Welcome to AICAD
The African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), is an international organization funded by the Governments of The Republic of Kenya, The United Republic of Tanzania and The Republic of Uganda. The Headquarter is located at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja.
“To be the leading African Institution in building human capacity for poverty reduction”
“To link knowledge to application within communities in order to reduce poverty in partner countries “
AICAD Appointment as African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Regional Node
I am delighted to announce that we, African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), have been appointed as one of the initial three regional nodes of the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. Our appointment is for a five-year term, commencing June 2023. Through a competitive application process, the Egyptian National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) was selected for the North African Node in Egypt, the East African Node will be based at AICAD in Kenya and the Southern Africa Node will be overseen by the UbuntuNet Alliance in Malawi.
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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
RECENTS EVENTS & TRAININGS
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