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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Research Projects in Kenya

Enacting endogenous science for capacity building through a community innovation project (VIP) in Kenya

Principal Investigator:
Wanja Gitari (OISE, University of Toronto)
 
International Partner:
Lower Chogoria Empowerment Foundation
  
Summary:
This project analyses the learning occurring as high school youth and adults find a solution to a participant-selected problem in the community linked to a Sustainable Development Goal, in this case access to clean water and sanitation. This project employs local knowledges in a capacity-building exercise. In addition to identifying specific solutions to a pressing community issue, participants are learning about the nature scientific inquiry.
  
Location of research:
Kenya - Lower Chogoria in Meru

School leadership across borders: commonalities, complexities and possibilities

Principal Investigator:
Ann Lopez (OISE, University of Toronto)
 
Co-Investigators:
Njoki Wane (OISE, University of Toronto)
Peter Rogano (University of Embu
Carmel Roofe, University of the West Indies
 
Sponsor:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
 
Locations of research:
Embu County, Kenya
Kingston, Jamaica
Ontario, Canada