PASET REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND INNOVATION FUND (RSIF) WEEKLY VOL.1 NO.15

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NEWS AND EVENTS (PASET-RSIF) The current 82 Cohort 1 and 2 RSIF PhD Students have established a student committee to coordinate student activities and liaison. Mr. Noel Gahamanyi, Cohort I, is the first Chair of the Student Committee. (PASET-RSIF) The RCU at icipe is hosting the inaugural RSIF Student Seminar Series in partnership with the RSIF Student Committee this week. In each seminar, two RSIF scholars will present their research work or proposal to other RSIF scholars and African Host Universities (AHU) faculty. The … Continue reading “PASET REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND INNOVATION FUND (RSIF) WEEKLY VOL.1 NO.15”

AFRICA STI PRIORITIES

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Africa contributes least to global greenhouse gas emissions at only 4% yet is hardest hit by the impacts of climate change. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) projections for 2020, suggested that between 75 and 250million people in Africa are exposed to increased water stress while yields from rain-fed agriculture are probably reduced by up to 50% in some countries because of climate change. There is a paucity of peer reviewed research outputs on climate change in Africa compared with the rest of … Continue reading “AFRICA STI PRIORITIES”

NACOSTI AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION MEET TO DISCUSS PARTNERSHIP

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NACOSTI held a virtual bilateral meeting to discuss its existing partnership with the UK, under the framework of the UK-Kenya Oversight Board and the Newton – Utafiti programme, which commenced implementation in 2016.         Prof. Peter Migun Ogada  Prof. Walter Oyawa PhD  Dr. Roy Mugiira  Ms. Margaret Muthee  Chairperson – NACOSTI  DG/CEO – NACOSTI  Director – NACOSTI Chief Analyst – NACOSTI The meeting brought together Prof. Tom P.M. Ogada – Chair of NACOSTI Board, Prof. Walter Oyawa … Continue reading “NACOSTI AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION MEET TO DISCUSS PARTNERSHIP”

AFRA TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING

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The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA), with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will hold its 31st Technical Working Group Meeting (TWGM) in Conakry, Benin from 20th to 24th July. The meeting will provide the opportunity for AFRA States-Parties to discuss and finalize the agenda of the AFRA High-Level Policy Meeting and schedule a ministerial conference to upraise AFRA in view of last appraisal having happened in … Continue reading “AFRA TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING”

AFRICA’S SCIENTISTS SET OUT THEIR COVID-19 RESEARCH PRIORITIES

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There have been several public health methods to combat COVID-19. Social distancing, movement restrictions and wearing protective clothing like masks are all important, practical steps. This report focused on another element of the “what next” around the virus: quite simply, we’re going to need a lot of research. And that research will need to be multidisciplinary. That’s where the variety of our members’ research interests is so important: we had respondents from the biomedical sciences, clinical and epidemiological research, social … Continue reading “AFRICA’S SCIENTISTS SET OUT THEIR COVID-19 RESEARCH PRIORITIES”

NACOSTI BIDS FAREWELL TO RETIRED STAFF

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National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) held a farewell session for its retired staff. The session held at the NACOSTI headquarters doubled as a farewell for the outgoing Director General – Dr. Moses Rugutt PhD, OGW. The outgoing staff are: Mr. Bjourn Meru – Retired Principal Analyst, Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Margaret Maimba – Retired Chief Analyst, Earth and Space Dr. Simon Lang’at – Retired Chief Analyst, Biological and Health Sciences The retiring staff expressed their gratitude … Continue reading “NACOSTI BIDS FAREWELL TO RETIRED STAFF”