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Dr. Adonijah Ombura
Department of Fine Art ,Kenyatta University
P.O.Box 43844-00100, Nairobi,KENYA
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POSITION:

Lecturer

QUALIFICATION:

  • MSc (Textile Design). Philadelphia University. 1999. 
  • MA (Fine Art). Kenyatta University. 1993. 
  • BA (Fine Art). Kenyatta University. 1989.

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION:

ORCID ID

 

  • Textile Design (Weaving)

 

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Student Co-authored Publications

  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis the Relief Sculpture “Gueridon En Forme D'elephant.” by H.O.Edokpolor. UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp. 148-149). Paris.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Painting “Histoire De La Naissance Du Commerce Du Café” (History of the Birth of the Coffee Trade). UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (P. 157). Paris.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Sculpture, Brasseur De Biere, Ve Dynastie (2400 Avant J.-C.) [Beer Brewer, 5th Dynasty (2400 BC)]. UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp. 193-195). Paris.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Painting, the City of Yss. “La Ville D'yss” By Aldine (Ala El Dine Abdellatif). UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp. 197-199). Paris.

Conference Papers

  • An Insight of Product Design: Design Factors and Process Guide. Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA). Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda)
    and Kenyatta University (Kenya). The GoDown Arts Centre. 14th February 2011.

Workshops Papers

  • Managing Fine Art and Design Talent. The National Talent Training Programme workshop was organised by the State Department for Post Training and Skills Development, Ministry of Education. Held at Burch's Resort, Naivasha. 27th April, 2022.
  • A report of the ‘Jua kali Artisans, Marginalized Urban Youth and University Students Integrated Empowerment Programme (SAY)’. Fine Art & Design Department team presentation at the Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA) workshop. Makerere University, Uganda. January 2010.

Seminar Papers

  • Popular Textiles in Kenya: A journey from Traditional to Contemporary Textiles in Kenya. Seminar: Art Expressions in Contemporary Kenya. University of Macerata (UniMC). 19thNovember 2021.
  • An Overview of the EPA 3.18, Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. British Council, DeLPHE/EPA networking seminar. The Crown Plaza, Nairobi. 9th of December 2010.

