Insefood

 

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) has established the Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS) with funding from the World Bank. INSEFOODS is one of the 24 competitively selected centers at Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa under the World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project II (ACE II). The overall objective of INSEFOODS is to achieve long-term food and nutritional security by using insects as a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable source of protein and other nutrients for food and feeds. To achieve this objective, INSEFOODS’ strategy is to develop and offer high quality regional and internationally accredited masters, doctoral and short courses programs in food security and sustainable agriculture with insects for food and feeds as the entry point. The educational programs will involve teaching, research, product development and commercialization, and student and staff exchanges in different disciplines related to insects as food and feeds across Africa.

INSEFOODS is funded by the World Bank to the tune of US$ 6 million over a five year period 2017-2022. The Bank has disbursed US$ 1.1 million following the achievement of the Disbursement Linked Indicator (DLI) number 1 in terms of US$ 600,000 for DLI#1.1 and US$ 500,000 for DLR#1.2. The funds were accredited into the JOOUST Bank Account at the Equity Bank, Bondo Branch, for the ACE II Project on 9th June 2017. The amount received in Kenya shillings was 111,595,000 (one hundred and eleven million, five hundred and ninety five thousand only).

A Masters Program and a Doctoral Program in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture to be offered through the Centre have been developed and approved by the JOOUST Senate during the 1st Quarter 2017. The programs were submitted to the Commission for University Education (CUE) for national accreditation. The CUE has provided comments for the revision of the programs. INSEFOODS and the JOOUST School of Agricultural and Food Sciences (SAFS) in which the programs reside are currently addressing those comments for resubmission of the program to CUE by 31st July 2017. It is only after the national accreditation that students will be enrolled into the programs. Student enrollment is expected from the 3rd Quarter 2017. The Programs will subsequently be submitted for International accreditation as per World Bank requirements. Other relevant JOOUST programs will be identified and new programs will be developed for accreditation.

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STAFF STRUCTURE AND LIST

POSITION

NAME

EMAIL

PHONE

PROJECT STAFF

1. Director

Prof. Adrian Mukhebi

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0710-344273

2. Deputy Director/PI

Prof. Monica Ayieko

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0725-731847

3. Project Manager

Mr. Dickson Owuor

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4. Technologist

Mr. Evans Nyakeri

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0721-750390

5. Farm Manager

Mr. Charles Dwasi

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0726-856723

6. Graduate Assistant

Mr. Charles Adino

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0726-306778

7. Accountant

Ms. Wilkister Baraza

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0723-911971

8. Procurement Officer

Mr. Arnold Wegulo

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0727-833840

9. Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mrs. Godla Ndelema

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0713-709134

10. Office Assistant

Ms. Maureen Otieno

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0728-212764

11. Driver

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TASK LEADERS

1. Research and Technology

Prof. Fred Amimo

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0720-332486

2. Training and Mentorship

Dr. Mary Onditi

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0727-293522

3. Innovation, Business Incubation and Outreach

Dr. ArvinLucy Onditi

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0713-464919

4. Partnerships and Collaboration

Dr. Alice Muriithi

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0722-326501

5. Monitoring and Evaluation

Mr. Willian Akobi

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0722-415865

TECHNICAL SUPPORT COMMITTEE

1. Member – Dean Agriculture

Prof. Reuben Mosi

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0722-799531

2. Member – Entrepreneurship

Prof. Maria Onyango

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0729-742743

3. Member – Registrar Academic

Dr. Walter Akuno

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0723-289537

4. Member – Plant, Animal & Food Sciences – Field Research

Dr. Darius Andika

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0721-533596

5. Member – M&E

Dr. Lorna Okotto

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0733-779630

6. Member – Natural Science-Ecology-Conservation

Dr. John Nyongesa

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0702-469532

7. Member – Director Centre for Research, Innovation & Technology

Dr. Benard Muok

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0735-859357

8. Member – Social Science- Anthropology

Dr. Isaya Onjala

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0728-981619

9. Member -  ICT

Dr. Solomon Ogara

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0733-282523

10. Member - Economics

Dr. Fronica Monari

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0722-888463

11. Member – Biochemestry

Dr. Joshua Asito

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0719-380879

12. Member – JKUAT – Food Science & Technology

Dr. John Kinyuru

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0723-667432

13. Member – KALRO – Applied Statistics (Biostatistics)

Dr. Jacob Ong’ala

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0787-373029

 

