TRAINING FOR THE NCPB TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION MAINSTREAMING  PC INDICATOR

Posted on May 24, 2022May 24, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on TRAINING FOR THE NCPB TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION MAINSTREAMING  PC INDICATOR

National Cereals and Produce Board, NCPB staff and Facilitators from NACOSTI The National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI) facilitated a three-day training on the Science, Technology, and Innovation performance contracting indicator and reporting to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Focal Person and Champion(s). The training was convened by the NCPB. In accordance with the purposes of the STI Act enactment, the Financial Year 2021/2022 Performance Contracting Guidelines (18th Cycle) released by the Ministry of Public Service … Continue reading “TRAINING FOR THE NCPB TEAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION MAINSTREAMING  PC INDICATOR”

WHY THE ROLE OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS IN INNOVATION CANNOT BE GAINSAID

Posted on May 18, 2022May 18, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on WHY THE ROLE OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS IN INNOVATION CANNOT BE GAINSAID

The Kabete National Polytechnic in Nairobi County.[Courtesy] Last week, Kabete National Polytechnic held its second research conference. I was a guest as an alumnus. It was nostalgic visiting an institution that has evolved in the last 100 years from a native industrial training depot (NITD) to a technical school, a technical institute and now a national polytechnic. Now you know why the small town next to this school is called “N”. Did I hear the late founding President Jomo Kenyatta went … Continue reading “WHY THE ROLE OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS IN INNOVATION CANNOT BE GAINSAID”

RESEARCHERS SHOULD BE ASSESSED ON QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: HERE’S HOW

Posted on May 17, 2022May 17, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on RESEARCHERS SHOULD BE ASSESSED ON QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: HERE’S HOW

Researchers need to be assessed on every aspect of their work, no matter where it takes place. Photo by marlenefrancia/Shutterstock How do you assess academic researchers for promotion or funding? This question has become ever more central in higher education settings since the 1980s saw substantial growth in investment in research. This significantly increased the number of researchers in the academic workforce and the need to assess their output for employment, promotion and other career advancements. One response to the need … Continue reading “RESEARCHERS SHOULD BE ASSESSED ON QUALITY NOT QUANTITY: HERE’S HOW”

PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ENROLMENT DIPS AS TVET NUMBERS GROW

Posted on May 17, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ENROLMENT DIPS AS TVET NUMBERS GROW

Enrolment at public universities dipped for the first time in three years in a period that saw the intake at technical colleges offering diploma and certificate courses increase 22 percent. FILE PHOTO | NMG Enrolment at public universities dipped for the first time in three years in a period that saw the intake at technical colleges offering diploma and certificate courses increase 22 percent. Official data shows that students joining public universities for undergraduate degrees dropped for the first time … Continue reading “PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ENROLMENT DIPS AS TVET NUMBERS GROW”

ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY CAN CUT BLOOD CLOT RISK AND SPEED RECOVERY, STUDY FINDS

Posted on May 16, 2022May 16, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY CAN CUT BLOOD CLOT RISK AND SPEED RECOVERY, STUDY FINDS

In robot-assisted surgery, surgeons guide minimally invasive instruments remotely. Photograph: agefotostock/Alamy In world-first trial, bladder cancer patients who had robotic surgery went home sooner and were less likely to be readmitted Patients having major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, doctors and scientists have said, after a world-first clinical trial found the procedures dramatically speed up recovery times, reduce complications and cut the risk of blood clots. In a first-of-its-kind three-year study, experts at University College London … Continue reading “ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY CAN CUT BLOOD CLOT RISK AND SPEED RECOVERY, STUDY FINDS”

KENYA PARTICIPATE IN PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE NINTH REVIEW CONFERENCE OF THE BWC

Posted on May 13, 2022May 13, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYA PARTICIPATE IN PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE NINTH REVIEW CONFERENCE OF THE BWC

Kenya’s Delegation during the Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Ninth Review Conference in April 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. The preparatory committee meeting for the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BWC) was held from 4th to 11th April 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland. Kenya was represented by H.E Amb. Cleopa Mailu (Head of Permanent mission), as the head of the delegation, Prof. Walter Oyawa (Director General, NACOSTI, and BWC National Focal Point), CEO’s from several research institutions … Continue reading “KENYA PARTICIPATE IN PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE NINTH REVIEW CONFERENCE OF THE BWC”

CHINA IS USING AI AND 3D PRINTING TO BUILD A 590-FOOT-TALL DAM WITHOUT THE NEED FOR HUMAN WORKERS

Posted on May 11, 2022May 11, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on CHINA IS USING AI AND 3D PRINTING TO BUILD A 590-FOOT-TALL DAM WITHOUT THE NEED FOR HUMAN WORKERS

Trucks dumping rocks to complete a river closure for a dam in China’s Sichuan province in 2021.Wang Lei/China News Service via Getty Images Chinese scientists say they’re 3D printing a 590-foot-tall dam by 2024 using AI and robots. The project will use an AI system with unmanned trucks, bulldozers, rollers, and other equipment. The researchers say their method eliminates human error and safety concerns for workers. China is poised to build a hydropower dam in two years using artificial intelligence, … Continue reading “CHINA IS USING AI AND 3D PRINTING TO BUILD A 590-FOOT-TALL DAM WITHOUT THE NEED FOR HUMAN WORKERS”

SUPPORT AT-RISK, DISPLACED AND REFUGEE SCIENTISTS

Posted on May 3, 2022May 3, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on SUPPORT AT-RISK, DISPLACED AND REFUGEE SCIENTISTS

Every two seconds, an individual is forcibly displaced from their home. Among them are countless scientists, engineers and others with advanced training, who may be displaced internally or forced into exile, unable to continue their vital research and teaching work and their contributions to science. This a loss for the entire scientific community, as well as for society more widely. In April 2022, together with The World Academy of Sciences (UNESCO-TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) the ISC launched the Science … Continue reading “SUPPORT AT-RISK, DISPLACED AND REFUGEE SCIENTISTS”

ICGEB VISIT TO KENYA

Posted on April 12, 2022April 12, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on ICGEB VISIT TO KENYA

Hosting of second ICGEB Regional Research Centre. From 31 January – 4 February 2022, ICGEB Director-General Dr Lawrence Banks led an international Review and Assessment Committee conducting site visits to three shortlisted Kenyan Universities proposing to host an ICGEB Regional Research Centre (RRC) in Kenya. The RRC is envisaged to play a key role in serving Kenya and the East Africa region. The International Review Committee, hosted by Prof Walter Oyawa (Director General of the Kenyan National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation … Continue reading “ICGEB VISIT TO KENYA”

NACOSTI HOLDS INDUCTION RETREAT FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Posted on March 11, 2022March 11, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on NACOSTI HOLDS INDUCTION RETREAT FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

NACOSTI received three new board members following their appointment by The Cabinet Secretary responsible for matters of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) through Gazette Notice No. 10692 dated 5th October 2021. The three are; Prof. Francis Muregi, Ms. Rachel Shibalira and Prof. Rapahel Munavu, following the expiry of the term of the previous Board on 5th December 2020. The board and management retreat was organized for the members to be provided with adequate briefs by the management team for the … Continue reading “NACOSTI HOLDS INDUCTION RETREAT FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS”