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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

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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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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’.

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‘You are ALIVE because you continuously renew (rejuvenate) various tissues/organs. In every tissue in which this rejuvenation process occurs, a source exists which gives rise to differentiated cells. The source is called a STEM CELL' - Prof. Anorld Caplan

About Prof. Arnold Caplan

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84 University of Nairobi projects have been selected for the National Research Fund (NRF) grant 2016. Postgraduate projects selected are  38 doctoral and 28 Masters projects.

The University of Nairobi submitted 64 collaborative research proposals. 19 of these have been selected for funding.

A successful doctoral project will be funded up to a maximum of Kenya Shillings Two million (Ksh 2,000,000/=) for a period not exceeding three (3) years, Masters project will be funded up to a maximum of five hundred thousand (Ksh 500,000/=) for a period of one (1) year, while a multi-disciplinary research will be funded up to a maximum of twenty million (20,000,000) for a period not exceeding three years. 

Shortlisted applicants  for the multi-disiplinary projectes will be expected to offer oral presentation of their work before a panel of experts for final selection and award. 

Click here to access full list.

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