Dr. Obino Paul
Director, Research, Consultancy and Extension
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Welcome

The University’s vision, mission and core values demonstrate the importance placed upon Research, Consultancy and Extension activities within the University. Indeed, one of the major functions of the University is to “participate in the research, transmission and preservation and enhancement of knowledge and to stimulate the intellect participation of students in the economic, social, cultural, scientific and technological development of Kenya”.

To actualize this broad vision, the University established the Directorate of Research, Consultancy and Extension (RC&E) within the Academics Division with the following Objectives:

  • Establish a framework for quality research
  • Develop and sustain research and publication culture
  • Implement research findings
  • Establish links with local and international partner institutions
  • Develop mechanisms to undertake consultancy activities and extensions services

To realize these objectives set for research, consultancy and extension, the following strategies will be employed:-

  • Promote the role of the University as a primary source of research through exchange programmes and strong university-industry linkages
  • Utilize the skills of the University staff to undertake all forms of research that contribute to the advancement of knowledge, cultural and social development, preservation of the environment and economic growth by employing qualified researchers
  • Develop portfolios of research that are of county, national and international relevance by training of research teams on proposal development and dissemination of research findings at country and national level
  • Maintain cohesive plans and effective management policies and practices that foster excellence, support individual projects and thematic research, encourage interfaculty research co-operation, and ensure the highest ethical standards and quality in research and creative work through seminars and workshops
  • Work to increase external funding and support for research and creative work through publicity and writing proposals for funding
  • Protect, develop and exploit the intellectual property developed in the University by implementing the Intellectual Property Rights policy
  • Promote research-based learning and enhance scholarship by reviewing the curriculum
  • Place a high priority on excellence in research and innovation through recognition and reward systems
  • Increased admission of staff and students through marketing and provision of scholarships
  • Promote research teams and collaborative partnerships with other tertiary institutions, research institutions, public agencies and the private sector, at the county level, national level and internationally through linkages and extension
Priority Areas for Research, Consultancy and Extension

The University Research, Consultancy and Extension services shall focus, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Health;
  • Education;
  • Agriculture;
  • Water Resources;
  • Environmental Conservation and Management;
  • Weather and Climate;
  • Technological Innovations and Applications;
  • Industry;
  • Business;
  • Services among others.
Research
On going Research

Research: To demonstrate its commitment to research, the University has deliberately funded an on-going research project on the “Origin and Development of Kibabii University” This is an initiative of the college to bring to light and document its origin and history as an institution.
We remain vigilant for Research opportunities because we believe we have the necessary capacities and competencies, particularly in the aforementioned areas.


Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

The multidisciplinary research team between Kibabii University and Moi University attended the Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) workshop themed “Clean Cooking Forum 2019” in Nairobi on 5th to 7th November, 2019. The workshop was attended by over 500 delegates from more 50 countries. TEA-LP project aims to support the development of multidisciplinary postgraduate academic curricula at African higher education institutions to bridge the skills gap in Africa’s rapidly-growing energy access sector.

Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

Multidisciplinary Research Team between Kibabii University and Moi University at Clean Cooking Forum 2019 Workshop

Kibabii University at the Second AHEAD Transnational Capacity Building Workshop

Kibabii University AHEAD project team attended the second AHEAD Transnational Capacity Building Workshop and AHEAD Project Management meeting at Kyambogo University, Kampala-Uganda on 30th October to 1st November, 2019.

Kibabii University at the Second AHEAD Transnational Capacity Building Workshop

Kibabii University at the Second AHEAD Transnational Capacity Building Workshop

AHEAD Training of Trainers in Birmingham, UK

AHEAD Train the Trainers Workshop.

AHEAD Training of Trainers in Birmingham, UK

The AHEAD train the trainers workshop took place between 21st and 24th of May 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and was hosted by Birmingham City University. The aim of the joint training event was to ensure the transferability and multiplication of the AHEAD open educational recourses (OERs) by preparing faculty members and researches from the PC universities to teach and/or train in the area of innovation management and inclusive innovations, as well as entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship education.

Around 35 representatives from the AHEAD partnership participated in the training and had the chance to discuss the topics including: Delivery of entrepreneurship teaching/ training; Human-centred Design, Design Thinking and Social innovation, customer development process; Innovation systems; Types of innovations; Technological learning, technological catch-up, technological leapfrogging; Inclusive and Grassroots innovation.