Other Publication

  • Ombura. A. (2021). Analysis of Selected Artworks from “the Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection.” UNESCO. (Unpublished). Paris.
    - “Pagne Traditionnel Akan” By Artisanat Ghanéen.
    - Woman with a White Dove on Her Head (“Une Femme Avec Une Colombe Blanche Sur La Tete”) By Laurentine Ngampika.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). Analysis of Selected Artworks from “the Africa in the
    UNESCO Art Collection.” UNESCO. (Unpublished). Paris.
    - A Painting by Dezon.
    - Three Veiled Women Walking Down the Street (“Trois Femmes Voilees Marchant Dans La Rue”) Created by Aoudjit Kamel.
    - A Painting by Edou
    - A Miniature of a Zafimaniry House (“Miniature D'une Maison Zafimaniry”) by Communauté Zafimaniry.
    - The “Sahara Memoire” created by Haddad, Aïcha
    - Woman Holding Cup with Both Hands (“Femme Tenant Une Coupe Des Deux Mains”)
    - A Sculpture of Mother and Child (“Mere Et Enfant”)
    - Analysis of Sculpture Toumai
    - The Metal Sculpture by Archibone Fred
  • AAD 207. Printmaking2 (Intaglio and Lithography). Fine Art Course Module for the Institute of Open Learning Kenyatta University. (Unpublished). Nairobi. Kenya. January 2005
  • AAD 206. Printmaking (Relief Printing). Fine Art Course Module for the Institute of Open Learning Kenyatta University. (Unpublished). Nairobi. Kenya. May 2004
  • AAD 102. Introduction to Three Dimensional Designs. Fine Art Course Module for the Institute of Open Learning Kenyatta University. Co-authored the manual. (Unpublished). August 2003
  • AAD 101. Introduction to Two Dimensional Designs. Fine Art Course Module for the Institute of Open Learning Kenyatta University. Co-authored the manual. (Unpublished). August 2003
  • Design Training Manuals. (Unpublished). Undugu Society of Kenya. In-house Publication February 1996. (1) Introduction to Product Design. (2) Sisal Product Development Manual. (3) A Manual on the Dyeing of Plant Fibers. (4) Twining: A Handicraft Technique Manual.
     Student Co-authored Publications
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis the Relief Sculpture “Gueridon En Forme D'elephant.” by H.O.Edokpolor. UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp. 148-149). Paris.
    Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Painting “Histoire De La
    Naissance Du Commerce Du Café” (History of the Birth of the Coffee Trade). UNESCO. Africa in
    the UNESCO Art Collection. (P. 157). Paris.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Sculpture, Brasseur De Biere, Ve Dynastie (2400 Avant J.-C.) [Beer Brewer, 5th Dynasty (2400 BC)]. UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp. 193-195). Paris.
  • Ombura. A, Abati, I & Ogutu. W. (2021). An Artwork Analysis of the Painting, the City of Yss. “La Ville D'yss” By Aldine (Ala El Dine Abdellatif). UNESCO. Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection. (Pp.197-199). Paris
  • Research
    Research & Project Reports
  • Enhancing Innovative Entrepreneurship among the Youth in Kenya. African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies, UON. Nairobi, Kenya 2023
  • Product Design Strategies and Performance of Micro and Small Textile Enterprises in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Kenyatta University 2023
  • Product Design Strategies and their Influence on the Performance of Textile Micro and Small Enterprises. A Pilot Survey carried out in Roysambu Sub-County of Nairobi County, Kenya. Kenyatta University. 2016-2017.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA).UK. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), via British Council. Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya). Team Member, 2009-2010
  • Jua kali Artisans, Marginalized Urban Youth and University Students Integrated Empowerment Programme (SAY). A collaborative project sponsored by Terra Nuova and AMREF. Team Member, 2007-2008
  • Design and Production of the Maseno University Flag. A proposal presented to the Maseno University graduation committee. February 2001
