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NUPOSA students day at the UN

Students from the Nairobi University Political Science Students Association (NUPOSA) recently visited the United Nations headquarters for a one day tour and training. The students were taken through various aspects of UN programmes with specific focus on those that are suitable for university students.

They were given insights on how the programmes are carried out, employment requirements needed to work in the UN as well as how to join the volunteer programmes available.

NUPOSA students also had an opportunity to interact and establish contact with the members of staff and get a better understanding of how the UN handles international affairs and its role in maintaining peace and security in the world.

Don receives FAO appointment to project team of high level panel of experts on food losses and waste

A University of Nairobi don, Dr. Jane Ambuko, has been appointed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) steering committee of High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security and nutrition. The five-member team brings together experts from India, Brazil, China and the Netherlands. Dr. Ambuko stands out as the only woman and African on the team.

 The team is tasked with synthesis and analysis of reports and studies on food losses and waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems. The team will present their report to the HLPE steering committee for further deliberation and actions that will influence decisions on FAO’s policy on food security and nutrition.

Dr. Ambuko is a lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, Faculty of Agriculture. She is also a fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Norman Borlaug Fellowship programs (2013).

The University congratulates Dr. Ambuko and wishes her well.

CEES hosts 8th Pan African Reading for All Conference

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The College of Education and External Studies (CEES) recently hosted the 8th Pan African Reading for All (PARFA) Conference at the Kenya Science Campus. Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, officially kicked off the two day event which takes place every two years and represents the largest and most prestigious international literacy conference in Africa.

In his remarks, Prof. Kaimenyi commended the University for being actively involved in literacy development in the African continent and diligently making recommendations that will contribute to the realization of Kenya’s Vision 2030.

University of Nairobi subscribes to Research Africa Funding Platform

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The University has just concluded an agreement to access the Research Africa’s funding opportunities database.

Staff members and students will be able to access the sorted and sieved funding opportunities that are available and receive alerts based on individual disciplines and the type of grants that are of interest and each member via e-mail. Access to this platform should be a valuable tool to grow our research.

Research Professional Africa is an essential online resource for researchers, students, research and innovation managers, development officers and policymakers in Africa. It provides subscribers access to comprehensive, authoritative and appropriately highlighted information of over 40,000 research funding opportunities globally to enable sustained research for African development. In addition, an African staffed newsroom covers the African science, policy and research funding news relevant to Research Africa readers. The Research Africa platform provides access to funding opportunities, news and analyses on topics chosen to give African researchers, students and policymakers an edge in the competition for research funding.