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GDC and Mount Kenya University to collaborate on research

Mount Kenya, Kenya (source: flickr/ Sergey Yeliseev, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 1 Nov 2012

Kenya's Geothermal Development Company (GDC) and Mount Kenya University announce a collaboration to boost research and development as part of a public private partnership framework.

Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) announces it will collaborate with “Mount Kenya University (MKU) through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework to boost research and development.

Speaking during the launch of MKU’s multi-complex science laboratories in Nakuru, the GDC Managing Director & CEO Dr. Silas Simiyu said the two institutions will soon form a special committee to expedite the collaboration process.

Dr. Simiyu was the Chief Guest. He also gave a public lecture.

“We are ready to partner with you in this venture.  Let the two parties form a committee so that we can discuss key and relevant areas of collaboration,” Dr. Simiyu advised.

MKU also announced that it would support the upcoming Menengai Geothermal-Half Marathon by donating Sh. 250,000.  The event will be held on November 11, 2012.

Last week, the institution’s Deputy Principal in charge of Nakuru Campus, Mr. Russell Ouma, signed the Marathon pledge form at MKU’s offices in Nakuru.

“We are happy to partner with GDC in this venture and our students will participate,” he said.

Dr. Francis Njoroge, a member of the University Council, added that MKU was ready to share its synergies with GDC for the development of the two institutions.

“Let us have a close linkage between the two institutions. We invite GDC to come on board and help our students in capacity building and training in key areas of science and research,” said the don.

Professor Tom Nyamache, the Nakuru Town Campus Principal noted thus: “We are proud of GDC and your general contribution in the country’s energy development and employment creation. Your presence in the region is great and we hope this partnership will see massive development of this area.”

GDC has also collaborated with Egerton and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUA) in areas of research and development.”

Source: GDC