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The project Enhancing Energy Accessibility & Efficiency (ENRICH) seeks to establish sustainable STI Support National Networks with a regional dimension in East Africa.

The project’s objective is to strengthen STI co-operation in East Africa (EA) countries by promoting operational and effective management of research and innovation activities with a special focus on energy access and efficiency.

ENRICH Project is financed by the European Commission on the framework of the ACP-EU Co-operation Program in Science and Technology (S&T II).

The African partners are:

  • African Virtual University
  • Moi University, Kenya
  • Mzumbe University, Tanzania
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Inter University Council of East Africa
  • Ministry of Education, Science & Technology; Directorate of Research Management and Development, Kenya
  • Commission for Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Uganda National Council for Science and Technology

The AVU took part in 3 workshops and 2 study visits since the inception of the project and build the portal ( to enable the network activities beyond the life span of this project.

The impact of the project to end in 2017 will be to:

  • Identified strengths and weaknesses of STI activities in the 3 EA countries through the comparative analysis & a study visit
  • Improved quality of STI support, and enhanced staff skills and capacity though targeted trainings & replication through national workshops
  • Enhanced and stimulated potential co-operation through the creation of 3 STI Support National Networks
  • Dialogue with policy makers & enhanced Network visibility
  • Enhanced public awareness

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