Latest News & Announcements

Elimu Tree Planting Day

The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the University of Nairobi organised the Elimu Tree Planting Day on Friday 24th May 2024.  The event, held in collaboration with the State Department for Higher Education and Research, marks a turning point in Kenya's fight against deforestation and climate change.


Repurposing Waste Materials at the University of Nairobi’s’ Water Bottling Plant.

The University of Nairobi has become a leader in environmental stewardship with its creative waste recycling programs.  In a world where sustainability is becoming more and more important, the university's water bottling factory, where recycling and conservation converge to provide a meaningful impact, is at the center of this amazing undertaking. The water bottling factory at the University of Nairobi is a shining example of sustainability, turning waste materials into useful resources. The recycling of plastic bottles is the main component of this process.

Opening of the Fresh Produce Aggregation & Distribution Hub

On 9 th May 2024, the Fresh Produce Aggregation and Distribution Hub was designed and built through a partnership between the University of Nairobi (UON) and Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) was commissioned as part of the Nairobi Innovation Week 2024 activities. The
collaborative initiative is a major milestone in the efforts to leverage academia-industry partnerships in finding practical solutions to challenges facing society. The Hub is an upgrade of the fresh produce ‘kiosk’ (pictured) which has been in existence at the field station for

Call for NIW 2024 Innovations Exhibitors

Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW) 2024 will be held on 8th - 10th May 2024. This is a call for innovators to apply to exhibit their innovations during NIW 2024. This is a great opportunity for innovators to meet potential funders, innovation commercialization partners, get useful feedback on their innovations and win cash prizes.

Please register your innovation for exhibition during NIW 2024 using the link below:

Tree Planting at The Faculty of Agriculture

Climate change and the negative effects associated with it, is now common knowledge
across the world and especially in the fragile environments in the tropics. Individual and
collective effort is urgently needed to mitigate the effects of climate change. Tree
planting and restoration of forest ecosystems has been adopted as one of the strategies
of mitigating the effects of climate change. As a premier institution of higher learning,

Agriculture Project in East Africa

A team from the University of Idaho, United States of America, led by Prof. Dakota Roberson, working with a group of American innovators on agricultural and energy development projects in East Equitoria and South Sudan, visited the faculty of agriculture to learn more about agricultural programs and current projects in the faculty. They were keen to establish future collaborations after visiting the region in March. They have established a strong network of supporters to facilitate ongoing construction and training at the farm.


The deadline for submission of papers for the Nairobi Innovation Week has been extended to 19th March 2024.

The goal of the Hackathon is to prepare students to be job creators instead of job seekers. The top three winning ideas from each of the Faculties Hackathons will get a chance to participate in the final Nairobi Innovation Week competition in 2024.

Thematic Areas:

“Empowering Tomorrow's Food Security Leaders"

Kick-off workshop of a new project in Kenya that will improve our school feeding programmes - “Empowering Tomorrow's Food Security Leaders: Strengthening Higher Education Capacity for Sustainable Food Systems in Kenya and Mozambique’’ (Food Leader Project) a collaboration between Finland, Kenya and Mozambique aimed at enhancing the capacity of the institutions in educating future experts who can provide strategic leadership to enhance food safety and nutrition security officiated by our DVC RIE UoN