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Borrowing of Books by Postgraduate Students not Issued with students' ID

BORROWING OF LIBRARY BOOKS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS NOT ISSUED WITH STUDENT IDENTITY CARD

 The Library Department has come up with temporary measures to ensure that new postgraduate students who are in the process of obtaining student identification (ID) cards are able to borrow books and use the Library in the absence of the ID.

 The students should visit the Library Circulation Desk for Library registration. The following documents will be required during the registration:

 1.    Student’s original National Identity Card;

 2.   A letter from the enrolling department showing that the student is a bona-fide member of the University.

 To borrow or return Library books, presentation of the National Identity Card for verification is mandatory.

 The students can also utilize the vast electronic information resources available on the Library website: https://uonlibrary.uonbi.ac.ke/

Call for Session Proposals by 30 Jan: IAP Triennial Conference and Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies

We are pleased to announce the call for session proposals for the IAP Triennial Conference and Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies!
The theme of the meeting will be, “Inclusive Excellence: Harnessing knowledge for sustainable societies”. The meeting is hosted by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and co-organized by IAP, the Global Young Academy (GYA), NAS, RSC, the RSC College, and the NAS New Voices Program.
It will take place from Tuesday – Thursday, November 1-3, 2022, online and at Biosphere2, Arizona, USA (hybrid format).
In addition to dedicated sessions focused on major IAP and GYA/young academy projects, there will be 4 to 5 sessions selected from proposals,
submitted from senior and young academies, that provide concrete examples of the power of inclusive excellence frameworks to help
address global challenges such as climate change, pandemic preparedness, and improving human health and education accessibility.

Session proposals that illustrate how inequities in our academic institutions may be addressed are also sought. Proposals should
address at least one aspect of inclusive excellence, such as diversity, inclusion, sense of belonging, equity, accessibility, community engagement, and open access to data/science/information.
Proposals that include several academies, including collaborative proposals from young and senior academics are encouraged. The format
of the session could be a panel with Q&A or an interactive moderated discussion.
All IAP member academies and young academies are eligible to submit proposals. Additional details are in the attached concept note.
TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
To submit a session proposal, please complete this brief form https://tinyurl.com/triennialconferenceproposal by Sunday, 30 January.
Further details about the meeting will be shared soon. Please contact the IAP secretariat (secretariat@iapartnership.org) with any
questions.

 

ICMA scholarship programme 2022 - deadline for applications: 15 January 2022

This scholarship programme is open  to young people  who are interested in a career in finance, between 19 to 30, from the following countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa.

  ICMA scholarship programme 2022

As part of ICMA's mission to raise standards and support inclusion in financial markets, ICMA is offering scholarships for 2022 to individuals from a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific who are unable to pursue a financial qualification due to their economic circumstances.

Thirty-five (35) scholarships will be available to young people who are interested in a career in finance from the following countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and the following countries in Asia Pacific: India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

ICMA has been active in the aforementioned countries through its efforts to develop the local repo markets alongside capacity-building in partnership with a number of development institutions such as Frontclear in Africa and the Asian Development Bank in Asia.

The scholarships provide an opportunity to study for one of the ICMA Diplomas, namely:

  • ICMA Diploma in Debt Capital Markets
  • ICMA Diploma Securities & Derivatives
  • ICMA Diploma in Financial Market Operations

Each diploma pathway includes taking the prescribed foundation and advanced level courses along with two specialist courses and/or ICMA workshops. This executive education programme is delivered in partnership with the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading.

These diplomas are internationally recognised qualifications taught by experienced market professionals which can kick-start a career in financial markets.

All the courses which make up the diplomas can be studied online over 12 months as a mix of self-study and virtual classroom programmes, and they include online exams. The ICMA scholarship will fully cover the course and examination fees for the relevant Diploma.
 
Candidates must be between 19 and 30 years old at time of application and may be in full-time education, working in finance already or looking to move into it.

A good level of education (but not necessarily a University degree), interest in financial markets and proficiency in English are necessary application criteria. 

