During the 128th AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Taskforce meeting, two important members were in attendance. These members have been key to the success of the Project activities and continue to be key in its smooth operation and running of the Project. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga and Deputy Vice Chancellor (AA), Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, came to attend the Taskforce meeting. More was to this visit since it marked their last time attendance as holders of their respective offices.
In the meeting, which is held every Thursday of the week, the Vice chancellor revealed that they had came to bid farewell to the Taskforce members who have been the driving force of the university vision of making JKUAT ‘A University of global excellence in Training, Research and Innovation for development’. “Our Partnership with JICA through the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project has continued to enable JKUAT stand out in the areas of Agriculture, Engineering, Science and Technology”, remarked the Vice Chancellor. She leaves the office of Vice Chancellor on 31st July, 2018.
On his part, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, congratulated the task force members and thanked them for tireless work to ensure that the Project succeeded in the four years he served as Project Director. He revealed He would be moving to Meru University of Science and Technology, as the Vice chancellor beginning 1st August 2018.
The AFRICA-ai-JAPAN project aims at promoting African indigenous knowledge and wisdom geared towards African Innovation; strengthening the knowledge and ability of PAUSTI/JKUAT students and industries; to actualize their innovative ideas and encourage the vitality between private and public sector collaborations in Africa.