Strengthening skills and training capacity in horticulture in Kenya


In June the kick-off of the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme “Strengthening skills and training capacity in horticulture” in Kenya took place at Maastricht School of Management. During this event the consortium partners gathered to discuss the ins and outs of the project and officialy inaugurate the start of this 3-year project.

MSM, Q Point, InHolland and Micas Limited will cooperate on this project to develop the horticulture sector in Kenya. The project is based on the fundamental notion that improving the quality and employability of A-TVET graduates should be based on the needs in the labour market.

Bukura Agricultural College, Egerton University and Latia Resource Center will be capacitated to introduce gender sensitive and market driven (blended learning) programs and to perform inclusive value chain management, food safety, production teaching, technology transfer and industry extension. During this multiple year project the main focus points are on: curriculum review and development, institutional capacity development at the 3 A-TVETs and the establishment of a triple helix horticulture innovation platform in Kenya. Furthermore special attention will be payed to the inclusion of women and disadvantaged groups, labour market relevance and public-private partnerships.

The project will run from June 2019 until December 2021 and will be managed by Simone Langhorst, Senior Consultant at Q Point and directed by Dr. Diederik, de Boer, Director international projects & consultancies at MSM.

Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.

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