How to apply

The deadline for submissions for the 2022 intake is 15 January 2022.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Open to citizens of the following countries:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Asia Pacific: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Candidates must be between 19 and 30 years old at time of application;
  • Good level of education (not necessarily a University degree).

  To start the process potential students must submit all of the following:

  • a 500-word statement explaining their background, career plans, and why they should qualify for a scholarship;
  • a Curriculum Vitae including your nationality and country of residence, full contact details;
  • academic records and evidence of educational attainment;
  • two reference letters including contact details of the persons providing them.

  Details of the eligibility criteria as well as the steps to apply are detailed on our website: ICMA Scholarship Programme (icmagroup.org) I have also attached the details below.
 
Please feel free to contact allan.malvar@icmagroup.org or scholarships@icmagroup.org for any questions.

ICMA will be unable to consider applications that do not provide all of the four requirements listed above.

Please take time to carefully read the eligibility criteria and required documentation before submitting your application. Kindly ensure that you send all requested documents in a single email, otherwise your submission will be rejected.
 
Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to reply to or consider any submissions which are incomplete.
 
Applications must be submitted to scholarships@icmagroup.org
 
The deadline for submissions for the 2022 intake is 15 January 2022.
 
About the selection process:
 
Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria;
A panel of ICMA staff will shortlist and make the final selection;
Selection is based on a number of factors, including academic merit, evidence of interest in financial markets, financial need, among others.
 
Scholarship outcomes:
Scholarship selection will take place in the last two weeks of January 2022 and shortlisted candidates may be called in for a further interview (to be conducted virtually);
Announcements of successful recipients will be made by mid-February 2022. If you have not heard from us by this date, then please assume that you have not been selected. We will be unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback.
Successful recipients must complete the programme within 12 months of commencing their first course.
 
In addition, candidates must pass the exams for the foundation and advanced courses in order to move forward with the programme, failure to do so will invalidate the scholarship. ICMA will only cover exam fees once for each level.

Contact: scholarships@icmagroup.org
 
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
ICMA promotes well-functioning cross-border capital markets, which are essential to fund sustainable economic growth. It is a not-for-profit membership association with offices in Zurich, London, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong, serving more than 615 member firms in 65 jurisdictions. Among its members are private and official sector issuers, banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, market infrastructure providers, central banks and law firms. It provides industry-driven standards and recommendations, prioritising four core fixed income market areas: primary, secondary, repo and collateral and sustainable finance. ICMA works with regulatory and governmental authorities, helping to ensure that financial regulation supports stable and efficient capital markets.
www.icmagroup.org

@ICMAgroup 

Call for Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO) PhD Scholarship applications

Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO) is a new three year PhD program. It is planned to be offered at the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) through the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi, by the Africa Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Operations for Resource Management and Food Supply. The program is through collaboration between University of Nairobi (UoN), University of Dar El Salaam (UDBS) and Kuehne Logistics University (KLU).

The program targets Junior Managers who will take leadership positions in future and those
wishing to pursue a career in academics. Successful candidates will learn from highly
interdisciplinary team drawn from professors and industry professionals in agribusiness,
operations management, supply chains, agricultural economics, business science and
sustainability. This will holistically equip them with skills and knowledge on sustainable
management which has been missing in the conventional business management trainings, making the program unique.

Who can apply?

One can apply for the SuMO PhD program scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
 An earned MSc, MA or related degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics, operations
management and, supply chains and related fields

 Outstanding academic performance with Second Class Upper Division and above for
undergraduate or equivalent GPA score
 Experience in undertaking qualitative and quantitative research in agribusiness, business,
supply chains, operations management, sustainability or related fields
 Excellent analytical and research skills with proficiency in research, econometric
modelling and in using at least one research software
 Excellent written and spoken English
Desire to venture into an academic career

Application documents
Application documents to be submitted should include:
1. Motivation letter of not more than 1 page hand signed in Times New Romans, font 12 and
single spaced
2. Concept note of 3 pages clearly indicating your research topic, background, problem
statement, justification and methodology in Times New Romans, font 12 and single spaced
3. Copies of academic degrees
4. Copies of academic transcripts, incl. grading-scale
5. One letter of recommendation from a senior academic conversant with your academic
background (must have a letterhead, signature and official stamp and must be of recent
date)
6. One letter of recommendation from none academic referee conversant with your research
and industry work
7. Abstract of Masters level degree thesis
8. Copy of Curriculum Vitae
9. Evidence of any two publications

