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DFSNT CACTUS WINES PRODUCTS FEATURE ON CITIZEN TV’S MADE IN KENYA SHOW

The Chairman of the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology  Dr George Abong’ and Dr. Duke Gekonge were featured on Citizen Tv’s Made in Kenya show on October 17, 2022 for their innovative small scale processing techniques of the invasive and neglected Prickly Cactus pear fruit (Opuntia species) for commercialization and empowerment of the ASAL communities through Pera Foods. Pera Foods, a startup incubated by the Department, is the brainchild of Dr.

67th Graduation Ceremony - University of Nairobi

The 67th Graduation Ceremony for the University of Nairobi was held today September 23, 2022. in the Taifa Hall. The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology   produced a total number of  65 Graduands. PhD 3, MSC 9 and BSC 53. congratulations to all our graduands..  Dr. G.O. Abong' the Chairman of the Department had the honour to bear the mace and lead the procession of the top Management of the University of Nairobi 

Validation and Promotion of Integrated Climate-Smart Green Gram Technologies for Improved Livelihoods in Kenya

Dr. Catherine Kunyanga leads the team  in Validation and Promotion of Integrated Climate-Smart Green Gram Technologies for Improved Livelihoods in KenyaTraining on green gram value addition for farmers in Tharaka Nithi county. #ValueAddition #GreenGrams #KCSAP

DFSNT 2021 NEWSLETTER

The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology (DFSNT) is one of the leading Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi. The Department is located off Kapenguria Road, 15 Kms to the Northwest of the Nairobi Central Business District. DFSNT degree programmes have evolved from one to six; both in undergraduate and postgraduate with a certificate level course in Food Safety and Quality.

1ST NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MATERNAL INFANT & YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION

It was a good learning opportunity for the MSc AHN students who got the opportunity to attend the MIYCN Symposium

Overview of Nutrition Situation in Kenya

The symposium started with an overview of nutrition situation in Kenya;

Israel Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Amb. Michael Lotem calls for more collaboration in Agriculture

The new Israel Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Amb. Michael Lotem has called for collaboration in Agriculture and other disciplines between Israeli universities and the University of Nairobi. The Ambassador promised to spearhead the collaboration between the two universities in various fields of mutual interest. The ambassador called on the collaboration on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, when he paid a courtesy call on the UoN Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama. Medicine was the other field the ambassador noted the need to create more lasting collaborations, noting that most of the Israeli universities have a full ecosystem where the universities are interlinked with corporations and work as one, a concept he said UoN would learn and implement. Some of the other areas that the ambassador called for intense collaboration include Social sciences and Religious studies. On his part, the Vice-Chancellor welcomed the collaboration initiatives proposed by the Ambassador, He said, ``The University of Nairobi is the leading and oldest University in Kenya and has played a key role in the development of all the sectors in Kenya’s economy and the globe at large”. The VC emphasized the University's commitment to producing employable graduates as part of its Mandate. The VC also thanked the Isreal ambassador for their continued support to the University’s agricultural students for the 11-month Advanced Agricultural Training at the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT) stating that most of the students who have benefited from the program in the past have evolved into agripreneurs and others absorbed by Israeli companies as well as county Governments in Kenya. Currently there are fifty students in Israel from UoN.

Connect effectively with your Library - 8th Library Open Day & Academic Integrity week

The Library has organized its 8th Library Open Day & Academic Integrity week from 20th to 22nd April 2022. The theme of the event is “Connect effectively with your Library”. Library Open Day and Academic Integrity Week is an annual event that aims at endearing all library customers to library resources and services. Library Open Day and Academic Integrity event gives the Library an opportunity to interact with stakeholders by means of discussions and presentations. The event will create awareness of the library services and highlight the importance of academic integrity to students, staff and external stakeholders in support of the University of Nairobi’s mission on research output. Library Open Day and Academic Integrity event will be held virtually and will present an immeasurable opportunity for library customers to acquire knowledge and acquaint themselves with emerging trends in information access and use. The following are the objectives of the event: i. To showcase and create awareness of the library resources and services ii. To enhance  skills on access to information resources and services in the blended environment iii. To create awareness on academic integrity among students, staff, and the stakeholders iv. To promote university research through training on the use and access to research tools.   The event link and program were sent to your emails on 14-April-2022 at 4:00 p.m.

UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Womens' Education - Call for Nominations

To all staff and students, the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Womens’ Education, rewards outstanding practices of individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations and other entities advancing girls’ and womens’ education. Established by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 197th session and launched in 2016 with support from the Governments of the People’s Republic of China, the prize awards two Laureates with USD 50,000 each to continue with their work. The prize contributes to two sustainable goals: Goal 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” and Goal 5” Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. In this regard, potential candidates are required to download the details for nomination and application form from the link below, https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/gwe_prize_explanatory_note.pdf Duly filled application forms should be sent to the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO’s email sg@unesco.go.ke by 23rd April 2022.

Nestlé Foundation Pilot Grant Program - Invitation for Applications

The Nestlé Foundation invites applications for Pilot Grant (PG). The Foundation initiates and supports research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower-middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification (see http://www.worldbank.org). The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the host country and further cooperation and collaboration between Institutions in developed and developing countries. At present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with: maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding, macro-and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances, interactions between infection and nutrition, and nutrition education and health promotion. The Pilot Grant PG) Program of the Foundation provides support for pilot research that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant. Usually, the Foundation does not support nutritional survey research. Often to be able to identify areas of problems for potential intervention one has to collect baseline data. A pilot study (pre-study or baseline study) will create the needed data for a larger research project. The PG program may assist this. The pilot study and PG usually represent the starting point for a later full research grant application(i.e. a Small Research Grant or a Large Research Grant) to the Foundation. Funder: Nestle Foundation. URL: https://www.nestlefoundation.org/research.html Deadline: May 10, 2022. Courtesy of: Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (RIE), University of Nairobi.