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IAGAS Director and colleagues’ paper on health ranked top


Prof. Isaac Nyamongo, Director, IAGAS.

Prof. Isaac Nyamongo, Director, Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) and four other colleagues have jointly published a paper that was recently ranked among the 10 best resources on mixed methods research.

The paper by Njeru MK, Blystad A, Shayo EH, Nyamongo IK, and Fylkesnes K “Practicing provider-initiated HIV testing in high prevalence settings: consent concerns and missed preventive opportunities” was published in 2011.

The best resources were selected based on their importance to mixed methods research field (based on number of citations), comprehensiveness of the content provided by the authors, usefulness to readers and relevance to public health and health systems in resource-constrained countries.

An increasing number of researchers are turning to mixed methods research in order to research complex issues such as found in the area of health. Although qualitative research and quantitative research approaches are most widely used, mixed methods research provide an alternative methodological approach to conducting research. Mixed methods research is particularly useful in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings, where understanding social, economic and cultural contexts are critical in assessing health systems performance.

Invitation to a public debate: Wajibu Wetu: Universities for a Sustainable Culture of Peace

The University of Nairobi in collaboration with the United States International University (USIU) invites you to a Public Debate to be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Main Campus, Multipurpose Hall, (8-4-4), commencing at 2.30 p.m.

The theme of the debate is “Governance and a Sustainable Culture of Peace”.

The debate is organized as part of the Wajibu Wetu Project, an initiative bringing together public and private universities to contribute towards the creation of a Sustainable Culture of Peace. It is expected to look back at the way Kenyans voted peacefully and come up with messages on how this experience can be sustained.

The keynote presentation will be delivered by Prof. Goran Hyden, a distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science who has done much work in East Africa.

Your presence at the event will be highly appreciated.

Two UoN women scientists awarded


(Left) Dr. Virginia Wang'ondu and Ms. Catherine Kitonde

Dr. Virginia Wang'ondu and Ms. Catherine Kitonde from School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi (UoN) are among 70 women scientists from 11 African countries chosen for the prestigious fellowship African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) 2013.

The two outstanding women scientists who were selected from among an impressive cadre of 1,094 applicants will benefit from AWARD’s two-year career-development program that is focused on building their science and leadership skills. The fellowships are granted on the basis of each scientist’s intellectual merit, leadership capacity and the potential of her work to improve the livelihoods of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.


UoN signs memoranda with Yonsei University, Korea and Shiga University Of Medical Science, Japan


The University of Nairobi has entered new partnerships with Yonsei University, Korea and Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.  

These partnerships include but are not limited to joint research activities and exchange of faculty, students, and research fellows among other mutually beneficial activities.