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Capacity Development in Agriculture for attainment of Food security, SDGs and Vision 2030 for Kenya: Opportunities for Early Career Scientists and Industry

The linkage between the University and the alumni is critical in forging strong partnership and collaboration for quality capacity development. There has been a weak linkage between the learning institution and their alumni, which has impacted on efforts to strengthen partnership and development of initiatives that address the current needs.

The Global Political Economy and Africa’s Development over the Last 60 Years

Sub-Saharan Africa remains so deprived today in which ethnic conflicts, civil wars or factional leadership struggles have completely destroyed the economic and political institutions. Some countries have however maintained progressive economic development albeit sluggishly. The promise of independence has not been realized. What went wrong? What is the way forward in Africa’s Development?

Commemoration of the World Aids Day 2020

The global commemoration of the World AIDS Day is on December 1, 2020. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and is in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to complications of HIV.

The University of Nairobi will hold a virtual event on December 1, 2020 from 9.00 AM to 11.00AM. The chief guest is the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama.

Varsity Focus September 2020

The online version of the Varsity Focus September 2020 is out. The edition focuses on our activities for the first half of the year. In this issue we covered the installation of the 8th Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, who also shared his vision for the University. We have highlighted a special feature on the University’s key role in the concerted global initiatives in the fight against COVID-19.

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND EFFECTS ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY

Prof. Linus Opara from the University of Stellenbosch delivered key address in the virtual webinar that was held on October 7, 2020. He challenged attendees to look forward and gear towards improvement of food security. He indicated that the pandemic has exposed a lot of things and that we also need to think of food sovereignty apart form nutrition and food security.

E-CONFERENCE ON SCP PRACTICES IN THE HORTICULTURAL SECTOR

An e-conference on SCP practices in the horticultural sector was held virtually and hosted by the University of Nairobi on 5-7 October 2020. The conference brought together micro, small and medium enterprises currently under Hortigreen project, academia, NGO and other stakeholders in horticulture and related food sub-sectors.