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2019 GRANT PROPOSAL TRAINING SESSION II

Location / Venue: 

Chiromo Conference Centre, University of Nairobi

Group sessions 

Ms Carolyne Kyalo participated in the recent completed second of three planned sessions on Grant Proposal Writing Training held from 20th to 22nd February, 2019 at Chiromo Conference Centre, University of Nairobi. The trainings seeks to impart appropriate skills to faculty members and PhD students. The training was facilited by the Ag. DVC (Research Production and Extension), UoN, Prof. Madara Ogot. In his actual sediments, Grant proposals are different from academic proposal and the heart of proposal writing is how activities are framed. Anyone competing for proposals writing must have unique, innovative and creative ideas. Funds are driven to good ideas!!

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2022-03-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Ms. Carolyne Kyalo

RANGE MANAGEMENT AND PASTORALISM STRATEGY STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE FORUM

Location / Venue: 

Bomen Hotel, Isiolo

Dr. Oscar Koech is currently attending National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on National Rangeland Management Strategy 2017 at Bomen Hotel, Isiolo A Strive to develop a guiding document that supports initiatives of National and County governments and Communities towards Sustainable Rangeland Management.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2019-02-28 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oscar Koech

RESEARCH TO INFORM AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SECURITY POLICY AND PRACTICE IN KENYA – 1ST SECOND COHORT TRAINING WORKSHOP

Date and time: 
Thu, 2019-02-14 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

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University of Nairobi’s researchers (Stephen Mureithi, Cecilia Onyango, DaselKaindi, Jane Mutune, and Esther Kanduma) completed a postdoc training on translating science to policy in 2018, facilitated by ILRI with funding from AgriFoSe2030 Programme. The main objective of the ILRI/AgriFose training initiative was to enhance the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy making community in support of agriculture and food security in Kenya. As part of creating a network of young scientists doing research for policy, the first cohort trainees are offering similar training to a second cohort of postdocs from the University of Nairobi using the knowledge they gained from the training by ILRI. The first training Workshop for the Second Cohort was held at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on Thursday 14th February 2019, from 9am-5pm.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2021-02-28 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi

PARTNERSHIP LINKAGES BETWEEN LARMAT, ACRE AFRICA AND AFRICAN COFFEE ROASTERS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL TRAINING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT FARMERS NEED

The Associate Dean FOA, Prof. Rose Nyikal, Chairman Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), Prof. Geofrey Kironchi, and Dr. Oscar Koech, a lecturer in LARMAT and Industrial attachment coordinator in the Faculty of Agriculture, on on 29th Jan 2019 hosted a discussion with visitors from Acre AFRICA, Mr. Ian Kopar Oduk, Portfolio Manager, and Mr. Stephen E. Vick,  the head of procurement, Quality Control and Product development, and Jane N. Kamau, Quality Control Assistant from African Coffee Roasters (ACR). Mr. Stephen and  Ms. Jane had visited the UoN to firm up on collaboration in areas of research, training and outreach. These initiatives  will strengthen the need for UoN and industry linkages that is needed to ensure quality training and offer experiential learning students and job opportunities. The meeting agreed to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the collaboration between the two organizations.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-12-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

WORKSHOP ON RANCHING CURRICULUM AND NATIONAL OPERATION STANDARDS FOR RANCH PRACTITIONERS FOR NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA)

Location / Venue: 

NITA Mombasa

Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from 20th to 27th January, 2019 participated in the development of skills based curriculum for Ranch Supervisors, Ranch Foreman and Ranch Herder organized by The National Industrial Training authority (NITA). The participants in the workshop developed the National Operation Standards (NOS) for the same skilled professionals. The curriculum was developed with the identification of Ranching and livestock production in the rangelands having great contribution to employment creation, significantly contributing to the Agricultural GDP. Rangelands form a significant proportion (over 80%) of total land mass in Kenya that should be exploited sustainable and provide safe products to the population. The developed curriculum aims at ensuring livestock production is done in a professional way, while conserving the environment and observing the food safety standards.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-12-31 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oscar Koech

WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE AND HOLISTIC USE OF MEZQUITE (PROSOPIS SP) TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Location / Venue: 

Durango, México

Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology virtually participated in a workshop on Sustainable and holistic use of mesquite (Prosopis spp) to improve quality of life in developing countries. It was held in Salón Ejidal de Nazas (Av. Juárez 21. Centro, CP 35700), Nazas, Dgo and UPIDET ~ ITD, (Av. Tecnológico. Col Nueva Vizcaya, CP. 34080) Durango, México from 14th-17th January 2019. Dr. Koech prepared and delivered a video presentation onProsopis Juliflora Situation in Kenya and Somaliland;
Management and Utilization opportunities and challenges”
The workshop was supported by the recent Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. The present supported project on mezquite seeks to address the following thematic topics: global health and wellbeing; food systems; resilience to environmental shocks and challenge; migration and displacement; clean air, water and sanitation, and affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2021-12-31 15:27
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oscar Koech

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UoN 2019 OPEN DAY

Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-01-15 09:00
Location / Venue: 

Main campus Great court

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2022-01-31 11:00
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

UoN 2019 Open day

Type: 
Open Day
Start Date: 
Thu, 2019-01-17 08:00 - Sat, 2019-01-19 05:00
Location/Venue: 
Main Campus Great court

Contact Person: 
Chairman, LARMAT

NEW NETWORK FOR ENHANCED AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY

Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 10:17
Location / Venue: 

AgriFoSe2030

A new network run by AgriFoSe2030 and International livestock research institute, ILRI, aims to develop a pool of policy analysts to sustainably support the development, implementation and evaluation of polices for enhanced agricultural transformation and food security in Kenya.

In Kenya and most of Africa, efforts to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth inevitably revolve around the agriculture sector. There is need to support the development of institutional and human resource capacity to support Kenya’s agriculture sector with high-quality policy analyses and knowledge products in a sustainable manner to improve policy making, monitoring and evaluation and learning.  

Developing capacity for enhanced food security

AgriFoSe2030 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are implementing an initiative to contribute to efforts to address the human resource capacity challenge. The aim of the initiative is to develop the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy-making community in support of agriculture and food security in the country.

This entails implementing a blended learning approach tailored to the context of the young scientists, emphasising ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning involving mentoring, coaching, advising, and networking.

The Initiative has several participating scientist within University of Nairobi. In LARMAT Dr. Stephen Murethi leads the team.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-31 10:17
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi

STAFF PARTICIPATION IN GLOBE PAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE

Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 10:09
Location / Venue: 

Sawela Lodges, Naivasha

Dr Oliver V. Wasonga, a Senior lecturer in the department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural technology participated in the conference. It was held at Sawela Lodges in Naivasha from 3rd – 5th December, 2018

From 2013 to 2018, the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been funding German – African Research Networks to address possible ways and develop promising strategies and practical solutions to strive for global food security within the funding initiative GlobE. The GlobE research networks have been operating in different regions in Africa and each coordinated by a German lead organization. Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD) is one of the GlobEresearch consortia. The project brings together partners from Germany, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is led by the Institute for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel in Germany. In Kenya, one focus of RELOAD is on pastoral meat value chain (sub-project 6), which is led by the University of Nairobi. Dr. Oliver Wasonga is the principal investigator of workpackages 4 and 5 under RELOAD’s sub-project 6.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-31 10:09
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oliver Wasonga

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