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Update, August 2020

We hope this finds you well.

This is to remind you of the upcoming online conference “Technology and Poverty Alleviation” on Saturday 15 August 2020, 13.00-15.00 GMT.
 
The lead discussants are Darren Li (Advisor, Kipchumba Foundation) and Joseph Mutale (works for Tanzania-Zambia Railways [TAZARA] at Mpika Workshops): Technology and Poverty Alleviation.
 
These are the links to participate in the discussions on Google Meet:
We look forward to your participation.
 
Stay safe.
 

Update, July 2020

The upcoming talk How to Be Successful Youth by Atiq Raja (Pakistan) on Saturday 11 July 2020, 13.00-14.00 GMT has been postponed until a later date to be communicated. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Update, June 2020

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
 
We hope this finds you well.
 
Here is the link to join the upcoming online discussion SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 by Jemiama Tschetter Dassen, CEO DAJE Group of Companies, 2018 YALI alumnus, and culture ambassador for Liberia at Kipchumba Foundation, on Saturday 6 June 2020, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT (2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Monrovia Time):
 
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Here is the link to participate in the upcoming online talk HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOUTH by Atiq Raja, Chairman Pakistan Youth Council PYC & International Kashmir Cause Committee, and the culture ambassador for Pakistan at Kipchumba Foundation, on Saturday 11 July 2020, 13.00 – 14.00 GMT:
 
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According to the update of October 2019, the themes and schedules for the remaining 2020 global conferences are as follows:
1. Technology and Poverty Alleviation (Saturday 15 August 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT)
2. A Dialogue on Global Education Reforms (Thursday 17 September 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT)
3. Climate Change and Human Security (Thursday 22 October 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT)
4. Africa – Latin America Relations (Saturday 14 November 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT)
5. China – US Relations and the State of Globalization (Saturday 19 December 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT)
 
The links to join the conferences shall be available here, on our Facebook page, on the inbox of GSuite e-mail account for GSuite users, or via periodic updates in our WhatsApp groups, WeChat (in the case of KVTI) and other social media platforms.
 
~Themes for 2021 global conferences shall be determined after September 2020 when the next (September 2020 – August 2021) Chair to the Advisory Board Dr Richard Mariita, PhD, shall take over.
~Country specific conferences, individual/ group events, collaborative events with partners, and day to day meetings shall be convened flexibly and creatively as they are organized.
 
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Any change(s) shall be communicated promptly

Update, May 2020

AFRICA AND COVID-19: LESSONS FROM OTHER REGIONS

We hope this find you well.

Our colleague Dr Richard Mariita, PhD, who is also a professor of microbiology at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, an inventor, and a front line warrior in the fight against COVID-19, shall give an online lecture on the theme above on Saturday 16 May 2020, 13.00 – 15.00 GMT.

The lecture shall be moderated, and the program and link to join the discussions shall be circulated prior.

Feel free to ask in advance as many questions as possible.

Stay safe and see you soon.

Update, April 2020

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Find attached the program and link to the upcoming (Saturday 25 April 2020, 09.00 – 11.00 GMT) online conference.

Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills

Link

2.

We hope this finds you, your families and friends safe.

Due to the COVID-19 challenges in Kenya that include curfew and partial lockdown, the upcoming conference Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills at Kipchumba Vocational Training Institute (KVTI), Kilimambogo Campus, Thika East Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya, on Saturday 25 April 2020, shall be convened online for 2 hours, 09.00 GMT – 11.00 GMT. The program and link to join the discussions shall be circulated prior.

We wish you, your families and friends good health.

See you soon.

Update, March 2020

Selsabil Dkhil from Tunisia has joined the Advisory Board as an advisor for Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. She replaces Saad Jdira from Morocco who proceeds to serve as an adjunct advisor. Ms Dkhil has been serving as a Culture Ambassador for Tunisia and assisting in implementing Assignment (c) [publishing 1,000,000 Africans] in Arabic speaking Africa. In addition, she has had a long and fruitful professional career in social entrepreneurship and change in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. We look forward to learning from her.

Update, February 2020

Upcoming Conferences

1.

The final session of the ongoing series of informal discussions on Monetizing Academic Research and Works of Art that began in July 2018 at Makerere University, Uganda, shall be held on Thursday 27 February 2020 at Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time. 

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The next conference  Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills shall be convened at Kipchumba Vocational Training Institute (KVTI), Kilimambogo Campus, Thika East Sub-County, Kiambu County, Kenya, on Saturday 25 April 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time.

