Capacity Building

KCCO offers several courses throughout each year, in collaboration with its sponsors, as part of its commitment to capacity-building for eye health professionals in Africa. Featuring external faculty from countries across the globe, course topics range from clinical techniques and community health strategies to programme management and knowledge translation. These courses are especially targeted toward ophthalmologists, hospital directors, programme managers, nurses, and low vision specialists.

For information on specific courses, follow the links below or contact our course administrator Genes Mng’anya at


The Bridging Strategies and Organizational and Financial Management courses are highly in demand and are therefore run at least once a year, normally around November. Application forms can be found here and here. Exact dates and venues will be posted when confirmed. Please email KCCO Administration and Courses Manager, Genes Mng’anya, at with any questions.

The following courses are offered on request and can be done on a one-on-one basis. Please note that these courses are often subject to availability of funds or demand by a certain number of attendees. Please email Childhood Blindness and Low Vision Coordinator, Elizabeth Kishiki, at with any questions.

  1. Childhood cataract
  2. Clinical low vision
  3. Child eye health counselor training 

The following course is in high demand. Please contact Genes Mng’anya at so that he can direct you to the most convenient available resources.

Equipment and instrument maintenance