Time is ripe for the University of Nairobi to take the lead in spurring institutions of higher education in Kenya to lobby partners in the education sector to advance and institutionalize the sustainability of higher education institutions. This is concomitant to “ Endowing African Universities” in an effort to moderate the cost of higher education and in turn ensuring the affordability of higher education to a greater part of the populations in African countries who are who are financially challenged.
The need to respond to its environment (changing demand and reduced budget allocations) affirmed the strategic direction that the UoN should engage in as it sought to enhance its interactions with partners and of course appeal more as it leveraged different sources of funding and embedded the sustainability of its core mandate.
The above aforementioned are the reasons, behind the University of Nairobi setting up a foundation to tap from the philanthropy potential of the higher education sector in Kenya. The foundation has the mandate to manage gifts, funds, and the larger establishment and implementation of the endowment fund, thus providing other support in furtherance of the Institution’s mission.
To support the University in fulfilling its mission of teaching and learning, research and community service through mobilization of funds using established legal and professional fundraising tools.