A CONSULTATIVE MEETING BETWEEN NACADA AND NACOSTI

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Prof. Walter Oyawa – Director General, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) held a meeting with Prof. Mable Imbuga, EBS, Chairperson, NACADA and Mr. Victor Okioma, EBS, CEO, NACADA on Tuesday, 13th July 2021. In attendance was Mr. Boniface Wanyama – Ag. Director of Research Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Dr. David Njubi – Ag. Director for Scheduled Sciences, Mr. Godfrey Kalerwa – Chief Research Quality Assurance Officer and Ms. Margaret Muthee – Chief Analyst, Humanities and Social Sciences … Continue reading “A CONSULTATIVE MEETING BETWEEN NACADA AND NACOSTI”

KNAS TEAM PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NACOSTI

Posted on July 22, 2021July 22, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KNAS TEAM PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NACOSTI

The Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS), led by Prof. Raphael M. Munavu, (FKNA) – Chairman and Prof. Ratemo Michieka, (FKNA) – Hon. Secretary on Wednesday, 22nd July 2021, paid a courtesy call on the Director General, NACOSTI, Prof. Walter O. Oyawa. The purpose of the visit was to foster collaboration between the two institutions.

MORE PRODUCTIVE JOBS HOLD THE KEY TO KENYA’S RESILIENT RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Posted on July 5, 2021July 5, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on MORE PRODUCTIVE JOBS HOLD THE KEY TO KENYA’S RESILIENT RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kenya’s largest age cohort is between 10 and 14 and will be joining the labor force over the next decade. This inflection point coincides with the country’s effort to steer towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Can the jobs and labor market keep up to deliver on this socio-economic dividend? The latest Kenya Economic Update Edition 23: Rising Above the Waves, notes that with the working age (18-64) tapped to increase by 1 million per year, this young and growing … Continue reading “MORE PRODUCTIVE JOBS HOLD THE KEY TO KENYA’S RESILIENT RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

STRENGTHENING RESEARCH ETHICS IN KENYA (STReK)

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STRek is an EDCTP funded project aimed at strengthening research ethics in Kenya. It consists of a partnership between University of Nairobi, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and Kenyatta National Hospital, the largest teaching and referral hospital in Kenya. NACOSTI through its National Bioethics Committee (NBC) is the body tasked to provide national ethics oversight for all researches involving humans in Kenya, a feat achieved through delegation to its accredited research ethics committees (RECs). In the recent … Continue reading “STRENGTHENING RESEARCH ETHICS IN KENYA (STReK)”

HOW UNIVERSITIES CAN FOSTER A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CULTURE

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Scientific research has become a powerful buzzword in the vision and mission statements of all African universities. Some African universities have even stated that their vision is of becoming research-intensive institutions in the near future. For others, their mission involves excellence in teaching, learning, research and community outreach programmes. Yet others aim to work collaboratively with international researchers for mutual benefits. Is this just a hollow rebranding exercise? Alternatively, are these serious commitments that the institutions are striving to attain? … Continue reading “HOW UNIVERSITIES CAN FOSTER A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CULTURE”

RANKINGS: STRONG PERFORMANCE BY EGYPT AND SOUTH AFRICA

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A total of 31 African universities are on a list of 1,300 universities in the world that have been ranked based on indicators including academic reputation, citations per faculty, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, ratio of international faculty members and ratio of international students. The latest list, the QS World University Rankings 2022, was released on 8 June in London, United Kingdom, by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the international firm that provides academic services, analytics and insights into the higher … Continue reading “RANKINGS: STRONG PERFORMANCE BY EGYPT AND SOUTH AFRICA”

COUNTRIES SPEND LESS THAN 1% OF GDP ON RESEARCH

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No country in Africa is spending 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on research and development although, globally, spending on science and the number of scientists have been rising in the past five years, a trend that was pushed further by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to UNESCO. Launching UNESCO’s latest science report, The Race Against Time for Smarter Development, Audrey Azoulay, the director-general of UNESCO, called for more investment in science in the face of growing crises, in … Continue reading “COUNTRIES SPEND LESS THAN 1% OF GDP ON RESEARCH”

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION ARE THE FOUNDATION TO BETTERING LIFE IN SOCIETY

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According to the Gender strategy of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF), the program has set an ambitious target for women’s representation among its PhD scholars (50%) based on a commitment to gender and social inclusion and excellence in Aplied Sciences Engineering and Technology (ASET) fields to support Africa’s socio-economic transformation. Enhancing gender inclusiveness in the sciences will require significant investment and deliberate efforts at various levels by various actors, including by universities, governments, and other institutions. However, the important payoffs … Continue reading “TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION ARE THE FOUNDATION TO BETTERING LIFE IN SOCIETY”

PS SDUER, AMB. SIMON NABUKWESI MEETS CEOS OF SAGAS BASED AT NACOSTI BUILDING

Posted on June 21, 2021July 27, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on PS SDUER, AMB. SIMON NABUKWESI MEETS CEOS OF SAGAS BASED AT NACOSTI BUILDING

The Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education visited NACOSTI Headquarters on 10th February 2021 to get firsthand knowledge on progress made towards relocation of several SAGAs to NACOSTI Building. Present during the visit were the Director General, NACOSTI as the host, CEOs of Universities Fund, KNQA, NRF, National Biosafety Authority and KENIA. In his remarks during the joint meeting, the Principal Secretary-SDUER thanked NACOSTI Management for accommodating the SAGAs and facilitating their comfortable stay. He noted that the SAGAS … Continue reading “PS SDUER, AMB. SIMON NABUKWESI MEETS CEOS OF SAGAS BASED AT NACOSTI BUILDING”

COURTESY CALL BY PROF. WALTER OYAWA DIRECTOR GENERAL TO UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET

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The Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Prof. Walter Oyawa paid a courtesy call to the University on 29th September 2020, where he was received by the University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Teresa Akenga. The purpose of the visit was to deliberate on possible areas of collaboration and synergizing between the two institutions. The areas of discussion were as follows; The national priority areas: The Big Four Agenda, and Vision 2030. Need to form research consortia. … Continue reading “COURTESY CALL BY PROF. WALTER OYAWA DIRECTOR GENERAL TO UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET”