MEMORANDUM of UNDERSTANDING (MoU) BETWEEN THE SOMALI UNION COOPERATIVE MOVEMENTS (UDHIS) AND THE CO-OPERATIVE UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (CUK).
Some of the key areas of co-operation between The Co-operative University of Kenya and the Somali union of co-operative movement include: Provision of technical backstopping for development of strategic plan for the Federal cooperatives (UDHIS) which will include support for the development of the sectoral strategic plan (agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and savings and credit among other); Capacity building through TNAs, Training of Trainers to UDHIS Accredited Cooperative Training Service Providers; Promotion of exchange of information & best practices for Community Development, Education, Entrepreneurship and any other areas; Undertaking joint research and innovation activities in the Co-operative Development among other areas of interests.
Present during the signing of the MoU were Somalia’s State Minister for Commerce and Industry H.E. Dahir Abdi Abdullahi, UDHIS from Secretary General Dr. Khalid Omar Ali and UDHIS Chairman Shurie Osman. From the CUK, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Co-operative Development, Research & Innovation (CDRI) Prof. Isaac Nyamongo, DVC Finance, Planning & Administration Prof. Esther Gicheru, Ag. Deputy Registrar CDRI Dr. Lydia Mutua, Ag. Director Institute for Co-operative Development Silas Maiyo and CUK’s Public Relations Officer Mwongela Mikwa.