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Students challenged to engage in research

Students have been challenged to engage in meaningful research activities geared towards addressing some of the challenges facing the continent in this century. This was said Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, H.E. Yoichiro Yamada, when students from University of Nairobi Political Science Students' Association (NUPOSA) paid a courtesy visit to the Japanese Embassy.

The Deputy Ambassador noted that younger generation lacked interest in research studies, terming it as a reserve for their predecessors. He said that this was a dangerous trend that needed to be addressed, calling upon established researchers to mentor students.

During the interactive visit, the political science students learnt about the ongoing projects by Japan in Kenya and the southern countries. Issues of global peace, security and corporation by Japan globally, the history of Japan including the Hiroshima and Nagasaki incidents were also discussed. In matters education, the members of staff from the Embassy shared with the students, the different scholarship and career opportunities in various fields that Japan has to offer.

The students were accompanied by their lecturer, Dr. George Katete.

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.

Invitation to a seminar by visiting research scientist, June 26th, 2013

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You are all invited for a seminar presentation by Ms. Marta Faneca Sanchez, a visiting research scientist.

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2013

DRUSSA partners visit UON

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Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, DVC, Academic Affairs presides over a meeting with the visting DRUSSA partners.

After a successful expression of interest to participate in Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) Programme, the University of Nairobi (UoN) is having a series of meetings with DRUSSA partners visiting the institution.

UoN Lecturer publishes book on M-PESA

Tonny K. Omwansa, a lecturer at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi and Nicholas P. Sullivan a fellow at the Fletcher School in USA have published "Money, Real Quick", a book on M-PESA and MobileMoney.

The book expounds on the innovation, the execution and impact of M-PESA, the mobile money service operated in Kenya by Safaricom and is now available in several other countries, including Tanzania and South Africa.

The nine chapter book is based on an extensive field work and provides a comprehensive, easy to read broad-range narrative of a technological innovation being exported from Africa.