Tag: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Positioning Academia to respond to Africa’s growing demand through Skills Development – The African Economic Platform


As part of implementing the Agenda 2063, the African Union Commission held its first African Economic Platform (AEP) in Port Louis, Mauritius 19 to 21 March, 2017. The Platform brought together Senior Africa policy makers, Academia, and Business as a means of gaining a collectively owned framework for supporting development in the continent with commitment from African leaders. The dialogue focused on four themes; … Read More Positioning Academia to respond to Africa’s growing demand through Skills Development – The African Economic Platform

Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets


By Carolyne Kipkoech, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology I am a Kenyan national, with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where I graduated in 2005. I always had a passion for disease prevention, which is why I later studied a Master of Science in Immunology at Moi University where I graduated … Read More Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets

The JKUAT Master’s in Research Methods: what a course!


By Nancy Chege This is the story of how my life was beautifully transformed. Many years ago, I enrolled for a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education which later turned into a nightmare. My statistical skills, data and information management skills were minimal and I felt completely helpless every time I thought of testing hypotheses. I could not differentiate between type one and type two … Read More The JKUAT Master’s in Research Methods: what a course!

Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations


Posted on August 24, 2016 by Corporate Communications Office As documented over the years, gender disparity in Africa is one of the hindrance of achieving sustainable economic growth, reduction of poverty thus curtailing widespread prosperity for everyone in the continent. According to a report done by UN Women, the Joint UNDP-UNEP Environment Initiative and the World Bank shows that gender disparity in access to … Read More Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Agricultural Sector through Collaborations

Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa


Posted on August 23, 2016 by Corporate Communications Office   Over 20 female vice chancellors of African Universities Tuesday August 23, convened in Nairobi to discuss how African women in academia can effectively contribute to the continent’s development agenda. The meeting which was convened by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was addressed by seasoned female academics, leaders and representatives of government and … Read More Women Vice Chancellors in New Growth Agenda for Africa

Making History: Professor Imbuga first female RUFORUM Board Chair


The RUFORUM network is pleased to announce that Professor Mabel Imbuga, the current Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been elected Chair of the RUFORUM Board and she is the first woman to fill this position. On the 28th August of 2015 during the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, Professor Mabel Imbuga was elected as … Read More Making History: Professor Imbuga first female RUFORUM Board Chair

DAAD in country/In region scholarships for East Africa


The Faculty of Agriculture of Jomo Kenyatta University, in conjunction with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce the availability of DAAD funded scholarships for students interested in the following programs; Sc. Food Science and Technology Sc. Horticulture D. Horticulture D. Food Science and Technology Outstanding candidates seeking to apply for these scholarships must meet the following criteria; Be citizens of … Read More DAAD in country/In region scholarships for East Africa

Call for Staff Scholarship Applications under SHARE


Deadline: 31 July, 2015 The Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the ACP countries. The program builds on the African Union’s Mwalimu Nyerere Programme for Africa with funding from the … Read More Call for Staff Scholarship Applications under SHARE

Call for PhD Short Mobility Scholarship Applications under SHARE


Deadline: 31 July, 2015 The Intra-ACP academic mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the ACP countries. The program builds on the African Union’s Mwalimu Nyerere programe for Africa with funding from the … Read More Call for PhD Short Mobility Scholarship Applications under SHARE

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