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About Kenya

Kenya is an important partner country of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2023, VLIR-UOS spent around € 35 million in cooperation with Kenya, including several long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) partnerships. The IUC with the University of Nairobi and Moi University (MU-K, Eldoret) already came to an end. The IUC partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) started in 2017 and is running its 2nd phase. In 2021, another IUC partnership with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) has started. These IUCs and numerous SI/TEAM and ITP projects form the core of the cooperation with Kenya.

Kenya is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation

Kenya and Agenda 2030 - country reference framework

VLIR-UOS revised its country approach towards an ‘Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development’ centred approach. Moreover, VLIR-UOS wants to facilitate connections between different actors and projects present in a given country. With these objectives in mind, the Country Reference Framework (CRF) for Kenya supports teams of academics when identifying and formulating project proposals, by providing a context analysis focused on Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the higher education sector in Kenya, and by providing an overview of Belgian development actors active in Kenya, their ongoing projects and partners, in view of exploration of opportunities for synergy and complementarity.

VLIR-UOS cooperation in Kenya has been aligned with the Kenya Vision 2030 through the role put forward for universities of developing the necessary human resource base for achieving its goals. It considers the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to be nationally relevant and capable of having a transformative impact on the quality of life of all Kenyans. This is in line with the objectives of VLIR-UOS on working towards Agenda 2030.

Overview current partners