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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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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”. 



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From July 2013 hundreds of downloadable digital UNESCO publications will be available through a new open access repository. This follows a decision by the UNESCO Executive Board to ensure that all knowledge that is created is made available to the widest possible audience.


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What gets measured gets done. Should it therefore follow that what gets done will get measured? How do we measure research that gets done?

Many of the things we do in our daily lives are based on common sense, what we have learnt through personal experience or observations. However, these are not always the best approach to doing things. Many times there are gaps in knowledge, theories, and personal experiences about how some things can work better and how some can be improved. This is what makes research critical in satisfying intellectual curiosity as well as finding answers to life’s questions.



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