STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS BT COTTON PRODUCTION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN PLAYERS

Posted on January 18, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS BT COTTON PRODUCTION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN PLAYERS

OFAB held a virtual science café on Wednesday 5th August 2020. The objectives of the meeting were to Explore the implications of the ongoing Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Kenya and the US and highlight the implications of Bt cotton commercialization and how it will impact textile and apparel trade under African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The key panelist was the CS Betty Maina, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. Also present was Dr. Margaret Karembu, Director ISAAA … Continue reading “STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS BT COTTON PRODUCTION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN PLAYERS”

NACOSTI MEETS THE SOLAR POWER FOR HOUSES AND BUSINESSES POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Solar Power for Houses and Businesses (SPHB) Policy Advisory Committee held its sixth meeting, on 29th July 2020, since formation in April amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof. Walter Oyawa, Director General NACOSTI, gave his inaugural address after a benchmarking presentation, by the team leader, Dr. Amollo Ambole. The Benchmarking focused on best practices in other countries, including regulatory framework and programmes by respective governments and other stakeholders, solar PV market segments, key barriers in adoption at the local level and … Continue reading “NACOSTI MEETS THE SOLAR POWER FOR HOUSES AND BUSINESSES POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE”

AFRA HOLDS 31ST REGIONAL MEETING VIRTUALLY

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African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) held its 31st Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) on Thursday 23rd to Friday 24th July 2020. The meeting was officially opened by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), Madame Eleonore YAYI LADEKAN, who on behalf of the Benin government welcomed the delegates virtually to Cotonou. The objective of this meeting was to review reports of the AFRA Committees and make recommendations … Continue reading “AFRA HOLDS 31ST REGIONAL MEETING VIRTUALLY”

OFAB KENYA ASSOCIATES PROGRAM MEETING

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The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Kenya chapter hosted a virtual Agri-biotechnology sensitization and updates meeting on Friday 24th July 2020. The aim of this meeting was to provide updates on agricultural biotechnology research and developments in Kenya and introduce and invite key stakeholders to a new OFAB Kenya Associates Program. The meeting brought together 27 participants including scientists, farmer leaders, faith-based leaders, women and youth representatives, select private sector players and social media influencers to deliberate … Continue reading “OFAB KENYA ASSOCIATES PROGRAM MEETING”

OFAB HOLDS BT COTTON SENSITIZATION MEETING

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The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Kenya chapter and partners held a Bt cotton sensitization virtual meeting on 22nd July 2020. OFAB is a platform jointly run by National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). The meeting brought together County Communication Officers from eight (8) cotton-growing counties namely Busia, Baringo, Kisumu, Kitui, Makueni, Migori, Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo. It aimed at sensitizing participants on Bt cotton … Continue reading “OFAB HOLDS BT COTTON SENSITIZATION MEETING”

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AGRI-BIOTECH APPLICATIONS ASSOCIATION (ISAAA) VISITS NACOSTI

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International Services for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications Association (ISAAA) – Dr. Maragaret Karembu paid NACOSTI Director General a courtesy call on 17th July 2020. In the meeting was NACOSTI team led by Prof. Walter Oyawa – Director General, Dr. Roy Mugiira – Director of Scheduled Sciences, Dr. Steve Karimi- Director of Research Accreditation and Quality Assurance and Dr. Benson Mburu – Principal Analyst Agriculture and Natural Sciences. NACOSTI partnership with ISAAA is broad, with the key engagement being the … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AGRI-BIOTECH APPLICATIONS ASSOCIATION (ISAAA) VISITS NACOSTI”

REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA

Posted on January 8, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, No. 28 of 2013 (ST&I Act) as a State Corporation. NACOSTI regulates and assures quality in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Sector and advises the Government in matters related thereto. NACOSTI is also mandated to annually collect data from research institutions and universities and submit a report to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for mattes of ST&I. Consequenlty, Heads of research institutions, universities … Continue reading “REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA”

NACOSTI AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION MEET TO DISCUSS PARTNERSHIP

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NACOSTI held a virtual bilateral meeting to discuss its existing partnership with the UK, under the framework of the UK-Kenya Oversight Board and the Newton – Utafiti programme, which commenced implementation in 2016.         Prof. Peter Migun Ogada  Prof. Walter Oyawa PhD  Dr. Roy Mugiira  Ms. Margaret Muthee  Chairperson – NACOSTI  DG/CEO – NACOSTI  Director – NACOSTI Chief Analyst – NACOSTI The meeting brought together Prof. Tom P.M. Ogada – Chair of NACOSTI Board, Prof. Walter Oyawa … Continue reading “NACOSTI AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION MEET TO DISCUSS PARTNERSHIP”

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RELEASES 10-YEAR STRATEGY FOR MANAGING INVASIVE SPECIES IN AFRICA

Posted on January 8, 2021January 8, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RELEASES 10-YEAR STRATEGY FOR MANAGING INVASIVE SPECIES IN AFRICA

 Prevention, early detection and control make up the three-pronged approach that Africa is taking on to manage the menace of invasive species on the continent. As the climate continues to change, invasive species also continue to increase and spread globally. Countries cannot wave off a global challenge individually hence the need for a continent-wide strategy. This strategy was developed to respond to the invasive species challenge by linking conservation of biodiversity to human health. Its overall objective is to effectively guide and … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RELEASES 10-YEAR STRATEGY FOR MANAGING INVASIVE SPECIES IN AFRICA”