On 3rd July 2018 KNCCI signed a MOU with Karatina University at the University Main Campus in Karatina. In attendance was the National Chair KNCCI, Kiprono Kittony. National Vice Chair James Mureu, Director Mary Muthoni,Chairman Karatina university, Dr John Kobia. Vice Chancellor Karatina University Professor M. Muchiri. Also in attendance was Karatina university Management, lecturers and staff from Karatina University and other KNCCI leadership team.
In his speech the KNCCI National Chairman Kiprono Kittony affirmed that the chamber is committed to capacity building and improving the standards of training in education institutions as the only way that we can have a skilled workforce and hence KNCCI partnership with Karatina University. He further explained that KNNCI with its wide network across the 47 counties, it can help place graduates from Karatina university to various membership organizations to gain experience in their areas of expertise while others can be absorbed to the chamber various county chapters to help soldier KNCCI role of advocacy and sensitization awareness. The national Chairman congratulated the staff from both organizations who have enabled the MOU signing and said that the chamber looked forward to operationalization the MOU to be fruitful.
The areas of collaboration in the MOU are as follows:
i. Research collaborative initiatives including proposal writing and publications;
ii. Joint community outreach and mentorship programmes;
iii. Joint organisation of conferences, workshop and symposia;
iv. Student attachment, internship and placement;
v. Student internship programmes and staff exchange for learning purposes
vi. Trainings on short term courses for targeted groups;
vii. Joint advocacy and sensitisations awareness of issues of interest to both institutions;
viii. Exchange and sharing relevant information, infrastructure, and facilities.