ARAA Meeting report – October 1-2, 2009 Eldoret, Kenya

September 30, 2009 – October 1, 2009

Arrivals and Pre-registration

Thursday, October 1, 2009

7:30am Breakfast and Networking

9:00am Introductions Review agenda & logistics -Christine Tonui – Moi University (Participants)
9:10am Commencement speech – Dr. Paul Ayuo – Moi University
9:30am Planning meeting Report, MoshiCharles Muiruri –Duke University
9:50am Strategic Goal – Formation of an effective network of Research Administrators in AfricaHenry TumwijukyeMUJHU Care Ltd

10:20am BREAK

10:35am Strategic Goal -Promotion of Ownership in AfricaDaima AthmaniMuhimbili University
11:05am Strategic Goal – Achieving Sustainability - Catherine TugaineyoMakerere University
11:30am Strategic Goal – Professional DevelopmentAhaz KulangaKCM College
11:50am Q&A and feedback from members – Harriet NamboozeMakerere University


1:40pm Constitution/CharterHenry Tumwijukye – MUJHU Care Ltd
2:00pm Q&A and feedback – Jepchirchir Kiplagat –Moi University
2:15pm Website content descriptionCharles Muiruri – Duke University
2:40pm IEARDA basicsRobert Rono- Moi University
3:00pm Panel of current IEARDA PIs – Experience, expectations., rewards and Challenges Aboud Muhsin – MUHAS, Henry Tumwijukye –MUJHU, Christine Tonui – Moi, Ahaz Kulanga – KCMC

3:20pm BREAK

3:35pm Development of Working groups in each Strategic Goal
4:05pm Tour of Imani Workshop – Judie Njumwah Moi University
6:00pm Dinner at Sikh Union Club

Friday, October 2, 2009

7:30am Breakfast and Networking

8:30am Introductions for leadership & review agenda & logisticsChristine Tonui
8:40am ARAA – Background and Rationale, Recap of October 1- Charles Muiruri
9:10am South – South Mentorship (Moi University – Mbarara University) – Nneka Emenyonu Prof. Nozmo Mukiibi
9:30am Best Practices in Research AdministrationRobert Kajoro –UVRI

9:50am BREAK and Group Photo

10:10am Research Administration in Africa: Opportunities & ChallengesAlice Gumira –Rakai Peter Kiwanuka -IAVI
10:30am Research administration at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University – Bernard John
10:45am NIH updates- Elizabeth Cleveland- NIH- FIC
11:25am Professional Development in Research Administration –Pathway- John D. Hamilton, MD
11:45am Role of research administration in developing countries – Prof. Esther Mwaikambo- HKMU
12:00pm Strengths and Opportunities for institutions for ARAADr. Charles Ibingira – Makerere
12:15pm Challenges and threats for the ARAAProf. Emilio Ovuga- Gulu University
12:30pm Continuing Education as a pathway to Professional Development in research administration- Moses Kamya

12:45pm Business Lunch

ARAA launch; “What ARAA requires to succeed”- Prof. John Shao – KCMC
2:20pm Selection of advisory group members & Vote on next year’s host – Ahaz Kulanga & Jepchirchir Kiplagat
2:40pm Closing RemarksProf. Haroun Mengech – Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
2:45pm Tour of Moi University; AMPATH- Christine Tonui

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