MEET THE FIRST FEMALE RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST IN KENYA

Posted on January 28, 2023January 28, 2023Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on MEET THE FIRST FEMALE RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST IN KENYA

When you come across Dr. Elizabeth Wangari Itotia, don’t let her down to earth demeanour fool you. She is the first female radio pharmacist in the country. Radiopharmacy also referred to as Nuclear Pharmacy is a pharmacy profession speciality focused on the appropriate use of radiopharmaceutical drugs. The goal is to improve patient care by ensuring quality and safety in preparing and dispensing radiopharmaceuticals for therapy and diagnosis. She has a few more accolades on her shoulders. She is the … Continue reading “MEET THE FIRST FEMALE RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST IN KENYA”

MEETING WITH THE AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON GMOs

Posted on January 20, 2023January 20, 2023Categories Latest News

The Departmental Committee on Agriculture and Livestock of the Kenyan National Assembly organized a forum to converse about genetically modified organisms in Kenya from January 17 through January 21, 2023. The meetings with various institutions (both government and non-government) were to determine whether: GM foods are safe for human consumptions; GM crops have negative effects on the environment; GM foods will boost food security in the country; and the laws in the country will adequately govern issues of GMO in … Continue reading “MEETING WITH THE AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON GMOs”

TRAINING ON SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (ST&I) MAINSTREAMING

Posted on December 26, 2022December 26, 2022Categories Latest News

The University held a two-day Science, Technology and Innovation training on 16th and 17th June, 2022. The training was facilitated by the National Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The training targeted the members of the University Management Board, members of the Science, Technology and Innovation Committee, Deans, Directors and CoDs.  Source: https://laikipia.ac.ke/article/training-sciencetechnology-and-innovation-sti-mainstreaming

KENYA PARTICIPATES IN THE AFRICAN HIGH-LEVEL POLICY MEETING, CAIRO, EGYPT

Posted on December 18, 2022December 18, 2022Categories Latest News

The IAEA Deputy Director General of Technical Cooperation Hua Liu(center) with some of the Ministers and ambassadors that attended the 2nd HLPM in Cairo Egypt Kenya, through NACOSTI, was among the countries that attended the 2nd High Level Policy Meeting (HLPM) of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development, and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) Agreement in Cairo, Egypt, from the 5th to the 8th of December 2022. Participants included five state ministers, fourteen ambassadors, and … Continue reading “KENYA PARTICIPATES IN THE AFRICAN HIGH-LEVEL POLICY MEETING, CAIRO, EGYPT”

PRESIDENT RUTO BANKS ON DIGITAL REVOLUTION TO CREATE ONE MILLION JOBS

Posted on December 15, 2022December 18, 2022Categories Latest News

President William Ruto during the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium on December 12, 2022. [Kelly Ayodi, Standard] Kenyans could be staring at a digital revolution across the country, starting from how they access government services, browse the internet, earn from the digital space, employment and access to education. Speaking during the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations in Nairobi themed “Connect, Innovate and Inspire,” President William Ruto said his administration will install 100,000km of digital highway in form of fibre optic … Continue reading “PRESIDENT RUTO BANKS ON DIGITAL REVOLUTION TO CREATE ONE MILLION JOBS”

29-YEAR-OLD KENYAN TECH FOUNDER CROWNED CNN HERO OF 2022

Posted on December 15, 2022December 15, 2022Categories Latest News

Nelly Cheboi and her mother receiving the CNN Hero of the year award Nelly Cheboi’s mother could not hide her joy when her daughter was crowned the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year. Cheboi, a software engineer, won the award thanks to her philanthropic work through her company TechLit Africa where she secured computers for children in her rural village. The event, held at the American Museum of Natural History, saw the 29-year-old beat 10 other nominees to win the coveted award. Cheboi, … Continue reading “29-YEAR-OLD KENYAN TECH FOUNDER CROWNED CNN HERO OF 2022”

NACOSTI STAFF ACCEPTED FOR TOP LEVEL TRAINING BY THE US STATE DEPARTMENT, IN DAKAR, SENEGAL

Posted on December 12, 2022December 15, 2022Categories Latest News

The United States Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (WMDT) has organized a five (5)-day in-person training on Foundational Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Investigations for Law Enforcement in Dakar, Senegal from 11th to 16th December 2022. Mr. Denis Yegon, ICT – NACOSTI Mr. Phelix Awuor, ICT – NACOSTI Participants have been selected from Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal. Mr. Denis Yegon and Mr. Phelix Pire of NACOSTI, Kenya were both accepted for the training. NACOSTI … Continue reading “NACOSTI STAFF ACCEPTED FOR TOP LEVEL TRAINING BY THE US STATE DEPARTMENT, IN DAKAR, SENEGAL”

KENYAN RESEARCHERS SELECTED FOR THE 14TH HOPE MEETING WITH NOBEL LAUREATES ORGANIZED BY JSPS

Posted on December 7, 2022December 18, 2022Categories Latest News

Following invitation by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), NACOSTI as the sole national regulatory authority on science, technology, and innovation, successfully nominated Dr. Tabitha Amollo from Egerton University, Department of Physics and Nathan Okoth Oduor from University of Embu, Department of Soil Science, Water and Agricultural Resource Management/ Agriculture for the HOPE meeting. The two scholars will be attending the 14th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates scheduled to be held from 27th February to 3rd  March, 2023 in … Continue reading “KENYAN RESEARCHERS SELECTED FOR THE 14TH HOPE MEETING WITH NOBEL LAUREATES ORGANIZED BY JSPS”

ISC APPOINTS NEW FELLOWS TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION TO BRING SCIENCE TO SOCIETY

Posted on December 6, 2022December 18, 2022Categories Latest News

The Fellowship is an honour awarded by ISC to those who champion science in and for society. Cape Town, 5 December 2022 – The International Science Council has today appointed 60 new ISC Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good.  The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the ISC. Joining the 66 Fellows that were appointed in June, it is anticipated that they will support ISC in its vital … Continue reading “ISC APPOINTS NEW FELLOWS TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION TO BRING SCIENCE TO SOCIETY”

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAY 2022

Posted on December 5, 2022December 18, 2022Categories Latest News

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti On 31 August every year for the past two decades, we have marked African Traditional Medicine Day, to honour the integral role of traditional medicine in the health and welfare of generations of people on the continent. This year’s theme, “Two Decades of African Traditional Medicine Day: Progress Towards  Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa”, gives us the opportunity to reflect on the progress towards African traditional medicine being afforded … Continue reading “AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAY 2022”