MUST hosts NRF for a Capacity Building Workshop
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) hosted National Research Fund (NRF) officials at the Main Campus on 17th July, 2023. The officials from NRF, Robert Gicheru (Assistant Director, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships), Dr. Joyce Ngure (Assistant Director of Research) and Najma Salim (Finance) were at the University for a Capacity Building Workshop to sensitize MUST staff on Proposal Writing and Grants Management focused on “The Universities’ Research, Innovation, Commercialization, and Extension Agenda.”
The workshop was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo.
“This workshop holds profound significance as it aligns with the Kenyan government’s vision of the Bottom-up Transformation Agenda, the African Agenda 2063, and the Sustainable Development Goals. We are here today to collectively contribute to the realization of these ambitious agendas by equipping our faculty and staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive research, innovation, commercialization, and extension activities in their respective fields. I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the National Research Fund (NRF), a vital government body in Kenya. Established with a profound mandate to mobilize, allocate, and manage financial resources, the National Research Fund has played an instrumental role in fostering an effective national innovation system. It is through the NRF’s efforts that we are able to create the knowledge and innovations necessary to fuel our nation’s growing economy.” Prof. Romanus Odhiambo
The workshop brought together faculty members from various schools within MUST, representing a diverse range of disciplines. There were representatives from the Schools of Agriculture and Food Science (SAFS), Business and Economics (SBE), Computing and Informatics (SCI), Health Sciences (SHS), Education (SEd), Engineering and Architecture (SEA), Nursing (SoN), Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) and the University Library. The presence of this interdisciplinary group truly reflected the importance and breadth of the research, innovation, commercialization, and extension agenda MUST aims to pursue.