Update, 7 April 2023
Update, 24 December 2022
It has been a wonderful journey in your company.
We wish you, your family, and your friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!
Update, 05 August 2022
We hope this finds you well.
Kenya is having a general election on Tuesday 9 August 2022.
In the past the country has experienced some electoral challenges such as the 2007-2008 post-election violence that led to loss of life and property, and internal and external displacement of people.
We wish them a peaceful and successful electoral process.
Update, 12 January 2022
There is an upcoming open online discussion “Role of Emerging Technologies in Modern Pedagogy” by Kipchumba Vocational Training Institute (KVTI) in the series of conferences by Kipchumba Foundation.
It will be convened on Thursday 21 April 2022, 13.00-15.00 GMT, 4-6 p.m. East African Time.
The program and link to join the discussions shall be communicated prior.
We look forward to your participation.
It has been another wonderful year in your company.
With all the COVID-19 related challenges, it is our hope that this finds you well.
We wish you, your families and friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
There will be an open discussion on the courses offered by the vocational school on Thursday 19 August 2021, 13.00 – 14.00 GMT.
Update, January 2021
Virtual International Visit
We shall participate in a Virtual International Visit between Kenya and Saudi Arabia late February 2021. The program is organized by Ethmar For Impact investing of Saudi Arabia. The program consists of a series of online meetups.
Update, October 2020
Update, September 2020
Update, August 2020
We hope this finds you well.
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
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
Find attached the program and link to the upcoming (Saturday 25 April 2020, 09.00 – 11.00 GMT) online conference.
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.
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.
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
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Online Conference: The theme for the upcoming online conference has been changed to Thematic Transitions in African Literature, 1990-2020.
- eLearning: One of the eLearning course books Practical Dressmaking by Morang’a Erick Moseti has been published.
- 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
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.
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
Update, March 2019
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.
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
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.
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
A medal of recognition
A certificate of participation
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.
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
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
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
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
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.