WORKING TOWARDS SET TARGET LIMITS INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY, MAGOHA TELLS SCIENTISTS

Posted on October 22, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on WORKING TOWARDS SET TARGET LIMITS INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY, MAGOHA TELLS SCIENTISTS

He spoke at a two-day workshop which attracted scientists and scholars across the African Continent In Summary The Scientists were called upon to come up with legal measures that will help in fighting the biological weapons. He told the research scientists and scholars across the African continent to forget about the notion that an excellent African brain goes to the west. Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday challenged African scientists not to always work towards the set … Continue reading “WORKING TOWARDS SET TARGET LIMITS INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY, MAGOHA TELLS SCIENTISTS”

KENYA TO HOST 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON COUNTERING THREATS OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS BY TERRORISTS

Posted on October 17, 2022October 17, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYA TO HOST 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON COUNTERING THREATS OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS BY TERRORISTS

Kenya has adopted several measures to mitigate the threats of biological weapons by terrorists and other criminals, both within and outside its borders. Besides enhancing security at laboratories and vetting scientists, the country will on Tuesday, October 18 host 14 countries on a two-days conference in Mombasa to mitigate the threats in the region that may lead to the tragic loss of lives, catastrophes, widespread illnesses and food shortages. The regional workshop by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs … Continue reading “KENYA TO HOST 2-DAY CONFERENCE ON COUNTERING THREATS OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS BY TERRORISTS”

KENYA SAFE FROM DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY

Posted on October 15, 2022October 17, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYA SAFE FROM DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY

Foodstuff and the environment in Kenya are at the moment safe from dangers posed by harmful organisms that cause diseases, the national science and innovations regulator has assured. The National Commission of Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) says it has ensured that research institutions in Kenya do not mishandle the pathogens in their laboratories. Pathogens are disease-causing agents that scientists keep studying to establish disease patterns (epidemiology) with a view of coming up with preventive and curative measures. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and … Continue reading “KENYA SAFE FROM DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY”

UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGED TO MAKE USE OF UNESCO RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS

Posted on October 5, 2022October 5, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGED TO MAKE USE OF UNESCO RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS

Prof. Hubert Gijzen, the Director and Representative of UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa has called on researchers to contribute to the dissemination of UNESCO’s normative instruments.  He spoke on September 28, 2022, during the official opening of the 2nd Joint Annual Research Ethics Conference which is co-hosted by Daystar University, the National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI), and Daystar University Institutional Scientific and Ethics Review Committee (DU-ISERC). The three-day conference themed: Strengthening Research Ethics in the Global South ends on … Continue reading “UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGED TO MAKE USE OF UNESCO RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS”

KENYA TO HOST REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOTERRORISM

Posted on October 1, 2022October 1, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on KENYA TO HOST REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOTERRORISM

Kenya will host a regional workshop seeking global unity towards addressing the potential threat of bioterrorism. The meeting taking place next month comes in the backdrop of increasing concern about security of biological materials in learning institutions and health facilities, which can easily land in the hands of sophisticated criminals. The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), which is co- hosting the event with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), said yesterday the two-day meeting will … Continue reading “KENYA TO HOST REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOTERRORISM”

CONFERENCE ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS: RESPONSES FROM THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SECTORS

Posted on September 21, 2022September 21, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on CONFERENCE ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS: RESPONSES FROM THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SECTORS

This report includes seven key recommendations for the international community to better support science systems affected by conflict. On 15 June 2022 the ISC and partners – All European Academies (ALLEA), Kristiania University College, and Science for Ukraine – co-hosted the ‘Conference on the Ukraine Crisis: Responses from the European Higher Education and Research Sectors’. The report of the conference, which was published on 31 August 2022, includes important lessons and recommendations on how to support the science sector in … Continue reading “CONFERENCE ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS: RESPONSES FROM THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SECTORS”

2ND JOINT ANNUAL RESEARCH ETHICS CONFERENCE

Posted on September 20, 2022September 27, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on 2ND JOINT ANNUAL RESEARCH ETHICS CONFERENCE

Daystar University and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) will host the 2nd Joint Annual Research Ethics Conference from September 28-30, 2022. This year’s conference is themed: Strengthening Research Ethics in the Global South. It wil take place at Daystar University Nairobi Campus. The conference will be blended (Online and Physical). CONFERENCE POSTER PROGRAMME AND BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

DG NACOSTI INVITED AS FIRST SPEAKER IN KEFRI PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

Posted on September 12, 2022September 12, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on DG NACOSTI INVITED AS FIRST SPEAKER IN KEFRI PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NACOSTI), will give a lecture on the visibility and impact of research vis a vis research funding the at the KEFRI Auditorium on Thursday, September 15th, 2022, starting at 11.00 a.m. Participants can also attend the lecture virtually by registering through the following link: https://kefri-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdO2oqT4sHdQgJm57ELVOcsxcVgQcWQXN. The public lecture series has been organized by the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UK PAYS COURTESY CALL ON DG NACOSTI

Posted on September 10, 2022September 22, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UK PAYS COURTESY CALL ON DG NACOSTI

From left, Dr. David Njubi, Ag. Director Scheduled Sciences-NACOSTI, Rachel Youngman, Deputy Chief Executive, Institute of Physics-UK, Ms.Evelyn Mbaabu, Principal Analyst Humanities and Social Sciences-NACOSTI, Dominic Hurley, Head of International Relations, Institute of Physics-UK, Prof. Walter Oyawa, Director General-NACOSTI. The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) was honored to host Madam Rachel Youngman, the Deputy Chief Executive and Mr. Dominic Hurley, the Head of International Relations of the Institute of Physics, UK on Thursday 8th of September 2022. … Continue reading “INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UK PAYS COURTESY CALL ON DG NACOSTI”

REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE WOMEN LEADERS IN NUCLEAR IN AFRICA

Posted on July 27, 2022July 27, 2022Categories Latest News   Leave a comment on REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE WOMEN LEADERS IN NUCLEAR IN AFRICA

Kenya is privileged to host the Regional Workshop for Future Women Leaders in Nuclear in Africa, 26 July 2022 – 28 July 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya. The objectives of the ongoing Women in Nuclear workshop is to support talents of women in nuclear science & technology; identify & strengthen roles of female scientists in Africa; enhance awareness about role of IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme in socio-economic development.