The Department of Planning was established in 2009 and is located within the Administration Building. The office is responsible for coordinating all planning and development functions of the University. Its specific responsibilities include -

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Planning and Development

  1. Coordinate preparation, review, implementation and evaluation of University Strategic Plan.
  2. Ensure that the mission and overall mandate of the University is articulated through systematic planning and monitoring;
  3. Planning, preparation, implementation and monitoring of development projects in the University;
  4. Coordinate preparation, execution and updating of University annual work plans.
  5. Ensures that the University physical resources are adequately planned to meet the demands posed by the increasing number of students and staff.
  6. Ensures that project proposals, monitoring and evaluation activities, progress reports and other documentation relating to ‘project cycle’ matters are developed in accordance with the Government and University guidelines.
  • Oversees the major bilateral, or multilateral collaborative projects that have the aspects of physical development.
  • Advise University Management Board on physical infrastructure planning and development issues.
  • Involved in the planning, preparation, implementation and monitoring of development projects in the University;

    Performance Contracting and Appraisal

    To oversee and manage the University’s functions of performance contracting
    Coordinate preparation and implementation of University annual work plan.
    To maintain a working contact with other University organs/officers on performance contracting and appraisal matters
    To represent the University at national, regional and international fora on performance contracting and appraisal
    To facilitate preparation, signing and evaluation of performance appraisals
    To facilitate pre-negotiation, negotiation and vetting of performance targets
    To facilitate signing of annual performance contracts with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
    To facilitate cascading and signing of performance contracts within the University
    To collate, review and submit periodical performance reports to relevant Government agencies
    To facilitate end of year performance contract evaluation
    Prepare Quarterly and Annual University work progress reports and forward the same to the Government.
    Facilitate compliance with the set administrative and management systems in accordance with set performance targets and ISO certification standards.

Upcoming Events


Kisii University Kericho Campus, through the office of Research and Extension is pleased to host Prof. Tumi Khumalo, Associate Professor of Psychology from North-West University in South Africa.

Prof. Khumalo will present a public lecture on the Principles of and Relevance of Positive Psychology in Africa which will be held on 25th March, 2017 at the Main Campus, Old Moot Court.

His research, in the broad field of Positive Psychology, focuses on measurement and psychometric properties, understanding and promoting youth well-being, as well as cross-cultural studies in Positive Psychology. He is also a co-editor of a research-informed South African teaching textbook on Positive Psychology entitled “Towards flourishing: Contextualizing positive psychology”.

In 2013, He joined Optentia Research Focus Area (NWU, VTC) as a researcher and Associate Professor. Currently he leads the Psycho-social well-being and communal thriving sub-programme in Optentia. Researchers in this subprogram are interested in value-adding research that focuses on understanding, measuring, and promoting psychosocial well-being among youth and adults in the various life domains. His students’ work focuses on cross-cultural adaptation of psychological conceptual and operational models, and quantitative correlational studies. The specific areas of interest include VIA strengths and virtues, meaning in life, eudaimonic well-being, basic psychological needs, as well as self-efficacy and hope.



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DATES -  20th-22nd  JUNE 2017


This year’s conference theme seeks to use a multidisciplinary approach in adressing reseach, innovations and Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Research in university is geared towards adressing underlying problems and seeks solutions for these problems. Research  and innovation therefore is key to adressing the 17 actions for Sustainable development Goals(SDGs). This conference aims at bringing to the academia and general public the various research activities and innovations that have been undertaken/developed by various researchers, in achieving the SDGs and therefore improving the quality of lives of communities. 

A call is now made for abstracts for paper/poster presentation for following Sub-themes.The abstract should not be more than 300 words and in Times Roman font 12

  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Heritage and arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Trends and Changes in Agriculture
  • ICT and Innovations
  • Law,Politics and Human Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Gender issues
  • Socio-Economics, entrepreneurship
  • Health
  • Governance , democracy, citizen participation and civil rights
  • Foreign policy and international relations
  • Research, Innovations and Partnership
  • Sustainable Tourism


  • 3rd  April  2017.  Deadline for abstract submission
  • 10th   April  2017.   Communication of Accepted Abstracts
  • 3st May 2017. Deadline for submission of full papers
  •  20th – 22nd  June  2017.  Conference 
  •  27th September 2017.  Release of Book of Abstracts.
  • 11th  November 2017 Release of Conference Proceedings.
  • East Africa students:                Kshs  5000
  • East Africa Participants            Kshs  8,000                 
  • International:  students             USD   100
  • International Participants:         USD   200

To be  paid to:

  • Bank:                                 Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Branch:                              Kisii Town
  • Account Title:                     Kisii University – Attention Conference 2017
  • Account No:                       1151310557
  • Bank Swift Code:                KCBLKENX

The abstracts to be e-mailed to both: /

Not later than 3rd   April 2017

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