Figure 1:Left to Right Prof. Mark Bailey Executive Director UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Deputy Director & Science Director Prof. Alan Jenkins paid a courtesy call to the Director General, NACOSTI Prof. Walter Oyawa at the Commission headquarters on 7th March 2022.

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Executive Director Prof. Mark J. Bailey accompanied by Deputy Director and Science Director Prof. Alan Jenkins, paid a courtesy call to the Director General for National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation Prof. Walter Oyawa on 7th March 2022 at the Commission’s headquarters. During the meeting, there were opportune discussions on possible areas of possible partnership and collaborations in ecology and hydrology. Other areas of discussion revolved around UK’s funding to Kenya.

Prof. Bailey explained that The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent research institute, carrying out excellent environmental science across water, land, and air. Its core commitment is on the environment, how it sustains life, and the human impact on it.

Prof. Oyawa welcomed the guests. He briefly explained that NACOSTI is the chief regulator and promoter of Science, Technology, and Innovation in the country and a focal point to various international treaties. He highlighted that currently the Commission is involved in undertaking various activities & projects in promoting STI in the country.

In concluding their meeting, Prof. Oyawa and Prof. Bailey agreed to explore areas of possible partnerships focusing on Agro-ecological activities in future.