Task Leaders are JOOUST Staff providing leadership in five key areas of INSEFOODS’ activities, but they do not draw a salary from the INSEFOODS Project funds; they are paid by JOOUST. Similarly, Members of the Technical Support Committee are JOOUSST staff providing support to INSEFOODS in their areas of professional expertise and are also not paid a salary by INSEFOODS, but are paid by JOOUST.

                              

JARAMOGI OGINGA ODINGA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

AFRICA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE USE OF INSECTS AS FOOD AND FEEDS (INSEFOODS)
 


 

PROGRAMME FOR INCEPTION WORKSHOP FOR INSEFOODS DATE: 5TH - 6TH OCTOBER, 2017
VENUE: THE GRAND ROYAL SWISS HOTEL, KISUMU

Workshop Objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of INSEFOODS
  2. To explore potential for collaborative MOUs with partners
  3. To sensitize stakeholders on the INSEFOODS project

Workshop Programme:

DAY ONE:  5TH OCTOBER, 2017

Master of Ceremony: Prof. Francis Ang’awa (Principal, JOOUST Kisumu Campus)

Time

Activity

Responsibility

8.30 -9.00AM

Registration

Secretariat

Session 1: Chair - Prof. Benson Estambale (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation & Outreach)
Rapporteurs – Prof. Beatrice Anyango (Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies) and Dr. Walter Akuno (Registrar, Academic Affairs)

9.00 – 9. 30AM

Introduction of Participants

Prof. Adrian Mukhebi (Director INSEFOODS)

9.30 – 10.00AM

Welcome Remarks by the Vice
Chancellor

Prof. Stephen Gaya Agong’ (Vice-Chancellor)

10.00– 10. 30AM

Official opening by the
Chairman of JOOUST Council

Dr. Walter Ongeti (Chairman of JOOUST
Council)

10.30– 11.00 AM

Tea Break and Photo Session

Kezia Ogada (Corporate Communications
Officer) and Godfrey Binaisha (Photojournalist)


Session 2: Chair - Prof. Reuben Mosi (Dean, School of Agricultural and Food Sciences)
Rapporteurs: Dr. Patrick Akhaukwa (Registrar, RIO) and Dr. Solomon Ogara (HoD, CSSE)

11.00 – 12.00PM

Overview of ACE INSEFOODS

Prof. Adrian Mukhebi (Director INSEFOODS)

12.00-12.30PM

Introduction of JOOUST senior
staff and graduate programmes

Prof. Joseph Bosire (Deputy Vice-Chancellor,
Academic Affairs)

12.30 – 12.45PM

Brief University Planning &
Admin Services

Prof. Washington Olima (Deputy Vice
Chancellor, Planning, Admin & Finance)

12.45 – 1.00PM

JOOUST Facilities

Prof. Benson Estambale (Deputy Vice-
Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Outreach)

1.00-1.45PM

Lunch Break

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

1.45 – 3.00 PM

Travel to JOOUST Main Campus,
Bondo

Mr. Evans Manyara (Chief Technologist)
Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

3.00 – 3.15PM

Courtesy Call to Vice Chancellor’s
Office

Prof. Benson Estambale (Deputy Vice-
Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Outreach)

Session 3: Chair – Prof. Benson Estambale (DVC –RIO)
Rapporteurs: Prof. Omolo Ongati (Dean School of Mathematics) and Dr. Pamela Raburu (Dean School of Education)

3.15 - 4.30PM

Tour of Office, Research and Teaching Facilities

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)
Evans Manyara (Chief Technologist) Charles Ng’ong’a (Graduate Assistant)