Update, January 2020

Coronavirus Epidemic in China

We are saddened by the occurrence of coronavirus epidemic in China. We pray that the situation shall be stabilized as soon as possible. We wish our Chinese colleagues, partners and friends good health and happiness. 

Update, December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!

2019 is ending, and we have been confident and committed in your company. 2020 presents yet another opportunity for self-renewal and continuity. 

We wish you, your families, and friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Upcoming Online Conference

Find attached the program for the upcoming conference: 19 December 2019 Webinar Program. This is the link to join the conference. We look forward to your participation.

Update, November 2019

Find attached the concept for the next (5th) webinar on Thursday 19 December 2019, 15.00 GMT to 17.00 GMT. The link to join the discussions shall be circulated a week prior: Thematic Transitions in African Literature, 1990-2020.

Update, October 2019

Culture Ambassadors

Online discussions of global cultures and trends began this month in a WhatsApp group created by Isaac Mafuel from Malawi. The discussions are confined within the Open Sources Program (OSP) and other existing and future sources of information on global cultures and trends. Each of the discussants is referred to as a “culture ambassador” because the main aim of the group is to foster global culture exchange and learning.

2020 Themes for Seminars

The following are earmarked titles of the themes for 2020 seminars, e-seminars, workshops and discussions:

  • Climate change and human security
  • Technology and poverty alleviation
  • China-US relations and the state of globalization
  • Africa-Latin America relations
  • Emerging technological solutions as vocational skills
  • A dialogue on global education reforms

Update, September 2019

  1. Advisory Board: Paul Kipchumba replaces Janneth Acevedo as the chair to the Advisory Board. Darren Li joins the Advisory Board. Janneth Acevedo will remain an adjunct advisor at the Foundation. She is credited with overseeing the global propagation of the Foundation’s programs. Darren Li has been a regular contributor at the Foundation, especially through the webinars.
  2. Kipchumba Education Prize: Three best nominees have been selected from the list of nominations for the 2019 inaugural prize. Official communication about the winner will be made by the Prize Committee by 31 October 2019 according to the earmarked schedules. Here is the list of nominees: Kipchumba Education Prize.

Update, August 2019

  1. Global Conferences: Planned global conferences (“Africa-Latin America Relations” in Bogotá, Colombia, and “Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills” in Beijing, China) have been deferred until a later date to allow for concentration on the Kipchumba Education Prize process.
  2. Online Conference: The theme for the upcoming online conference has been changed to Thematic Transitions in African Literature, 1990-2020.
  3. eLearning: One of the eLearning course books Practical Dressmaking by Morang’a Erick Moseti has been published.
  4. The EMC Agenda: A book The EMC Agenda: Sampled Questions and Answers from some of the proceedings of The EMC Agenda, an educational program for Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya, managed by the Association of Elgeyo Marakwet Professionals has been published. You can also keep in touch with the program through its blog www.emc-agenda.blogspot.com

Update, July 2019

This is a reminder to the ongoing nominations for the inaugural Kipchumba Education Prize. The deadline of 31 July 2019 is fast approaching. If you have not made your nominations, please do so because the deadline will not be extended.

Update, June 2019

1.

Find attached the syllabus for one  of the upcoming courses on Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills series under the Vocational Education Program: Practical Dressmaking.

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Upcoming Conference “The Transformation of Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC), Kenya, through 2050” has been postponed until a later date to be communicated by the principal convener the Association of Elgeyo Marakwet Professionals. All received papers and abstracts will be published as Education Tomorrow – Kenya, Issue 5, Number 1 (May-August 2019).

Update, May 2019

Below is Kipchumba Education Prize 2019 nominations form:

Update, April 2019

Upcoming Conference “The Transformation of Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC), Kenya, through 2050”
Find attached a tentative program and the itinerary for the conference.
22 June Conference Tentative Program
Itinerary

Update, March 2019

1.
The next online conference will be Thematic Transitions in African Literature, 1990-2020 on Thursday 19 December 2019, from 15.00 GMT to 17.00 GMT. The link to participate in the conference will be posted here and in the social media a few days before the conference begins.
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The second and final in the list of Kenya’s seminars for 2019 is The Transformation of Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC), Kenya, through 2050. A multi-disciplinary conference convened by the Association of Elgeyo Marakwet Professionals in collaboration with the County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet at Kabiemit Ward; Kipchumba Foundation; and The EMC Agenda*; at Rimoi Campsite on Saturday 22 June 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Transformation of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