  • Design and Production of the Maseno University Chancellor's Academic Attire. A Report presented to the Maseno University graduation committee. December 2000
  • Design and Production of the Maseno University Chancellor's Academic Attire. A proposal presented to the Maseno University graduation committee. July 2000
  • Home Furnishing Fabric Designs, Inspired by the Art Nouveau Style. MSc (Textile Design) creative project report. Philadelphia College of Textile and Science. School of Textiles and Materials Technology, Philadelphia University. 1999.
  • Jacquard Designs: Systems of Arranging Motifs. Research paper presented to Prof. Bhakti Ziek & Prof. Lewis Knauss. Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (PCT&S), School of Textiles and Materials Technology. Philadelphia University. April 1998
  • Developments in Knit Finishing Machines. Research paper presented to Prof. Claire Beevers. Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (PCT&S), School of Textiles and Materials Technology. Philadelphia University. December 1997
  • The Role of the Archives in Promoting Local Artists. A Survey report of the Kenya National Archives. Nairobi. Done for the Kenya Artist Association. August 1995
  • Handwoven Textile Product Development, in the Kenya Informal Sector: A Research Proposal. Department of Fine Art. Kenyatta University. August 1995 6
  • Mbori Handicraft Group Sisal Products, Iriamurai, Embu. A Survey report presented to the Undugu Society of Kenya, Design Unit. August 1993
  • A Proposal to Restructure the Undugu Metal Workshop. Undugu Society of Kenya, Design Unit Proposal. July 1993
  • A study of Sisal Fibre as a Textile Art Material. MA (Fine Art) creative project report, Kenyatta University. 1993
    Journal Manuscripts in Preparation
  • Product Design Strategies and Their Influence on the Performance of Micro and Small Textile Enterprises in Nairobi City County, Kenya. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura(Kenyatta University), Dr. George Vikiru(Kenyatta University), Dr. Elizabeth Andango (Kenyatta University), and Dr Lydia Nkatha Kinuthia (Egerton University)
  • Characteristics of Selected Product Design Theories and Their Use in Textile Product Innovation. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University), Dr. George Vikiru(Kenyatta University), Dr. Elizabeth Andango (Kenyatta University), and Dr Lydia Nkatha Kinuthia (EgertonUniversity)
  • Influence of Knowledge Acquisition for Product Innovation among Micro and Small Textile Enterprises in Kenya. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University), Dr.George Vikiru(Kenyatta University), Dr. Elizabeth Andango (Kenyatta University), and Dr Lydia Nkatha Kinuthia (Egerton University)
  • Design Management Process within Micro and Small Textile Enterprises in Kenya. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University), Dr. George Vikiru(Kenyatta University), Dr. Elizabeth Andango (Kenyatta University), and Dr Lydia Nkatha Kinuthia (Egerton University)
  • Product Design Challenges Affecting Textile Micro and Small Enterprises Performance in Nairobi County, Kenya. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University), Dr. George Vikiru(Kenyatta University), Dr. Elizabeth Andango (Kenyatta University), and Dr Lydia Nkatha Kinuthia (Egerton University)
  • Popular Textiles in Kenya: A Journey from Traditional Attire to Contemporary Textiles.
    (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University).
  • An Insight into the Symbiotic Coexistence of the Creative Industries and Culture. (Manuscript in
    preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University).
  • Kenya’s Textile Tradition Kanga, Kikoi, Kitenge and Maasai Shuka. (Manuscript in preparation).
    Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University).
  • Multicultural and Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University).
  • An Investigation of Art, Design, and Cultural Pedagogy in Kenya. (Manuscript in preparation). Adonijah Ombura (Kenyatta University)

