A series of seminars targeted at fostering the culture of innovation among Pan African University (PAUSTI) and JKUAT students has been launched. The weekly seminars under the auspices of the AFRICA- ai- JAPAN Project covers a number of areas including bio-resources (agriculture), Molecular Biology-Biochemistry, engineering, ICT. The sessions are equally primed to induct participants on the use of local resources, knowledge and wisdom in undertaking innovation activities.
The seminars will also see a number of industry players dialogue and interact with JKUAT/PAUSTI students on the nexus between academia and industry; a practice that is aimed at addressing the gaps in Africa’s innovations value-chain. JICA Chief Advisor for the AFRICA- ai- JAPAN Project, Prof. Manabu Tsunoda, said the initiative hopes to increase the number of innovation activities especially among the PAUSTI students – who are expected to play a new role towards Africa’s renaissance.
While the forum will allow students to tighten their innovative capacity, it will also offer researchers and innovators
a chance to share and disseminate their innovation and research outputs.