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Participants and Organizers at the Workshop

The Living Lab of the University of Nairobi (www.livinglab.co.ke) organised in conjunction with and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung (www.bosch-stiftung.de), a regional workshop titled "Engaging Urban Actors in East Africa". The workshop held at the Innovation Village in Kampala, Uganda from 16th - 18th August 2017, had participants from Burundi, Germany, Kenya Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  Led by Prof. Madara Ogot of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Dr. Amolle Ambole of the School of the Art and Design,  participants explored ways to design sustainable urbanization programmes for the East African region using a design thinking approach, with a focus on promoting cross-sector collaboration between the public, private and social sector; bridging academia/science and practice; and promoting participation for sustainable urban development.



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In Vitro Fertilisation has helped people in Africa and around the world to have families. Shutterstock

Dr. J. Wanyoike-Gichuhi, University of Nairobi

(story courtesy: The Conversation Africa)

Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Globally it affects about 70 million to 80 million couples. In Africa, about 50 to 60% of all the reproductive health clinic visits are related to infertility. In Kenya, estimates show that infertility could be between 2 and 20%.



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The University of Nairobi Grant Proposal Writing Training Workshops for 2017-2018 have now been approved.  The workshops will continue to strengthen the capacity of the University academic members of staff, enabling them to conduct collaborative project planning and to develop sound, fundable proposals to attract research funding.

This year’s workshops will also feature sessions on National Research Fund (NRF) funding, as well as exploiting opportunities from World Universities Network (WUN) and Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).



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Did you know that Veterinarians report that an average of 2.5 plastic bags as well as other plastic waste are found inside the stomachs of cows in abattoirs in Western Kenya?

August 28, 2017 marks the enactment of the new law banning the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and domestic use in Kenya.



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The National Research Fund (NRF) has released a total of Ksh. 33,794,322 for Postgraduate student’s research programmes. 

64 University of Nairobi postgraduate students’ projects were selected for funding for the 1st NRF Call sent out in 2016.

Recipients should contact the Finance Officer for guidance on access of the funds. 



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