SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, RESEARCHERS AND IERCS SYSTEM (RIRS)

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NACOSTI held a virtual workshop on the 23rd July 2020 aimed at providing a platform for key stakeholders to give their input on the Researchers, IERCs, and Research Institution System (RIRS) and sensitize ST&I Stakeholders of the development of RIRS. The workshop brought together over one hundred and three (103) participants drawn from a wide range of key stakeholders consisting of representatives from Registered Research Institutions, both private and public universities, Government agencies/parastatals, Institutional Ethics Review Committees (IERC), National Bioethics … Continue reading “SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, RESEARCHERS AND IERCS SYSTEM (RIRS)”

HOME BASED ISOLATION AND CARE GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS

Posted on January 18, 2021January 18, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on HOME BASED ISOLATION AND CARE GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS

This package has been developed by the Ministry of Health to empower Health Care Workers (HCWS), Community Health Volunteers (CHVS) households and individuals, with basic knowledge, to enable them function effectively as care givers of COVID-19 patients at home. Kenya is now witnessing cases of local community transmission of the corona virus disease. This means that we are likely to see more people testing positive from the surveillance activities and at hospital casualty and emergencys units throughout the country. Not … Continue reading “HOME BASED ISOLATION AND CARE GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS”

STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS BT COTTON PRODUCTION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN PLAYERS

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OFAB held a virtual science café on Wednesday 5th August 2020. The objectives of the meeting were to Explore the implications of the ongoing Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Kenya and the US and highlight the implications of Bt cotton commercialization and how it will impact textile and apparel trade under African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The key panelist was the CS Betty Maina, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. Also present was Dr. Margaret Karembu, Director ISAAA … Continue reading “STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS BT COTTON PRODUCTION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN PLAYERS”

NACOSTI MEETS THE SOLAR POWER FOR HOUSES AND BUSINESSES POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Solar Power for Houses and Businesses (SPHB) Policy Advisory Committee held its sixth meeting, on 29th July 2020, since formation in April amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof. Walter Oyawa, Director General NACOSTI, gave his inaugural address after a benchmarking presentation, by the team leader, Dr. Amollo Ambole. The Benchmarking focused on best practices in other countries, including regulatory framework and programmes by respective governments and other stakeholders, solar PV market segments, key barriers in adoption at the local level and … Continue reading “NACOSTI MEETS THE SOLAR POWER FOR HOUSES AND BUSINESSES POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE”

AFRA HOLDS 31ST REGIONAL MEETING VIRTUALLY

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African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) held its 31st Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) on Thursday 23rd to Friday 24th July 2020. The meeting was officially opened by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), Madame Eleonore YAYI LADEKAN, who on behalf of the Benin government welcomed the delegates virtually to Cotonou. The objective of this meeting was to review reports of the AFRA Committees and make recommendations … Continue reading “AFRA HOLDS 31ST REGIONAL MEETING VIRTUALLY”

OFAB KENYA ASSOCIATES PROGRAM MEETING

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The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Kenya chapter hosted a virtual Agri-biotechnology sensitization and updates meeting on Friday 24th July 2020. The aim of this meeting was to provide updates on agricultural biotechnology research and developments in Kenya and introduce and invite key stakeholders to a new OFAB Kenya Associates Program. The meeting brought together 27 participants including scientists, farmer leaders, faith-based leaders, women and youth representatives, select private sector players and social media influencers to deliberate … Continue reading “OFAB KENYA ASSOCIATES PROGRAM MEETING”

OFAB HOLDS BT COTTON SENSITIZATION MEETING

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The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Kenya chapter and partners held a Bt cotton sensitization virtual meeting on 22nd July 2020. OFAB is a platform jointly run by National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). The meeting brought together County Communication Officers from eight (8) cotton-growing counties namely Busia, Baringo, Kisumu, Kitui, Makueni, Migori, Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo. It aimed at sensitizing participants on Bt cotton … Continue reading “OFAB HOLDS BT COTTON SENSITIZATION MEETING”

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

Posted on January 8, 2021Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on REVITALIZATION OF THE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM IN KENYA

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”