Update, February 2019

Kipchumba Education Prize
2019 Nominations:
The inaugural Kipchumba Education Prize will open for online nominations on Thursday 2 May 2019 and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019. The Prize Committee will review submissions and come up with the best nominees. The second and third best nominees will be recognized. The selected individual(s) will be notified of the decision of the Prize Committee by e-mail and telephone by Thursday 26 September 2019. The individual(s) will be awarded in a ceremony in New York City on Thursday 28 November 2019.
Deadlines:
 Thursday 2 May 2019: Nominations open
 Wednesday 31 July 2019: Nominations close
 Thursday 26 September 2019: Notification of winner(s) done
 Thursday 31 October 2019: Winner(s) officially announced and award ceremony programme published
 Thursday 28 November 2019: Winner(s) awarded
Award:
 USD 10,000
 A medal of recognition
 A certificate of participation
Eligibility:
 Global (all territories)
 Contribution to education through
1. innovative pedagogy,
2. leveraging new technologies,
3. girl child education,
4. educational practices with impact on local and/or global community,
5. progressive education policy(ies), or
6. other relevant aspects.
Submissions:
 Filling an online form to be provided at the start of the nominations
 All languages are accepted in the submissions, with a brief summary in English for all non-English submissions
Conditions:
 Only individuals are nominated
 The prize will be split if winners are part of a joint programme
 The winner(s) will be announced after acceptance of the education prize
 Self-nominations are allowed
 Past or present staff or partners of Kipchumba Foundation shall not be nominated
 The Prize Committee will request for further information from nominees at the close of the nominations
 All information about the nominees shall be handled with utmost confidentiality
 The decision of the Prize Committee cannot be appealed
Education Prize

Update, January 2019

Please find in the green link the programme for the upcoming literature and culture colloquium in honour of the late Prof. Chris Lukorito Wanjala to be held at Kisii University, Kapenguria Campus, West Pokot County, Kenya, on Saturday 26 January 2019. Chris Wanjala Colloquium Program

Update, December 2018

Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 Message

Update, November 2018

The next forum in the Kenya seminar programmes A Literature and Culture Colloquium in Honour of the Late Prof. Chris Lukorito Wanjala will be convened by Kisii University, Kapenguria Campus, in collaboration with the County Government of West Pokot, and Association of Literature Scholars of Kenya (ALSOK), on Saturday 26 January 2019, at Kisii University, Kapenguria Campus, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. Find the seminar concept in the link Chris Wanjala Colloquium

Update, October 2018:

The next seminar forums will be Webinar series offered through GoToWebinar: Agriculture and Food Security in Africa on Thursday 15 November 2018, Poaching and Wildlife Conservation in Africa on Thursday 29 November 2018, Africa’s Image in the World in the New Era on Thursday 13 December 2018, and A Reflection on African Union Agenda 2063 on Thursday 27 December 2018. The forums will open at 15.00 GMT and close at 17.00 GMT. This is the link to join the conferences. See you soon!
November-December 2018 Webinar Series Programme
Agriculture and Food Security in Africa – Concept
Poaching and Wildlife Conservation in Africa
Africa’s Image in the World in the New Era
African Union (AU) Agenda 2063
https://youtu.be/MezMI4OCTY4

Update, September 2018:

(i) From November 2018 the Foundation shall run e-seminars/ e-conferences in addition to the usual physical meetings.

(ii) From 2019 the Foundation shall begin administering e-courses dubbed Emerging Technological Solutions as Vocational Skills on the traditional vocational courses such as carpentry and joinery by working with existing vocational institutions all over the world and electronically by setting up an eTutor.

(iii) From 2019 the Foundation shall begin offering some commensurately computed royalties based on sales of documentations to Open Sources Programme participants. This is aimed at ensuring that the programme runs smoothly by giving back to the concerned communities through tangible material means.

Update, March 2018:

Find in the green link here the programme for the Thursday 29 March 2018 Open Discussion Politics and the Future of Kenya at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya, from 5.30 p.m. Local Time.

Update, May 2017:

We are working on Kerio Valley Peace Process together with other stakeholders.

It is a platform for promoting peace between the warring Marakwet and Pokot communities in North Western Kenya.

We have already conducted several meetings with different stakeholders and look forward to a harmonious co-existence between the two communities.

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