During the first day the participants were welcomed by the head of the Business school Prof Nassim Belbaly and the AHEAD project manager from BCU Dr Charlotte Carey. The head of Business and Innovation Department of the Birmingham City Council Mr. Mohammed Zahir presented the policy perspective of innovations and entrepreneurship by sharing the main points from the Business Growth Programme. The Urban M project led by Birmingham City Council was also discussed showing a good example of partnership working and innovation in the cities. Kibabii University Team was headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation). Other team members from Kibabii University included Dr. P. Obino Ong’anyi, Director (Research, Consultancy and Extension), Dr. Munir M. Muganda, Chairman of Department (Business Administration & Management) and Ms. Irene Simiyu, Lecturer, English Literature.

AHEAD Training of Trainers in Birmingham, UK

Furthermore, guest lecturers from Birmingham City University and Coventry University presented various case studies including the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) – the most successful government funded programme for linking the business and the universities; and the STEAM house – a collaboration space for developing innovations by entrepreneurs and start-ups where free business support is provided, as well as access to makerspace workshops and co-working space, a programme of STEAMlabs and events led by industry experts from many different sectors.

The next days were structured into training sessions following the topics from the OERs which were moderated by the respective European partner. The academic staff from the African universities also had the chance to go on a study visit to the STEAM house while the project coordinators reviewed the AHEAD project implementation; management and upcoming activities.

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Division of Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua organized for a successful training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking. The training was informative and it focused on:

  • Increasing the visibility of research outputs coming out of Kibabii University
  • Mitigating predatory publishing through use of research resources – identifying high impact journals
  • Effectively monitoring and evaluating University’s research outputs
  • Setting systems in place for researchers to accredit Kibabii University
  • Communication to non-scientists and increasing research metrics to influence University’s webometric ranking

Ms. Joy Owango from Training Centre in Communication (TCC) – Africa was the facilitator

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking Gallery

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Training on Research Output Packaging for Better Webometric Ranking

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted the 4th International Conference on 12th -14th June, 2019. Themed ‘Enhancing Food Security and Universal Health Care for Sustainable Development’. Over 100 participants presented their research findings during the 4th International Conference.

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various topics on Food Security and Universal Health Care. Guests were:

  1. Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya, Chancellor, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (Chief Guest)
  2. Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza, University of Rwanda
  3. Prof. David O. Ayuku, Moi University
  4. Prof. Asenath J. Sigot, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  5. Dr. Prasad Behera, Consultant Liver Tx and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Care Hospitals Hyderabad
  6. Mr. Samson Okumu, USAID-Kenya

At the closing ceremony, DVC (PPRI), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. appreciated keynote speakers, delegates, organizing committee members, sponsors, chair of sessions and rapporteurs among others for their contribution towards a successful 4th International Conference. He called for partnership in research and innovation with Universities and Research Institutions present at the closing ceremony.

DVC (ASA), Prof. Shibairo appreciated DVC (PPRI), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mutua for organizing the 4th International Conference.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo, emphasized at the closing ceremony of the 4th International Conference that the 3 days of exchanges and learning should yield deeper reflection and more concrete action regarding Food Security and Universal Health Care. The Vice Chancellor was proud the 4th International Conference attracted Medical doctors, Nutritionists, Scientists, Researchers, Academicians, Agriculturists, Economists, Environmentalists, Industrialists and Students

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

Kibabii University hosted 4th International Conference

4th International Conference

Kibabii University is proud to host the 4th International Conference from 12th -14th June, 2019. The objective of the conference is to allow researches present their research findings under the Global Theme of ‘Enhancing Food Security and Universal Health Care for Sustainable Development’. The conference focus on the highlighted thematic areas:

  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Universal Health Care
  • Cross Cutting Issues in Food Security and Universal Health Care

Day 1 of the 4th International Conference

Keynote speakers made presentations of the various topics on Food Security and Universal Health Care. Guests were:

  1. Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya, Chancellor, Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (Chief Guest)
  2. Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza, University of Rwanda
  3. Mr. Samson Okumu, USAID-Kenya

In-attendance was Council Member, Mr. Francis Asunah representing the Council Chair, Dr. Ernest Mwangi Njoroge

