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VILGRO AFRICA HOSTS BOOTCAMP FOR FINALIST INNOVATORS

After 3 months of coaching on business pitching of innovative ideas, Vilgro brought together 5 finalists in a virtual bootcamp to pitch their business ideas for funding. Among the 5 finalists included Pera foods, a start up that is the brain child of Duke Gekonge, a PhD student in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology. Pera foods has come up with innovations from guava (pera) and is seeking to scale up the activities to reach the wider market.

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IUFOST) HOLDS A FOOD CULTURE AND TRADITIONAL FOODS WEBINAR, 29TH APRIL 2021

IUFoST held and informative virtual webinar to highlight the role and value of traditional foods based on the diverse cultures across the globe. Professionals in the field of food science show cased the different types of foods in the different countries and continents. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o made an elaborate presentation on the African and Kenyan foods. The meeting was attended by scientists drawn across the 6 continents.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI HOSTS VIRTUAL PAN-AFRICAN COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY WEBINAR

The University of Nairobi hosted a virtual webinar titled, ‘Pan-African COVID-19 and Food Safety Webinar’ on April 28, 2021. The meeting brought together experts across the African continent (Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal), USA and Denmark.

FRUVASE PROJECT PROGRESS MEETING, APRIL 15-16, 2021

FRUVASE Project, Fruits and Vegetables for all seasons project which is a collaborative project being coordinated by Germany partner involves Kenya, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The University of Nairobi is part of the research team that is drawn from Departments of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, Animal Science, Plant Science and Crop Protection. The project supports 4 MSc. And 2 PhD students who participated in the progress meeting.

TRAINING ON USE OF VIRTUAL TOOLS FOR TUDENT INSTRUCTIONS

University staff took part in virtual training to enhance their skills in the use of online platforms as means of students’ instruction. As art of the university enhancement of online learning, this training was held on April 12, 2021. DFSNT academic staff participated in this training.

Train-the Trainer Workshop, April 12-16, 2021

Train-the-trainers capacity building programme entrepreneurship and innovation certification (EIMEC) was held on 12-16 April, 2021. The programme which brought together diverse professionals from different countries was facilitated by the University of Nairobi-School of Business, ARU-CoE for unemployment and Skills Development, University of Lagos and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Iowa, United States. Dr.

MSC STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH PROPOSAL, APRIL 15, 2021

In a virtual held virtually, the MSC students from the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology made their research proposal presentations. The eleven students drawn from two programmes, Applied Human Nutrition and Food Safety and Quality presented research titles cutting across food safety, food quality, product development, assessment of nutritional status as well as practices in the community that affect different segments of the population.

HYBRID REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON ‘‘THE RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE OF INNOVATIONS FOR FOOD SECURITY’’

This workshop aimed at exploring innovations and technologies to ensure and enhance food security and how their implementation can be governed responsibly, especially in light of two new policy initiatives in relation to the implementation of two technologies to address food security, namely of GM crops and antibiotics in livestock farming

Objectives of the workshop