Today, Dr. BOCHEREAU Laurent, EU Scientific Counsellor to the African Union, paid a visit to the Director General Prof. Walter Oyawa at NACOSTI Plaza, where both parties converged to discuss pressing matters in the realm of science, technology, and innovation.
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, the Erasmus+ National Focal point (ENFP) of Kenya, participated in the first regional Erasmus+ week in Sub-Saharan Africa, organized by The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) with the collaboration of European Delegation at South Africa. Erasmus+ National Focal Points (ENFPs) are the representative of countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas in the Erasmus+ Programme, which is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. The 2021-2027 Erasmus + programme … Continue reading “PARTICIPATION OF THE NATIONAL ERASMUS+ FOCAL POINT IN THE INAUGURAL REGIONAL ERASMUS+ WEEK IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA- 10, 11 AND 12 OCTOBER 2023, SOUTH AFRICA”
Kenya’s profile as a research and technology hub is set to receive a major boost as the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) gears to operationalize its first Regional Research Centre (RRC) in Africa. The ICGEB Regional Research Centre to be domiciled at Egerton University’s main campus in Njoro Sub-County, the second such outfit in the world after the one in China, will specialize in food safety, molecular plant breeding, molecular plant pathology and entomology. Speaking after inspection of … Continue reading “NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH CENTER TO START OPERATIONS IN KENYA”
The VC & CEO Prof. Isaiah I.C. Wakindiki has launched the KCA University Research and Innovation fund with a seed capital of Sh 10 Million. The launch, which took place at Ruaraka Campus was presided over by CEOs and thought leaders of organizations from both the public and private sectors, led by Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, the CEO of National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI). The fund aims to catalyse research and innovation at KCA University while transforming … Continue reading “VICE CHANCELLOR AND CEO’S RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FUND LAUNCHED WITH A SEED CAPITAL OF SH 10 MILLION”
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, Director General /CEO, NACOSTI attended the opening ceremony of the Postgraduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources (PGEC) for English-speaking countries at Kenyatta. The Training Course is organized within the framework of the regional AFRA project RAF9067 – Sustaining the Establishment of Education and Training in Radiation Safety and Human Resource Development — Phase II of which the DG is the AFRA National Coordinator. Kenya is the 2nd country in Africa to … Continue reading “RADIATION PROTECTION AND SAFETY COURSE LAUNCH”
The Performance Management Unit of the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, led by Dr. Daniel Mutegi Giti, evaluated NACOSTI on the Performance Contract for FY 2022-2023 today. NACOSTI got an evaluation score of “Very Good.” This evaluation outcome indicates that NACOSTI has been effective in achieving its performance targets and working towards its goals in carrying out its mandate. Prof. Raphael Munavu, Board Member and DG, Prof. Walter Oyawa led the NACOSTI team during the Exercise. #STI4NationalProsperity&PublicGood
Achieving Africa’s sustainable growth requires leveraging the power of science, technology, and innovation to fight multidimensional vulnerabilities, experts have emphasized. ADDIS ABABA, March 4 (Xinhua) — Achieving Africa’s sustainable growth requires leveraging the power of science, technology, and innovation to fight multidimensional vulnerabilities, experts have emphasized. They made the call during a session on science, technology, and innovation (STI) on the margins of the Ninth session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development that was held in a hybrid … Continue reading “AFRICA’S SUSTAINABLE GROWTH HINGES ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION: EXPERTS 2023”
The Director General of NACOSTI, Prof. Walter Oyawa, met with H.E. the Ambassador of Japan in Kenya, Mr. Ken Okaniwa, on the 7th September 2023 to discuss on possible areas of collaboration in science, technology and innovation. The meeting appreciated the fruitful partnerships between Kenyan and Japanese researchers in the past as evidenced by the exemplary performance of JKUAT, and expressed desire to intensify collaboration taking cognizance of emerging issues and needs. H.E. Amb. Ken Okaniwa stressed the importance of … Continue reading “DG NACOSTI ENGAGES H.E. THE AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN IN KENYA ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
NACOSTI Senior Staff recently paid a visit to St. Thomas Girls Secondary School, where they were received by the Deputy Principal and Mr. Odero, the school’s science teacher. During their visit, the NACOSTI team had the opportunity to witness Kazungu’s unique innovation designed for the detection and testing of respiratory infections. Impressed by her dedication and the potential impact of her creation, NACOSTI extended an invitation for her to participate in the Mombasa ASK Show’s exhibition. Marrieta Kazungu’s biomedical device … Continue reading “ST. THOMAS GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT TO SHOWCASE BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION AT MOMBASA ASK SHOW”
Kenya held a side event meeting with on US on “Addressing the Misuse of Biology and Bio-terrorism Through National Implementation” that showcased how international cooperation and assistance promote national implementation of #BioweaponsConvention. This was during the Second Meeting of the Working Group on the Strengthening of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) which to place from 7th August 2023 to 18th August 2023 in Geneva Switzerland.