Egerton University

Egerton University boasts the title of Kenya’s oldest institution of higher learning. First founded in 1939 as a Farm School, it was upgraded to Agricultural College status in 1950. In 1987, finally, the institution was established as a University through an Act of Parliament. It has over 85,000 alumni with nearly 1,500 members of staff. With dozens of undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programmes, it ranks #3 in Kenya per Webometric;s Rankings of World Universities. Besides this, the University engages in numerous projects and capacity building projects.

Role in the project:

Egerton University (EGE) hosts a Living Lab which, besides other goals, aims to connect potential (peri-)urban agrifood innovations to Living Labs in order to promote circularity and strengthen scientific capacity. EGE also leads T2.1 which focuses on starting operations of Living Labs which will be supported by scouting of active participants eager to innovate. It contributes to T4.1 (Generate Evidence on Impact of Circular Innovations on Welfare of Adopters), T4.3 (Data-driven Tools and Measures for Urban Food Policy Leading to Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems), and others.