BRIGHT Project is a technical co-operation between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to develop the capacity of JKUAT in Research & Development, Education and Training in the field of rural electrification using renewable energy, in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Components of the Project
1) Research and Development (R&D) in JKUAT
2) Improving education (coursework and/or student research) in JKUAT
3) Strategic plan to improve training program in JKUAT
4) Promoting collaboration with stakeholders (Academic, Private, Public)
Five and a half years (5.5) from August 2011（Record of Discussion signed on July 7, 2011）
Primary organization of the Project
JKUAT; Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology（IEET）
JICA (Two Long-term experts, Short-term experts from Ashikaga Institute of Technology (AIT), Osaka City University (OCU) and others in various fields.)
Progress in brief
Currently, there are nine (9) on-going R&D sub-projects in Solar PV (1), Small Wind Energy (2), Biomass Generation (3), Small Hydro power (2) and Hybrid System (1) in progress. These sub-projects are joint research projects where counterparts from AIT and OCU in Japan work in conjunction with IEET, Mechanical, Electrical and Physics departments researchers at JKUAT.