- Vlasta Macku
Kenya's University of Kibabii (KIBU) joined the Virtual Institute today, becoming the 130th institutional member of UNCTAD's programme for academic cooperation.
KIBU's membership was the result of networking with Vi Kenyan affiliate member, Moi University, and the initiative of Muganda Munir Manini, KIBU's chairman of the Departmental Graduate School Committee, who has been a Vi associate member since 2014.
Located in the town of Bungoma in the west of the country, KIBU was established in 2011 to equip graduates equipped with critical knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and to undertake research that will drive sustainable development and wealth creation for the benefit of the country. Under the motto "Knowledge for Development," KIBU aims to achieve excellence in generation, transmission and enhancement of knowledge in science, technology and innovation through quality teaching, research, consultancy and outreach programmes.