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 →

PAUSTI Students Celebrate African Diversity

PAUSTI Students Celebrate African Diversity

The Graduate students at the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) came together to celebrate their African diversity and raise awareness on the Africa Day, slated for May 25, 2018. The event saw the students who were donned in African attire partake in traditional dances, music and poetry presentations, as well as intercountry and interregional performances. Enlivened by live performances by Dreams of Dance Stickers, the event held on Friday April 27, 2018 at JKUAT Juja Main Campus, also featured African traditional cuisine, indigenous artifacts and flags of countries whose… Continue reading →

Kenya marks intellectual property day

Kenya marks intellectual property day

Kenya joined the world in marking the World Intellectual Property Day, an annual event founded by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to raise awareness on the role of intellectual property rights in creativity and innovation. The event that was organized under the auspices of the Kenya Copyright Board aimed at celebrating women innovators and change makers under the theme of Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.   Speaking during a panel discussion, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Research, Production and Extension Prof. Mary Abukutsa said innovation was key to industrialization and that… Continue reading →

Governor roots for partnerships with Universities

Governor roots for partnerships with Universities

Mombasa County Governor, Hassan Joho has opened talks with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in  a move that will allow the County to tap into expertise and other technologies from the University. Governor Joho said it was the practice of excelling cities to integrate the academia in development programmes. Mombasa County has identified a number of key priority areas including value addition of agricultural products, tourism, water, climate change adaptation, blue economy, health and industrialization. The county is also reeling from the effects of infrastructure development that has affected breeding grounds for fish;… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students lauded for tree planting

JKUAT Students lauded for tree planting

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology students’ Environmental Management Association (JEMA) in collaboration with JKUSA and Rotaract are spearheading a tree planting campaign to plant 10,000 seedlings by the end of the rainy season. The campaign dubbed, “Keeping JKUAT Green” kicked off in earnest two weeks ago at the University’s main campus. Farouk Ibrahim, an executive member of the Association said while students are engaged in many activities at the university, they were alive to the fact that human life was centred around the benefits that were brought by planting of trees, key… Continue reading →