Program Overview
The PhD program will take three years on a full-time basis. The first year will be dedicated to
course work and at the same time, the candidate will be expected to develop their proposal with
support from the supervisors. The subsequent two years will be dedicated to research work
including data collection, analysis, preparation of publication papers and final thesis report. The program priority research areas are: Sustainability, Operations Management, Food/Agricultural Logistics and related subjects.
Supervision and support The PhD candidate will have a supervisor from UoN, UDSM and an international professor from KLU or from the global KF academic network. They will also have many great opportunities to enhance their scientific and professional skills from the pool of professors and industry experts from the three universities and Kuenhe Foundation.
Publications Publishing is essential for the program. Therefore candidates will be expected to publish at least two journal articles from their research work before graduating.
Scholarship There will be a scholarship covering University tuition fee, living expenses and research.

Application contacts and deadlines
Application documents should be sent to mercyn@uonbi.ac.ke with a copy to
agecon@uonbi.ac.ke
The application deadline is 30th November 2021.

TRAINING INVITATION] PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES: RESPONDING TO THE FID CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS TRAINING INVITATION] PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES: RESPONDING TO THE FID CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS

As part of the current ongoing activities of the Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference, RUFORUM secretariat invites you to a virtual training on Proposal Development for Academic Purposes: Responding to the FID Call for Grant Proposals. The training is scheduled for 8th -12th November 2021 starting at 11:00am EAT.

 Register for the event on this Link.

5 Doctoral Researchers and MSC students Positions

POSTGRADUATE (DOCTORAL AND MASTERS) POSITIONS

The University of Nairobi in partnership with the University of Hohenheim (Germany), Egerton University (Kenya) and the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), Kenya is participating in a project titled “Strengthening Urban Resilience in Food and Nutrition Security in Kenya” (SURE-FOOD)” sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), funding period: 1 June 2021 – 31 May 2024 (AfResi-Call). The transdisciplinary African-German project team (Universities Hohenheim, Nairobi and Egerton, and the ATPS) aims at finding sustainable solutions for strengthening knowledge and resilience systems against food insecurity and malnutrition aggravated by rapid urbanization. The goal is to provide adequate, safe, nutrition-dense, preferred and affordable food to improve health and well-being of urban dwellers, with particular focus on the most vulnerable groups. The project will cover research funding for activities linked to the thematic areas outlined under the different work packages below.
The project is seeking to recruit 5 Doctoral researchers and MSc students in various areas of research outlined below:

1. DOCTORAL POSITIONS
Work Package 1: Resilience Analytics.
PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics
The doctoral researcher will carry out socioeconomic research related to urban household food nutrition and security resilience analytics in Nairobi’s informal settlements. Using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and household surveys, the impacts of food safety innovations and new approaches of community outreach will be evaluated.
Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics or related studies from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi (UoN) Senate.

Work Package 2: Resilience Structures.
PhD in Food Science and Technology/ Food Safety and Quality
The doctoral researcher will carry out research related to food market capacity in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements. This will involve a market survey and packaging intervention for market vendors component to establish the extent to which the market delivers safe and adequate quantities of preferred foods, year-round, for all urban dwellers, at affordable prices.
Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology/ Food Safety from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi (UoN) Senate.

Work Package 3: Resilience Agents.
PhD in Food Nutrition and Dietetics
The doctoral researcher will carry out research related to nutrition education and communication in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements. It will involve designing and implementing a community-based participatory integrated (nutrition education & community gardening) intervention to enhance nutrition knowledge and promote consumption of diversified diets using local food resources among schools/households in the informal settlements. Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics or related fields from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi (UoN) Senate.

