SENSITIZATION ON STI MAINSTREAMING PERFORMANCE CONTRACT INDICATOR-FY 2021/2022

Posted on October 4, 2021October 4, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on SENSITIZATION ON STI MAINSTREAMING PERFORMANCE CONTRACT INDICATOR-FY 2021/2022

The role of STI in Kenya’s development discourse is acknowledged by the Kenyan Government as is depicted in the 10th Edition of the Performance Contracting (PC) Guidelines for the FY 2013/2014, where MDAs were expected to report on research and development (R&D). In FY 2021/2022 the Ministry of Public Service and Gender accepted NACOSTI’s request to STI Mainstreaming as an Indicator in the 18th PC Cycle. To enhance the capacity of the MDAs to effectively implement and report on the … Continue reading “SENSITIZATION ON STI MAINSTREAMING PERFORMANCE CONTRACT INDICATOR-FY 2021/2022”

SCHOLARS CALL FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Posted on October 2, 2021October 2, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on SCHOLARS CALL FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Daystar University vice-chancellor has stressed the need to give emphasis to ethics, integrity and quality in research. Prof Laban Ayiro and other scholars emphasised the need for academic honesty, saying it was critical for education to make an impact. “Total lack of ethics will carry itself with you as you walk around telling people that you have a PhD, yet you know that the ethical standards of your PhD are false,” said Prof Ayiro. Prof Walter Oyawa, the director-general of the National … Continue reading “SCHOLARS CALL FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY”

KENYA LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR PLAN TO CONTROL NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Posted on October 2, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYA LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR PLAN TO CONTROL NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Kenya has launched a five-year strategic plan to tackle non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. The National Strategic Plan for Prevention and Control of NCDs 2020/21-2025/26 (2021) sets out to strengthen the national health system’s capacity to manage non-communicable diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle. Surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and research form one of the five pillars of the plan. The next step will be to establish national research priorities and an implementation plan (Govt of Kenya, 2021; Nakweya, 2021). As the UNESCO … Continue reading “KENYA LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR PLAN TO CONTROL NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES”

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”