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Universities need public and private support to excel in research, Don advises

Universities need adequate support from both the public and private sector to overcome the challenges that come with industrialization and commercialization of suitable research outputs. Prof. Victoria Ngumi, the Vice Chancellor, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) said  the desire by universities to to increase the use of its research outputs and

Improved access to care not sufficient to improve health, as epidemic of poor quality care revealed

Insufficient access to care could hinder dividends of improved quality care in resource-poor societies, new findings from a new analysis published in The Lancet, as part of The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems – a two-year project reveals. For example, according to the analysis, over 123,000 people die every year in Nigeria due to poor quality

Water pumps – a much-needed solution for municipalities

Several countries across Africa face ongoing power delivery challenges, with municipalities struggling to meet the demands of citizens and businesses, and load shedding which has again become a harsh reality, particularly in South Africa. A solution to these challenges will require the involvement of numerous stakeholders, but one power-saving solution has the potential to deliver

Urbanising Kenya urged to innovate  

By Adlyne Wangusi   Although Kenya is set to be 50% urbanised by 2030, none of the existing urban centres has an established comprehensive single functional telephone line for rapid response to emergencies. This means a majority of Kenyans are exposed to vagaries of emergencies According to the Institute of Economic Affairs, the lack of such

Africa’s agricultural progress: Political support more crucial than seeds, weather and soil, says new Report

Lack of political will by government leaders more than farm inputs continue to stem Africa’s agricultural development and its contribution to spark widespread economic growth across the continent, a major new study released today by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The report, “Catalyzing State Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation,” is the most

Community champions inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages’

As part of the Rural Electrification Densification Programme (REDP), a partnership between Energy 4 Impact, REA, Multiconsult and Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, the PUE (the ratio of total amount of energy used by a computer data center facility to the energy delivered to computing equipment ) support is opening up opportunities for the rural grid-connected

Involve all gender in landscape restoration

By Adlyne Wangusi Restoration of forests and landscapes must be for everyone, regardless of gender to achieve the common global target. For many years now women have been the champions for this global initiative. But at the ongoing Global Forum for Landscape Restoration 2018 in Nairobi, calls for the gender-balanced roles and implications for landscape

Population rise poses danger to Africa’s land

By Adlyne Wangusi  Africa’s rising population will continue to exert pressure on land health, experts meeting in Nairobi have said. “Unless urgent and concerted action is taken, land degradation will worsen in the face of population growth, unprecedented consumption, an increasingly globalized economy and climate change,” said Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Director General

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