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Prof. Micere Githae Mugo Launches Book at UON

‘Do not let other people shape you. Protect your own space’ is the message she had for the many people who attended her Public Lecture and book launch at University of Nairobi.

Prof. Micere Githae Mugo launched her book in a well attended event formalized by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Hon. Martha Karua, Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai, among others.

Prof. Micere is a distinguished writer, scholar and professor of literature at Syracuse University in the USA. Back in the 80s she was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UoN making her the first female dean in Kenya.

University Of Nairobi Students Emerge Among The Top In The Safaricom Inter-University Online Customer Care Competition

Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile service provider initiated an inter-university competition for university students pursuing journalism as their future career.

The initiative required Journalism students from the different universities to form groups of a maximum of 5 individuals and come up with a Video advert that would promote the Safaricom online customer care services. Some of the Universities participating in the competition include our very own, The University of Nairobi, Daystar University, Kenyatta University, USIU among others.

 

UoN Lecturer publishes book on M-PESA

Tonny K. Omwansa, a lecturer at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi and Nicholas P. Sullivan a fellow at the Fletcher School in USA have published "Money, Real Quick", a book on M-PESA and MobileMoney.

The book expounds on the innovation, the execution and impact of M-PESA, the mobile money service operated in Kenya by Safaricom and is now available in several other countries, including Tanzania and South Africa.

The nine chapter book is based on an extensive field work and provides a comprehensive, easy to read broad-range narrative of a technological innovation being exported from Africa.

Prof. Kaimenyi Elected as a Fellow of the International Dentists Body

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rof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.Prof. Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs was elected as a fellow to the International College of Dentists to represent the African region. He was elected in a colourful ceremony held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra, Ghana, early this year to become the first Kenyan to hold this position.  The occasion also served as an inaugural ceremony of the African Region of the International College of Dentists. 

 

 

 

 

 Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi(2nd right)  with colleagues during the International College of Dentists
function held in Accra, Ghana, early this year.
 

 

Invitation to the first Africa Mobile Money Research Conference (AMMREC2012)

The University of Nairobi, through the Africa Mobile Money Research Centre (AMMREC), in the School of Computing and Informatics, in collaboration with partners, has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the first Africa Mobile Money Research Conference (AMMREC2012) on Mobile Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Theme:Evidence of Financial Inclusion through mobile technology

Venue:Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)

Dates: 2nd and 3rd April 2012

 

UoN inaugurate student affairs management board

Left: Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha (right)with Chairman of the Student Affairs Management Board  and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Mbeche (Centre) and Acting Registrar, Student Affairs, Ms Mariam Lugonzo (Left) during the inauguration of the board.The University of Nairobi has formally launched the Student Affairs Management Board.  The board to be chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, is charged with the responsibility of managing students’ welfare in the entire University.

The University of Nairobi has formally launched the Student Affairs Management Board.  The board to be chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, is charged with the responsibility of managing students’ welfare in the entire University. 

The board which was formally launched on February 14, 2012, oversees the running of various departments among them catering and accommodation, health services, dean of students, sports and games, and others touching on student welfare. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha, while launching the board, urged members to liaise closely with the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, and familiarize themselves with statute xxx of the University of Nairobi Statutes, as well as policies and procedures of the University that relate to management of student affairs.  

NEWS FROM THE HEADQUATERS OF THE AFRICAN UNION

 

 

During their last AU summit at the auspices of the New African Union Headquaters Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia all the head’s of states from Africa decided to recognize the life and work of Wangari Muta Maathai, the founder Distinguished Chair of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies. 
Among other decisions, the Summit encourages the AU Commission, within the framework of the Make Peace Happen Campaign (MPHC), as well as member States, the private sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and other rerated international organizations and foundations, in cooperation with the Green Belt Movement (GBM), to take all the necessary measures to mobilize resources in support of “Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI)” as an African Centre of Excellence, to encourage research on environmental governance and its linkages with peace, human rights and democracy in Africa. This is a great endorcement of the University of Nairobi Initiative to recognize one of its Alumni when it established the Institute.

Above: Wanjira Maathai, Board member WMI planting a tree at the AU headquaters during the 18th AU Summit at Addis Ababa Ethiopia in Memory of Prof Wangari Maathai, founder Distinguished Chair WMI. Looking on the President of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency President  Mwai Kibaki, The Minister for Foreign Affair, Mr Moses Wetangula and the Ag. Director of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, Prof Kiama Gitahi