IRID finally launches the M.A. program in Regional Integration

In January 2015, IRID welcomed the first batch of students for the Master of Arts program in Regional Integration. Since then, the Institute has admitted more students into the program. IRID students are drawn from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. The Masters program is hosted at the CUEA City Campus.

In May 2015, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) agreed to a four-year partnership with the Institute to provide scholarships to students enrolled in IRID’s Master of Arts program in Regional Integration. In its communication, DAAD agreed, in principle, to provide up to four (4) scholarships to the University for the M.A. in Regional Integration, offered by its Institute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID). In 2015, DAAD has awarded 3 scholarships to our prospective students. DAAD will once again, award scholarship to our prospective students this year. We are grateful to DAAD for supporting our M.A. program. 

Short Course on Negotiation Skills

Since 2015, IRID has hosted a course on, Negotiation Skills for the Public Sector, for senior staff of the State Department of the East African Affairs (SDEA), at the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism. The Institute plans to host a series of the same courses to public officials from governments of member states of the East African Community. The IRID Effective Negotiation Series provide public officials with the requisite skills and analytical tools for concluding successful negotiations. 

IRID-CUEA sign an MOU with Apex, ARSO and KEBS

In April 2015, the University signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership between IRID and Apex Management Systems – Consultants Ltd (Apex), the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), and the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). IRID will, on behalf of the University, collaborate with the partners in

  1. Promoting standardization education at CUEA and other African institutions of higher learning.
  2. Holding joint quality awareness programmes and forums as platforms to share about the benefits of standards.
  3. Developing programs to promote and entrench a culture of quality and standards among African youth.
  4. Holding annual certified firms expos, workshops and plenary sessions.
  5. Promoting each other’s objectives through direct support, references and joint work among others.
  6. Developing , reviewing, and publishing materials on quality and standards.
  7. Organizing academic national, regional and international academic fora on quality, standards, certification and accreditation.

 Together with the partners, IRID has already completed the development of a curriculum for a Diploma program in Strategic Quality and Management Systems. The curriculum has been approved by the University Senate, and is ready for delivery. In the following months, IRID worked with Apex on the logistics for launching the diploma program. A fee structure has been developed, and brochures for the program published. It is expected that the first batch of students into the program will be admitted in the coming academic year (2015/2016).

Invitation to Public lecture - Any Hope for Regional Blocks?

If you would like to learn more about why we have Brexit or such, please attend this talk by our Instiute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID). This will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the LRC Auditorium, 3.30 pm.

For more details read here.