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MMUST Establishes Institutional Partnerships Through Online Evidence of Collaboration in Tandem With Sustainable Development Goals


The researchers at Feed and Tend CBO.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Ochieno stated that this activity will certainly improve trade and livelihoods of communities within the LREB by the use of ICT tools in the establishment of online business connections and enhancing visibility.

 “Our focus is to determine the level of presence of web presence and develop capacity for website maintenance and online trade for Open Air Markets within this region,” said Dr. Ochieno.


The researchers at Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG)

Additionally, on 13th September 2022, Dr. Dennis Ochieno held a meeting with Busia Business Hub Chairman Mr. Peter Kubebea to deliberate on the possibility of having partnerships with various institutions (schools, universities, CBOs, NGOs, and Businesses to promote livelihoods of communities in Busia County Government.


Dr. Dennis Ochieno (black shirt) giving a point during the meeting.

The team which comprised of Ms. Anne Onyango, Mr. Hesbon Amwayi and Ms. Victoria Ochieno visited various institutions and markets including Shamberere Technical Training Institute (STTI), Lubao Primary School, Kakamega Primary School, Kakamega and Lubao Markets.


The researchers at Men and Traditions Against Aids (MTAA).

The team has also extended their desire to partner with Kakamega Natural Forest Catchment Conservation Organization (KANFCCO), Men and Traditions Against Aids (MTAA) and Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG). These are Community Based Organizations that promote community participation and sustainable development projects. They have also identified other key partners like Kakamega County Women Empowerment Project (KCWEP), St. Joseph The Worker Home for Mentally Challenged and Epilepsy, Feed and Tend CBO, Hybrid Chicks and Agro Ventures and Maraba Child Development Centre. The team is still continuing with mobilization activities where they will visit other institutions with the LREB.


The researchers having a meeting with the Director, St. Joseph The Worker Home for Mentally Challenged and Epilepsy.

Establishing partnerships and building relationships with fellow businesses are vital to the progress of businesses and institutions. Not only does a partnership increase your customer base, but it also provides opportunities to learn new strategies. 

By Linet Owuor

Photos by Djibril Juma and Linet Owuor

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