Vaccinology and immunization course

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-04-10 10:58

KAVI Institute of Clinical Research is offering a five day course on vaccinology and immunization. The course aims to strengthen the capacity within sub-Saharan Africa in the field of vaccines and immunization.

Course targets clinicians, pharmacists, laboratory scientists, nurses, public health professionals, healthcare professionals interested in clinical aspects of vaccine delivery, postgraduate students in fields of public and clinical health, policy makers, managers of vaccine programs and bio-ethics and regulatory members.

Venue: KAVI-ICR, University of Nairobi

Dates: 8th – 12th May, 2017

Cost: $150 per person

Application deadline: Friday April 21, 2017

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-04-21 10:58

REACH: Improving water security for the poor

Date and time: 
Fri, 2017-04-07 14:10

Plenary session - reflections on the science and institutional support structures needed to enahance water security in fragile regions

Yesterday REACH global research programme hosted by UNICEF and the University of Nairobi, in partnership with Oxford University held two international events to discuss water security and drought.

Discussions held during the afternoon session focused on ‘Improving water security for the poor in drought-prone regions’. The Keynote presentations from Prof. Richard Washington, Oxford University and Dr. Gilbert Ouma, a lecturer in the Department of Meteorology tackled the issue of ‘Climate science for improving water security for the poor’.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 14:10

Call for applications: CIFAR Arzieli global scholars program

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-04-05 10:25

Application deadline: May 23, 2017

CIFAR Arzieli Global Scholars Program is open and receiving applications. This is a two-year funded appointment targeted at early career researchers in the natural, biomedical and social sciences and humanities.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2017-05-23 10:25

First All Africa Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition

Date and time: 
Fri, 2017-03-31 16:49
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mbithi addresses participants during the Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition held on 28 - 31, March 2017 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi

The University of Nairobi in collaboration with the World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) and a consortium of Universities and Research & Development Institutions in Africa this week held the First Africa-wide Postharvest Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition.

Held under the banner ‘Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa, the event attracted hundreds of participants who sought to find solutions to reducing post-harvest food loss in Africa.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2023-12-31 16:49

Call for applications: 2017 Gender Institute

Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-03-30 11:57

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from June 12-23, 2017.

The Gender Institute is held annually with the aim to create awareness on gender issues in African social research milieus, integrate gender analysis into social research undertaken in Africa and the inclusion of gender approaches in the agenda of social science debates on methodology.


  • Be a PhD student or early career researcher in social sciences and humanities. Those in the broad fields of gender and women studies are also eligible to apply.

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-30 11:57

PGCert in Ecological Survey Techniques Africa Bursary

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-03-27 10:41

Image: Courtesy 

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is inviting applications for a bursary of up to £3,000 to undertake the part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques for September 2017 entry.

The PGCert in Ecological Survey Techniques provides knowledge, understanding and skills needed to conduct effective ecological field surveys and is targets professional in the fields of environmental management, environmental assessment and biodiversity monitoring, consultants, environmental managers and educators as well as volunteers.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-31 10:41

Invitation to DAEA 2nd anniversary celebrations

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-03-22 10:57

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 10:57

Call for papers: Social Work Conference

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-03-14 10:33

Abstracts are invited from researchers, academicians, policy makers and analysts, and PhD students for the upcoming Social Work Conference scheduled to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on October 25 – 27, 2017.

Conference theme:

 ‘Social Work, Human Security and Sustainable Development in sub-Saharan Africa’


  • Social work and human security
  • Political security
  • Sustainable development
  • Social security
  • Human Rights Based approach
  • Social development
  • Corruption
  • Threats to human security
  • Economic security
  • Migration
  • Environment and human security
  • Food security
  • Social work in Africa
  • Tourism and families in Africa
  • Human trafficking
Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 10:33

University of Nairobi holds Innovation Research Symposium during NIW2017

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-03-08 11:15

Research Cafe panelists

Yesterday during the Innovation Week 2017, a special forum took place, ‘Innovation Research Symposium’. The session kicked off at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks from IBM Research.

A key highlight of the Symposium was the Research Café held in the afternoon. The event provided an opportunity for the participants to engage with panelists over a cup of tea on the topic “The research cycle: from conceptualization to utilization”. 

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2023-12-31 11:15

Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 kicks off!

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-03-06 11:42

Themed ‘Innovating to Solve Pressing Local and Global Challenges, the 3rd Annual Nairobi Innovation Week kicked off today with various side events.

Catch the Innovation Research Symposium tomorrow Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Jonathan Lenchner, Chief Scientist IBM Research Africa will give the keynote address.

In the afternoon, there will be a Research Café session on the ‘Role of research in innovation’.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 11:42
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