CHAIRMAN, DDIS DR. PATRICK MALUKI PAYS A COURTESY CALL TO PRINCIPAL SECRETARY. HON. ROSELINE NJOGU
On the 4th of August 2023, Dr. Patrick Maluki, Chairman, Department of Diplomacy and International Studies (DDIS), University of Nairobi, paid a courtesy call to Hon. Roseline Njogu, Principal Secretary, State Department for Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs. Hon. Njogu hosted a delegation of students from the US in a Kenya Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (KCDI) through the Global Connections Kenya.
The program by GCK aims to promote educational diplomacy and cultivate international relationships by providing the opportunity for students in the US to travel and experience cultural exchange, education and tourism. Global Connections Kenya was quick to emphasize that similar exchange programmes targeting Kenyan students will be rolled out soon.
The focus of the discussion was on exploring potential areas of collaboration and as well, recognize the significance of cultural diplomacy in maintaining strong connections with Kenyans in the diaspora and their heritage. Hon. Njogu highlighted “The mandate of Diaspora Kenya and how the diaspora can also get involved in National Development through knowledge and technological transfers.”
Dr. Maluki, led a team from DDIS that attended the courtesy call where they agreed upon developing a curriculum on Diaspora studies.