Work Package 4: Resilience Champions
PhD in Food Science and Technology
The doctoral researcher will carry out research related to food policy and advocacy. This will involve stakeholder analysis of actors, their roles, linkages, contexts, power and influence along the food and nutrition security (FSN) value chain through a policy and institutional landscape study with regards to the FNS and policy dialogue/advocacy to mainstream the project outcomes into government policies and programmes. The student is expected to also develop a policy strategy for dissemination and outreach of project outcomes across all target stakeholders in the country (including city boards and assemblies) and in regional and continental forums as well as develop the “Action Plan” (resilience strengthening tool). Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology; Agricultural and Applied Economics or related studies from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi (UoN) Senate.

Work Package 5: Simulation Tool “Nutrition and Health-driven Food Security Policy Generator
PhD in Biostatistics and Computing
The doctoral researcher will develop a simulation tool targeting nutrition and health. The tools are based on linear programming analysis, but there is room for innovation. Applicant must be a holder of a Master’s degree in Biostatistics or computing or relevant field from an institution recognized by University of Nairobi (UoN) Senate.
The positions will be based at the University of Nairobi and Egerton University with field activities implemented within Nairobi county.
Other Qualifications of the applicant:
- Proven interest in development topics.
- Fluency in spoken and written English.
- Very good writing skills, team work orientation and good communication skills.
- Proficiency in computer programming, including web design and app development.
- Experience with goal programming an added advantage

2. MASTERS POSITIONS
The MSc candidate will carry out research related to nutrition education and communication in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements. It will involve data collection on nutrition related interventions at households and community level; and implementing a community-based participatory integrated intervention to enhance nutrition knowledge and promote consumption of diversified diets using local food resources among schools/households in the informal settlements. The candidates should be holders of a Bachelor's Degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or related field with an Upper Second Class Honours or above or equivalent qualification from recognized Institutions. They should be enrolled for Master’s Degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or related fields for at least one year (Admission shall be confirmed by letter from the Direct Board of Postgraduate Studies) and satisfied senate by passing the course work. Further, they should demonstrate to the satisfaction of SURE FOOD Project Team the ability to undertake postgraduate studies
Other Qualifications of the applicant:
- Proven interest in development topics.
- Fluency in spoken and written English.
- Very good writing skills, team work orientation and good communication skills.
Female and male applicants are equally encouraged to apply for these positions.
Application Documents:
- A letter of motivation
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Admission letter
- Concept Note...
- Copies of relevant certificates.
- Contact details of 2-3 referees.
The applicants must be Kenyan citizens
Female and male applicants are equally encouraged to apply for these positions.

ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS BEFORE SUBMISSION:
1. A letter of motivation
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Publication list.
4. Abstract of master’s Thesis.
5. Copies of relevant certificates.
6. Contact details of 2-3 referees.
The applicants must be Kenyan citizens
The deadline for application is 30th November, 2021.
Please submit these documents by email in a single PDF file to the PI, SURE FOOD Project, University of Nairobi at SUREFOODS UON at sure.foods.uon@gmail.com.
For any further inquiries kindly contact PI, Dr. Catherine Kunyanga at +254 722 873 357.

UN Research Grant Recommendation

The United Nations Peace and Development Trust Fund (UNPDF) is accepting proposals to fund education research activities in support of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 Since its inception, UNPDF has supported projects and activities around the world by developing and implementing programmes to strengthen national capacities in integrating economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection targeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNPDF and China the donor government aim to work together to achieve the goals of the Charter of the United Nations through implementation of innovative, forward-looking and pro-active projects and activities financed by the Trust Fund. We believe that international collaboration is vital to achieving Education for Sustainable Development.  The ESD Research grant will support collaborative research work for professionals and academic staff of universities in developing countries.

Focus Area of Research

Proposed research projects must contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda in one or more of the following priority areas:

Gender equality, Health Promotion, Environment, Rural Development, Cultural Diversity, Peace and Human Security and Sustainable Urbanization.

 The goal of this project is to support ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. We seek to support research that develops new foundational knowledge and SDG-focused research strategies that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. This program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives from academic scholars at various stages in their career. We anticipate that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education.

Budget and Duration of Projects

ESD Research Grant supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education with maximum budgets of $500,000 for project duration of two years. The total budget should be sufficient to enable the successful completion of the project.

