Kilifi County, Kenya 21st June 2021 – WIOMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pwani University in Kenya to design and provide courses on Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The goal is to provide a collaborative framework for the parties to design and implement training programmes linked to Sustainable Blue Economy, as well as to make use of their current resources for the benefit of the target beneficiaries.
Dr. Jacqueline Uku, the President of WIOMSA, and Prof Mohammed Rajab, the Vice-Chancellor of Pwani University, signed the MoU at a ceremony held at Pwani University. The event was also attended by among others: Dr. Arthur Tuda, Executive Secretary of WIOMSA; Prof Muniru Tsanuo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Extension, Dr Mkuzi Saha, Registrar, Research and Extension; Dr Maarifa Mwakumanya, Dean School of Environmental and Earth Sciences; Dr Joseph Tunje, Chairman Department of Environmental Sciences; Prof Mwakio Tole, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences; and Dr Andrew Wamukota, Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies (Community Development).
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the Pwani University administration is committed to delivering courses in Blue Economy and MSP because of their national, regional and global importance. The President of WIOMSA, stated that the agreement is consistent with WIOMSA’s mission to build science and knowledge-based society in the WIO region and facilitate the access to quality higher education programs of international standards.