Diversifying Food Systems through Research and Capacity Building


04.09.2014 – 11.09.2014 | Nairobi, Kenya | Kenyatta University Conference Centre

The HORTINLEA Capacity Building Office is pleased to welcome you to the inaugural HORTINLEA Summer School. The objective of the Capacity Building Office is to promote sustainable capacity building in research using a two-pronged approach. The first objective is to enable young researchers to strategically pursue a career in research and development cooperation through mentoring by experienced researchers, participation in summer schools and targeted skills acquisition so as to improve their innovative and analytical capacities. The second objective is to develop knowledge-sharing networks and research-community linkages which will build up an infrastructure for effective research cooperation which addresses the strategic needs of developing countries. These objectives will be monitored and evaluated through an envisaged quality assurance process. The Summer School thus forms a core activity in pursuit of our objectives.  We are thus happy to finally be approaching the Summer School and we hope that you will have an informative, intellectually-stimulating and pleasant experience.

The Summer School will take place from 04. September 2014 to 11. September 2014 at the Kenyatta University Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The courses offered at the Summer School are tailored to cater to students diverse scientific and personal interests, including:

  • Experimental design for natural sciences
  • Research design for social sciences
  • Statistics for social and natural sciences
  • Traditional African vegetables
  • Value chain analysis
  • Research project planning

The participating Ph.D. and Master students will attend lectures, workshops, excursions and discussions; meet experts, and enjoy activities showcasing the sights and tastes of the Nairobi region. In addition, there will be a poster session where PhD students can present their research projects to other students and members of the HORTINLEA project.