1.2 Nanjing University, China

The MoU between Egerton University through CESAAM and Nanjing University was signed on 10/7/2017 in Beijing during China Africa Centers of Excellence Forum. The centre leader (Prof G Owuor) and the Vice-Chancellor Prof R. Mwonya represented CESAAM during a visit to China. They visited Nanjing University where their interests were all items were linking CESAAM to Chinese institutions.

A signed MOU between Nanjing University and CESAAM was particularly on infrastructural support and exchange program for MSc and PhD. CESAAM then prepared a work plan that was discussed with the team from Nanjing University who will visit Egerton University in September.

1.2.1 Side Meetings

During side meetings, the need to establish points of strength and partnership across centres was discussed. This involved having inter-university students exchange programs where students are sent to different centres of excellences across Africa.

On infrastructure, the Nanjing University will offer support in terms of the Laboratory equipping, a computer room and an agriculture vocational centre which will both be at CESAAM.

1.3 Future engagements

Two MoUs under discussion are with Michigan State University and Louisiana University-USA. Private sector MoUs with Nation media on Seeds of Gold, East African Breweries & Kenya Seed companies are presently being worked on.