Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA) Programme Trust would like to take this opportunity to formally invite you to participate in our annual two days Work Integrated Learning Conference, on 16th and 17th April , 2020 at Azure Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi starting from 8am. The conference will explore current and future challenges that are associated with WIL / Field experience with a particular focus on regional, rural and remote WIL and issues related equity and access to WIL. The conference will provide a forum for practitioners, administrators and other allies to discuss strategies, innovations and practices. Presentations, breakout sessions and workshops are welcomed on the broader themes of the conference as well as related to: • Inclusive and innovative practices in delivering or administering WIL; • Strategies to implement WIL policies. • Strategies to address challenges of access and inclusion in institutionalizing WIL; • Addressing gender issues of inclusiveness and diversity; • Employability and student labor contributions; • Administering multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinary WIL in innovative and emerging contexts; Papers should be submitted to: We hope for your positive response and look forward to your participation in helping realize the conference objectives. We look forward to welcoming you at the “LIWA WIL Conference 2020”. Registration Costs: • Students: 150 USD • Staff and All education Professionals: 250 USD Yours sincerely, Prof. Ddembe Willeese Williams Chief Executive Officer & Chairman LIWA Programme Trust

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Posted on 27 November, 2019 by liwa programme trust

Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA), and The State Department for Post Training and Skills Development have taken a bold step in triggering the discussions around the status of Linkages in Kenya. Driven by the need to identify, establish and strengthen the existing linkages between the Industries and Academia, LIWA Programme Trust wish to formally invite you to participate at our one day “Fostering Industry- Academia Linkages” Conference, on 5th December, 2019 at KICD, Nairobi Starting from 8:00 am.

The conference is organized and co-hosted by LIWA and the State Department for Post Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Education. The Conference will bring together over 250 local, regional and international participants from TVETs, Universities, Private Sector, Government and Development Partners to discuss current practices, challenges and potential Policies affecting partnerships to foster better understanding of the crucial role linkages play in socio - economic development. The main focus of this Conference will be to understand how academic institutions in Kenya are responding to industry and community needs at large, and identify ways in which the relevance of education being imparted at these institutions can be enhanced to produce industry ready graduates.

The theme of the conference will be “Strengthening Linkages and Deepening the Role of the Private Sector” as this has been the missing link between Industry–Academia partnerships development.

The main conference objectives are to:

  1. Generate institutional and private sector ideas for anchoring policy frameworks which address pertinent and emerging issues in fostering successful Industry-Academia linkages;
  2. Showcase recent and authoritative research findings on partnership relevant to strengthening linkages and deepening the role of Private Sector;
  3. Explore potential policy strategies that can address some of the challenges Industry-academic linkages face.

It is against this background that the conference will attain the following outcomes:

  1. Policy insights for enhancing Linkages relevant to Industry- Academia partnerships;
  2. Strategic partnerships and networks amongst policy makers, scholars, private sector and key development partners ; and
  3. Resolutions on Industry- Academia Private Sector led institutional framework.

We look forward for your active participation at the “Industry- Academia 2019 Linkages conference.”

Thank You.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Ddembe Willeese Williams

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

LIWA Programme Trust

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