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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, Duly filled application forms should be sent to the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO’s email 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 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: Deadline: May 10, 2022. Courtesy of: Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (RIE), University of Nairobi.

Instrumental Access: Apply for Laboratory Equipment

Seeding Labs seeks applications from universities and research institutes in low- and middle-income countries for Instrumental Access, a program that provides high-quality scientific equipment for research and education at an affordable price. The program removes a key barrier to research and science teaching by making laboratory equipment available to universities in low- and middle-income countries. As an Instrumental Access awardee, your institution would have an opportunity to “shop” in our extensive inventory of donated laboratory equipment, glassware, and consumables to select items that meet your needs for teaching and research. A typical shipment consists of 100+ individual items and fits into a 20-foot freight container. Funder: Seeding Labs. URL: Deadline: May 20, 2022; August 19, 2022. Courtesy of: Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor (RIE), University of Nairobi.

Call for Scholarships (Cohort 3) - Kyungdong University Global Campus, South Korea (September 2022 Intake)

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) wishes to announce the 3rd cohort call for applications for undergraduate Scholarships to study at Kyungdong University, South Korea, commencing in September 2022 for study of Bachelor’s degree in Smart Computing, Hotel Management and Business Administration.    A total of thirty (30) scholarships are available and each EAC Partner State is entitled to five (5) scholarships. Details of the scholarships and application procedure are in the attached Call. IUCEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kyungdong University Global Campus with the eventual goal of promoting sustainable development through training of qualified middle-level professional manpower in East Africa. This goal will be achieved through establishment of Academic Collaboration Centers in EAC Partner States and facilitating the training of students from EAC Partner States in South Korea.    For more information:   Courtesy of: Director of Corporate Affairs, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi.

Call for applications - Research Fellow, the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Research Fellow to work in the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security (AFNS) and Climate Resilient Economy (CRE) Programs. ACTS is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology, and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy-oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development. The successful candidate will work under the AFNS and CRE programs in implementing on-going research projects and supporting the acquisition of new projects. Applicants should have at least MSc or preferably a Ph.D. in Agricultural related fields such, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture and/or Food Science or closely related fields with interest and application on climate resilience issues. For more information on qualifications, skills requirements and contact details please follow the link below: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 14th, 2022 

Food Quality Management and Food Loss/Waste Reduction in Home-Grown Meals Programme Workshop-Kajiado, December 7, 2021

The workshop brought together stakeholders from Kajiado to discuss pertinent matters on the subject and was led by Dr. Abong, Prof. Ambuko and Prof. Mburu from the faculty of Agriculture. The key issues included identifying key stakeholders and map how the school meals programmes are currently managed, look at drivers and barriers and how the local solutions may be enhanced.


The University of Nairobi through the Departments of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and Plant Science and crop protection have been supporting local groups to add value to fruits and vegetables including mango. Karurumo group has been funded through efforts of University activities lead by Prof. Jane Ambuko while Dr. G. Abong has been instrumental to ensure proper quality of processed products.