OHCEA Kenya participates in Grant writing session aimed at Enhancing Resource Mobilization Efforts

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 9:31am
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Participants in Grant writing session aimed at Enhancing Resource Mobilization Efforts

By: Andrew G. Thaiyah

25-29 October, 2015: The faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health, University of Nairobi in collaboration with the Moi University School of Public Health jointly held a grant writing workshop. Participants were involved in   writing a joint research proposal on the burden and distribution of antimicrobial resistance in Kenya. The workshop organized by OHCEA was made possible with support from the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats II One Health Workforce Project.

Participants in Grant writing session aimed at Enhancing Resource Mobilization Efforts

The grant writing session was officially opened by the Acting Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kabete, Campus- University of Nairobi; Prof. Charles Mulei. He encouraged the participants to put great effort into writing a winning proposal, which would be ready for submission at the end of the three and a half day writing session.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Mwangi Thumbi from Washington State University and alumni of the faculty of veterinary medicine. Dr. Thumbi has recently won a similar grant and the participants would draw on his expertise. The OHCEA Kenya group was responding to the 1st challenge: “Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance.”

Additional information on the the call can be found at: Grand Challenges website

Grand Challenges Explorations is seeking innovative global health and development solutions and is now accepting proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.Proposals are being accepted online until November 11, 2015 for the following challenges: