Partnership and collaborations

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Maasai Mara University joins Mau Forest Restoration

Maasai Mara University being the sole University that has positioned itself as a Centre of excellence in Environmental Resource Management focusing on Natural Resources and Tourism among other coveted disciplines, joined the world in the historic step to restore the Mau Forest Water Towers Complex. The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko led residents to launch a move to plant over ten million indigenous tree seedlings after people who had settled in the Mau Forest left to pave way for the restoration. Maasai Mara University staff and students were privileged to plant tree seedlings with CS Tobiko where the Varsity donated 10,000 tree seedlings. A total of 200,000 seedlings were planted that day whereas 60M seeds were to be propagated aerially by helicopters. Participants from Maasai Mara University were 70, both staff and students who were led by the Marketing and Public Relations Director . Maasai Mara University has been passionate about protecting the Mau Water Towers where it has been donating indigenous tree seedlings to schools around the Mau area so that residents can improve forest cover at their homes even as debate on conserving Mau Forest escalated a few months ago.

Book Donation by Chinese Publishing Delegation

Maasai Mara University through the office Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Finance and Planning and Directorate of Linkages received the donation of books worth Kshs. 2,000,000.00 from the Chinese Publishing delegation.  The Chinese Publishing delegation had a book fair and exhibition in Nairobi. The Chinese Publishing delegation agreed to support Maasai Mara University by sourcing more books from the Chinese Publishing Companies.  It was agreed that Maasai Mara University, through the University library to forward a list of books required to the Chinese Publishing delegation through Prof. Xue Yan, Executive Director SAJOREC.

MMU to Exemplify New Technology in Teaching and Learning

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Students Affairs {DVC (A&SA)} Prof. Bulitia Godrick Mathews toured respectable institutions in China that embody efficient and affordable building technologies. According to Prof. Bulitia, Maasai Mara University yearning to advance its lecture rooms teaching and presentation styles have been warmly welcomed by China. Among these technologies is the use of portable finger touch interactive whiteboard where one uses his finger to write on the board rather than using whiteboard pens. Computer Science and Information Science students and those pursuing courses that necessitate skills in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) will have their knowledge enhanced through collaborations with high-tech universities in China. This will culminate to innovations and creativity in the field of manufacturing, a key component of the Big-Four Agenda; students will interact to exchange ideas in the manufacture of Mobile phones.This also supports the wake of the new Competency-Based Curriculum being rolled out in the Kenyan education sector where talent, creativity and innovation will be prioritized. Use of robots as messengers in faculties is another green area where delivery of information and services in departments, faculties and different units in the university will be efficient, fast and free from flaws whatsoever. Moreover, a cheap and affordable means of constructing lecture rooms is evident in China where containers are erected as lecture rooms, offices and even purpose-built academic libraries to suit the needs of a university. This is a technology to be borrowed too. Prof. Bulitia also interacted with the Deputy Minister, Republic of Iraq, Ministry of Construction and Housing and Municipalities and Public Works, Istabraq I. Alshouk. He promised to offer professional support and even make arrangements to visit Maasai Mara University to actualize a healthy relationship that will see Iraq support MMU. .

AJIRA Digital Training Week @ Maasai Mara University

The AJIRA Digital Program is a government initiative driven by the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Technology to empower over one million young people to access digital job opportunities. The program seeks to position Kenya as a choice labour destination for multinational companies as well as encourage local companies and the public sector to create digital work. The government digitization projects already create lots of viable microwork that can be completed by digital workers. Access to digital work will build wealth and grow the middle class across the country. A larger middle class means more opportunities for businesses and direct growth of GDP. The main objectives are to raise the profile of digital work; Promote a mentorship and collaborative learning approach to finding digital work; Provide Kenyans with access to digital work, and finally Promote Kenya as a destination for online workers.

Other Partners

The Directorate has actualized several MOUs, Collaborations, and partnerships which includes and not limited to the following;

  • Telkom Kenya Ltd
  • Sustainability Africa LTD
  • Regent’s University – London
  • The University DE PAU DES PAYS DE’LADOUR- France
  • Changjiang Publishing and Media Co.Ltd- Wuhan, Hubei China
  • University of Munster – Germany
  • Clemson University – USA
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • RTI International – USA
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Aarhus University – Denmark
  • Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium
  • Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • East Africa Partnership Limited Kenya (EAPL
  • Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservation Association (MMWCA)
  • The University of Notingham
  • Amref Health Africa Kenya
  • Kenya forestry Institute (KEFRI)
  • Federation of Community Based Tourism Organisation (FECTO), Ecotourism Kenya (EK)
  • Africa Centre for Research and Education, China
  • Wuhan Botanical Garden, China
  • University of Herfordshire
  • Michigan State University
  • Hubei University, China
  • Africa Forest Forum (AFF)
  • Kenya Education Management Institute (KEM)
  • Hotel English Point
  • SUS Tours
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
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