Biological and Physical Sciences Consultancies

School of Mathematics
 
Title:Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Training
Lead Researcher:Inqaba Biotechnology and CEBIB
Desciption

Title: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Training

Lead Researchers: Inqaba Biotechnology and CEBIB

Description: Training in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Venue: CEBIB Labs

Date: 19-23 April 2010

Value: Ksh. 750,000

 
Title: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Training
Lead Researcher:Inqaba Biotechnology and CEBIB
Desciption

Title: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Training

Lead Researchers: Inqaba Biotechnology and CEBIB

Description: Training in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Date:

Value: Ksh 750000

 
Title:conduct tests on maize samples to determine whether or not (and the level of) GM in maize samples.
Lead Researcher:Joel W. Ochieng, James O. Ochanda, Michael Okoth, Sheila Okoth, Paul M. Kimani, Erastus Kangethe, Florence Olubayo, James W. Muthomi, Agnes W. Mwang’ombe
Desciption

Title: conduct tests on maize samples to determine whether or not (and the level of) GM in maize samples.

 

Lead Researchers: Joel W. Ochieng, James O. Ochanda, Michael Okoth, Sheila Okoth, Paul M. Kimani, Erastus Kangethe, Florence Olubayo, James W. Muthomi, Agnes W. Mwang’ombe

Description: Other tests requested included afflatoxin levels, moisture content, pest infestation and physical damage (shriveling, breakages etc)

            Value of Consultancy: ksh 3,394,438

 
Title:ICCA PROGRAMMES IN GREEN GROWTH SPACE
Lead Researcher:
PROF SHEM WANDIGA
Desciption

UNEP and GIZ, together with the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya, and the ICCA as the national technical institution lead, have been working together for the past two years or so on operationalising the green economy transition in Kenya. This is part of the wider initiative of the joint GIZ-UNEP project “Operationalizing Green Economy Transition in Africa: Status of green economy initiatives in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda” which seeks to complement national efforts in selected countries in Africa in transforming their economies towards efficient and competitive engines that reduce poverty and do not threat the environment. UNEP defines a green economy as one that results in “improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. In its simplest expression, a green economy is low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive, where growth in income and employment are driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project supports the selected countries by developing key planning and management tools for Green Economy at the sub-national and local level, building the capacity of local governments and other relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector, supporting pilot demonstrations and developing an appropriate national framework for replication. The draft Medium Term Plan (MTP II) of the Government of Kenya acknowledges that the growth strategy of the country embraces measures to ensure a greener economy and that the economy is put on a low carbon trajectory. The Government of Kenya was supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in cooperation with UNEP, UNDP, WWF, DFiD, GIZ and ILO, to prepare a Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP, 2015).

Two pilot Counties, Mombasa and Nakuru, were selected to document the status of the Green Economy in selected priority sectors and to assist the County Governments to mainstream green economy principles, actions and activities into their planning, development and management programmes. The assessments were done using a green economy toolkit that was developed by UNEP and GIZ, and customised by ICCA for the pilot counties. Four priority sectors for Mombasa (Tourism, Transport and infrastructure, Energy and Waste) and four priority areas for Nakuru (Agriculture and Food, Energy, Waste and Water) counties were selected out of eleven sectors (Agriculture, Buildings, Cities, Energy, Fisheries, Forestry, Manufacturing, Tourism, Transport, Waste and Water) through stakeholder consultations. However, during the baseline field survey, the consultants assessed more sectors that emerged as also being key to the Counties’ economies. These included 4 for Nakuru County, i.e. Forestry, Tourism, Built Environment, and Transport and Infrastructure and 2 for Mombasa County (Fisheries, and Built Environment). Following the presentation of the outcomes of the assessment to the county officials, the ICCA technical team trained the county officials on how to mainstream green economy issues and programmes into their planning and annual budgeting processes, an exercise which turned out to be very fruitful and successful. A subsequent training workshop for the county officials was held in order to demonstrate how the green economy options could be harmonised in the County Annual Development Plans. The next step which is currently being undertaken is to adapt the step-by-step guide and the training compendium on "Operationalising Green Economy Transition at Sub-National Level" to the specific conditions and the thematic focus of the Kenya GESIP (2015), and to roll out the training to all the 47 counties of Kenya.

