KENYAN INVENTORS ADVISED TO PATENT THEIR INVENTIONS

Posted on May 17, 2024Categories Latest News

Kenya’s youths could be losing out on having their innovations patented due to failure to understand laws that grants them exclusive use and commercial benefit of their inventions. According to Kabarak University Director research innovation outreach Dr Moses Thiga, some students preferred to sell their innovations to institutions or researchers at lower rates and return to the drawing board to develop others instead of moving around to have them patented. While making a presentation during a mentorship programme for students … Continue reading “KENYAN INVENTORS ADVISED TO PATENT THEIR INVENTIONS”

INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL GOVERNING BOARD CALLS FOR SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS IN AFRICA TO BE MOBILIZED AHEAD OF MAJOR UN CONFERENCE.

Posted on May 13, 2024May 13, 2024Categories Latest News

The Governing Board of the International Science Council (ISC) has gathered in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of the United Nations Civil Society Conference, which is the first of its kind to be held in the Global South and serves as a precursor to the Summit of the Future at the UN headquarters in New York this coming September. The clear message coming from the International Science Council, which has more than 30 national and regional members on the continent across the … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL GOVERNING BOARD CALLS FOR SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS IN AFRICA TO BE MOBILIZED AHEAD OF MAJOR UN CONFERENCE.”

HUGE EXPECTATIONS AS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CONFERENCE KICKS OFF IN NAIROBI

Posted on May 13, 2024May 13, 2024Categories Latest News

The Third Multisectoral Conference and Exhibition on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (MS-CEORSTI) that kicked off in Nairobi on Tuesday will end tomorrow, a deliberation that focused primarily on using technology to better lives. The yearly conference, which is organized by National Commission For Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and 13 other consortiums, aims to facilitate a multifaceted forum of national and international discourse to deliberate, network, partner, share experiences and resolve on how best to infuse or deploy Science, … Continue reading “HUGE EXPECTATIONS AS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CONFERENCE KICKS OFF IN NAIROBI”

STATE CLIMBS DOWN ON RESEARCH FUNDING

Posted on May 12, 2024May 13, 2024Categories Latest News

The government might not keep its word to commit two per cent of the Gross Domestic Product towards research. And now the State is calling on the private sector to fund the deficit. A recent meeting resolved that the government was ready to provide the requisite two per cent for research and innovation, an equivalent of about Sh250 billion. Prof Raphael Munavu, the chairman of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, said the private sector would boost the … Continue reading “STATE CLIMBS DOWN ON RESEARCH FUNDING”

TAP INTO NUCLEAR ENERGY FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT – EXPERTS

Posted on May 12, 2024May 13, 2024Categories Latest News

Kenya has been challenged to embrace nuclear energy for diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as production of electricity. Principal Secretary State Department for Higher Education and Research, Dr. Beatrice Inyangala. Prof. Raphael Munavu, Board Member of the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General- NACOSTI during the 3rd Multi-sectoral Conference on Research, Science, Technology and Innovation at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. Prof. Shaukat Abdulrazak, the Director International Atomic Energy Agency … Continue reading “TAP INTO NUCLEAR ENERGY FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT – EXPERTS”

POLICY BRIEF: CREATING A STRONG INTERFACE BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY TO TACKLE GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION

Posted on April 23, 2024April 23, 2024Categories Latest News

Plastic pollution has increased dramatically to reach even the most remote parts of our planet. It affects all natural environments from deep oceanic sediments to the atmosphere and agricultural soils, and threatens human health through plastic found in blood, the brain and breastmilk. Over the past few decades, scientific studies have unveiled the mounting threats and risks posed by plastic pollution, which require immediate global action, but also a long-term and sustained scientific participation through a mechanism at the interface … Continue reading “POLICY BRIEF: CREATING A STRONG INTERFACE BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND SOCIETY TO TACKLE GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION”

EXPERTS TOUT RESEARCH BENEFITS AS KENYA CONCLUDES IAEA COURSE

Posted on April 2, 2024April 2, 2024Categories Uncategorized

From left: National Commission for Science and Technology Chief Executive Walter Oyawa, Kenya Nuclear Regulatory Authority Director General James Keter and Deputy Director Isaac Mundia, and Kenyatta University Dean Michael Gicheru attending a graduation ceremony. Local experts want the government to upscale the application of science and research to make the country competitive in emerging technology adoption. Takle problems They say that in Kenya’s quest for industrialisation, research will help tackle problems such as climate change and pollution and improve the … Continue reading “EXPERTS TOUT RESEARCH BENEFITS AS KENYA CONCLUDES IAEA COURSE”

3RD EAC SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE OPENS IN NAIROBI

Posted on March 23, 2024March 23, 2024Categories Latest News

The 3rd East African Community Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Conference opened in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday with an appeal to all stakeholders to work together to enable the Community to tap into and benefit from STI opportunities and accelerate their diffusion. Making the appeal, Ms. Hendrina C. Doroba, the Division Manager in charge of Education and Skills Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB) East Africa Regional Office said that accelerating development and diffusion of STI in East Africa will … Continue reading “3RD EAC SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE OPENS IN NAIROBI”

UNIVERSITIES TIPPED ON MAXIMIZING RESEARCH REACH

Posted on March 23, 2024March 23, 2024Categories Latest News

With dwindling capitation throughout the years and a new financing model dependent on the number of students accepted to higher education institutions, there is a need to identify and diversify sustainable revenue options. To this end, JKUAT through the Research, Production and Extension division in collaboration with the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) organized a talk by the Director General, NACOSTI, Prof. Walter O. Oyawa on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The talk sought to provide JKUAT staff … Continue reading “UNIVERSITIES TIPPED ON MAXIMIZING RESEARCH REACH”

REMINDER! KENYA TOUGHENS UP ON RESEARCH PERMITS FOR LOCALS AND FOREIGNERS

Posted on March 18, 2024Categories Latest News

On 26 September the National Council for Science Technology and Innovation posted the country’s research permit rules on its website. It also took out adverts in local newspapers to put its message across. The reason for the media blitz, says Stephen Karimi, deputy director in charge of accreditation and quality assurance at Nacosti, is a growing realisation that many people and institutions engage in research in Kenya without permits. “The purpose is to alert all those engaged in research that there … Continue reading “REMINDER! KENYA TOUGHENS UP ON RESEARCH PERMITS FOR LOCALS AND FOREIGNERS”