Capacity Development

Peaceful Application on Atomic Energy
Since  1965  when Kenya joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the country   has  remained  an  active  member  of the Agency   in implementing  National,  regional   and  inter - regional  projects related to the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology in food and agriculture, livestock, health, industry, water resources management, energy, environment, education and research. The collaboration is in terms of organization and participation in meeting/workshops, trainings, fellowships and scientific visits. Between 2006 and 2012, a total of 147 Kenyans have attended meetings and workshops in various countries supported by IAEA. Over the same period, 122 Kenyans have been awarded fellowships and training in various fields. The fellowships range from a period of two weeks to four years

1) Science, Technology And Innovation (St&I) Grant
NACOSTIadministers the Kenya Government Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Grant. The purpose of this grant is to support scientific research and Innovations for national development. The grant targets funding of ST&I sector in priority areas in relation to the development agenda of the Government as provided in Vision 2030 among others policies documents.

Since inception of this program in 2008/2009 financial year, it has stimulated renewed interest in researchers and innovators across the country. The grant covers individual researcher/inventors and institutions both public and private. In order to maximize the returns and increase accountability of funds, NACOSTI administers the Grant through the researchers’ host institutions and in accordance with their regulations and procedures. The allocated funds are released to researchers only on the basis of submission of satisfactory quarterly progress report and expenditure returns to the NACOSTI through their host institutions. Mechanisms for strict Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of all funded projects have been put in place.

The ST&I grants highly competitively awarded through a rigorous peer review processes. The opportunities available under this program are publicly advertised in local dailies and websites. All interested parties are encouraged to apply when the specific calls are made usually during the first quarter of financial year.