JKUAT Exhibits at the Kenya Mining Week

JKUAT Mining Students, Daisy Mwaura and Lilian Mugalla interact with a fellow participant of the conference

The Department of Mining, Materials, and Petroleum Engineering (MMPE) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) joined over 300 delegates and exhibitors from across the country to take part in the 2023 Kenya Mining Week Expo and Conference held from July 17 – 23, 2023.

During the conference largely focused on Kenya’s abundant natural resources and unexplored territories, MMPE exhibited its diverse academic courses, including BSc. Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, MSc. Mining Engineering, MSc. Petroleum Engineering, and Ph.D. Mining Engineering.

Speaking at the MMPE’s exhibition booth, the Chairperson of the Department, Dr. Julia Muriuki said, participation in the Kenya Mining Week was an exceptional experience that provided an invaluable networking platform that enabled the department to establish linkages with potential employers, industry leaders, and alumni, thus fostering beneficial ties for both current and future students.

“This direct exposure allowed us to connect with aspiring students and industry partners, reaffirming JKUAT’s dedication to nurture the next generation of global leaders and contributing to sustainable development,” Dr. Muriuki said.

“Our active participation in the conference also significantly enhanced JKUAT’s brand visibility and awareness, while opening the doors to beneficial partnerships, collaborations, and promising research opportunities,” she added.

Kenya has placed special importance on the exploration and extraction of precious minerals, industrial minerals, and minerals such as limestone, which are low-carbon emitting alternatives, and therefore essential in mitigating climate change.

The government has made a commitment to create a bankable and conducive business environment to attract high-quality investments in the mining sector.

The collective efforts demonstrated by Kenya at the Mining Week Expo and Conference exemplify the nation’s dedication to promoting the growth of the mining sector. By showcasing its natural resource potential, prioritizing key minerals and implementing measures to facilitate investment and mitigate risks, Kenya is poised to attract significant investments and contribute to its overall socio-economic development.

A section of the MMPE Department faculty and students who participated in the Kenya Mining Conference

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