management Institute). Through its programmes and networking activities, the Centre has an increased visibility within the region and in the international scientific community by delivering excellent academic results that serve as a basis for evidence-based decision making for improving educational practice.

For more details, please click here to visit the CERMESA website




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