Infusing rigor, vigor, breadth and depth in doctoral research

DAEA brings together academic and professional associations of doctoral holders who are dedicated to the elevation, advancement, support and sustainability of doctoral education in Eastern Africa.

To this end, the association draws from a pool of academic and professional skills and attitudes developed, refined and practiced over the years

In doing so, DAEA provides a unique platform to vigorously advance the rigor, breadth and depth of doctoral and post-doctoral education in the East African region.

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How to become DAEA Member?

You may apply on-line by paying a non-refundable application fee of Ksh 2,000 for doctoral student or holder membership and Ksh. 5,000 fo institutions or corporates following the links below;

A membership certificate will be issued after payment of an annual membership fee.


A call to join The Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa (DAEA)


Doctoral Association of Eastern Africa (DAEA) is a registered association for doctoral holders and doctoral students 




Benefits of Joining DAEA


1)   Shorten doctoral graduation time

2)   DAEA will be your companion in your doctoral

3)   Forum to discuss and present your research work (Thesis/Dissertations) with your peers and doctoral holders

4)   Research opportunities

5)   Improve your thesis/Dissertation supervisory skills

6)   Space to publish articles to meet graduation requirement and career recognition

7)   Marketing personal doctoral skills

8)   Automatic member of “Friends to DAEA Club ”

9)   The right to forward your papers for publication to DAEA peer reviewed journal “The University Journal ”

10) Access DAEA publications

11) Becoming a peer reviewer for The University Journal

12) Contribution to chapters in books

13) Access and participate in DAEA annual conferences and other international conferences

14) Sharpen your mentorship skills through doctoral student mentorship program

15) Post-doctoral research opportunities in DAEA institutional partners

16) Access to fellowship programs

17) Strengthening members ’ academic and professional networks

18) Participating in contributing to solving societal problems through research

19)   Improve personal career development



Please click below links to register or write an email to


Associate Membership Ordinary Membership Corporate Membership



Infusing rigor and vigor

Our Vision

A prosperous society fostered by intellectual discourse,  high quality teaching and research.

Our Mission

DAEA exists to contribute to societal solutions in Africa and beyond through exemplary doctoral and post-doctoral research, training and service.

Our Core Values

DAEA is a community of scholars committed to academic and professional excellence. We champion innovation, integrity, mental stimulation and high performance standards in research, academia and industry.

Participants during a workshop on Practical Research Statistics held on 21st February 2020 at United Kenya Club

DAEA 2021 Schedule of Activities

To all scholars

Kindly note DAEA 2021 Schedule of activities. This will help you plan attendance of the events in advance

DAEA 2021 Activities Schedule


Monthly students mentorship meetings

December 2021


26th 2021

Pre-defense Workshop

7th 2021

University Journal Publication


Research Training Part 1

Friday 11th June 2021

Research Training Part 2

Friday 18th June 2021

Pre-defense Workshop

July 2nd 2021

Proposal writing workshop

August 20th 2021

Articles review process and publishing seminar

October 8th 2021

Development for Doctoral Holders Seminar

November 5th 2021

Launch of
Friends of DAEA

24th November 2021, 4:00 – 5:00pm EAT

DAEA Doctoral Holders

26th November 2021, 2.00 – 4.00pm EAT.

DAEA Publications

You can now order online!

  1. The University Journal Vol 3 Issue 1 – 2021
  2. The University Journal Vol 2 Issue 1 – 2020
  3. The University Journal Vol 1 Issue 3 – 2019
  4. The University Journal Vol 1 Issue 2 – 2018
  5. The Bottom-Up Approach: To Empower and Employ Our Youth by Using Our Waste and Jua Kali Working Places
  6. DAEA (2017). The Rural Universities: DAEA’s Case for rural universities in Kenya; A DAEA Proposal; DAEA publishers , Nairobi
  7. DAEA ( 2016): A How To Manual; A Kenyan Jua Kali Model; DAEA’s Model for Youth Empowerment and Employment at the Ward and village levels in all counties in Kenya; DAEA publishers , Nairobi
  8. The DAEA Guidelines on Doctoral Research and Supervision Cover
  9. DAEA, (2015): A DAEA Survey of Doctoral Holders and doctoral Students in Kenya; DAEA publishers , Nairobi
  10. DAEA Magazine (August 2015 issue)-FREE
  11. Newsletter (April 2015 issue) -FREE


Click here to get a copy of any of the above publications.