Two Innovations Tie in a Hotly Contested Expo

Two Innovations Tie in a Hotly Contested Expo

As the curtains fell during the 9th JKUAT Tech Expo, Thursday, January 24, 2019, two innovations; Walking Buddy and Safari Wiz emerged joint winners from a field of 20 innovations. The Walking Buddy innovation exhibited by Sackey Freshia, is a smart walking stick that will be useful to the visually impaired. The stick alerts the users when they are approaching obstacles, and can predicts their distance from the obstacles, using vibrations and audio cues. “The stick is integrated with Google Maps, enabling the user to navigate to a given location on their own, using an… Continue reading →

Government Challenged to Tap into Students’ Innovations

Government Challenged to Tap into Students’ Innovations

The government will only be able to curb unemployment and achieve the four pillars of its development agenda if it works closely with Universities as well as the private sector by investing heavily in youth-centric programmes aimed at empowering them to be part of the national efforts to provide tangible solutions to the challenges facing the country. According to Mr. Narendra Raval, the Chairman and founder of Devki Group of Companies, Kenyan universities had become hubs of innovative talents that only needed to be tapped in order to realize the big dreams and aspirations the… Continue reading →

Dr. Kamaku Appointed Among Africa’s 12 referees at AFCON’s U-20

Dr. Kamaku Appointed Among Africa’s 12 referees at AFCON’s U-20

Dr. Waweru Kamaku is among the 12 referees given the mantle to officiate during the 21st edition of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) to be held in Niger from February 2-17, 2019. This will be the biggest tournament the don of Pure and Applied Mathematics at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology will be officiating at continental level. “I am very grateful and happy for the opportunity to preside over the U-20 AFCON tournament. It is my first huge tournament and it is an honour to be part of the 12… Continue reading →

Statistics and Statistical Tools Workshop for LCEFoNs Researchers Opens

Statistics and Statistical Tools Workshop for LCEFoNs Researchers Opens

Over 35 researchers and postgraduate students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology under the Legume Center of Excellence in Food and Nutrition Security Programme (LCEFoNs) and VLIR-UOS funded projects have commenced a week long capacity building training workshop on Statistics and Statistical tools data collection and analysis techniques. The workshop is geared towards promoting inter-disciplinary research collaboration and has attracted researchers from diverse disciplines such as Urban Planning, Urban Ecology, Genetics, Edible Insects and Landscape Architecture among other. The initiative funded by the Belgium based VLIR-UOS as part of the Information, Communication and… Continue reading →

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 →