4.30 - 5.00PM

Introductory Remarks by Director Remarks by DVC (RIO)

Remarks by VC

Remarks by the Chairman JOOUST Council

Prof. Adrian Mukhebi (Director INSEFOODS)

Prof. Benson Estambale (Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Outreach)

Prof. Stephen Gaya Agong’ (Vice-Chancellor)

Dr. Walter Ongeti (Chairman of JOOUST Council)

5.00- 5.30PM

Refreshments and Photo Session at
the EACII

Kezia Ogada (Corporate Communications
Officer)/Paul Ouma (Senior Catering Officer)

5.30 - 6.30PM

Travel to The Grand Royal Swiss
Hotel, Kisumu

Evans Manyara (Chief Technologist)

7.00 -9.00 PM

Dinner

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

DAY TWO: 6TH OCTOBER, 2017
Master of Ceremony: Prof. Obel Christopher Gor (Dean of Students)

Session 4: Chair - Prof. Anthony Rodrigues (Director ICT)
Rapporteurs: Dr. Lorna Okotto (Member, Technical Support Committee) and Dr. Benard Muok (Director CRIT)


8.30 –9.30AM

Presentations by Key Partners

Prof. Adrian Mukhebi (Director INSEFOODS)

9.30 –10.00AM

Discussion

10.00 – 10.30 AM

INSEFOODS Annual Work plan
2017/2018

Prof. Monica Ayieko (Deputy Director/PI INSEFOODS)

10.30- 10.45AM

Discussion

10.45 -11.00AM

Tea Break

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

Session 5: Chair - Prof Mildred Ndeda (Director, Center for Gender Mainstreaming)
Rapporteurs: Prof. Michael Okwara (Director Busia Learning Centre) and Dr. Jack Ong’ala (Partner- KALRO)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON PARTNERS’ ROLES (4 GROUPS)

 

11.00 – 11.30.00

Group 1 – Academic Partners

Group 1 Chair: Dr. Mary Onditi (Task Leader Training and Mentorship); Rapporteur: Dr.
Isaya Onjala (Member, Technical Support Committee)

Group 2 – Industry Partners

Group 2 Chair: Prof. Fred Amimo (Task Leader Research and Technology)
Rapporteur: Dr. Joshua Asito (Member, Technical Support Committee)

Group 3 –Production Partners

Group 3 Chair: Dr. Alice Nakhumicha (Task Leader Partnerships and Collaborations)
Rapporteur: Mr. Evans Manyara (Chief Technologist)

Group 4 – Technology transfer & business incubation

Group 4 Chair: Dr. ArvinLucy Onditi (Task Leader Innovation, Business Incubation and Outreach)
Rapporteur: Dr. Fronica Monari (Member, Technical Support Committee)

Group 5- Books and publications

Group 5 Chair: Dr. Peter Otieno (University
Librarian); Rapporteur: Dr Henry Onderi (Director Kisii Campus)

1.30-12.00PM

Plenary session (group presentations)

Mr. William Akobi (Task Leader M&E) and Dr. John Nyongesa (Member, Technical
Support Committee)

12.00-12.30PM

MOU Agreements discussion

Director INSEFOODS

12.30-1.00PM

Wrap up meeting and way forward

Principal Investigator

1.00-1.15PM

Closing remarks

Prof. Stephen Gaya Agong’ (Vice-Chancellor)

1.150 – 2.00 PM

LUNCH

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

2.00PM

Departure

Dickson Owuor (Project Manager)

Mission

A premier center in teaching, research and innovation in insects as food and feed technology

Vision

To implement quality training that produces highly trained and skilled manpower and commercially viable products in insects as food and feed through partnerships with public and private sectors regionally and internationally.

Core Values

  • Transparent and Accountable in all operations.
  • Professionalism and Ethical Codes in dealings with all stakeholders.
  • Integrity, Honesty and Quality in all activities.
  • Gender Equity, Impartiality, Fairness and Non-discriminatory practices in all dealings.
  • Participatory Management and Transformational Leadership with Teamwork in all operations.
  • Dignity of all staff with Meritocracy for recognition and award.
  • Sustainability of operations in the medium and long term.

