The International Science Council through its Members have identified a total of eight key principles for scientific publishing. This paper is complemented by a second, evaluating the extent to which the principles are attained and identifying opportunities for reform. In 2019, the International Science Council asked its Members to identify key contemporary issues for science. Scientific publishing emerged as the most important “policy for science”, leading to its adoption as a priority in the ISC Action Plan. An international working group was formed … Continue reading “THE KEY PRINCIPLES FOR SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING”
NACOSTI as the AFRA National Coordinator held a meeting for project counterparts at the NACOSTI Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on November 28-29, 2023. The meeting brought together AFRA project counterparts and project alternates to discuss progress and updates on various AFRA-funded projects across different thematic areas. The two-day AFRA counterparts meeting provided a platform for useful exchange on project progress and challenges within different nuclear application domains in Kenya. Crosscutting benefits noted across presentations included upgraded training and research infrastructure, … Continue reading “AFRA PROJECT COUNTERPARTS MEETING”
The National Commission for Science and Technology (NACOSTI) wishes to inform all stakeholders that, following the Presidential Directive on digitalization of payment for government services, the Commission has migrated the service for research licensing to the E-citizen Platform, effective November 17, 2023. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition period.
Prof Walter O. Oyawa, Director General, NACOSTI today hosted a team from European Union Working group on Higher Education and Research led by Dr Mathieu Guérin, Attaché for Science and Higher Education, Embassy of France, and Dr. Laurent Bochereau, the EU Science Counselor to the African Union. The Working Group comprised EU Delegation to the African Union, EU Delegation to Kenya, and representatives of EU Missions/Embassies in Kenya. To start off the discussions, the representative of the Principal Secretary, State … Continue reading “NACOSTI HOSTS DELEGATION FROM THE EUROPEAN WORKING GROUP ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH”
Today, Dr. BOCHEREAU Laurent, EU Scientific Counsellor to the African Union, paid a visit to the Director General Prof. Walter Oyawa at NACOSTI Plaza, where both parties converged to discuss pressing matters in the realm of science, technology, and innovation.
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, the Erasmus+ National Focal point (ENFP) of Kenya, participated in the first regional Erasmus+ week in Sub-Saharan Africa, organized by The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) with the collaboration of European Delegation at South Africa. Erasmus+ National Focal Points (ENFPs) are the representative of countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas in the Erasmus+ Programme, which is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. The 2021-2027 Erasmus + programme … Continue reading “PARTICIPATION OF THE NATIONAL ERASMUS+ FOCAL POINT IN THE INAUGURAL REGIONAL ERASMUS+ WEEK IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA- 10, 11 AND 12 OCTOBER 2023, SOUTH AFRICA”
Kenya’s profile as a research and technology hub is set to receive a major boost as the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) gears to operationalize its first Regional Research Centre (RRC) in Africa. The ICGEB Regional Research Centre to be domiciled at Egerton University’s main campus in Njoro Sub-County, the second such outfit in the world after the one in China, will specialize in food safety, molecular plant breeding, molecular plant pathology and entomology. Speaking after inspection of … Continue reading “NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH CENTER TO START OPERATIONS IN KENYA”
The VC & CEO Prof. Isaiah I.C. Wakindiki has launched the KCA University Research and Innovation fund with a seed capital of Sh 10 Million. The launch, which took place at Ruaraka Campus was presided over by CEOs and thought leaders of organizations from both the public and private sectors, led by Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, the CEO of National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI). The fund aims to catalyse research and innovation at KCA University while transforming … Continue reading “VICE CHANCELLOR AND CEO’S RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUND LAUNCHED WITH A SEED CAPITAL OF SH 10 MILLION”
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General /CEO, NACOSTI attended the opening ceremony of the Postgraduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources (PGEC) for English-speaking countries at Kenyatta. The Training Course is organized within the framework of the regional AFRA project RAF9067 – Sustaining the Establishment of Education and Training in Radiation Safety and Human Resource Development — Phase II of which the DG is the AFRA National Coordinator. Kenya is the 2nd country in Africa to … Continue reading “RADIATION PROTECTION AND SAFETY COURSE LAUNCH”
The Performance Management Unit of the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, led by Dr. Daniel Mutegi Giti, evaluated NACOSTI on the Performance Contract for FY 2022-2023 today. NACOSTI got an evaluation score of “Very Good.” This evaluation outcome indicates that NACOSTI has been effective in achieving its performance targets and working towards its goals in carrying out its mandate. Prof. Raphael Munavu, Board Member and DG, Prof. Walter Oyawa led the NACOSTI team during the Exercise. #STI4NationalProsperity&PublicGood