To be a department of high repute with regard to research, application and transmission of knowledge in social sciences to promote social development.

Collaborations in Sociology and Social Work

Collaboration With Cordaid


2.  Collaboration with CODAID

 Humanitarian and development organisation contributing to poverty reduction and enhancing social justice through support programmes including:

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Enhancing linkages
  • Facilitating learning through short courses
  • Informing policy on matters of Disaster Risk Reduction

Link: Collaboration with Cordaid

Collaboration With Kalamazoo College


The collaboration between the the University of Nairobi and Kalamazoo Collenge in Micigan USA dates back to 1965 and consists of both staff and student exchanges. A number of staff from the University of Nairobi have benefitted from the faculty exchange. Every year, the University receives Kalamazoo College students and in return, 2 University of Nairobi students join Kalamazoo College for 9 months as international students. For more information click on the following link.

A Brief on the Collaboration with Kalamazoo College

 

Watch Videos of the Kalamazoo Program in Kenya on youtube

 

Founder of Kenya Study Abroad Program -- with Prof. Judith Bahemuka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxh2riNUpOc

Kenya Program Curriculum -- with Lillian Owiti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uReSoSpWj5c


Curriculum Support -- with Roseanne Njiru
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxv_lmfBW28

Professors Impressions of K Students with Lillian, Roseanne, Francis and Judith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qhwRLbs_Y

Why We Chose Kenya for Study Abroad -- with Zack, Emily, Saskia, Ameliahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Xfos9Wgaw

Matatus and Tea -- with Megan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmFMyjKb8Rs

On Being White in Kenya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06tIcL1jcuI

Self-Discovery and Growth -- Mims, Megan, Saskia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1uwt40XqWI

Making New Friendships on Study Abroad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJLvVYGFXys

ICRP -- with Emily, Amelia, Saskia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfpOPaM-aXo

A Take on Kenya -- with Mims and Megan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTi1HjzxqDk

Another Take on Kenya -- with Saskia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxR-4Wi2m0g

Homestay -- with Saskia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xih8DqvsA2g

Food, Health & Safety -- with Saskia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyxhlHyY5rw

Meet the Homestay Parents -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E87zwk--cuk

Meet the Homestay Parents, Part II -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NFSmX9ZLLM

Our K College Sister -- with Saskia and Nicole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuXawGXqsWw
 

 

 


Link: Collaboration with Kalamazoo College

Collaboration With University Of Illinois


 

4. Collaboration with University of Illinois 

To create solutions for water quality issues in developing regions, an integrated approach between engineering, chemistry, and sociology is necessary. In order to ensure sustainability of the solution, it is essential that an in-country presence is maintained throughout the implementation process. It is against this background that the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign initiated collaboration with the University of Nairobi and Bondo University College to begin addressing the issues surrounding water quality in Bondo, Siaya County. 

Report on Bondo Study


Link: Collaboration with University of Illinois University

Prosowo Project


3. PROSOWO Project

PROSOWO is an acronym for the Project - Promotion of Professional Social Work Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa. It involves five partner universities in five countries namely Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda) and Institute of Social Work (Tanzania). The project officially started in March 2011. In Kenya, the project is being implemented through the Department of Sociology and Social Work under the coordination of Dr. Gidraph Wairire who also serves as the Kenya country and East African Regional Coordinator of the project. For more details on the project click on the following link.

Brief on the PROSOWO Project


Link: PROSOWO Project