memorundam of understanding

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Garissa University and Kenya Leather Development Council

The Vice Chancellor of Garissa University (GaU), Professor Ahmed Osman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC), Dr Issack Mohamed Noor signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that solidifies their commitment to collaboration and cooperation. This strategic partnership aims to foster advancements in the field of leather studies, with a shared vision of promoting education, research, and innovation within the sector.

The primary objective of this MOU is to express the intent of cooperation between the two parties and to establish a framework that outlines potential areas of interest for collaborative efforts. GaU and KLDC seek to combine their strengths to address identified skill gaps in the leather industry and contribute to the overall development of the sector.

GaU and KLDC will collaborate on the development of a comprehensive curriculum for leather-related studies offered by GaU. This includes the creation of short courses specifically designed to address skill gaps identified within the leather industry. The goal is to provide students with relevant and up-to-date knowledge, ensuring they are well-equipped to meet the demands of the evolving leather sector.

To enhance the quality of education in the leather discipline, GaU and KLDC will engage leather practitioners, scientists, and technologists associated with KLDC. By bringing industry experts into the educational process, students will benefit from practical insights and real-world experiences, preparing them for successful careers in the leather industry.

Both institutions recognize the importance of research, technology, and innovation in the leather sector. The MOU outlines plans for collaborative efforts in these areas, including joint research projects, skills upgrading initiatives, and the transfer of technology and knowledge. This partnership aims to contribute significantly to the advancement and sustainability of the leather industry.

GaU and KLDC commit to fostering an open exchange of scientific and socio-economic information. This includes the sharing of data, methodologies, techniques, and technologies to further the goals of the collaboration. By facilitating the free flow of information, both parties aim to create a rich intellectual environment conducive to innovation and progress.

In signing this MOU, Garissa University and the Kenya Leather Development Council embark on a journey of shared commitment to the growth and excellence of the leather industry. Through collaborative efforts in education, training, research, and innovation, both institutions aspire to make significant contributions to the advancement of the leather sector in Kenya.

We look forward to a fruitful and enduring partnership that will not only benefit the academic and research communities but also contribute to the overall economic development of the region.

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