Our department offers a distinct and versatile program of study in Community Resource Management and Extension (CRM & E). We are committed to being the Department of choice, providing you with world-class training and research opportunities that are market driven. This we will do by equipping you with a thorough understanding of community dynamics, which are applicable to enhancement of the quality of life at the community level and beyond.  CRM&E aims o promote community engagement and empowerment for the achievement of sustainable integrated development in rural and urban contexts. The Bachelor’s degree in Community Resource Management is founded on the premise that the development and management of community resources accelerates national development. Therefore, there is a need to enhance development through community-driven engagement in decision-making, problem solving and collective action for the achievement of sustainable integrated development in both rural and urban contexts.

focuses on the delivery of social services to the basic units of the society. Emphasis is on the improvement of the welfare of people through community-based outreach programmes. By choosing our program you will be sure of attaining a marketable degree that will enable you to compete effectively in employment and job creation as well as engaging professionally in community practice related jobs.

 

The Community Resource Management program offers a great scope of careers in private and development sector, industries and NGOs. On graduating from this program there are ready opportunities for you in the areas of health, project management, community intervention programs, water and sanitation and education and extension among others. You are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills to create employment for yourself and others.

 

Contacts
The Chairperson,
Community Resource Management
Kenyatta University,
PO Box 43844-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya,
Tel 020 8710901-12 ext 57140; Cisco 4128/9
www.ku.ac.ke

UNDERGRADUATE

 

POSTGRADUATE

  • Master of Science (Community Resource Management) 
  • PhD (Community Resource Management)

 

The department is currently staffed with professionals in the following areas of specialization:

  • Community Resource Management
  • Reproductive health
  • Humanitarian and Disaster Mitigation
  • Gender-based violence
  • Family and consumer Studies
  • Community Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Home Economics
  • Human Development
  • Research
  • Advocacy and networking
  • Grant proposal development and management
  • Resource mobilization

 

The department has an adequate mix of highly trained professionals with a wide range of research interests in the following areas:

  • Reproductive health diseases
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human Development
  • Community Resource Management
  • Humanitarian and Disaster mitigation
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Community Development
  • Home Economics
  • Sanitation and hygiene promotion
  • Reproductive Health
  • Food and Safety
  • Gender based violence
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Disease prevention and control
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Self-employment i.e. social entrepreneurship
  • Research and Academic Institutions
  • Private sector (Corporate social responsibility sections).

Research Activities

  • Currently the department of community Resource Management (KU) and Applied Human Sciences (UPEI) are undertaking collaboration research on “An Evidence Based Approach to Enhancing Kenyan University Student Training & Preparation for Professional Practice”.

 

  • Postgraduate students research areas are: Street children rehabilitation, Sustainability of water and sanitation services, Family Planning, impact of micro-finance institutions and Care giving in HIV/AIDS

 

  • Staff members are currently carrying out research in the following areas:
  • Family Studies
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Community Outreach
  • Reproductive Health
  • Enhancing students Training and Professional Practice

 

UPEI(AHS) and KU (CRM&E) collaborative research

Research title: - An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Kenyan University Student Training and Preparation for Professional Practice

 

Overarching goal: To create a partnership between the Department of AHS at UPEI and Department of CRM&E at KU. We will focus on research, curriculum development, and community service based on the principles of sustainability, mentorship and community engagement.

 

 

UPEI (AHS) and KU(CRM&E) collaborative research

 

Research title: - An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Kenyan University Student Training and Preparation for Professional Practice

 

Overarching goal: To create a partnership between the Department of AHS at UPEI and Department of CRM&E at KU. We will focus on research, curriculum development, and community service based on the principles of sustainability, mentorship and community engagement.

 

AISHA SOPHIA OTWOMA(CRM ALUMNI)

In 2015, I successfully completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Resource Management at Kenyatta University. Following this, I embarked on a professional journey that spanned six and a half years with Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) before taking on the role of Senior Research Officer at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in February 2023, where I continue to work to this day. My true passion lies in research, particularly conducting randomized control trials (RCT) focused on addressing social issues, and data analysis, which has remained the central focus of my career.

My journey at IPA commenced as a Field Officer, where I was responsible for both qualitative and quantitative data collection. Over time, I advanced through various positions, including Supervisor, Field Manager, and ultimately, by the time I transitioned from the organization, I had attained the role of Research Associate. My progression was made possible through the valuable knowledge I gained from my studies in Community Resource Management (CRM), which covered various essential topics such as leadership, advocacy, networking, community mobilization, resource management, research, statistics, and project cycle management, just to mention but a few.

What I found particularly appealing about the CRM program was its comprehensive curriculum, which allowed individuals to specialize in their areas of interest. For me, this specialization was in the realm of research. CRM not only broadened my comprehension of social issues but also equipped me with knowledge that remains indispensable in my current work.

 


 

LASITI SAMUEL MORIASO(CRM ALUMNI)

I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Community Resource Management and Extensions in 2019 from Kenyatta University.

Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I was selected to join a team of outreach youth champions addressing food security issues through Enhancing Community Food Security in Rural and Urban Communities through Outreach Youth Champions (EFSOYC Project) a project led by Kenyatta University and Empower and Serve Kenya (EmpServe). As an outreach youth champion, me and my team member founded Wakulima ni Sisi Initiative where we successfully conducted a seven-month pilot project that helped support over 150 households trained on good agricultural practices.

In 2021 I was selected to join a team of global young leaders to undertake a virtual venture accelerator program by Watson Institute based in Boulder Colorado in the U.S where I was immersed in a four-month intensive training program on leadership and social entrepreneurship.

My dedication and passion to address food security especially in my community led me to being selected to undertake a one-year exchange program in the U.S through the International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) by Mennonite Central Committee. Through this program I was able to share my expertise and cultural experience working as a regenerative carbon farming and field research assistant while gain experience on regenerative farming systems aimed at addressing climate change issues.

Currently I’m working on a Community Based Organization (Leap Empowerment and Development Initiative) which we co-founded with former CRM alumni. I’m also consulting with other two other organizations helping them execute their projects.

CRM has largely played a big part on my leadership and impact journey. It ignited my passion for community work and leadership and so far in my career I have applied a lot of what I learned from the CRM courses.