About Diaspora University Town
Kenyans in the Diaspora start conceptualizing a housing development plan for development of residential houses and apartments in Kenya by Diaspora.
Professors of WPI University, Prof. (Rtd) Arthur Gerstenfeld and the late Prof. Raphael Njoroge kick off idea of starting a University in Africa based on WPI Plan.
Arthur Gerstenfeld & the late Professor Raphael Njoroge
2006 – 2009
At WPI U.S-Africa Business conferences; the University development plan and Housing development plan advance forward.
The University Development Plan and Housing Development Plan merged to become the University Town Development plan through an integration Sustainable System inspired by the WPI university founding in 1865.
2010 - 2011
Master Development Plan (MDP) created from Integration Sustainable System and Kenya Constitution 2010.
MDP 9 Primary Resources development.
2013 - 2015
Founding Professor Raphael Njoroge passes on (2014).
Founding Professor Arthur Gerstefeld Retires.
Over 500 Diaspora Kenyans register to be Town House Developers.
5 Main Plans started: Town, University, Medical Hospital, Design-Build and SMEs.
Taita Taveta County Assembly approves the Institution Town Development Plan in accordance with Kenya Constitution 185 (4) (May 2015).
2016 – 2019
Ndara B Community joins project as a co-founder of the University and Town through land grant.
Diaspora University Trust created (2016). Registered (2017) and Incorporated (2018).
Diaspora University Town development office open at Voi (2018).
NEMA – Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) progressing (2018 – 2019).