Researchers from the Università di Macerata (UNIMC) travelled to Kenya to carry out specific actions within TPAAE during their Winter 2022 secondment. The team included Prof. Flavia Stara, Prof. Rosita Deluigi, Prof. Giuseppe Capriotti and Prof. Marco Manca.
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The UNIMC researchers visited the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), which recently joined TPAAE. There, they met with Dr. Wanyenda Chilimo, TPAAE coordinator at TUM, and faculty members involved in the project. The Italian team was also met with Prof. Peter Chichangi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor at TUM in charge of Academics Research and Extension. The visit allowed the partners to discuss the scheduling of upcoming actions, especially in reference to the planning of the third edition of the DUOS Festival and the KIDS SESSION that is a collateral event run by UNMIC researchers. They also discussed avenues for future research agreements between TUM and UNIMC.
While in Mombasa, the Italian team visited the Swahilipot Hub, a non-profit organization that focuses on inspiring and developing innovative application of advanced technologies and art through networking, technical training, support, professional mentoring and coaching. The UNIMC team had a briefing with staff, confirming a mutual interest in organising socio-educational actions in Mombasa.