Dear University Community, The Office of RIE created the Research and Innovation Blog,, as an avenue for University Faculty to publish insightful articles with a focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, we are now calling for articles covering ALL topics and subject areas of interest to the public and that leverage on your academic expertise and experience. We especially welcome articles that recast key ideas in academic articles but are presented at the level of the general reader. All articles should be sent as a Word Document to copied to All images should be embedded in the document AND also sent as separate attachments. NOTE THAT BLOG CONTRIBUTIONS ARE REQUESTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI FACULTY ONLY. Blogs added this week: COVID-19: Can Herbal Medicine provide the much needed cure? The Forgotten policy: Corona and Gender Mainstreaming in Economic Policies COVID-19 is a Complex Social Problem, Change the Approach Transportation in Kenya: The Weak Link in the Fight Against COVID-19 Recordings of Webinars added this Week These webinars run by the Committee on Fiscal Studies is part of the Office of the DVC RIE Webinar Series on COVID 19 1. Coping with Natural Disasters During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2. Health Diplomacy and the Fight Against COVID-19 We look forward to receiving your articles soon. Regards, Prof. Madara Ogot Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and Enterprise and Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance, Planning and Development University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197-00100 NAIROBI +254777114702