Funded Projects

  • Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education (TPAAE). Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. TPAAE is a collaborative project between Institutions in Poland, Italy and Kenya. 2020.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya). Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA). UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), via British Council. 2009.Grant Proposals
  • Ph.D. Programme Research Grant Proposal 2016/2017. National Research Fund (NRF) Postgraduate Research, Competitive Grants for Postgraduate Research Training. November 2016 and January 2018
  • Establish and Equip the Fine Art and Design Research Centre (FADRC) in Kenyatta University. A proposal presented to the National Research Fund (NRF) for the Competitive Grants for Infrastructural Support for Research and Training Institutions. November 2016.
  • Sponsorship of Kenyatta University Orphans. (Outreach to marginalised communities). . A proposal presented to the State Alumni Association. Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Contest. March 2012
  • Training the Next Generation of Kenyan Business Leaders. A proposal presented to the State Alumni Association. Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Grant proposal Contest. US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Recognition by US Embassy Nairobi. 22nd September 2011. Serena Hotel Nairobi.
  • Sponsorship of Kenyatta University Orphans. (Outreach to marginalised communities). A proposal presented to the State Alumni Association. Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF).
    March 2011
  • Strategy Retreat Workshop and the International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) Report. The Kenya Fulbright Alumni Association-KU Chapter (KEFAA-KU). A proposal presented to the USA Embassy. Kenya. January 2011. (Grant Awarded)
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya). A proposal presented to the Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA). UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), via British Council. 2009 (Grant Awarded)
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts Building Complex. A proposal presented to Kenyatta University. Team members were; Mr. Adonijah Ombura (Team leader), Dr. Kamau Wango, Dr. Henry Wanjala, Mr. George Mwiruki, Dr. Margaret Matanda, and Architect Kanja. 2008.
  • Handloom Weavers Technical Training. A proposal presented to Deloitte and Touché. July 2007
  • Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre in Kenyatta University. A proposal presented to Kenyatta University. Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre sub-committee (Team leader). 2006. Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended
    Conferences Attended
  • International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) World Congress (4th-8th September, 2023). Çanakkale, Turkey. It was a face-to-face and virtual event. Attended the virtual sessions. The conference theme was "Fault Lines" and addressed the question, How can art education contribute to resolving today’s challenges?
  • The 4th Congress of the Polish Film and Media Studies Association, 28th-30th of June 2023 in Warsaw City, Poland. The Conference was hosted by the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Warsaw.
  • Italian Design Day. One-day conference at the International Language and Culture Centre (ILCC) on March 23rd, 2022, will be "Design and New Technology for a Sustainable Future" Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi, Kenyatta University (KU). Member of the organising committee (KU Team leader).
  • Contemporary Art Day (Giornata Dell'arte Contemporanea). 7th Dec 2021. ILCC KU. Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi , Kenyatta University (KU), Florence Academy of Fine Arts / Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Firenze (ABAFI). Documentary Institute in Eastern Africa (DIEA).
    Member of the organising committee.
  • 3rd Machakos University International Virtual Conference 22nd-25th June 2021. Responding to Emerging Global Challenges through Research, Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development
  • Integrated Design Solutions for a better Africa. Nairobi International Design Conference (NIDEC). 25th to 26th May 2017. University of Nairobi. Nairobi. Kenya
  • Rotary D9212, 92nd District Conference and Assembly. 20th to 23rd April 2017. The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel, Kisumu. Member of the district conference steering committee. And website manager of the conference website. (http://www.92dcakisumu.com)
  • Awareness ISO 9001:2015. Quality Management System (QMS) Standard. Kenyatta University. 18th November 2016. Business and Students Services Centre (BSSC) Kenyatta University.
  • Advancing Africa’s Development through Science, Technology and Innovation. Status of Higher Education in Kenya & SASA, 4th International Conference, 2016. Commission for University Education (CUE). 22nd to 26th August 2016. Business and Students Services Centre (BSSC) Kenyatta University.
  • New Diplomacy: Building on 75 Years. The Global Ties U.S. February 4-7, 2015. Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington, DC. USA
  • “Addressing Challenges Faced by the Cotton, Textile and Apparel Industries in Africa: Opportunities for Trade, Capacity Building and Investments” The East African Cotton, Textile and Apparel (CTA) value chain conference held at the North Coast Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya. 1st 9 -4th November 2011.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA). Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya). 14th February 2011. The GoDown Arts Centre. Presented a paper titled An Insight of Product Design: Design Factors and Process Guide.
  • International Conference on E-Commerce and Internet Security in East Africa.18th-19th September 2008. Safari Park Hotel. Nairobi.
  • EXPO Zaragoza. 14th June to 14th September 2008. Zaragoza, Spain. Member Kenya Steering Committee and Chairperson of the Technical Sub-committee. Also attended the Business Forum on 19th August 2008.
  • International Society for Ceramics Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE) Symposium. 28th July to 15th August 2008, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • “Nurturing the Youth towards Good Leadership” Kenya Fulbright-Humphrey Alumni Association (KEFHAA) Conference supported by the USA Embassy. (Member of the Steering Committee). Lenana Conference Centre. Nairobi. 13th July 2007.
  • Kenya Fulbright Annual Conference. Presented the new Kenya Fulbright Humphrey Alumni Association website. USA Embassy. Nairobi.

