A delegation from the Egypt’s UN staff has visited The Co-operative University of Kenya for a study visit. The team led by Mrs. Mary Munene of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Kenya coordinated a visit and a courtesy call to CUK on April 10, 2017. The Study Tour was under the project TCP/EGY/3503 – ‘STUDY TO THE REFORM OF THE LAW GOVERNING THE AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN EGYPT’.
The overall objective of the study tour was to familiarize the participants through active involvement in the visit activities with the following: The role that Agricultural cooperatives play in the Kenyan economy, How the Kenyan Cooperatives interact with the state authorities for Policy design and reform, How the Kenyan Cooperative sector liaise and partner with private sector locally and internationally, The issues related to good governance, capacity/ human resource development and financial management within cooperatives.
Addressing the delegation, CUK’s Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Esther Magiri reiterated the University’s commitment to working closely with the various organizations represented by the delegation for mutual benefited. She cited the prosperity of the Kenya’s co-operative movement noting that quality co-operative education offered by the University has largely contributed to this success. Further the delegation was informed of the University’s commitment to training not only for the Kenya’s sector but the entire Africa.
The members of the delegation included: Mrs. Mary Munene – FAO Kenya; Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Abdelaal, Ashraf Mohamed Shehala Mohamed Shehala Elkhouli, Abdelmoety Abdelsamea Senosy Mohamed, Shaban Abdelmawla Mohamed, Mohamed Talaat Moustafa Mohamoud Mostafa, Mofida Mohammed Sayed Ahmed Elkholy, Ezelarab Ahmed Mohamed Salama, Hammam Hassan Mahmoud Hamam.