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The National Research Fund (NRF) has released to the University of Nairobi Ksh.4.8m being funding for 20 postgraduate students whose research projects were competitively selected for funding.

The successful applicants submitted proposals consideration of funding for the 2015/2016 7th Call for MSc/MA and PhD research proposals sent out by the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The funding was aimed at supporting the research component of the postgraduate applicants programmes. 

See list of recipients below:

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(from left) Prof. Ogot, Dir. Research & Extension, Prof. Mwangi, Director, IPMO, Prof. Mutoro, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sange, Managing Director, KIPI & Prof. Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of research

Yesterday, the University of Nairobi received funding of Ksh.4.2m from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The cheque, presented by the Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) on behalf of WIPO, is intended to support the carrying out of an institutional intellectual property audit.

IP audits are important as it captures the number of IP assets and the value that can be attached to the IP.

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Prof. L.W. Irungu, DVC,RPE (extreme right) holds discussions with Dr. Edwardina Otieno (NACOSTI) , Mr. Jordan Stone (Danish Centre for Biosecurity & Biopreparedeness) on awareness raising on  biosecurity at the University of Nairobi

Dr. Edwardina Otieno Ndhine (NACOSTI) and Mr. Jordan Stone  from the Danish Center for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness (CBB), on Wednesday May 3, 2017  met the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension, Professor Lucy W. Irungu to discuss awareness raising of biosecurity and biopreparedeness in Kenyan Universities.  

This follows a 2015 Biosecurity Survey in Kenya that documented significant deposits of dangerous biological agents in Kenya. The report also revealed a lack of capacity to ensure proper storage and handling of hazardous biological agents and limited biosecurity awareness amongst professionals.

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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’.

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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.

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