The Newton Fund is a UK government £375 million five-year initiative to fund co-operation between the UK and 17 active partner countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India. Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.
Kenya is one of the three countries in Africa to have the Newton Fund. The fund is known as Newton-Utafiti (Utafiti is the Swahili word for Research)
The funding promotes the long-term economic development and welfare of people in partner countries and unlocks new opportunities for higher education institutions to develop partnerships in research, science and innovation.