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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 “

Project Updates

AICAD Appointment as African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Regional Node

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.

AICAD will serve as the East African Node, headquartered in Kenya, for a five-year term starting in June 2023. The selection process was competitive, with AICAD demonstrating its capacity and commitment to advancing open science initiatives in the region.

As part of the AOSP, hosted by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa since 2020, AICAD’s role will be pivotal in coordinating, facilitating linkages, and promoting open science efforts in East Africa. By strengthening knowledge networks, enhancing infrastructure access, and fostering cooperation both regionally and globally, AICAD aims to advance the vision of the AOSP.

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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.


 Training aims Improve road safety in Kenya through reduced accidents  Enhance quality of passenger service Reduce motorcycle operating costs Specific Course Objectives

Target Group:  30 participants of mixed gender, age and education Date: May-June 2021 Brief Description: The training was intended to facilitate capacity

Target Group: 30 participants of mixed age, gender and educational background Date: December 2021 Brief Description: In order to realize poverty reduction,

TITLE: MODERN TEA & BANANA GROWING – AUGUST 2018 Target Group: 30 extension workers from 15 districts in western Uganda namely; Bushyenyi,

MUNICIPALITY SPATIAL PLANNING – AUGUST 2019 Target Group: Planners for the 37 municipalities in Uganda Brief Description: AICAD in conjunction with UN

FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING – APRIL 2021 Target Group: Women from 25 savings groups in Luwero District Brief Description: The activity involved training


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