4th International Conference

4th International Conference

4th International Conference
Prof. Shellamiah Okoth Keya

4th International Conference
Mr. Samson Okumu

4th International Conference
Prof. Alfred R. Bizoza

4th International Conference

Kibabii University at the AHEAD Transnational Workshop

Kibabii University led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, DVC (PPRI) attending a Transnational workshop for EU funded African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) Project in Birmingham City University from 21st to 24th  May, 2019. Other project staff from KIBU in attendance include Dr. P. Obino, Dr. M. Muganda and Ms. Irene Simiyu

Kibabii University at the AHEAD Transnational Workshop

Kibabii University at the AHEAD Transnational Workshop

Tress Planting within University’s Compound

Kibabii university students join staff in tree planting exercise within the University’s compound on 10th May, 2019 during the long rains period

Tress Planting within University's Compound

Kibabii University Negotiating a Cooperative Partnership with University of Florida

Prof. Barack Otieno Abonyo, Registrar (Planning, Partnership, Research and Innovation), Kibabii University at the University of Florida (UF) in USA to meet with University leaders and Faculty and to negotiate a cooperative partnership in research and training activities between Kibabii University and UF.

Kibabii University Negotiating a Cooperative Partnership with University of Florida

From left to right – Dr. Robert A. Gilbert, Dean for Research at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Director of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Florida; Prof. Barack Otieno Abonyo, Registrar Planning, Partnership, Research, and Innovation at Kibabii University; and Dr. Charles Oduor, Finance and Management Consultant in Orlando, Florida. May 1, 2019.

KIBU at RUFORUM- SHAEA Project Briefing Session

Kibabii University Researchers (Dr. P. Obino and Dr. T. Ekisa) attending a Two-day Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) for Capacity Building in Agriculture on Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-food Systems Transformation in Africa (SHAEA) Project briefing session at Nairobi Safari Club between 24th – 25th September, 2018

KIBU at RUFORUM- SHAEA Project Briefing Session

KIBU at AHEAD Project Management Meeting

Dr. P. Obino, Director Research, Kibabii University participating in the 2nd EU funded African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) Project Management meeting from 10th – 12th July 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

KIBU at AHEAD Project Management Meeting

KIBU at AHEAD Project Kick-off Meeting

Dr. Obino, Director, Research, Kibabii University making a presentation on Institutional Innovation Ecosystems at the European Union Funded African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) Project Kick-off Meeting at the University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy (25th – 28th February, 2018)

KIBU at AHEAD Project Kick-off Meeting

KIBU at AHEAD Project Kick-off Workshop

Kibabii University team led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, DVC, PPRI and Dr. P. Obino, Director, Research in group photo during the European Union Funded African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development (AHEAD) Project Kick-off Meeting at the University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy (25th – 28th February, 2018)

KIBU at AHEAD Project Kick-off Workshop

KIBU at NRF’s Maiden Strategic Plan Launch

Kibabii University led by its VC, Prof. Odeo Ipara receive (on behalf of the University) a Certificate of Award of Funds from National Research Fund (NRF) for the Establishment of an ICT Hub in the University during the launch of NRF’s maiden Strategic Plan and Award of NRF 2016 Grant Beneficiary Institutions at Nairobi Safari Club on 14th December, 2017

KIBU at NRF’s Maiden Strategic Plan Launch

KIBU at NRF’s 2016 Grant Award

Kibabii University Team led by its VC, Prof. Odeo Ipara display Certificate of Award of Funds from National Research Fund (NRF) for the Establishment of an ICT Hub in the University during the launch of NRF’s Strategic Plan and Award of NRF 2016 Grant Beneficiary Institutions at Nairobi Safari Club on 14th December, 2017

KIBU at NRF’s 2016 Grant Award

KIBU Staff Training on EU Research Funding Opportunities

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, DVC, PPRI, Kibabii University addressing Researchers of Kibabii University on the need to Embrace Research during Ministry of Education’s Meeting with Kibabii University Staff on EU Research Funding Opportunities

KIBU Staff Training on EU Research Funding Opportunities

KIBU Student Showcasing Innovation

Kibabii University student presenting his innovation to the Research and Innovations sub-Committee for consideration for registration with KIPI

KIBU Student Showcasing Innovation

Showcasing Origin & Development of Kibu at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Kibabii University led by DVC (Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. participate in the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018 at the Masinde Muliro showground in Kanduyi. The A.S.K Satellite show took place on 19th September, 2018 – 22nd September, 2018. At the event Front Office Section showcasing the origin and development of Kibabii University giving historical as well as the technological perspective. Highlighting the events that led to establish of KIBU anchoring it on the early Catholic Church activities of the MillHill Missionaries in 1912 all the way to chartering of KIBU in 2015