 

Relevant Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

Existing Environmental Legal Framework

Primary environmental legislation includes Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999 (EMCA) and Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations of 2003 (EIAAR). EMCA was the first legislation to formally define EIA within the Kenyan context, as well as to establish procedures and supporting institutions for EIA. This was followed by the Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations of 2003 (EIAAR). Together, these two legislations form the basis of EIA in Kenya. Subsidiary legislation has been enacted to support EMCA, and includes the following: Environmental Management and Coordination (Noise and
Excessive Vibration Pollution) Control Regulations of 2009; Environmental Management and Coordination (Wetlands, Riverbanks, Lake Shores, and Sea Shore Management) Regulations of 2009; Environmental Management and Coordination (Air Quality Standards) Regulations of 2007; Environmental Management and Coordination (Controlled Substances) Regulations of 2007; Environmental Management and Coordination (Waste Management) Regulations of 2006; Environmental Management and Coordination (Water Quality) Regulations of 2006.

In addition, NEMA, the principal instrument of Government for the implementation of environmental management in Kenya, prepared guidelines and administrative procedures for the following: EIA; Environmental Audit and Monitoring; Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); EIA in the transboundary context; EIA in the context of international and regional treaties, conventions and agreements; and guidance to development of sectoral EIA guidelines. Between 2006 and 2009, subsidiary legislation to EMCA has been enacted to support EIA and environmental audit and monitoring. Article 69 (f) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, by stating ‘[T]he State shall establish systems of environmental impact assessment, environmental audit and monitoring of the environment’, encourages the continued establishment of systems to further support EIA and environmental audit and monitoring.

Other relevant laws include the Public Health Act (Cap. 242); Physical Planning Act (Cap. 286); Water Act, 2002; Electricity Power Act No. 11 of 1997; Building Code; Penal Code; Factories and Other Places of Work Act (Cap 514); The Forest Act (Cap 385); Food, Drugs and Chemical Substances Act (Cap 254); The Petroleum Act (Cap 116); Weights and Measures (Act Cap 518); Standards Act (Cap 496); and The Traffic Act (Cap 403).

Institutional Framework

There are over 20 institutions and departments which deal with environmental issues in Kenya. Some of the key institutions include the National Environmental Council (NEC), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the Forestry Department, and the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) among others. There are also local and international NGOs involved in environmental issues in the country. The object and purpose for which NEMA was established is to exercise general supervision and co-ordinate over all matters relating to the environment and to be the principle instrument of the government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment. JOOUST has an Environmental Management Committee that ensures the implementation of JOOUST’s Environmental Policy.

Relevant World Bank policy

Environmental effects of a project may be direct and/or indirect. This project will include minor construction works related to renovations or minimal civil works of teaching and learning rooms as well as laboratories. To allow the flexibility to accommodate or to address environmental hazards as they may be encountered, the EMP is prepared according to WB OP 4.01, which provides guidelines, and the grant receiver’s country (Kenya) legal and regulatory framework. The document outlines the foreseen environmental impacts and provides good operational practice to control emissions (e.g. dust, and noise), wastewater discharge and solid waste management on the rehabilitation and minor construction sites. It provides guidance on avoiding the use of hazardous substances, such as toxic paints, solvents or cleaning agents and includes traffic safety (especially focusing on pedestrian safety) in the immediate vicinity of the sites, as necessary.

Environmental Safeguard Implementation Arrangements

In order to implement the management plan, the Centre Director will be the overall supervisor and will oversee environmental and management aspects including but not limited to pollution control, management of sanitation, health and safety and hygiene measures throughout the project area. The supervisor will also be expected to co-ordinate and monitor environmental management during construction and provide monitoring schedules during operations. Other recommended participants could include the respective Environmental Officers and the Physical Planning Officers and project members and partners. The key management tasks of the Centre are to:

  • Oversee the implementation of this environmental management plan to ensure that any
    environmental and social impact is mitigated;
  • Follow appropriate laid down protocols for disposing off used chemicals from
    laboratories;
  • Manage project activities and prepare annual work plans based on the implementation
    plan;
  • Coordinate and provide assistance to partner institutions implementing project
    components.

