The University of Nairobi is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is the largest university in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution goes back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the University of Nairobi supports the start-up of the African Coordination Centre for FGM/C Abandonment through financial support for the staffing of a communications professional and for the purchase and management of an established website that is a global resource for FGM/C. It also allows for translations of web materials into French and Arabic, and will be used to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a Francophone Chair at the Centre.