In Geneva, the latest Global Assessment Report 2019 on Disaster Risk Reduction was launched. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Director of the Sekenani Research Centre at the Maasai Mara University, as a Lead Author of the Report was invited to present key findings to governments, civil society and business. The report which has been prepared by leading researchers and policy specialists from around the world presents the latest knowledge and understanding about the multi-hazards facing the world and ways of building resilience and reducing risks and vulnerabilities. The report is designed to help to raise awareness about the complexity hazards and the cascading impacts on a wide range of issues including food insecurity, migration, political destabilization, currency fluctuations and conflicts.

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It is the pride and intention of Maasai Mara University led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo to provide ample infrastructure to its clientele hence realize the bountiful acquisition of knowledge. Besides, it strives to equip students with coveted skills in innovation especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Owing to this essence, 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’s yearning to advance its lecture room 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. 

     

 

Maasai Mara University steered by its Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mary K. Walingo has been instrumental in fostering the mainstreaming of Youth, Women and People Living with Disability (PLWD) in supplies of goods, works and services for the Varsity beyond the 30% as defined in the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.

Despite that milestone, the Varsity still yearns for a time when all youths, women and PLWDs realize how to access and maximize their share in procurement and supply opportunities both in the public and private sector.

To achieve this, Maasai Mara University held a successful sensitization meeting with suppliers under the Preference and Reservation Scheme. The meeting which was spearheaded by Procurement and Liason Departments attracted potential suppliers from all walks of life; most notable was the high number of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD), Youth and Women. This was in readiness for the Registration/Pre-Qualification of suppliers for the FYs 2019-2021.

 

 

Maasai Mara University in partnership with Africa Psychosocial Support Initiative (APSSI) will launch a new certificate programme on Community Based Work with Children and Youths (CBWCY) starting July 2019. The programme targets practitioners and those who have interests in working with children and youths. For more information and application click this link

CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY-BASED WORK WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH©

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The Programme is an innovative response to regional demand for quality training in child and youth work. It specifically focuses on practical skills for social and emotional (psychosocial) support, child protection, promotion of children's rights and community development. It helps to ensure that vulnerable populations receive professional care and support.

WHO IT IS FOR

The Programme is designed for people who are working with children and youth or who are interested in working in, but not limited to the following fields in the social services workforce: community workers, community caregivers, programme officers, teachers, police and social workers, who work with children in a variety of organizations and settings in East and Southern Africa. 

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"I believe in the quality and exceptional expertise inherent in  the graduates we churn out yearly." Those were the sentiments of the smart Vice-Chancellor of Maasai Mara University, Prof. Mary K. Walingo, during a visit to Iowa State University in the United States of America. 
This was triggered by her great interaction with Mr. Obed Mose, an alumnus of Maasai Mara University who graduated in 2014 and joined Iowa State University for Postgraduate Studies. 
 
Prof. Walingo was meeting Kenyans who are serving in the Iowa State University when she bumped into Mr. Obed Mose. 
 
Maasai Mara University has been on the limelight for nurturing proactive students inculcating skills and expertise that professionally meets the job market besides enabling them to advance their studies in reputable varsities in the world.