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KIRDI has established strong linkages and works in collaboration with several national, regional and international organisations and agencies. At the international level, linkages have been set up with UNIDO, UNDP, WAITRO. Regionally, the Institute works with ARCT, ARCEDEM, TIRDO, and CSIR.

Within Kenya, the Institute has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with two universities, namely: Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology. These MOUs establish a framework of partnership between KIRDI and the other parties.

Some of the areas of co-operation include joint research, training, exchange of information, sharing of research facilities and sharing of professional expertise. To collaborate with KIRDI, write to us using the contact details provided in the menu above.


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>}
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