ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY CRUCIAL FOR EQUITABLE PANDEMIC RECOVERY, GLOBAL GROWTH, SPEAKERS STRESS, AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OPENS MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM

Posted on September 23, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY CRUCIAL FOR EQUITABLE PANDEMIC RECOVERY, GLOBAL GROWTH, SPEAKERS STRESS, AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OPENS MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of science and technology for the well-being of global populations, and advances in these fields are necessary not only to recover better from the crisis, but also to address other global challenges, such as poverty, inequality and climate change, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council opened a two-day forum on the subject. “COVID-19, and the inadequate response to the pandemic, have divided the world in two, between those countries primed … Continue reading “ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY CRUCIAL FOR EQUITABLE PANDEMIC RECOVERY, GLOBAL GROWTH, SPEAKERS STRESS, AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OPENS MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM”

RETHINKING APPROACHES OF STI IN HEALTHCARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Posted on September 23, 2021September 23, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on RETHINKING APPROACHES OF STI IN HEALTHCARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The challenge of translating knowledge infrastructures to public need The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak made it clear that despite the potential of science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) to positively impact healthcare systems worldwide, as shown by the rapid development of SARS-CoV-2 test diagnostics and new mRNA vaccines, healthcare stakeholders have faced significant challenges in responding to the crisis through well-integrated ST&I-oriented health initiatives and policies. Therefore, the pandemic has mobilized experts, industry, and governments to evaluate alternative trajectories to … Continue reading “RETHINKING APPROACHES OF STI IN HEALTHCARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

KENYANS NAMED SECOND MOST INNOVATIVE PEOPLE IN AFRICA

Posted on September 21, 2021September 21, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYANS NAMED SECOND MOST INNOVATIVE PEOPLE IN AFRICA

According to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Kenya came second after South Africa on the continent. The ranking was done based on an index dubbed the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 which looks at the investments in innovation. The report revealed that despite the effects of the global pandemic, countries continued investing heavily in innovation. “Many sectors have shown remarkable resilience – especially those that have embraced digitalization, technology and innovation”, said WIPO Director General Daren Tang. In … Continue reading “KENYANS NAMED SECOND MOST INNOVATIVE PEOPLE IN AFRICA”

NACOSTI VOTED BEST STATE CHAMPION OF GENDER FAIRNESS

Posted on September 17, 2021September 17, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on NACOSTI VOTED BEST STATE CHAMPION OF GENDER FAIRNESS

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (Nacosti) has been rated the best government institution in advancing gender equity. The commission scored 98 per cent in an evaluation done by the State Department of Gender and National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) on gender mainstreaming in government departments for the 2020/2021 financial year. In the State corporation category, Konza Technopolis Development Authority came in second with 93 per cent, followed by Retirement Benefits Authority (91 per cent), Public Procurement … Continue reading “NACOSTI VOTED BEST STATE CHAMPION OF GENDER FAIRNESS”

COVID-19 RESEARCH BOOSTS UNIVERSITIES’ GLOBAL RANKING

Posted on September 15, 2021September 15, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on COVID-19 RESEARCH BOOSTS UNIVERSITIES’ GLOBAL RANKING

The United Kingdom’s University of Oxford – which led the way in the global search for a COVID-19 vaccine – has topped the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the sixth year running. It was followed by California Institute of Technology and Harvard University, both joint second, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. The top 10 is dominated by the United States with eight spots and the UK with two and comprises the same top 10 institutions as last … Continue reading “COVID-19 RESEARCH BOOSTS UNIVERSITIES’ GLOBAL RANKING”

NACOSTI TOPS NATIONALLY ON FY 2020/21 GENDER MAINSTREAMING PC TARGET

Posted on September 13, 2021September 17, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on NACOSTI TOPS NATIONALLY ON FY 2020/21 GENDER MAINSTREAMING PC TARGET

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (Nacosti) has been rated the best government institution in advancing gender equity. The commission scored 98 per cent in an evaluation done by the State Department of Gender and National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) on gender mainstreaming in government departments for the 2020/2021 financial year. The ranking was pegged on the existence of a gender mainstreaming structure, development, review and implementation of the gender mainstreaming policy in the various government departments. … Continue reading “NACOSTI TOPS NATIONALLY ON FY 2020/21 GENDER MAINSTREAMING PC TARGET”

KEMRI DEVELOPS HERBAL PORRIDGE TO CONTROL INTESTINAL INFECTIONS

Posted on August 27, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KEMRI DEVELOPS HERBAL PORRIDGE TO CONTROL INTESTINAL INFECTIONS

It is common to see women and children taking a bath or washing clothes and utensils at the shores of Lake Victoria in Homa Bay County. And there is a common notion about communities living by the lake shore that no one should be ashamed of seeing another person naked. Because of this, more than 20 women and their children can gather at a beach to take bath. As they do this, some would be answering the call of nature in the water … Continue reading “KEMRI DEVELOPS HERBAL PORRIDGE TO CONTROL INTESTINAL INFECTIONS”

BOOST FOR TVET AS 25 LECTURERS BEGIN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Posted on August 19, 2021August 19, 2021Categories Latest News 1 Comment on BOOST FOR TVET AS 25 LECTURERS BEGIN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Twenty-five Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) lecturers from 10 National Polytechnics across the country have begun training on advanced technology skills courtesy of Huawei. The training comes a few weeks after the global technology leader signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education’s State Department for Vocational and Technical Training to improve ICT capacity within the technical learning institutions. The trainers commenced the first course on Security as security in ICT remains a priority trading in Kenya’s fast-growing … Continue reading “BOOST FOR TVET AS 25 LECTURERS BEGIN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TRAINING”