In March 2023, NM-AIST welcomed the Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Regional Office Nairobi, Beate Schindler-Kovats, at their institution and at the Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa, CENIT@EA. The Centre has been implemented by DAAD together with GIZ and IUCEA with funding from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and on behalf of the East African Community.
NM-AIST gave a warm welcome to Ms Schindler-Kovats and had prepared a comprehensive program. The agenda included an exchange with the project partners, an information session for the students and a round-table discussion with the deans and directors of the departments.
About DAAD Kenya
The DAAD representation in the Kenyan capital Nairobi started as a small adjunct office in September 1973. By 1979, the small office had grown into a fully-fledged DAAD Regional Office for Africa providing information about DAAD’s full range of academic programmes. The Regional Office is responsible for the countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi. The Nairobi Office with its ten staff members offers consultation on study and research opportunities and funding possibilities for individual scholars in Germany and the East Africa region, for university collaboration between German and East African universities and research institutes, and for capacity building for university staff members at East African universities.