This year’s edition of the Research Week kicked off today, October 22, 2019 with the four out of 13 conferences commencing their activities.
905 delegates have registered to participate in the week long series of activities that will create a platform and an environment focused on nurturing research and encouraging a discourse geared towards building research capacity.
“We have four conferences starting today. They are the Open, Distance and e-learning, Victimology and Victim Support, Project Management, Architecture and Engineering and the Agriculture Conference and Exhibition,” said Prof. Stephen Kiama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Human Resource and Administration who was representing the Vice-Chancellor. “All the conferences are aligned to the national and global development agenda. While each conference is diverse in discipline, the focus is priority development areas with a multi and trans-disciplinary approach.”
“The University of Nairobi Research Week aims at fostering discussions on research activities and findings, creating a platform for presentation of academic papers and showcasing innovation illustrations and foster partnerships with other players in the research enterprise in the various sectors,” said Prof. Madara Ogot, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise.
The 2019 edition of the University of Nairobi Research Week builds on the success of the inaugural Research Week which was held in October 2018.