 

Environmental Screening, Assessment and Management 

Potential Environmental Impact

Potential negative impacts pertain to the rehabilitation and minor extension - hence preconstruction, construction and post-construction/ phases. Site specific minor negative impacts could also pertain to small scale rearing of insects and processing of food products from insects
for learning, training, research and community outreach.

Potential negative environmental impacts relate to the following:

  • Noise
  • Dust
  • Soil Erosion and sedimentation prevention.
  • Air quality/foul smell
  • Solid waste generation
  • Liquid waste generation
  • Health and safety issues
  • Used chemicals from the research laboratories

Mitigation Measures

The impacts such as air quality, noise, water quality and waste management will require mitigation.

The EMP identifies feasible and cost-effective measures that may reduce potentially significant adverse environmental impacts to acceptable levels. The plan includes compensatory measures if mitigation measures are not feasible, cost-effective, or sufficient.

The EMP is developed below to:

  1. Identify and summarize all anticipated significant adverse environmental;
  2. describe with technical details each mitigation measure, including the type of impact to
    which it relates and the conditions under which it is required (e.g., continuously or in the event of
    contingencies), together with designs, equipment descriptions, and operating procedures, as
    appropriate;
  3. Estimates any potential environmental impacts of these measures; and
  4. Provides linkage with any other mitigation plans required for the project.

 

Monitoring Plan

Introduction

The monitoring section of the EMP provides:

  1. Specific description, and technical details, of monitoring measures, including the parameters to be measured, methods to be used, sampling locations, frequency of measurements, detection limits (where appropriate), and definition of thresholds that will signal the need for corrective actions; and
  2. Monitoring and reporting procedures to

    (i) ensure early detection of conditions that necessitate particular mitigation measures, and

    (ii) furnish information on the progress and results of mitigation.

key monitoring criteria have to be checked during and after works for compliance assurance.

Such parameters and criteria include:

  • dust generation and prevention,
  • amount of water used and discharged by site,
  • presence of proper sanitary facilities for workers,
  • waste collection of separate types (mineral waste, wood, metals, plastic, hazardous waste, e.g. spent engine oil), waste quantities, proper organization of disposal pathways and facilities, or reuse and recycling wherever possible.

To assure a degree of leverage on the Contractor’s environmental performance an appropriateclause will be introduced in the works contracts, specifying penalties in case of noncompliance with the contractual environmental provisions, e.g. in the form of withholding a certain proportion of the payments, its size depending on the severity of the breach of contract.

For monitoring of insect rearing and processing safeguards there will be health and safety training for all staff. The key monitoring criteria have to be continually checked for compliance assurance. Such parameters are similar to the above but include chemicals from laboratories as a waste.

Capacity Development

To support timely and effective implementation of environmental project components and mitigation measures, the EMP draws on the EA's assessment of the existence, role, and capability of environmental units on site or at the agency and ministry level. Specifically, the EMP provides a specific description of institutional arrangements - who is responsible for carrying out the mitigatory and monitoring measures (e.g., for operation, supervision, enforcement, monitoring of implementation, remedial action, financing, reporting, and staff training).

Project Implementation

It is expected that the plan be specific in its description of the individual mitigation and monitoring measures and its assignment of institutional responsibilities, and it must be integrated into the project's overall planning, design, budget, and implementation. Such integration is achieved by establishing the EMP within the project so that the plan will receive funding and supervision along with the other components.

For all three aspects (mitigation, monitoring, and capacity development), the EMP provides:

(a) an implementation schedule for measures that must be carried out as part of the project, showing phasing and coordination with overall project implementation plans; and

(b) the capital and recurrent cost estimates and sources of funds for implementing the EMP are also to be integrated into the total project cost.

 

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