The policy of the French embassy on scientific cooperation [fr]
Coherence in research actions
The French Embassy policy is to maintain a coherent and concerted cooperation between the three research institutes. An agreement signed in June 2009 and prolonged in 2015 with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MOHEST) highlight this policy.
Meetings are held regulary with French Research Institutes and the French Agency for Development (AFD) to share experience and work on possible joint action projects.
Promoting scientific partnership
The French Embassy policy is to support partnership efforts and initiatives between French higher education and research institutions (especially those based in Kenya) and similar Kenyan institutions with a view to strengthen Kenyan scientific capacities. This collaboration is mainly carried out through joint tutoring of Kenyan students completing a Master or a PhD, joint supervision of PhDs, research associates team, organization of scientific workshops and summer school, teaching in universities, joint research programmes benefiting from French or European funding and memorandums of understanding.
Launched in June 2015, the Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) PAMOJA. Signed in May 2015 between the Kenyan ministry of high education and the French Embassy, PAMOJA is the 2nd PHC with a Sub-Saharan African Country dedicated to the funding of mobility between Kenyan and French laboratories, with an emphasis on the training of junior researchers. The third call for applications will been launched next july 2018, and will concern all topics, but with priority given to following areas : Space Science and Technology, Biotechnology (Health, Agriculture, Biomathematics, etc.), Energy Science and Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Humanities and Social Science, Engineering Science, Architecture and the Built Environment.