The National Commission for Science and Technology and Innovation (NACOST) successfully conducted a two-day virtual training/sensitization on STI mainstreaming indicator training for MDAs. These included Research Institutions, Regulating Agencies, Ministries and State Departments, Universities, University Colleges and other colleges, TVETS and MDAs with distinct research and technology development centres/units/activities/budget. The overall objective of the sensitization was to prepare MDAs to effectively implement and report on STI Mainstreaming indicator for the 2021-22 FY.
Kenyan universities will now find it easy to forge international partnerships, secure research funding and also improve their rankings after the country joined Governing Board of International Science Council (ISC). National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Chief Executive Walter Oyawa has been elected to sit on the crucial organ, opening doors for global partnerships for local institutions and experts. ISC is an international non-governmental organisation that works to provide a global voice for science. It works at the … Continue reading “KENYAN SCHOLAR ELECTED TO GOVERNING BOARD OF GLOBAL SCIENCE COUNCIL”
In order to conduct research in Africa—and to regulate and ensure quality in the science, technology, and innovation sector—every researcher must obtain a government license. To support this requirement, the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) provides research licensing, registration of research institutions in Kenya, and accreditation of research institutions. With such a diverse and complex mission, both NACOSTI and African researchers face many challenges. Navigating a challenging ecosystem Before integrating with ORCID, researchers were juggling numerous profile … Continue reading “NACOSTI SUCCESS STORY – ORCID”
Hon. Lesuuda Naisula paid a courtesy call to Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General, NACOSTI, on Monday, 18th October 2021
In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a comprehensive report setting out how nuclear techniques can help the world adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient to extreme weather events. The new publication Nuclear Science and Technology for Climate Adaptation and Resilience offers case studies of IAEA supported projects in countries where nuclear techniques are used to tackle climate related food, water and marine challenges. It … Continue reading “IAEA ISSUES REPORT ON THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION”
New Governing Board elected to provide scientific and strategic leadership to the International Science Council. A new Governing Board has been appointed to lead the International Science Council, an international non-governmental organization that works to provide a global voice for science in the coming three years. . The Governing Board is a central decision-making body of the Council, which was formed in 2018 by the merger of the International Council of Science (ICSU), representing the natural sciences, and the International … Continue reading “NACOSTI DG APPOINTED TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCIL”
Prof. Hubert Gijzen, UNESCO Regional Director for Eastern Africa and representative to Kenya , paid a courtesy call to the Director General, NACOSTI, Prof. Walter O. Oyawa on Wednesday 13th October 2021.
Columbus, Copernicus, Michelangelo, Medici were all celebrated explorers of their day – they navigated the unknown, be it terrestrial, celestial, artistic or socio-economic. They lived in an era when creative expression, literacy and learning was revered. This age of humanism led to a resurgence of universities being built as centres of education and influence that in time, propelled civilisation towards modernity. As our creative capacity fuelled the arts, music, philosophy, language and literature, our pursuit of empirical knowledge drove discoveries … Continue reading “FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION- RENAISSANCE”
America is serious about avoiding a future where the West must rely on authoritarian regimes for technology. The United Kingdom’s policymakers also need to recognize that science and innovation are not only bedrocks of the West’s future prosperity, but also vital for its global standing. LONDON – The challenge that China’s rise poses for liberal democracies puts a premium on pushing the frontiers of science and technology. Western economies have a deep ability to innovate when they have the will … Continue reading “FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION”
The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation on 17th August 2021 assessed the Research Directorate’s readiness to institutionalize St. Paul’s University’s Ethical Review Committee. This is a great milestone for the directorate as it will simplify review and approval of scholars’ work.