The use of Geographic Information Systems and satellite Imagery is carefully used to document the timelines and milestones in the growth and development of KIBU over the years

Showcasing Origin & Development of Kibu at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Origin & Development of Kibu at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Showcasing Origin & Development of Kibu at the Bungoma A.S.K Satellite Show 2018

Kibabii University Visit H.E Governor of Bungoma County

Kibabii University 3rd International Conference Resource Mobilization team 2018 with H.E Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati, Governor of Bungoma County in his office. The team paid the H.E Governor a courtesy call.
Kibabii University Visit H.E Governor of Bungoma County

Kibabii University Training on Mobilization and Awareness Creation on the Upcoming EU’s Funding Schemes on Horizon 2020

The Ministry of Education State Department for University Education scheduled for one day training at Kibabii University on mobilization and awareness creation on the upcoming EU’s funding schemes on Horizon 2020 and ERA-NET co-funded calls for proposals. Horizon 20202 has three pillars: Excellence Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. Horizon calls will cover six societal challenges namely:

  • Healthy
  • Food security and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Inclusive and reflective societies and secure societies

Kibabii University Training on Mobilization and Awareness Creation on the Upcoming EU’s Funding Schemes on Horizon 2020

Seminar on Proposal Writing for Postgraduate and Multidisciplinary Research for 2nd National Research Fund Call

DVC (PPRI) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. launched and addressed a seminar on proposal writing for postgraduate and multidisciplinary research for 2nd National Research Fund call. This is to equip postgraduate students and academic staff with knowledge and skills which will enable them write proposals that will attract National Research Funding. In attendance were DVC (AFD) Prof. Shem Omukunda Aywa and DVC (ASA) Prof S. Shibairo.

Seminar on Proposal Writing for Postgraduate and Multidisciplinary Research for 2nd National Research Fund Call

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Matukio ya siku ya pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) Mwaka wa 2017. Mada Kuu ya Kongamano hili ni:
UWEZESHWAJI WA LUGHA YA KISWAHILI KAMA WENZO WA MAARIFA KARNE YA 21

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Presentations

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Kibabii University host the 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference. The objective of the conference is to allow researches present their research findings under the Global Theme of ‘Innovative Research and knowledge for Global Competitiveness and Sustainable Development’. The conference come under the highlighted thematic areas:Sub-Themes
1. Paradigm shifts in Access and Management of Education for Societal Development
2. Challenges and Trends of University Education in the 21st Century
3. Women and Gender Equality in Social and Community Development
4. Computing and Informatics for Sustainable Development
5. Emerging Trends in Science and Technology for Global Security and Sustainable Development.
6. Agricultural Productivity and Marketing Systems through Science, Technology and Innovation
7. Dynamics in Global Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development

Prof. Richard S. Musangi the Chief Guest

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Documentary

Watch 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference Documentary

Grant Proposal Training Workshop

Grant proposal training workshop held at Kibabii University by African Population and Health Research Center from 6th– 8th March, 2017
Grant Proposal Training Workshop

Grant Proposal Training Workshop

Grant Proposal Training Workshop

Seminar

Kibabii University Research, Consultancy and Extension office organized for a successful one day seminar on 30/10/2015 to share its research finds on two research projects that the University undertook recently. The two projects include: (i) Origin and development of Kibabii University (ii) Performance of primary schools in Bungoma County
Seminar

Research and Development Consortium

Kibabii University Research team led by Dr. Obino pays a courtesy call to Vihiga County Deputy Governor on 15th October 2015. The University has joined a Research and Development Consortium that brings together Maseno University, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and Kisii University spearheaded by panel of Eminent Development Consortium (PEDEC) and hosted by Vihiga and Nyamira County Governments
Research and Development Consortium

MOU in Research

Kibabii University led by DVC in charge of Academic, Research and Extension (Prof. S Shibario meet Kenya Seed Company Management led by Head of HR Mr. Stephen (Malakwen) on 14th july 2015 at the company offices in Kitale. The Two institution are working on an MOU in Research, Training, Membership and Other areas of common interest.
MOU in Research

NACOSTI Innovating Research Exhibition

NACOSTI Innovating Research Exhibition
Dr. Obino, Coodinator, Research, Consultancy and extension attending a presentation at the NACOSTI Innovating Research Exhibition 11-15th May 2015 at chancellors Court. Nairobi of University