HIGDA Beneficiaries say initiative impactful

HIGDA Beneficiaries say initiative impactful

The Health Informatics Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) training programme to empower county health information officers on the use of geographical information system (GIS) in analysis and presentation of health data, is bearing results. A review by participants on integration of GIS in healthcare provision, revealed that the training has enabled the heath officers to approach routine tasks in ingenious ways with corresponding positive outcomes. Siaya County Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinator, Oscar Kambona, said that he gained analytical skills that has enabled him to present data in ways that inspire action from stakeholders. “By presenting… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students are the Imagine Cup 2018 Kenya Winners

JKUAT Students are the Imagine Cup 2018 Kenya Winners

Three JKUAT Engineering students emerged winners of Imagine Cup 2018 Kenya with their Soko Smart innovation. The team dubbed Team Kaizen is comprised of; Emmanuel Kinyanjui, 5th year Mechatronic Engineering student; Henry Karanja, 3rd year Electrical and Electronic Engineering student; and Anthony Brown, 3rd year Mechatronic Engineering student. Under the mentorship of Deputy Director JKUAT Industrial Park, Calvin Kebati, Team Kaizen used Microsoft Azure to create Soko Smart, a product that aims to bridge the gap in the foodstuff supply chain amongst local foodstuff vendors. “Many are times we walk up to the Mama Mboga… Continue reading →

JKUAT Hosts Ivey Business School Training

JKUAT Hosts Ivey Business School Training

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Canadian based University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School are conducting their annual three week training programme on business decision making with cases. The programme launched in 2011 aims to foster student engagement and growth as part of the broader collaboration between the two universities. The programme promotes critical thinking, problem solving skills and leadership skills by outlining real life cases and using the practical nature of it to give propositions. Having partnered with other African institutions in Ghana, Tanzania and Ethiopia the diverse information from the… Continue reading →

KIPI Honours JKUAT Don’s Plant Medicinal Properties Discovery

KIPI Honours JKUAT Don’s Plant Medicinal Properties Discovery

A senior lecturer at JKUAT has been honoured by Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) for her scientific research and invention efforts leading to successful protection of the knowledge of her discovery that offers hope to people suffering from arthritis. Dr. Christine Ong’ayo Wangia, who teaches in the School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology/ Pharmacognosy, has been feted for “discovering a Kenyan medicinal plant that possess antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be harnessed and used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and further applying scientific methods to protect the vital information by filing a… Continue reading →

First Africa Visualization Conference Set for August

First Africa Visualization Conference Set for August

The first Africa-wide visualization conference is set to be staged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on August 20-21, 2018. The event under the theme of ‘Advancing Multi-Disciplinary Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Strategic and Sustainable Development’, will bring together researchers, policy makers, data professionals, innovators and industry players do deliberate on the visualization trends and its use for sustainable development. Dubbed VizAfrica 2018, the conference will feature key presentations on ongoing research, current industry trends on use of data, keynote speeches as well as panel discussions on thematic issues. The event… Continue reading →

JKUAT Tech Expo Students Blaze the Innovation Trail

JKUAT Tech Expo Students Blaze the Innovation Trail

Dennis Kipkogei Chang’ach and his Makaridi Cooler team has landed the prestigious Leaders in Innovation Commercialisation Grant from the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA) in partnership with the National Research Fund and the British High Commission in Kenya. Meanwhile, Lisa Wanjiru Kimondo, Brian Were and Charles Oduk bagged the coveted 2017/2018 National Innovation Award spearheaded by the KENIA.  The Makaridi Cooler is an innovative agri-tech solution that enables affordable and efficient cold storage of perishable farm produce in off-grid areas such as tomatoes, french beans and fruits. Dennis observed that the grant will be key… Continue reading →

Kenya to have a new food fortification laboratory

Kenya to have a new food fortification laboratory

Kenya and the region will, in the coming weeks, have a new National Food Fortification Reference Laboratory. The facility to be located at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will significantly enhance the country’s capacity to monitor and evaluate the level of compliance of different fortified food products to the national standards The laboratory will also be important in building capacity of regulatory authorities such as Kenya Bureau of Standards to effectively understand and interpret fortification results for target products. On the research front, the reference facility to be equipped with an array of… Continue reading →

Nandi County Residents to Reap from Partnership with JKUAT

Nandi County Residents to Reap from Partnership with JKUAT

Residents of Nandi County are poised to reap huge benefits in agriculture, education and capacity building, information, communication and technology, engineering and service delivery among others, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Nandi County Government. Speaking during the function at JKUAT Main Campus, Juja, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Deputy Governor, Nandi County, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot, said, the Nandi County Government Administration   is an embodiment of the county’s demographics of a youthful population and the county administration was under obligation to… Continue reading →

Researchers Challenged to Support Development Aspirations

Researchers Challenged to Support Development Aspirations

Kenyan researchers and innovators have been challenged to undertake market driven research and innovations that can aid the actualization of the government’s development programmes. The Principal Secretary in the State Department of Public Works, Prof. Paul Maringa added that progressive societies only realized inclusive and sustainable development by tapping into innovations and knowledge from the academia. Cautioning against engaging in research for research sake, Prof. Maringa also implored academics to be proactive in offering their expertise, including at the grassroots levels to spur development and livelihoods transformation across the country. “Research must be relevant, sustainable… Continue reading →

JKUAT Management Compliment Govt Effort in Tree Planting

JKUAT Management Compliment Govt Effort in Tree Planting

Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga lead her University management in tree planting and  challenged each one of them to make it their hobby even in their own homes to plant trees as a way of increasing the country’s forest cover which she said was still quite low. She said while the government has launched an ambitious and successful tree planting campaign countrywide, there is need for Kenyans to compliment this effort stressing that trees were a determining factor to human life. With every Kenyan planting a tree, the forest cover will increase from the current… Continue reading →