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Title:ICCA PROGRAMMES IN GREEN GROWTH SPACE
Lead Researcher:
Prof. Daniel Olago
Desciption

The REACH Programme (www.reachwater.org.uk), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and led by Prof. Robert Hope of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, is a seven year global programme that seeks to improve water security for millions of poor people in Asia and Africa. The main activities are focused in eight water security observatories across three countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya. The REACH Kenya Programme is hosted by the ICCA, University of Nairobi, with Prof. Daniel Olago as the Country Director, and is working closely with UNICEF Kenya. In Kenya, Water Security Observatories have been established in Kitui and Turkana Counties with the support of the National Government primarily through the Ministry for Water and Irrigation, the County Governments of Turkana and Kitui, as well as the resident communities, private sector and other local partners in the observatory areas. The Founding Patron for REACH Kenya is the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, Hon. Eugene Wamalwa. Millions of Kenyans face increasingly significant but uncertain impacts from climate extremes, water pollution, competitive resource use and distribution impacts for vulnerable groups, whether they be farmers, pastoralists or the millions without safe and reliable drinking water. The Kitui Observatory work revolves around the theme of "Building Water Secure Institutions" and explores how institutions can be designed to effectively mitigate rural water insecurity risks from rainfall variability, infrastructure unreliability and unsustainable finance. The Turkana Observatory work is centred on the theme "Small Towns in Fragile Environments" and explores institutional responses and risks for small towns in relation to the converging issues of resource variability, demographic growth, infrastructure fragility and financial sustainability to ensure inclusive water services for all.

Achieving water security for the poor requires decision-making across alternative and often competing choices with different outcomes at a range of scales. The REACH Consortium is using a risk-based framework that embeds the management of natural variability and associated political, economic and social uncertainties as the basis for interdisciplinary decision-making, and complements IWRM by explicitly recognising a range of alternative outcomes from multi-disciplinary data with inherent uncertainties over time (e.g. minutes for flash floods or decades for groundwater resources) and space (e.g. household poverty to national growth). It promotes a risk-based definition of water security as ‘a tolerable level of water-related risk’ that is also equitable, and recognises the interdisciplinary nature of choices, trade-offs and outcomes, with outcomes that influence water system sustainability, sustainable growth, and poverty reduction, considering the perspectives of different beneficiaries. This approach is novel, interdisciplinary and practical reflecting the need for hard policy and investment choices in contexts characterised by minimal, uncertain or absent data for decision-making. The evidence that will emerge on new approaches, models and methods will be of relevance across Kenya and the region. It is intended that the programme will deliver robust and accessible evidence on how to ensure sustainable water services for multiple users in developing countries at scale - evidence presented in a way that municipalities, rural water suppliers, governments, DFID and other investment/policy decision-makers can use to improve water security for poor people, and to better understand the costs-benefits and trade-offs associated with investment decisions. The result will be that as key policies and investment decisions are developed, they better take into account the water resources available and any impacts these decisions may have on other users. 

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Title:TRAINING BY SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE IN COLABORATION WITH NESVAX INNOVATIONS LTD.
Lead Researcher:
Prof. Lydiah Njenga
Desciption

NO

TRAINING

YEAR

VENUE

AMOUNT

 (Kshs)

website

1.

Waste Management

16-20th May 2011

 

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

1,200,000.00

www.nesvax.com

2

Waste Management

23rd to 27th May 2011

Chiromo Campus

1,440,0000

3.

Environmental Audit Training

2011

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

2,385,018.00

4.

Water and Sanitation training.

 

 

14th to 18th November 2011

Chiromo campus

1,440,000.00

5

Safety and Health Training

 

10th to 12th August 2011

Kenya Wildlife Services

Airwing staff at Wilson Airport

620,000.00

6.

EIA/EA Training

February 2011 to March 2011

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

 

2,385,018.00

No

TRAINING

YEAR

VENUE

AMOUNT

 (Kshs)

7.

Introduction to High Performance Liquid Chromatography(HPLC)

2009-2011

Chiromo Campus

 

8

Advanced High Performance Liquid Chromatography

2009-2011

Chiromo Campus

 

9.

Integrated Waste Management short course

 

24th -28thMay 2010

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

724,001.00

 

10

Advanced Gas Chromatography(GC)

 

2009-2011

Chiromo

 

 

11

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

 

2009-2011

Chiromo

 

 

12

Integrated Waste Management training

 

2009-2010

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

 

 

13

Tailor made Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit

 

2009-2011

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

 

 

14

Second tailor made environmental impact assessment and environmental audit (EIA/EA)[i]

2009-2011

Kenya Wildlife Services staff at KWS Naivasha

 

 

 



http://www.nesvax.com

 

 

 
Title:Kenya Centre of Excellence in ITES-BPO
Lead Researcher:School of Computing and Informatics
Desciption

The Government of Kenya is cognizant of the tremendous opportunities presented by the Information Technology Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing (ITES-BPO) industry. In order to gain a competitive edge in this industry, the Government is committed to developing a skilled manpower base as a requirement to become a major player in the global ITES-BPO industry.  

