Prof. Eucharia Kenya, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Planning, Administration and Finance who is a Professor of Biotechnology at the Department of Biological Sciences has been awarded a grant worth US$ 498,071.28 (approximately 61 million Kenyan shillings) by the United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund (UNPDTF). The project is titled “Enhancing Gender Analysis in STEM Higher Education and Research in Kenya” and will run between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2024.
The project will be implemented by Prof. Kenya as the Principal Investigator together with partners from Kenyatta University (KU), Salaries and remuneration Commission (SRC), Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The project is supported within the Higher Education Academic Research Grant (HEAR-G) framework. HEAR-G supports collaborative research work for professionals and academic staff of universities in developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing states. The Grant is funded under the UNPDTF’s sub-fund; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is meant to finance activities in support of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by Member States in 2015.