The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization awarded Prof. Shem O. Wandiga, Acting Director ofInstitute for Climate Change and Adaptation with a medal for his contribution to the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies.
The award ceremony took place on April 10,2015, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on April 10, 2015 . The ceremony was led by UNESCO's Director General Mrs. Irina Bokova.
Prof. Wandiga has distinctively represented Kenya at UNESCO's Executive Board (1995-1999) as well as in other additional UNESCO committees, projects and research work.
Prof. Wandiga was among eight laureates who recieved the award in Paris. He is also a founder member and chair of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. He has contributed immensely in sciences and development in various sectors.
Other Laureates are:
Prof. Wandiga is also the Chancellor for Egerton University