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Welcome to Africa Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

The African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), is an international organization with its Headquarters located at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, 35 km along Thika road north of the city of Nairobi, in Kenya. The main goal of the Institute is poverty reduction in the African region through human capacity development.

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Prof Dominic Byarugaba


Prof Dominic Byarugaba

African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) Strategic Plan 2019-2024 provides the road map for planning, operations and decision making for the period ahead. This is the Institute’s third Strategic Plan document since its establishment in 2000. It therefore sets out a realistic strategic programme that will allow the Institute to build on the achievements, lessons learnt and progress made to date.


In addition, the Strategic Plan has been crafted to be responsive to the changing environment by recognizing and placing greater emphasis on public, private, people and

Industry partnerships that are anchored upon an entrepreneurial approach. It is on this basis that clear strategies and detailed activities have been developed to help achieve each of the set strategic themes, goals and objectives.

The development of the Strategic Plan followed an all-inclusive and participatory process

which included desk reviews of existing policy documents and other relevant publications; several workshops and discussions on the various strategic themes as well as consultations with various key stakeholders.

The Institute’s Secretariat would, therefore, wish to give special thanks to the AICAD Governing Board members for their special interest, guidance, and support during the preparation of the Plan.

 The Secretariat would also wish to acknowledge and thank;

  • The AICAD management and staff for their support, feedback and in puts that made this exercise possible.
  • The three-member East African Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and stakeholders for the feedback and recommendations provided during the Strategic Planning process.
  • The team of consultants led by Prof. Henry Bwisa for their facilitation of the strategic planning process and guidance provided in conceptualizing the approaches and issues contained in the plan.

AICAD’s success will depend on the Institute’s ability to generate the necessary resources needed for implementation of this strategic plan, our ability to work together at all levels of AICAD as a team and our ability to monitor and evaluate implementation of the plan.

The least of the words to all is success. I wish everyone the very best in executing the stipulated plans


Prof Dominic Byarugaba

Prof. Dominic Byarugaba

Executive Director

Dr.John Kinyuru

Deputy Executive Director

Dr. John Njagi

Administration and Finance Director

Mr. Patrick Wakhu

Training and Extension Director


Our Mission is To link Knowledge to application within communities in partner countries in Africa in order to reduce poverty.

Programs & Initiatives

Administration & Finance

Research & Development

Training & Extension

Information Network & Documentation


Target Group: – Ex- Trainees of various training courses, Researchers, Policy Makers and the General Public

Target Group: –         The technical training course brought together Senior Planners from Public Universities and

Target Group: –  Thirty (30) Smallholder farmers from 3 Irrigation Schemes of Dakawa,  Itete and

The training course was conducted for a period of ten (10) days from 28th October

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!