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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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Prof. Elizabeth Ngugi, had a long and internationally distinguished career in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention in Kenya. Her work mainly focused on effective prevention interventions for commercial sex workers in the country.

Until her death, she was the Director, Centre for HIV Prevention and Research based in the College of Health Sciences, a Unit developed to strengthen prevention interventions in HIV/AIDS.

Over the years, Prof. Ngugi won numerous awards and honours in recognition of her contribution in the battle against HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Key among these was the’ 2004 United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year’ award.



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The University of Nairobi and Pyrethrum and Other Industrial Crops Directorate (P&OICD) on Monday officially commenced their partnership on pyrethrum.

The partnership which has brought together scientists from diverse backgrounds aims to expand pyrethrum through science and technology.

Kenya has been the leading producer of pyrethrum in the world accounting for over 70% of the pyrethrum traded on the world market since World War II. The sector however, has in the recent past been faced with many challenges leading to very low yields due to among others, low investment in research.

Pyrethrum products have been proven to be better than their synthetic analogs due to their bio-degradability which does not destroy the environment. With value addition, pyrethrum has the potential of creating mass employment.



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The University of Nairobi has initiated talks with the African Diatomite Industries Ltd (ADIL) on possible collaboration through research on the beneficial use of Diatomaceous Earth.
 
The University of Nairobi team led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) Prof. Lucy W. Irungu met with a team from the ADIL which was led by the General Manager Mr. Philip Chesang. Prof. Kironchi, Prof. Gachene, Prof. Gachuiri and Prof Maingi, all from the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) also formed part of the University of Nairobi team.



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Speaking during the launch ceremony of the Universities Regulations (2014) and Strategic Plan (2014 – 2018), the Commission for University Education (CUE) Secretary David Some revealed plans to implement new ranking system for universities which would be based on excellence in research, sports and other activities.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, lauded the move citing it would encourage competition in universities.

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