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CARTA Call for PHD Fellowships 2016/2017

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research.

The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. CARTA welcomes applications from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa.

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Nairobi Innovation Week- Call for papers and posters, Call for exhibitors

Kenya’s capacity to achieve the Vision 2030 goals and compete in the global economy greatly depends on the ability of her people to innovate and apply knowledge economy for growth and development. This is why the government has put innovation at the centre of its development agenda. To contribute to this agenda, the University of Nairobi has organized an annual
signature event dubbed “Nairobi Innovation Week” that is aimed at providing an ecosystem for nurturing and showcasing technology and innovations.
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2nd DBA-AMR International Conference: 29th April 2016

Venue: University of Nairobi, School of Business, Lower Kabete Campus,
Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 29th April 2016
  • Knowledge Management
  • Enhancing Youth /Graduates Employability
  • Research and Innovation in Emerging Markets
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Revenue Realization an Accountability
  • University’s Role in Fighting Corruption
  • Responsible Business Ethics

Electoral Commission (SONU 2016): Important information on SONU Elections 2016


The following is important information on the SONU 2016 Elections scheduled for April 1, 2016.

I hereby announce, under Article 18 subsection (1) of the SONU Constitution (2015), that the SONU elections shall be held on Friday 1st April, 2016.
Other details will be communicated in due course, namely:-
  1. Nomination date
  2. Nomination procedure
  3. Date of commencement of official campaigns.
Prospective candidates and students are advised to refrain from activities which are inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Electoral Commission, such as early campaigns before nominations, or unruly conduct.  Violation of any election rules or regulations, and/or the Rules and Regulations Governing the Organization, Conduct and Discipline of Students of the University of Nairobi will lead to appropriate disciplinary action, including automatic disqualification from the election process.

Tatu City offers University of Nairobi Postgrad candidates practical experience

Department of Real Estate and Construction Management and Tatu City establish partnership

Tatu City, the mixed-use, mixed-income satellite city development on 2,500 acres near Nairobi, is offering practical experience to postgraduate candidates from the University of Nairobi’s Department of Real Estate & Construction Management (RECM).

During their inaugural visit to Tatu City, which will be home to 100,000 residents and receive 30,000 visitors daily, a group of RECM postgraduate candidates were introduced to Tatu City’s implementation strategy and the challenges of project planning and project management of a large-scale urban development.

The group of postgraduate candidates included individuals studying for master’s degrees in valuation and property management and construction management. Among the group were registered and practising architects, quantity surveyors, land valuers, engineers, land surveyors, project managers, property managers and estate agents.

UoN Press New Title: Health, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa by David E. Sahn

Health, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa by David E. Sahn is the most recent addition to UONP's backlist. It is available from UNES Bookstore as well as other leading bookshops - Text Book Centre, Savanis, Nakumatt, etc.

Health, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa: The studies in this volume focus on those differences in health, among other issues, which arise not from chance or from the decision of the individual, but from avoidable differences in social, economic and environmental variables that are largely beyond individual control and can be addressed by public policy.

This volume, which follows in the best of the African Economic Research Consortium’s (AERC) traditions, is an outcome of a collaborative effort, as can be seen from the many different contributors. Its focus is on current and emerging issues on health, economic growth and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.

David E. Sahn is an International Professor of Economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Economics at Cornell University, USA. Sahn holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan.




Second Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region

Wetlands International is happy to announce that Applications are now open for the SECOND TRAINING COURSE ON MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN REGION to be held at the Centre of Marine Sciences, Moana, University of Nairobi Diani, Kenya from 17 – 28th  May 2016.


The first course, supported by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA) through its Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme, was successfully held in Kenya in 2013 and supported 24 participants from the WIO region (

This 10 day Second Training Course, again supported by WIOMSA-MASMA, is jointly implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), with Annemalai University (India) and regional  partners: WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wetlands International, The Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).


All fourth year 2011 KCSE candidates: Online Room Application for Academic Year 2016/2017

This is to inform you that the room application exercise for the 2016/2017 academic year for the above group of students is to start on the 15th February 2016 and closes on the 15th March 2016 Midnight. You are hereby encouraged to apply to avoid any inconveniences. 
Take note that there shall be no extension after the closure on the 15th March 2016. All queries pertaining to online room application process should be addressed to or through telephone numbers 0204913433 or 0204913405
Please comply to avoid any inconvenience.

Advertisement for DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme Scholarships


DAAD will be offering the University of Nairobi upto Seven (7) Masters Scholarships and upto Seven (7) Ph.D Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year, eligible in the following Schools/Centres.<

C4DLab announces a learning-by-doing program to create innovations

C4DLab, the University of Nairobi Innovation Hub has started a training program to help people create innovations in partnership with UNICEF and INTEL.
A leading practitioner of Design Thinking defines this as a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.