The Government of Kenya, through the Kenya ICT Board, has set up a Centre of Excellence for ITES-BPO training at the School whose mandate is to train, assess and certify successful candidates for the ITES-BPO industry in accordance with the government objectives as contained in the Vision 2030 Development Blueprint. 

The School has developed curriculum for Certificate in ITES-BPO with the involvement of leading stakeholders in the ITES-BPO industry as well as the Kenya ICT Board. The School is now undertaking the training in partnership with these stakeholders who are, among others, providing industrial attachment opportunities to the trainees and eventually employment for successful graduates.

 
Title:Development of Curriculum for Directorate of e-Government
Lead Researcher:School of Computing and Informatics
Desciption

The School recently completed the development a curriculum for the Directorate of E-Government targeted at various users. A Citizens Curriculum to enable ordinary Kenyans access government services online. An End-User Curriculum to empower government official in various ministries and departments to effectively use ICT in delivery of services. ICT Technical Curriculum to create pools of specialization in such areas as networks, databases, web development, and security. The technical curriculum will also prepare staff to provide user-level ICT support services to various government ministries and departments to fully exploit ICT resources service delivery curriculum, and train staff in project management skills. This was successfully completed in June 2012.

 
Title:Toxicology and ecotoxicology studies of new pesticides and biopesticides
Lead Researcher:Dr. J.M. Kabaru
Desciption

Toxicological studies (acute oral, inhalation, infectivity, acute dermal, skin irritation, skin sensitization, eye irritation), ecotoxicological studies (on bees, birds, fish, daphnia, alga) of conventional pesticides and biopesticides; and identification and enumeration of biopesticides.

 

 
Title:Ecological study for Longonot Geothermal Power Project.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: Sinclair Knight Merz. Victoria House Southampton Row, London.

 
Title:Effectiveness of wildlife barriers around Mt. Kenya Forest ecosystem. Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project (MKEPP) for Resource Management. Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
 
Title:Survey and analysis of the impact of tourism and agriculture development and sedentarization on Masai-Mara Ecosystem.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

A collaborative study between KWS and School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi

 
Title:Environmental Impact Assessment for Electric Fence in Mackinnon of Kinango District.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: CEF-CDTF (Community Environment Facility – Community Development Trust Fund Funded by European Union)

 
Title:Participatory Forest management Plan for Kangaita Forest (2010-2014).
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: CEF-CDTF (Community Environment Facility – Community Development Trust Fund Funded by European Union)

 
Title:Baseline Studies for Rehabilitation of Aberdare Forest
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: AFD-Greenbelt Rehabilitation Project

 
Title:Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Proposed Kindaruma-Mwingi-Garissa 132 kV Transmission Line.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: KPLC. Consulting Firm: NORKEN (I) Limited

 
Title:Environmental and social impact Assessment study report for the raising of Masinga Dam.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: KENGEN . Consulting Firm: NORKEN (I) Limited

 
Title:Environmental and Socio-economic baseline survey for the Thiba and Naymindi River Basins.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: CEF-CDTF (Community Environment Facility – Community Development Trust Fund Funded by European Union)

 
Title:Integrating Community in Environmental Management and Poverty Reduction within Thiba and Nyamindi River Basin.
Lead Researcher:
DR.CHIRA
Desciption

Client: CEF-CDTF (Community Environment Facility – Community Development Trust Fund Funded by European Union)

 
Title:Herbal medicines.Client:Karati Rural Service Centre
Lead Researcher:
DR. KABARU
 
Title:Enviromental Impact Assesment for Kenya National Highways Authority
Lead Researcher:
PROF. KINYAMARIO
Desciption

Ministry of Fisheries
UNDP
Kenya Urban Roads Authority

 
Title:Kenya Centre of Excellence in ITES-BPO
Lead Researcher:SCI
Desciption

The Government of Kenya is cognizant of the tremendous opportunities presented by the Information Technology Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing (ITES-BPO) industry. In order to gain a competitive edge in this industry, the Government is committed to developing a skilled manpower base as a requirement to become a major player in the global ITES-BPO industry.  

