Rongo University, Portsmouth Partnership: Path to Climate Resilience and Sustainability

Explore the groundbreaking partnership between Rongo University and the University of Portsmouth, driving initiatives for climate resilience and sustainability. Learn about the visionary Learning and Design Lab, fostering collaboration and innovation to address pressing environmental challenges.

The partnership between Rongo University and the University of Portsmouth marks a significant stride towards addressing pressing climate resilience and sustainability challenges through collaborative efforts. This groundbreaking initiative, endorsed by the British Council, signifies a pivotal moment in international cooperation and innovation.

Under the UK-Kenya university partnership initiative, the British Council recently launched a visionary Learning and Design Lab, recognizing it as a cornerstone for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among students and institutions. The partnership includes several esteemed institutions such as Rongo University, Nottingham University, Strathmore University, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, and Kenya College of Accounting.

Circle Innovation has been entrusted by the British Council to lead the implementation of the Learning and Design Labs program, aimed at creating a supportive environment for cross-border collaboration and industry engagement. Through this initiative, the British Council seeks to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills and resources necessary to tackle global challenges and drive sustainable development.

Monica Blagescu, Head of Education at the British Council, Kenya, emphasized the importance of empowering youth in addressing climate change, underscoring the role of collaborative partnerships in fostering sustainable solutions. The Learning and Design Labs contribute to improved student outcomes and promote internationalization of education, strengthening connections between Kenya and the UK.

Prof. Samuel Gudu, Vice-Chancellor of Rongo University, expressed gratitude to the British Council for their support, highlighting the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and work alongside industry experts. This partnership aligns with Rongo University’s vision to become a world-class entrepreneurial institution, driving intellectual development through innovative teaching, research, and community service.

The Learning and Design Lab, scheduled from 13th to 17th May 2024 in Nairobi, will bring together students from the University of Portsmouth and Rongo University. This collaborative effort signifies a commitment to creating a sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.