The duration of the project intervention will depend on the logical framework. The project log frame should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound in all its components, namely objective, outcomes, outputs and indicators of performance.

Grant Eligibility

Proposals to the ESD Research Grants must be for academic research projects that aim to address educational based research. Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for ESD Research Grant must have earned a doctorate (PhD) in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal. The PI must be affiliated with a university, non-profit organization or public/governmental institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. They must clearly demonstrate high potential for the research findings to inform decision-making processes. Projects must carefully consider how the impacts of their research on policy and practice can be maximised and developed and proposals which challenge existing policy and practice assumptions are welcomed. Applicants must clearly describe the gap in the existing body of evidence on the topic that their research would fill, and present a clear dissemination plan that addresses how the evidence generated through this research could be used by decision-makers. Proposals for consideration must align with national education priorities.  All proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in the U.S. Dollars. Research proposals must actively engage with discussion, show willingness to adapt and share methodological tools relevant for cost-effective analysis. The applicant and its key personnel in this proposal have not been suspended, debarred, sanctioned, or otherwise identified as ineligible to receive taxpayer funds by the UN organisation. CVs must be attached for each named individual in the call.

Assessment criteria

 Research proposals received through this call will be assessed by a review panel of experts. The review panel for this program is made up of scholars in the field of education research with expertise across many disciplines and methodological areas. There will be two rounds of the selection process. Research proposals selected will be invited to prepare and submit a full proposal setting out research proposal plans in more detail.

 For selected research proposals, a workshop at the UNPDF office will be conducted to further seek input and assessment from the granting office. This workshop is fully funded. All principal investigators selected may engage in a consultancy role with UNPDF in future in accordance with the Conditions of Contract rules.

How to Apply

The application process involves submitting a call for proposal that demonstrates adherence to the eligibility and criteria.

Timeline

The deadline for submission is no later than 23:59 pm, 30 November 2021. Upon receipt of the proposals, UNPDF will send an email acknowledging receipt to every applicant. The deadline for submission of a full proposal is one month from the invitation to submit a full proposal. Only applications sent before the deadline will be accepted. Invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee approval of grant funding.

Contact

For information about Research Grant application and guidelines, please submit your query or completed applications to: grant@unpdtf.org  titled Application for ESD Research Grant.

 Simone Datzberger

Lecturer, Education and International Development

Institute of Education
University College London
Room 829B, Bedford Way 20
London WC1H 0AL

Schedule for Collection of Certificate for the 65th Graduation Ceremony

NOTICE TO ALL SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 GRADUATES
All Graduates of the 65th Congregation for the conferment of Degrees and award of Diplomas held on September 24, 2021 are requested to collect their certificates from the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus starting from Monday October 25, 2021 to Friday December 3, 2021 in the following order:
1. MONDAY OCTOBER 25, 2021 – FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 2021
MASTERS DEGREES AND POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAS
 Faculty of Agriculture
 Faculty of the Built Environment and Design
 Faculty of Education
 Faculty of Engineering
 Faculty of Health Sciences
 Faculty of Science and Technology
 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
2. MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2021
MASTERS DEGREES AND POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAS
 Faculty of Social Sciences
 Faculty of Arts
 Faculty of Law
 Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
3. MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2021 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2021
BACHELORS DEGREES
 Faculty of Agriculture
 Faculty of Health Sciences
 Faculty of Science and Technology
 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
4. MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2021 TO FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2021
BACHELORS DEGREES
 Faculty of Engineering
 Faculty of the Built Environment and Design
 Faculty of Social Sciences
 Faculty of Arts
 Faculty of Law
5. MONDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2021 TO FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2021
BACHELORS’ DEGREES
 Faculty of education
 Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
DIPLOMAS
 All diplomas for all faculties
6. MONDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2021 TO FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, 2021
MASTERS, POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS, BACHELORS AND DIPLOMAS
ALL GRADUATES FOR:
 Faculty of Agriculture
 Faculty of the Built Environment and Design
 Faculty of Education
 Faculty of Engineering
 Faculty of Health Sciences
 Faculty of Science and Technology
 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
 Faculty of Social Sciences
 Faculty of Arts
 Faculty of Law
 Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
The following will be required before collection of the certificates:
 Original National Identity Card (ID card)/Passport.
 Convocation fee receipt for Kshs. 1,000.00
Certificates should be collected by Friday, December 3, 2021. Any certificate not collected by this date will be liable to a storage charge of Kshs. 1,000/= per year or part thereof. For avoidance of doubt, any part of a year after the expiry of the collection date shall attract a storage charge of Kshs. 1,000/=.
For further information, please contact:

