DVCRPE, UoN, Prof. Lucy Irungu with other Vice Chancellors during the ARUA Conference in Ghana.
The inaugural African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) conference took place in Ghana, April 3-4, 2017 and was a tremendous success from an academic and research collaboration perspective.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Lucy Irungu represented the Vice Chancellor, UoN, Prof. Peter Mbithi in the two day conference.
ARUA conference identifies collaboration themes, strengthens pan-African networks: Climate change, political instability, inequality, migration and the burden of disease are some of the major challenges confronting humanity today, and they require concomitant collaboration across ideological, geographical and scientific borders, so that holistic, lasting solutions can be developed to benefit society.
Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) said: “Africa cannot be free if we do not adequately replicate in good measure the high level skills and pioneering research required to foster inclusive development on the continent, whilst making a unique, valuable contribution to the global knowledge economy.”