Kepher Makambi, Ph.D. awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

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(May 8, 2018) – Kepher Makambi, Ph.D. was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel and work as a Visiting Scholar at Machakos University in Kenya.  During the summer, Dr. Makambi will work with Professor Peter Mwita.  His project will focus on Curriculum Co-development and Postgraduate Program Capacity Building for Employable Skills in Public Health Courses. 

Dr. Makambi will lead and facilitate initiatives to review and reform curriculum content with regard to quality and relevance of courses and programs is the Schools of Health Sciences and Pure Applied Sciences. The aim is to enhance the competencies and employability of Machakos University graduates by bridging curriculum deficiencies. Dr. Makambi will work with Prof. Mwita to train junior faculty on competence-based learning and content delivery skills with the aim of enhancing best classroom practices, improving mentoring and advisory skills, and enhancing commitment to the core values and objectives of higher education. Dr. Makambi will also rekindle ongoing research collaboration and graduate student mentoring efforts with Prof. Mwita with aim of assisting Machakos University increase its pool of PhD holders in statistics among faculty.

The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in Nairobi, Kenya.  Designed to increase Africa’s brain circulation, build capacity at host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Africa and the United States and Canada.