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JKUAT to Host MTAWA’s Women in Science Workshop

By Patrick Amunavi Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA) have organised a two-day workshop (July 24 –25, 2018) focused on equipping of women scholars/graduates for their academic and professional advancement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and related fields. The international workshop

IITA, Washington University in St. Louis to jointly tackle poverty and hunger

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) are exploring areas of collaboration that would address poverty, hunger, and youth unemployment in Africa. The plan is to leverage on the strengths and expertise of the two institutions to solve vexing constraints to Africa’s development. The resolve for a

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya pledges to support KEMSA to improve access to quality medical commodities in the counties

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) has pledged to work closely with Kenya Medical Supplies Agency, KEMSA’s new Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonah Manjari Mwangi to increase access to quality medical commodities in the counties. A PSK delegation led by their President Dr. Louis Machogu observed that it was not only important to have an efficient

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now – Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said:

The International AIDS Society (IAS) picks South African scientist as Head

By Henry Opondo A South African with a long history of research work on HIV and AIDS has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS). Kevin Osborne’s career of more than 30 years in public health includes experience in pioneering major projects and approaches in shaping responses, particularly towards

East African research centres plot for climate-ready cassava

By Patrick Amunavi A team comprising of researchers from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI) in Tanzania, in collaboration with Basque Institute for Research and Development in Agriculture (NEIKER) in Spain are evaluating and developing cassava cultivars adaptable to the climate change-induced stresses. The project