He will work on curricula development related to agricultural practices with Dr. Grace Murilla, deputy vice chancellor, administration and finance, at KAG (Kenya Assemblies of God) EAST University in Kenya.
About the project
“I’ll partner with the host university to develop short-term agricultural skill-building courses benefiting the Maasai community surrounding KAG EAST University,” said Onyango, professor of agriculture at Missouri State.
They also hope to:
- Identify priority Maasai community agricultural training needs.
- Collaborate with Machakos University School of Agriculture to develop short-term courses and curricula on identified priority areas.
- Develop appropriate and community-sensitive course delivery mechanisms.
- Mentor faculty and staff on course delivery.
Given the uncertainties due to Covid-19, Onyango plans to leave for Kenya between mid-March-May 1, 2021. Once there, he will stay for 90 days.
About the fellowship program
This Missouri State project is one of 56 projects that will pair African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions and collaborators in Africa. They will work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate training and mentoring activities in the coming months.
The program matches host universities with African-born scholars and covers expenses for project visits.