NEWS AND EVENTS

  • (PASET-RSIF) President Kenyatta calls for Increased Investment for Research and Development in Africa  Speaking at the icipe@50 celebration, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta applauded icipe for its prominent contribution to the growth of science and research in Africa over the last five decades. He noted with appreciation that in 2018, icipe, which is hosted by the Government of Kenya, was selected by African governments to run the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) of the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET). HE President Kenyatta noted that Kenya, through the Ministry of Education is the current chair of PASET and have so far contributed USD 2 million to RSIF. He said Kenya will continue investing in science and research so as to unlock Kenya's development potential by creating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth. Read more
  • Science And Research Key To Unlocking Kenya’s Development Potential, President Kenyatta Says: Summary of HE President Uhuru Kenyatta’s full speech at icipe’s 50th anniversary celebrations
  • (PASET-RSIF) icipe led consortium wins a grant of Euro 4.2. million from the European Union financed ACP Innovation Fund for “Accelerating inclusive green growth through agri-based digital innovations in Western Africa”. icipe, in partnership with Agropolis Foundation, Gearbox Pan African Network and University Abomey-Calavi, will make available grants worth over 2.7 million Euros to eligible West African institutions through competitive calls for proposals, to complement RSIF’s work. Grantees will also benefit from transfer of skills, know-how and experience.
  • (PASET-RSIF) RCU-RSIF hosted the 5th RSIF Guest Webinar Series. In this webinar, Prof. Malik Maaza made a presentation on Nanosciences/ nanotechnologies & biomimicking. 
Speaking at the icipe@50 anniversary, HE President Kenyatta calls for Increased Investment for Research and Development in Africa.
He emphasizes the crucial role of PASET-RSIF, which is run by icipe.
(Watch from 6:30 min)
 
MEET THREE OF RSIF's 82 PhD SCHOLARS

We will introduce three RSIF scholars each week. See the complete list of Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 scholars here. Selection of Cohort 3 scholars will be announced in early 2021. 

Name: Harry Bleppony
Nationality: Ghanaian
RSIF African Host University: University of Ghana, Ghana
PASET Thematic Area: Food Security and Agribusiness
Research Area: Examining the Effect of Firm Characteristics on Performance and Survival of Agricultural Non- Traditional Export Firms in Ghana
 
Name: Bethwel Kipchirchir Tarus
Nationality: Kenyan
RSIF African Host University: Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania, Africa Centre of Excellence: Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE – Futures)
PASET Thematic Area: Minerals, Mining and Materials Engineering
Research Area: Nanofibers and nanofiber-composites applications. Beaded electrospun nanofibers for ultra- and micro-filtration in wastewater treatment
 
Name: Fatima Awadalla Abass Elhassan
Nationality: Sudanese
RSIF African Host University: University Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire, Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Change Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CCBAD)
PASET Thematic Area: Climate Change
Research Area: Assessment of Climate Change on Land Suitability and Soil Classification, Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
 

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