 

  • Workshops Attended
  • E-Portfolio Pilot Project: A Mentoring Workshop for 4th Year Students Kenyatta University. A Stadi za Maisha Foundation Trust (SZMET) product https://stadizamaisha.org/. Assisting in the facilitation (on behalf of the department linkage and publicity committee) of the seminar in theDepartment of Fine Art and Design at Kenyatta University, ongoing from September 27th, 2023
  • Sensitization training on New Research Information System (KENRIS) and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) mainstreaming. Organized by Kenyatta University’s division of Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) and National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The virtual training was held on 19th May 2022.
  • TPAAE Photography Workshop. Kenyatta University. 14th to 16th September 2022. Assisted in the facilitation of the workshop. Trainers were Prof Miroslawa Jarmolowicsz (Rector, Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland) and Prof Grzegorz Skorny (Chancellor Academy of Arts in Szczecin, Poland)
  • The National Talent Training Programme workshop was organised by the State Department for Post Training and Skills Development, Ministry of Education. Held at Burch's Resort, Naivasha. 27th April, 2022. I facilitated the session titled "Managing Fine Art and Design Talent."
  • Tafaria Foundation and Kenyatta University collaboration Strategy planning workshop. Tafaria Castle and Arts Centre, Ndaragwa, Nyahururu. 28th January to 29th January 2022.
  • International workshop on Intercultural Studies. University of Macerata (UniMC) on 3rdNovember 2021. Patrons: Prof. Flavia Stara and Rosita Deluigi.10
  • "Textile Designs Inspired by Nature". Shadow lecture of Prof. Flavia Stara's Masters of Philosophy class. The University of Macerata (UniMC), Italy. 21st, October 2021.
  • Train the Trainers’ Workshop on Innovation Management and Inclusive Grassroots Innovation. Kenyatta University. Virtual training, Thu 23 Sept 2021
  • Olympic Day. National Olympic Committee forum. 23th June 2021. Participated in the capacity as the lead Judge in the Children’s Art contest.
  • Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex). Global Launch event – 15 June 2021. Slides: _ www.bit.ly/intexpresentation. Recording:_ www.bit.ly/intexlaunch
  • Global Research Ethics: online Workshop for University-based Researchers in Africa.28th of May 2021. Facilitated by Dr. Clara Calia of the University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Curriculum Workshop held on 25th March 2021, for new academic programmes in Art and Design, a diploma and a degree in Pwani University (PU) Kilifi, Kenya. Cooperation was between Pwani University, Academy of Art in Szczecin (AASZ), Poland; National Museum in Szczecin (NMS), Poland; Università degli Studi di Macerata (UNIMC), Italy; Kenyatta University (KU), and Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi, Kenya. A “Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education (TPAAE)” project funded by the European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Horizon 2020.
  • The Directorate of Wellness and Rehabilitation Services training on Non- communicable Diseases ( i.e. cancer, blood pressure, hypertension) on 9th - 10th February, 2021.
  • Virtual Curriculum Stake holders Workshop/Meeting held on 25th January 2021, for new academic programmes in Art and Design, a diploma and a degree in Pwani University (PU) Kilifi, Kenya.
  • A “Transcultural Perspectives in Art and Art Education (TPAAE)” project funded by the European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Horizon 2020.
  • Technologies of Imaging in Communication, Art and Social Sciences (TICASS) workshop held at the Department of Fine Art & Design in Kenyatta University, 5th - 6th November 2018. Collaboration between Kenyatta University and Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland. University of Macerata, Italy. Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic and Pwani University, Kenya. Made a presentation of the Fine Art & Design academic programme.
  • ERM Co-ordinators Training for Risks Coordinators. Representing the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Training by Eddie de Vries on Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th May, 2018 at the Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC). Directorate of Quality Management Systems. Kenyatta University.
  • Media Literacy: Tools and Resources Needed to Combat False News. Discussion forum sponsored by the US Embassy and United States International University – Africa. Panellists included: Vincent Ng’ethe from AfricaCheck, Eric Mugendi from PesaCheck Kenya, and Prof.11 Maria Canudo from USIU. Nairobi. 14th March 2018.
  • Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations. Research Capacity Building Workshop. Research Dissemination and Uptake Division. 31st August 2017. Business and Students Services Centre (BSSC) Kenyatta University.
  • Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Analysis in STATA. Research Capacity Building Workshop. Research Dissemination and Uptake Division. 3rd July 2017. Graduate School, Kenyatta University. 
  • Tapping E-Resources for Scientific Writing. Research Capacity Building Workshop. Research Dissemination and Uptake Division. 22nd June 2017. Business and Students Services Centre (BSSC) Kenyatta University.
  • The Publishing Connect. Author Workshop for Young KU Researchers/Scholars. Research Capacity Building Workshop. Research Dissemination and Uptake Division. 19th May 2017. Business and Students Services Centre (BSSC) Kenyatta University.
