The Kenya country strategy fits into the role put forward for universities in the Kenya Vision 2030, by developing the necessary human resource base for achieving its goals. The following main themes for future interventions in cooperation with Kenya are identified:
- Health. Subthemes: reproductive health, public health, phytomedicine, disease surveillance, etc.
- Natural resources management and development. Subthemes: water resources, biodiversity, textile, oil and gas exploitation, etc.
- Food security. Subthemes: food production (agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry), fisheries, food processing and marketing, food safety, etc.
The following cross-cutting theme is relevant for all activities in Kenya:
- ICT development and statistics. Subthemes: ICT in education, ICT in lab practice, virtual networks, ICT infrastructure, data analysis, biostatistics, etc.
For TEAM projects, the following seven established public institutions with a strong research culture are able to take up a coordinating/mentoring role in networking modalities with new universities:
- University of Nairobi
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- Moi University
- Egerton University
- Maseno University
- Kenyatta University
- Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
Other higher education institutions, accredited by the Commission for University Education and other public (non-profit) research institutes, can also be involved. South Initiatives are open to all accredited higher education institutions.