Kisii University

Research, Extension, Innovation & Resource Mobilization

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We aim to promote research welfare and engender a vibrant research culture amongst staff and students, through facilitating the formulation of the required frameworks.

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Ongoing Research Projects

African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development Project

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. The project is carried out by Kisii University in collaboration with 4 Universities from Europe (Romania, Poland, UK, Italy), a consultancy company from Bulgaria,5 universities from Kenya,2 universities from Tanzania, and 3 universities from Uganda.

The project seeks to build the Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan Universities’ capacities to lead and manage innovation that best fits their countries’ inclusive and sustainable development needs

CLIMATE-U: Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate

Kisii University in collaboration with the University College of London, University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, University of the South Pacific, Fiji, Kenyatta University, and Eduardo Mondlane University Mozambique are engaged in a project on climate change. This project aims to strengthen the contribution of universities to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change in lower-income contexts. It focuses on four countries: Brazil, Fiji, Kenya, and Mozambique, each of which is mobilizing to develop policies and action to address the damaging impacts of climate change. In doing so, the research project contributes to the broader task of understanding the role of education in achieving the full set of Sustainable Development Goals. For more information check

Enhancing Local Social Capital in Kenya: Adapting Rural Leadership Training for Southwest Kenya

This is a joint research project between Kisii University and the University of Minnesota (UM), USA. The program will first adapt the UM Extension curriculum through a co-creation process with select multi-disciplinary faculty from Kisii University. Secondly, a group of trainers will be trained in how to use the curriculum. Finally, the UM Extension Educators will mentor the Kenyan trainers during the first offering of the sessions with participants from community-based organizations in southwest Kenya. For more information check.

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