Trent University Opens Partnership Talks with JKUAT

Trent University Opens Partnership Talks with JKUAT

A delegation of senior administrators from Trent University in Canada has opened discussions with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), to explore viable areas of collaboration that will be of mutual benefit to both institutions, Thursday, January, 10, 2019. JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi while welcoming the delegation led by the President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Leo Groarke, was delighted to open discussions and engage the leadership of Trent University with a view to forge a strong partnership.  Prof. Ngumi highlighted the growth of JKUAT from a middle level college offering… Continue reading →

LCEFoNS Lead Researchers Hold Talks with the Vice Chancellor

LCEFoNS Lead Researchers Hold Talks with the Vice Chancellor

Joint Steering Committee of the Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS) led by Prof. Marc Hendrickx (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Prof. Daniel Sila (JKUAT, Kenya) paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The Legume Centre of Excellence in Food and Nutrition Security, funded to the tune of Euros 3735,000.00 (Ksh. 410 million),  is a twelve year research project under VLIR-UOS initiative that brings together JKUAT and Belgian partners – Katholic University Leuven and Vrije University of Brussels. During the meeting, Prof. Hendricks,… Continue reading →

JKUAT and Zalego Partner to Nurture Innovations from Secondary Schools

JKUAT and Zalego Partner to Nurture Innovations from Secondary Schools

Over 70 secondary school students with a keen interest in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from over 30 secondary schools drawn from various counties, have concluded a 6-week ICT youth innovation training programme at JKUAT. The training, which took place between, November 12, and December 21, 2018, was organized by JKUAT’s ICT- Research, Consultancy and Training Department in partnership with Zalego Institute of Technology and Innovation.  The programme is aligned to the Ministry of Education’s efforts of integrating ICT in education. The training programme was initiated following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between… Continue reading →

New Study Shines Spotlight on Slum Upgrading Programme

New Study Shines Spotlight on Slum Upgrading Programme

A new study that provides ground-breaking insights into the concept of slum upgrading in Kenya, has been published by a team of researchers in the School of Architecture and Building Sciences (SABS) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The study which comes in the backdrop of government’s affordable housing initiative as one of the pillars underpinning the “Big Four” development agenda, explores the process of slum upgrading programme, focusing on two types of delivery methodologies: the informal community-led process and the formal government-driven slum upgrading process. The research team led by the… Continue reading →

SAJOREC to Foster Science and Techno-Innovation Co-operation

SAJOREC to Foster Science and Techno-Innovation Co-operation

The establishment of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is set to enhance the region’s research capacity in sustainable natural resources conservation, bio-medicine for universal health and modern agricultural techniques. Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed announced during the official opening of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre, a Chinese government-funded project that sits on 40 acres of land at JKUAT, Thursday, December 13, 2018. The Cabinet Secretary said, Kenya has anchored science, research and innovation at the heart of social economic development.  “This collaboration… Continue reading →

NIAP’s Promotion of Irrigation Best Practices to Boost Food Security Lauded

NIAP’s Promotion of Irrigation Best Practices to Boost Food Security Lauded

The Principal Secretary, State Department for Irrigation, Prof. Fred Segor has lauded efforts being spearheaded by the National Irrigation Acceleration Platform (NIAP) in advancing knowledge sharing, learning and building synergies to promote and upscale irrigation best practices among small scale farmers in Kenya, thus contributing to the attainment of the Government’s Big Four Agenda. Addressing policy makers, financial institutions, technology and service providers, private sector, NGOs, CBOs, researchers, farmers and development partners interested in irrigated agriculture during a workshop on: “Partnerships for Scaling up Smart Water Solutions for Irrigation: Contributing to the Big Four Agenda,”… Continue reading →

New Cadre of Medics for Universal Health Coverage

New Cadre of Medics for Universal Health Coverage

Final year medicine students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology have completed a week-long induction on health informatics, data analytics and GIS in healthcare. The training organized under the auspices of the USAID supported Health Informatics, Governance and Data Analytics (HIGDA) Project, was primed to expose the students to the importance of data analytics, visualization and use in healthcare delivery. Despite the indispensable role of quality data in healthcare decision making and resource allocation, the training of health professionals in Kenya had not placed commensurate emphasis on the same. HIGDA Project was formulated… Continue reading →

Performance Contracting for Quality Services

Performance Contracting for Quality Services

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has embarked on the implementation of the performance indicators and targets following successful negotiations, vetting and signing of the 2018/2019 Performance Contract. The signing of the Contract which took place on December 4, 2018 at the Centre for Mathematics Science and Technology Training in East Africa (CEMASTEA) in Karen, Nairobi was presided over by the Education Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed. Under the 15th Cycle Performance Contracting Guidelines vetted Performance Contracts are signed by the Chairpersons of the Council and the Independent Member of the Council on the… Continue reading →

Platform to Improve Resilience to Climate Change

Platform to Improve Resilience to Climate Change

Climate change presents numerous challenges to sustaining and enhancing agricultural productivity especially in horticulture. Recent studies show that Kenya is experiencing extremes of droughts and floods as well as temperature fluctuations affecting the suitability of areas for growing horticultural crops. To aid in climate adaptation and mitigation in Kenya, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kenya financed the 3R Kenya Project focusing on three agri-food sectors; Dairy, Aquaculture and Horticulture in a bid to promote trade within the value-chain and contribute to food and nutrition security in Kenya. The project that brings together academia, industry,… Continue reading →

JKUPSSA’s Early Xmas Treat

JKUPSSA’s Early Xmas Treat

The Happy Life Children’s Home got an early Christmas treat from Jomo Kenyatta University Procurement and Supplies Students Association (JKUPSSA) in partnership with Friends for Charity Organization when they visited the foundation based in Juja, Saturday, December 1, 2018. The initiative was organized to uplift the Children’s Home through donations, as a way of complementing its effort to reduce the number of children roaming the streets. The Association donated food stuff, clothes, shoes, sanitary towels and beauty products for the children among other items. They further participated in cleaning and cooking for the children. JKUPSSA… Continue reading →