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TICAD VI

UoN Student’s Innovation to be Commercialized

Roy Alela, UoN student demonstrating how the sign language to speech translation works at TICAD VI

Ernest Kimani, a UoN student, was among three students who showcased innovations at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD VI. His innovation was a phototherapy machine; the machine has been developed to help treat Jaundice on newborn babies. The photo therapy machine was developed at UoN’s Fabrication Lab. 

 

Prof. Peter Mbithi appointed Chair of ESDA Consortium during TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter M.F. Mbithi has been appointed chair of ESDA Consortium. The election which took place during the last ESDA conference in Kumasi, Ghana saw Prof. Mbithi win unanimously. The President of the Consortium was to take over in August during the TICAD VI Conference.

 

Youth Enterpreneurship Forum at TICAD VI

The University of Nairobi in partnership with Ministry of Youth, Gender and Public Service, Africa Development Bank and United Nations University, Tokyo, co-hosted the TICAD Youth Entrepreneurship Forum.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta graced the occasion.  The Conference was attended by 34 Presidents and Heads of Governments with over 10,000 delegates in attendance.