  • Strategy Workshop. School of Visual and Performing Arts 6th to 7th December 2016. Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
  • Anti-plagiarism Software (Turnitin). Training workshop. Centre For Teaching Excellence and Research Training. 14th June 2016. Kenyatta University Library
  • The use of SPSS in Data Analysis. Attended training held in Kenyatta University, by the Centre for Teaching Excellence & research Training. February and May 2016
  • The Future of Global Ties International Membership. International Exchange Alumni Planning
    Workshop February 8, 2015. Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington, DC. USA
  • New Diplomacy: Building on 75 Years. The Global Ties U.S. Washington, DC. USA. Participated in the following workshops:
    - Leveraging Your Work for Fundraising and Revenue Generation: Building new partnerships
    for support in fundraising. Strategies for sustaining and growing programs. Nina Bankova
    (World Trade Center Institute), Melissa Driver Beard (International focus) and Ely Torresin
    (Bi-National Center). At the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington DC, USA. 7th February
    2015.
    - Events as a Tool in the Fund Development Tool Chest Event Budgeting. Positioning events for
    sponsorship. Event as a strategic approach to fund development. Speaker was; Karen de
    Bartolome (WorldDenver). At the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington DC, USA. 7th
    February 2015.
    - Understanding Foreign Policy. Building Ties with the African Continent. Speaker was; Dave
    Gilmour (Bureau of Africa Affairs, U.S. Department of State). At the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
    Washington DC, USA. 6th February 2015.
    - International Visitors Enhance Global Education. Importance of exposing international
    exchange visitors to the community and students. Speakers were; Michelle Harpenau
    (Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council), Amy Stamp (World Affairs Council) Marc
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    Weinstein (FHI 360). At the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington DC, USA. 6th February
    2015.
    - Sustaining engagement with Alumni through Art Diplomacy and Social Media. Speakers
    were; Heather Layton (The International Center). Dr. Brian Bailey (Nazareth College,
    Rochester, NY), Dorothea Schurr (World Learning), Paul Merriott (International Visitors
    Council of Detroit). At the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington DC, USA. 6th February 2015.
    - Speaking up for International Exchange. Shadowed members of Southern Arizona Council for
    International Visitors (SAZCIV) lead by Mr. Peter Becskehazy, for advocacy meetings at
    Senator’s and Representative’s offices. Offices visited: Senator, Hon John McCain, Senator,
    Hon Jeff Flake and Rep, Hon Martha McSally. Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA. 5th
    February 2015.
    - Non-profit Capacity Building workshop. Social Media 101: Building your Capacity from the
    Ground Up. Speakers were; Alexandra Dickinson (Beekeeper Group), Marie E. Paoli (Office
    of International Visitors, U.S. Department of State). Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington DC,
    USA. 5th February 2015.
    - State Alumni Exchange Experiences. Hosted by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
    Kelly Keiderling (Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department's Bureau of
    Educational and Cultural Affairs) and Karen Roblee (Department of State). US Department
    of State, Head office, Washington DC, USA. 4th February 2015.
    - The "Latin America Dialogue: Strengthening Relationships in the Western Hemisphere
    through Exchange". The Organization of American States (OAS). Washington DC, USA. 4th
    February 2015.
  • The Kenya Fulbright Alumni Association-KU Chapter (KEFAA-KU) Strategy Planning Workshop. Lukenya Gateway Resort, Lukenya. Athi River. 2011.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. Education Partnerships in Africa (EPA 3.18 Project). Collaboration between University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Makerere University (Uganda) and Kenyatta University (Kenya): (2009 to 2011).
  • Product Design and Development. EPA mobility. University of Northumbria. Newcastle, UK, 25th to 29th October 2010.
  • Steering Team workshop. Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University. Kampala, Uganda. 14th – 16th January 2010.
  • International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP). USA exchange program workshops sponsored by the US Department of State:
    - WorldChicago. Chicago, Illinois. USA. 12th - 16th October 2010.
    - Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD). Salt Lake City, Utah. USA. 6th– 12th October 2010.
    - Institute of International Education (IIE_ West Coast Center). San Francisco, California. USA.
    2nd– 6th October 2010.
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    - Meridian International Center. Washington, DC. USA. 24th September 2010 to 2nd October
    2010.
  • Jua kali Artisans, Marginalized Urban Youth and University Students Integrated Empowerment Programme (SAY). Fine Art & Design Department team presenting a report of the EPA Workshop. Makerere University, Uganda. January 2010.
