The programme forms part of the Newton Fund, a seven-year £735 million fund administered by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy that will run to 2021. The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. Through the Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes the UK and Kenya hope to develop existing contacts and build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships in research and innovation.
The Newton-Utafiti Partnership Programme is delivered by the Ministry of Education through the National Research Fund, for Kenya, and the British Council, for the UK.
You can find out more about the Newton Fund at www.newtonfund.ac.uk and by following @NewtonFund on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates.
The programme will initially support innovative research partnerships between institutions and capacity building and networking with a focus on key priority areas:
- Food Security
- Health and health systems
- Sustainable and Renewable Energy
- Environment and Climate Change
- Manufacturing for SMEs
- Governance and Conflict resolution related to development
- Cross-Cutting issues such as gender mainstreaming, big data, social science interface, Innovation & Entrepreneurship skills, technical skills, education, basic sciences