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”
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”
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) 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.
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”
The two CEO’s discussed on how the two organizations can build synergy in the area of Science, Technology, Innovation and Research. They noted that KoTDA and NACOSTI had complementary mandate as implementing agency and regulator, respectively. Whereas KoTDA was established to ensure that Konza grows into a sustainable, world-class technology hub and a major economic driver for the nation, NACOSTI was established to regulate and assure quality in the science, technology and innovation sector and advise the Government in matters … Continue reading “The CEO of KoTDA, Eng. John Tanui paid a courtesy call to the Director General of the NACOSTI, Prof. Walter Oyawa, in his office.”
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) recently included Mpala Research Centre into the list of the institutions that it has registered. This is in line with the Commission’s main function of accrediting all research institutions in the country as outlined in Section 6(1) of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013 Mpala Research Centre (MRC) lies beneath the shadow of Mt. Kenya, in the heart of central Kenya’s Laikipia County. The Centre is a well-respected, international research facility located on the Mpala … Continue reading “MPALA RESEARCH CENTRE REGISTERED”