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”

UNIVERSITIES ARE KEY TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Posted on January 8, 2021July 13, 2023Categories Latest News

Universities have demonstrated to the world during the COVID-19 crisis why their expertise matters and why international collaboration in higher education is needed to solve the world’s pressing challenges, say the leaders of a conglomeration of international university organisations representing more than 2,000 institutions worldwide. So now is the time for the international community to recognise the fundamental importance of higher education to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, foster gender equality, defend … Continue reading “UNIVERSITIES ARE KEY TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”

WHY EAST AFRICA CHOSE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY

Posted on January 8, 2021January 8, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on WHY EAST AFRICA CHOSE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY

East Africa is endowed with plants, animals, insects and microorganisms (tiny living things which cannot be seen by the naked eye) of various kinds. This rich diversity of biological resources is a strong foundation for a bioeconomy. The term “bioeconomy” is widely understood in the region as the use of scientific knowledge to add social and economic value to biological resources in a sustainable way. This added value is expressed in healthier foods, safer medicines, useful substances from biological waste … Continue reading “WHY EAST AFRICA CHOSE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY”

AFRA TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING

Posted on January 8, 2021May 25, 2023Categories Uncategorized

The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA), with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will hold its 31st Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) in Conakry, Benin from 20th to 24th July. The meeting will provide the opportunity for AFRA States-Parties to discuss and finalize the agenda of the AFRA High-Level Policy Meeting and schedule a ministerial conference to upraise AFRA in view of last appraisal having happened in … Continue reading “AFRA TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING”

NACOSTI GRANTS RESEARCH LICENSE FOR RESEARCH OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE AS THE WORLD RESPONDS TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC

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NACOSTI has today (11th July 2020) granted a research license for Public Health Emergency Solidarity Trial World Health Organisation Covid-19 Master Protocol. The project has been endorsed by the Ministry of Health and had received all the requisite ethics and regulatory approval. The regulatory approval is from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. The Head, Biological and Health Sciences Schedule provided favourable recommendations on the proposed Study. The application was received on 8th July 2020. The above will be tandem with our … Continue reading “NACOSTI GRANTS RESEARCH LICENSE FOR RESEARCH OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE AS THE WORLD RESPONDS TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC”

AFRICA’S SCIENTISTS SET OUT THEIR COVID-19 RESEARCH PRIORITIES

Posted on January 8, 2021November 30, 2023Categories Uncategorized

There have been several public health methods to combat COVID-19. Social distancing, movement restrictions and wearing protective clothing like masks are all important, practical steps. This report focused on another element of the “what next” around the virus: quite simply, we’re going to need a lot of research. And that research will need to be multidisciplinary. That’s where the variety of our members’ research interests is so important: we had respondents from the biomedical sciences, clinical and epidemiological research, social … Continue reading “AFRICA’S SCIENTISTS SET OUT THEIR COVID-19 RESEARCH PRIORITIES”

BRIEF ON THE JOINT MEETING BETWEEN NACOSTI AND KOTDA

Posted on January 8, 2021November 22, 2023Categories Latest News

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and The the CEO of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) on 17th June 2020 held a joint virtual brainstorming meeting to discuss areas of collaboration and partnership between the two institutions. The team from NACOSTI comprised of Prof. Walter Oyawa (CEO), Dr. Stephen Karimi, Dr. Roy Mugiira, Ms. Emilly Ongaga, Dr. Edwardina Ndhine, Dr. David Otwoma, Mr. Stephen Situma, Mr. Gideon Kirui, Mr. Abdalla Bii, Mr. Cyrus Kamau, Mr. Denis Yegon … Continue reading “BRIEF ON THE JOINT MEETING BETWEEN NACOSTI AND KOTDA”

BRIEF ON LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME ON “KEEPING STUDENTS CONNECTED TO STEM EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF COVID’19 PANDEMIC IN KENYA: A DIGITAL APPROACH TO STEM MENTORSHIP”

Posted on January 8, 2021November 2, 2023Categories Latest News

Background The National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) has since 2014 been partnering with UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Kenya National Commission for UNESCO in a mentorship programme for secondary schools’ students in STEM subjects with an objective of unlocking their potential in STEM for a secure & sustainable future. The programme involves a one-week intensive mentorship program for average performing students. The Camp brings women role models in STEM to speak and mentor the girls besides exposing … Continue reading “BRIEF ON LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME ON “KEEPING STUDENTS CONNECTED TO STEM EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF COVID’19 PANDEMIC IN KENYA: A DIGITAL APPROACH TO STEM MENTORSHIP””

THE CEO OF KENYA NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (KNQA), DR. JUMA MUKHWANA PAID A COURTESY CALL TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL

Posted on January 8, 2021May 21, 2023Categories Latest News

The CEO of Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) Konza, Dr. Juma Mukhwana paid a courtesy call to the Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Prof. Walter Oyawa, in his office. The two CEO’s discussed on possible areas of engagement between the two organizations.

KENYAN ENVOY ELECTED TO CHAIR TOP GLOBAL BODY

Posted on January 8, 2021September 14, 2023Categories Latest News

H.E. Amb. Dr. Cleopa Mailu, EBS, has been elected as the Chair of the 2020 Meeting of States Parties to the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BWC). States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention have approved the appointment. The Meeting of State Parties is the apex decision making organ of the Convention. Kenya aligns to the Non-Allied Movement (NAM). NACOSTI congratulates Amb. Dr. Mailu as his appointment affirms Kenya’s credentials in the area of disarmament and international peace and security, … Continue reading “KENYAN ENVOY ELECTED TO CHAIR TOP GLOBAL BODY”