About Outreach and Linkages
Welcome to Outreach at Kabarak University.
At Kabarak University, we are committed to engaging the community in order to identify needs and challenges, to help us develop solutions through research and innovation, and to share the ensuing research and innovation outputs.
Through Outreach & Linkages, the university coordinates faculty and students from the various schools in the conduct of activities that include; Consultancy Services, Technology Transfer, Translation of Research to Policy and Practice, Community-Based Capacity Development, Humanitarian and Voluntary Services and Engagement in Cultural and Environmental Activities.
The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Outreach through Outreach, grants and Innovation activities have been able to initiate partnership and linkages with various institutions .The signed MOUs include; University of Nairobi, County Government of Nakuru, County Government of Baringo and the Ministry of Information, communication and Telecommunication and others are in progress
The Outreach and Linkages Committee
Outreach and Linkages management
Outreach and Linkages function comprises a committee which is made up of a Coordinator (Secretary), Marketing Manager and other members drawn from each School. Detailed terms of reference for the committee are included in the University Research Policy 2019.
The Outreach and Linkages committee performs the following functions:
- Developing policies, processes and guidelines on outreach and linkages at the University.
- Establishing and overseeing outreach activities in all schools.
- Establishing and overseeing linkages with the community and industry in all schools.
- Organizing and attending community and industry outreach programs and events to identify needs and to share University research outputs.
Click on the following link to view the policy document Outreach and Linkages Policies
Objective of Outreach and Linkages
The main objective is to impact the community through Research and Innovation as well as initiate strategic partnerships with relevant institutions in order to foster corporate relationships. It is also meant to provide a steady link between the University and the communities around.
By engaging in outreach activities, Schools will improve the quality of life for members of Kabarak University community while gaining valuable experience and insights that can inform teaching, research and innovation.
Outreach and linkages function has made tremendous progress since its establishment in 2019, in serving the community. The activities has been done through partnership and linkages. Some of the highlights on the achievements are; Capacity Development for NGO’s and CBO’s , Business Community and Schools, which various training have been undertaken and several webinars including Outreach for pastors and Church leadership ,career capacity development, mentorship ,life skill empowerment and humanitarian activities
Over 300 individuals (Youth, community leaders, students, pastors and church leaders), four countries and 17 counties have been reached.
The Outreach function through the Innovation and business Incubation initiatives, were able to exhibit a project dubbed ROBAMA developed by the Enacts Club in the year 2014 at Sianda, Kakamega County. Through this exhibition members of the public were trained on waste management by technology transfer. The project aims to create jobs, stimulate economies, and re-imagining plastic waste management