The Academic Registrar
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30917-00100
NAIROBI
Telephone: 020-4914201/020-4914202/020-4914204/020-4914203
Mobile: 0700675405
Email: reg-academic@uonbi.ac.ke or
examinations@uonbi.ac.ke

 IBM Quantum Challenge Africa 2021 IBM Quantum Challenge Africa 2021

To all Faculty Members/Researchers/Students,

 IBM has launched the IBM Quantum Challenge Africa 2021 and would like to invite you to this very unique opportunity to develop your skills on quantum computing. The challenge is developed by African researchers for Africa, to grow the quantum community and quantum skills on the continent. Participants will be guided on how to apply quantum computing to solve certain problems in the fields of optimization, finance, and chemistry.  Prior training in quantum computing is not required. Participants that complete all exercises will receive a digital certificate or badge to recognize their achievement.

 Date: 9th - 21st September 2021

Target audience: Students, faculty members, researchers, developers & tech enthusiasts.

Register here: http://ibm.co/ibmQuantumAfrica21 

 If you have any questions, email qiskit.events@us.ibm.com.

PRESIDENTIAL DIGITAL TALENT PROGRAMME - APPLICATIONS FOR 2021/2022 - DEADLINE 6TH SEPTEMBER 2021 PRESIDENTIAL DIGITAL TALENT PROGRAMME - APPLICATIONS FOR 2021/2022 - DEADLINE 6TH SEPTEMBER 2021

About Digitalent

Digitalent is a strategic intervention by ICT Authority on behalf of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology to develop and sustain high end ICT talent by bridging the gap between industry requirements and the capabilities of the local workforce. This is in line with the National ICT master plan which underscores the need to develop a critical mass of high-end ICT skills and to develop an ICT ready workforce to meet the needs of the industry. The programme has trained over 1200 ICT graduates.
 

Programme Objective

The objective of the program is to prepare young graduates with skills on ICT operations, gain workplace experience, refine career goals and build beneficial networks in the areas of Network & infrastructure, Applications development, Graphics & Design, Information Security, Research & Innovation and Project management to enhance employability and self-reliance in the ICT sector. .

Eligibility

  1. Applicants MUST have graduated and attained First or Upper Second-Class Honors (or the equivalent) from a recognized institution in the last two years from 2019 to the date of this advertisement.
  2. Recent graduates in BSc ICT or Engineering - The graduates must have thorough knowledge in the core areas of specialization; Network & Infrastructure, Engineering, Applications Development, Graphics & Design, Information Security and Project Management. Depending on the core area, the applicants may be required to demonstrate technical competencies on the core of specialization prior to the interview.
  3. Must be a Kenyan youth between 21 to 35 years of age and unemployed
  4. Applicants should be willing and ready to be deployed in any government organization (MCDAs) within the 47 counties on full time from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  5. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend the interviews
  6. Females, persons with disability and graduates from the ASAL regions are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

  • All applications MUST be completed and submitted online through recruitment.digitalent.go.ke.
  • A duly completed application form must be submitted online; no paper-based applications will be accepted.
  • Applicant should submit the correct information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Must attach all required documents  (Copy Kenya National ID ,Passport Size Photo ,KCSE certificate ,Degree Certificate ,Receipt/ Certificate of good conduct)
  • Should be willing to be deployed in government organization within the 47 counties for 9 months
  • Should have demonstrate passion for ICT

The 2021-22 call for applications targets Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) Cohort VI intake

Application Deadline: Sept. 6, 2021

Apply Now via: https://recruitment.digitalent.go.ke/accounts/login/?next=/apply/cohort-vi/