KCA and St. Paul’s universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint collaboration in research and innovation. The two universities will build capacity for their students and staff in writing joint grant proposals and fellowships, knowledge sharing, and joint research and innovation ideas.
The MoU was signed during a farewell luncheon for Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) scholar John Okpara from Bloomsburg University Pennsylvania, USA on Friday, June, 30 2023.
The event also marked the hallmark of a fellowship programme that the two universities have undertaken in collaboration with the Carnegie fellowship programme based in the United States.
Prof. Okpara had been attached to KCA and St. Paul’s universities for 8 weeks courtesy of the Carnegie foundation based in the USA.
Carnegie pairs African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions and collaborators in Africa.
KCA University Vice Chancellor Prof. Isaiah I.C. Wakindiki said that the MoU signing was an affirmation of a long-standing partnership that KCA and Paul’s University have had in areas of research and innovation
“In this MOU, we are looking forward to strengthening our bilateral ties that have been going on and today we are just formalizing the same,” he stated.
St Paul’s University Vice Chancellor Prof. James Kombo said that the occasion was an attestation of a culture that the two institutions have built for a reasonable time.
“What we are doing is part of what has been the interest of the two learning communities for many years,” Prof Kombo said He expressed confidence in the collaboration that he says is the first that St. Paul’s has engaged in locally seeking to expand opportunities for local and international scholars,
The two administrators underscored the vast opportunities that the MOU bears for the two institutions.