INTERNATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AGRI-BIOTECH APPLICATIONS ASSOCIATION (ISAAA) VISITS NACOSTI

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International Services for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications Association (ISAAA) – Dr. Maragaret Karembu paid NACOSTI Director General a courtesy call on 17th July 2020. In the meeting was NACOSTI team led by Prof. Walter Oyawa – Director General, Dr. Roy Mugiira – Director of Scheduled Sciences, Dr. Steve Karimi- Director of Research Accreditation and Quality Assurance and Dr. Benson Mburu – Principal Analyst Agriculture and Natural Sciences. NACOSTI partnership with ISAAA is broad, with the key engagement being the … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AGRI-BIOTECH APPLICATIONS ASSOCIATION (ISAAA) VISITS NACOSTI”

REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA

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The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, No. 28 of 2013 (ST&I Act) as a State Corporation. NACOSTI regulates and assures quality in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Sector and advises the Government in matters related thereto. NACOSTI is also mandated to annually collect data from research institutions and universities and submit a report to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for mattes of ST&I. Consequenlty, Heads of research institutions, universities … Continue reading “REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA”

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RELEASES 10-YEAR STRATEGY FOR MANAGING INVASIVE SPECIES IN AFRICA

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 Prevention, early detection and control make up the three-pronged approach that Africa is taking on to manage the menace of invasive species on the continent. As the climate continues to change, invasive species also continue to increase and spread globally. Countries cannot wave off a global challenge individually hence the need for a continent-wide strategy. This strategy was developed to respond to the invasive species challenge by linking conservation of biodiversity to human health. Its overall objective is to effectively guide and … Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE RELEASES 10-YEAR STRATEGY FOR MANAGING INVASIVE SPECIES IN AFRICA”

UNIVERSITIES ARE KEY TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Universities have demonstrated to the world during the COVID-19 crisis why their expertise matters and why international collaboration in higher education is needed to solve the world’s pressing challenges, say the leaders of a conglomeration of international university organisations representing more than 2,000 institutions worldwide. So now is the time for the international community to recognise the fundamental importance of higher education to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, foster gender equality, defend … Continue reading “UNIVERSITIES ARE KEY TO ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”

WHY EAST AFRICA CHOSE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY

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East Africa is endowed with plants, animals, insects and microorganisms (tiny living things which cannot be seen by the naked eye) of various kinds. This rich diversity of biological resources is a strong foundation for a bioeconomy. The term “bioeconomy” is widely understood in the region as the use of scientific knowledge to add social and economic value to biological resources in a sustainable way. This added value is expressed in healthier foods, safer medicines, useful substances from biological waste … Continue reading “WHY EAST AFRICA CHOSE TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL BIOECONOMY STRATEGY”

NACOSTI GRANTS RESEARCH LICENSE FOR RESEARCH OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE AS THE WORLD RESPONDS TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC

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NACOSTI has today (11th July 2020) granted a research license for Public Health Emergency Solidarity Trial World Health Organisation Covid-19 Master Protocol. The project has been endorsed by the Ministry of Health and had received all the requisite ethics and regulatory approval. The regulatory approval is from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. The Head, Biological and Health Sciences Schedule provided favourable recommendations on the proposed Study. The application was received on 8th July 2020. The above will be tandem with our … Continue reading “NACOSTI GRANTS RESEARCH LICENSE FOR RESEARCH OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE AS THE WORLD RESPONDS TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC”

BRIEF ON THE JOINT MEETING BETWEEN NACOSTI AND KOTDA

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The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and The the CEO of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) on 17th June 2020 held a joint virtual brainstorming meeting to discuss areas of collaboration and partnership between the two institutions. The team from NACOSTI comprised of Prof. Walter Oyawa (CEO), Dr. Stephen Karimi, Dr. Roy Mugiira, Ms. Emilly Ongaga, Dr. Edwardina Ndhine, Dr. David Otwoma, Mr. Stephen Situma, Mr. Gideon Kirui, Mr. Abdalla Bii, Mr. Cyrus Kamau, Mr. Denis Yegon … Continue reading “BRIEF ON THE JOINT MEETING BETWEEN NACOSTI AND KOTDA”

BRIEF ON LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME ON “KEEPING STUDENTS CONNECTED TO STEM EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF COVID’19 PANDEMIC IN KENYA: A DIGITAL APPROACH TO STEM MENTORSHIP”

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Background The National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) has since 2014 been partnering with UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Kenya National Commission for UNESCO in a mentorship programme for secondary schools’ students in STEM subjects with an objective of unlocking their potential in STEM for a secure & sustainable future. The programme involves a one-week intensive mentorship program for average performing students. The Camp brings women role models in STEM to speak and mentor the girls besides exposing … Continue reading “BRIEF ON LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME ON “KEEPING STUDENTS CONNECTED TO STEM EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF COVID’19 PANDEMIC IN KENYA: A DIGITAL APPROACH TO STEM MENTORSHIP””

THE CEO OF KENYA NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (KNQA), DR. JUMA MUKHWANA PAID A COURTESY CALL TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL

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The CEO of Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) Konza, Dr. Juma Mukhwana paid a courtesy call to the Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Prof. Walter Oyawa, in his office. The two CEO’s discussed on possible areas of engagement between the two organizations.

KENYAN ENVOY ELECTED TO CHAIR TOP GLOBAL BODY

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H.E. Amb. Dr. Cleopa Mailu, EBS, has been elected as the Chair of the 2020 Meeting of States Parties to the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention (BWC). States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention have approved the appointment. The Meeting of State Parties is the apex decision making organ of the Convention. Kenya aligns to the Non-Allied Movement (NAM). NACOSTI congratulates Amb. Dr. Mailu as his appointment affirms Kenya’s credentials in the area of disarmament and international peace and security, … Continue reading “KENYAN ENVOY ELECTED TO CHAIR TOP GLOBAL BODY”