  • The exchange experiences and applicability to work in various universities, the Kenyan Government, Parliament and in non-governmental organizations. State Alumni meeting with Anita B. McBride, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, 2009-2010.
  • Meeting held on Thursday, 10th December 2009 at the Serena Hotel Nairobi. Meeting reported in the J. William Fulbright Foreign scholarship Board, Annual Report 2009-2010. Note: Anita B. McBride served as Assistant to President George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura
    Bush from 2005 to 2009.
  • Module Writing Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop. Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL). Kenyatta University. 2nd -6th and 19th-20th November 2009
  • Jua kali Artisans, Marginalized Urban Youth and University Students Integrated Empowerment Programme (SAY). A collaborative project sponsored by Terra Nuova and AMREF. 2007-2008. Department of Fine Art team member. Kenyatta University 
  • Product Development Workshop. Hand-Weavers and Spinners Association (HAWESA). Held at
    the Kenya Polytechnic. Nairobi. Guest Trainer: Design Consultants. 2007
  • Digital Media and Communications Workshop (DMAC) Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology). USA -KU Collaboration. Co-trainer. Kenyatta University. July 2007.
  • Kenyatta University Workshop on Writing of Proposals for Funding. Utalii Hotel. Nairobi. 2006.
  • “Interactive Apparel Design Project ‘97”. United States Development Agency (USDA) funded, collaborative learning project through the Internet, between Liz Claiborne Inc. Philadelphia College of Textile and Science (Philadelphia University), Cornell University and Buffalo State College.
  • “Textile Product Development Workshops”. Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), Planned and Trained in Textile Workshops, (as part of a USK design unit team) Mathare, Nairobi. Oct’94 to June’95 and Pumwani Sept’94 to Dec’94. The project was sponsored by; Terra Nuova (Italy), SNV (Netherlands) and European Community (EC). 
  • Kenyatta University Workshop on Proposal for Funding: Editing. Member of the Editorial Team.
  • Gateway Resort, Lukenya. Athi River. 2006.
  • Kenyatta University Workshop on Proposal for Funding: Presentations. Sub-committee Team Leader: ‘Proposal for a Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre.’ Utalii Hotel. Nairobi. 2006  Buru Buru Institute of Fine Art (BIFA) Seminar. Gave a presentation on “Computer Aided Textile Design” August 2000. 14
  • Designer’s Workshop, sponsored by Micro-Enterprises Support Programme and coordinated by Hornbill Consultants. Deliberating the criterion for setting up a 'Kenya Designers Database'. Holiday Inn, Mayfair Court, Nairobi November 1999
  • "Interactive Apparel Design Project ‘97". United States Development Agency (USDA) funded collaborative learning through the internet project, between Liz Claiborne Company, Buffalo State College, Cornell University, and Philadelphia College of Textile & Science (PCT&S). USA. Participated in Prof. William Wolfgang's team.1998
  • Practical Dye Workshop presented by Prof. Howard. School of Textile and Materials Technology, Philadelphia University. USA. 19th January 1998
  • Career Day Workshop. International Textile Design Association. (ITDA). Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York. USA. December 1997.
  • The Fulbright Pre-Academic Program in English for Graduate Students. University of Pennsylvania. (UPENN) Philadelphia, USA. 24th July 1997 to 14th August 1997
  • Africa ’95 Workshop. Preparatory discussion for the September 1995, “Africa ’95 Symposium” in United Kingdom. British Council, Nairobi. 22nd July 1995.
  • Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), “Textile Product Development Workshops”. Planned and Trained in Textile Workshops, (as part of a USK design unit team) Mathare, Nairobi. Oct’94 to June’95 and Pumwani Sept’94 to Dec’94. The project was sponsored by; Terra Nuova (Italy), SNV (Netherlands) and European Community (EC)
  • A Sisal Product Development Workshop, for the Mbori Handicraft Group of Iriamurai, Embu. Member of the Undugu Society of Kenya, Design Unit training team. September 1994.
  • Hepatitis B. Workshops. Sponsored by the Kenya Expanded Program for Immunization (KEPI). Development Management and Communication Services (DEMACOM) workshop artist in-charge of illustrations in the seminar hall deliberations and also the fieldwork pre-testing in Gatundu and Limuru. Kenya June 1990.
    Seminars Attended
  • Art and Design Seminar. “Creativity in Art and Design. Posthumanist Perspectives on Art with AI. Internet Art and Culture.” 22nd to 26th January 2024. Department of Fine Art and Design. Kenyatta University. Visiting Lecture was by Mr Gytis Dovydaitis from Vytautas Magnus University Lithuania.
  • 46th Postgraduate Seminar for Ph.D. Graduands. Kenyatta University Graduate School. Friday 1st December, 202
  • The future of education, with a focus on hybrid and online learning. A forum organised by US Commercial Service Nairobi on behalf of Class Technologies and OneConnect. I attended the seminar presentation held at the Movenpick Hotel, Westlands Nairobi, on 03rd October 202
  • “My e-Portal” for 4th year Art and Design students. A Stadi za Maisha Foundation Trust (SZMET) product https://stadizamaisha.org/. Assisted in the facilitation (on behalf of the Department Linkage and Publicity Committee) of the seminar in the Department of Fine Art and Design, 15 Kenyatta University, on 27th September 2023
  • The PhD/PG supervision webinar series. I attended the following webinars. Participants were from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) South Africa, University of Eswatini (UNESW) Eswatini, National University of Lesotho (NUL) Lesotho, and Kenyatta University (KU) Kenya.
    -Writing a research framework - theoretical, conceptual and/or analytical. Presented by Prof.
    Jackton Ojwang’ Ogeno. Friday & Saturday, 8th and 9th September 2023
    - Writing Quality Literature Review in Research. Presented by Professor Deevia Bhana. Friday
    & Saturday, 07 & 08 July 2023.
    - Supervising and being supervised. Presented by Professor Dipane Hlalele. Friday & Saturday,
    12 & 13 May 2023
    - Writing research publications & Supervision models. Presented by Prof Simon B. Khoza & Dr
    Cedric B. Mpungose. Friday, 14th April 2023
  • "The Future of Television Studies: Software, Discoverability, Industry and Audience" by Prof. Catherine Johnson. The 4th Congress of the Polish Film and Media Studies Association, 28th- 30th of June 2023, at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland “African Art as Ontological Cultural-Political Proclamations: A Case of the Kenyan Film”
    University of Lodz, Poland. Delivered by Prof. John Mugubi. 0n 13th June 2023.
  • Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment (CAPHE). Several workshops were held in Kenyatta University in February 2023. Assisted the KU coordinator. CAPHE Partners Jagellonian University (Poland), Polish Aesthetic Society (Poland), Polish University abroad (UK),
    Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, (Portugal), Opera Network Cultural Association
    (Italy), Giacomo Puccini Music Conservatory (Italy), National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens (Greece), GOA, MIASTOPRACOWNIA SP. Z O.O. City Studios  Krakow, (Poland). Kenyatta University (Kenya)
  • Seminar/public lecture entitled “African Art as Ontological Cultural-Political Proclamations: A Case of the Kenyan Film” delivered by Prof. John Mugubi. 0n 13th June 2023. University of Lodz.Poland.
  • Regenerative Textiles in Kenya Webinar: Theory & Context. 4th April 2023. The webinar explored how local innovations around regenerative textiles could nurture new opportunities, and support and influence the fashion industry to embrace regenerative textile. I shared a presentation titled "Practices In Regenerative Textile In Kenya"
  • Seminar di Studio _ Università degli Studi di Macerata (UniMC). Youth, Institutions and Territories. Networks for Innovation and Inclusion. “5th Week of Excellence Seminar”. Participated in a panel discussion during Prof. Giuseppe Capriotti’s presentation “Artistic Production in Contemporary Kenya". On 28th October 20
  • Participation in International Seminar on Art Expressions in Contemporary Kenya. University of Macerata (UniMC) on 19th November 2021. Presentation: Popular Textiles in Kenya: A journey from Traditional to Contemporary Textiles in Kenya
  • National Art Gallery of Kenya (NAGOK). Attended the Stakeholders workshop. 19th September 2019 at the National Museums of Kenya. 16
  • National Values and Principles of Governance Stakeholders Forum. Panellists were; Prof Peter
    Kagwanja and Dr. X.N. Iraki. Held on Tuesday 18th December 2018. Kenyatta University.
  • Painting-Convergence of Practice and Academia. Painting Seminar. Panellist included Ten (10)
    practising Artists/Designers from Kenya. Tuesday 13th November 2018. Kenyatta University.
  • Education for the Attainment of the Big Four Agenda. 36th Postgraduate Seminars. Graduate
    School. Kenyatta University. July 2018
  • Safety and Anti-terrorism Preparedness, Training Workshop, BSSC. Kenyatta University. June
    2018
  • Media Literacy: Tools and Resources Needed to Combat False News. Discussion forum
    sponsored by the US Embassy and United States International University – Africa (USIU-A).
    Panellists included: Vincent Ng’ethe from AfricaCheck, Eric Mugendi from PesaCheck Kenya, and
    Prof. Maria Canudo from USIU. Nairobi. 14th March 2018
  • Education, Research and Innovation for the Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
    33rd Postgraduate Seminar. Graduate School. Kenyatta University, PhD Seminar. Friday 2nd
    December 2016
  • Arts Management Training Seminar with Michael M. Kaiser, the President of the DeVos Institute
    of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts. USA. Seminar
    sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, The GoDown, and Kennedy Centre. Topics included; Strategic
    Planning, Artistic Planning, Creating Visibility and Fund-raising. Thursday, 10th February, 2011 at
    the GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Design Education for Creative Entrepreneurship in East Africa. British
    Council, DeLPHE/EPA networking seminar. Presented a paper titled An Overview of the EPA 3.18.
    The 9th of December 2010. The Crown Plaza, Nairobi.
  • Integration of CAD into the Curriculum to Prepare Students for the Fashion Industry.
    Department of Fashion Design and Marketing Seminar, Kenyatta University. 30th June 2010
  • Export Marketing Seminar. Export Promotion Council of Kenya (EPC) in collaboration with Japan
    International Cooperation Agency. (JICA). 8th – 10th March 2010. Embu, Kenya.
  • Product Development and Adaptation for Export Seminar. Export Promotion Council of Kenya
    (EPC) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency. (JICA). 1st – 2nd March 2010.
    Embu, Keny