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 →

5, 667 Candidates from 18 Countries Graduate at JKUAT

5, 667 Candidates from 18 Countries Graduate at JKUAT

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) have for the second time this year held a joint graduation ceremony in which 5,667 candidates drawn from 18 African countries were awarded degrees and diplomas. The ceremony also saw the installation of Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi as JKUAT Vice Chancellor, following her elevation to the position by Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohamed in August 2018. While presiding over the event, acting Chancellor, Prof. Paul Njuki Kanyari noted that JKUAT researchers curved an innovative… Continue reading →

New Commitments at First World Blue Economy Forum

New Commitments at First World Blue Economy Forum

World maritime sector stakeholders converged in Nairobi to deliberate and set new targets to accelerate implementation of United Nation’s 2030 Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. Key commitments of the first World Sustainable Blue Economy Conference included push for increased investments in the maritime space, gender mainstreaming strategic partnerships to harness the potential of the waters through pollution reduction. A Trust Fund to help developing countries manage marine litter under the stewardship of the World Bank has also been set up. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta called for a robust multilateral approach; reiterating his… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Intervarsity ICT Competition

JKUAT Students Emerge Top in Intervarsity ICT Competition

Three students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology clinched top honors in the recently concluded Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019, trumping over four thousand participants across 40 universities in Kenya. Staged in Nairobi, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the competition, with its main focus on computer networking and telecommunications was geared to create a platform for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) students, to develop technical and practical skills and learn a range of ICT career certifications based on leading industry technologies and global practices. Evans Kiprotich, Zipporah Wachira and George Oyoo Onyango who emerged joint… Continue reading →

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Gets an Extension

AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project Gets an Extension

The Government of Japan through JICA has given the African Union-africa innovation-JKUAT and PAUSTI Network (AFRICA-ai-JAPAN) Project a one-year extension to strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation Training in Africa to boost manufacturing and spur economic growth across the continent. This was revealed during the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN 4th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting held at JKUAT, November 22, 2018 when partners of the project discussed the 2017/2018 progress report. The project, a tripartite agreement between Government of Japan, African Union Commission (AUC) and Government of Kenya, was initiated in June 2014, with the objective to strengthen the research and… Continue reading →

Network to Enhance Administration of Third Party Funding in Universities

Network to Enhance Administration of Third Party Funding in Universities

Over 40 University Principal Investigators (PIs) and Financial Administrators (FAs) drawn from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Germany have converged at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for a two-day conference under the auspices of the East African Network of Learning Administrators (EANLA). The conference was organised by JKUAT and International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)-University of Kassel with the support of DAAD in a bid to strengthen and build the capacity of PIs and FAs on the management of third party funds, especially research funds. During the official opening of… Continue reading →