The Government of Kenya, through the Kenya ICT Board, has set up a Centre of Excellence for ITES-BPO training at the School whose mandate is to train, assess and certify successful candidates for the ITES-BPO industry in accordance with the government objectives as contained in the Vision 2030 Development Blueprint. 

The School has developed curriculum for Certificate in ITES-BPO with the involvement of leading stakeholders in the ITES-BPO industry as well as the Kenya ICT Board. The School is now undertaking the training in partnership with these stakeholders who are, among others, providing industrial attachment opportunities to the trainees and eventually employment for successful graduates.

 
Title:Development of Curriculum for Directorate of e-Government
Lead Researcher:SCI
Desciption

The School recently completed the development a curriculum for the Directorate of E-Government targeted at various users. A Citizens Curriculum to enable ordinary Kenyans access government services online. An End-User Curriculum to empower government official in various ministries and departments to effectively use ICT in delivery of services. ICT Technical Curriculum to create pools of specialization in such areas as networks, databases, web development, and security. The technical curriculum will also prepare staff to provide user-level ICT support services to various government ministries and departments to fully exploit ICT resources service delivery curriculum, and train staff in project management skills. This was successfully completed in June 2012.

 
Title:UNITID Fellowship Health Informatics
Lead Researcher:
Dr. Nganga
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Title:E-readiness assessment and accession for 50 Universities in East African Region (2008 – 2013)
Lead Researcher:
Professor T. M. Waema
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Title:Afya Info DHIS2 Capacity Building
Lead Researcher:
Prof. Peter Wagacha
Desciption

This consultancy was to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health’s Division of Health Information Systems (HIS) on primarily two core softwares namely the District Health Information Systems (DivHIS2) and Master Facility List (MFL) software. These two softwares are open source and were initially being fully supported by the University of Oslo, but to cement their local sustainability, our client, ABT Associates, recognized and decided that a local University would be best placed to provide similar technical support. UoN SCI is providing this support.

The consultancy includes: Building skills and competencies within the University; DHIS project management technical support to the DivHIS; DHIS2 Training to users and other stakeholders through training, bootcamps and hackathons; Support to DHIS2 software management; Document the Kenyan DHIS2 instance; Partnership; Research (around the use and adoption of Health Informatics)

The consultancy was conducted through UNES with our main client being ABT Associates, who have been contracted by USAID.

 

 
Title:To verify internally displaced persons
Lead Researcher:Dr Nyandwi Charles
Desciption
  • To verify internally displaced persons (IDPS) – Ministry of special Programmes
 
Title:Study on motor Insurance industry of Kenya
Lead Researcher:Prof Weke
Desciption

 Actuarial Study on motor Insurance industry of Kenya as Commissioned by the Association of Kenya Insurers (Report led to review of Motor insurance rates).

 
Title:setup of a pension scheme for Delmonte (K) Seasonal employees
Lead Researcher:Prof Weke
Desciption

Actuarial study for the design and setup of a pension scheme for Delmonte (K) Seasonal employees.

 
Title:study for the design of a post retirement medical Scheme
Lead Researcher:Prof Weke
Desciption
  • Actuarial study for the design of a post retirement medical Scheme for University of Nairobi Lectures and Staff.
Department of Physics
 
Title:Public Complaints Commitee
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Kenya Wines Agency
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
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Title:SGS Kenya Ltd.
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Ivce Aqua EPZ Ltd
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:National Oil Corporation
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Booth Extrusion
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Osho Chemicals
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Ministry of Higher Education
Lead Researcher:Department of Chemistry
 
Title:Consultancy on Hydrogeological Survey works for Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Lead Researcher:Dr. Z. Kuria and Dr. C.M. Nyamai
Desciption

Consultancy on Hydrogeological Survey works for Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Value Ksh.170,000.00 (CBK REF NO. CBK/11/10/6025). Partipants Involved- Department of Geology through Dr. Z. Kuria and Dr. C.M. Nyamai (Period August 2012).

 
Title:Consultancy on Geotechnical and Topographical Survey works for Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Lead Researcher:Prof. J. Barongo, Prof. E.M. Mathu, Dr. Z. Kuria, Dr. J. Mulwa, Mr. Mugo
Desciption

Consultancy on Geotechnical Survey works for Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Value Ksh.1,858,320.00 (CBK REF NO. CBK/11/10/4915). Partipants Involved- Department of Geology through Prof. J. Barongo, Prof. E.M. Mathu, Dr. Z. Kuria, Dr. J. Mulwa, Mr. Mugo (Topographic survey). (Period August 2010/February 2011).

 
Title:Consultancy on Mineral Exploration for Iron ore deposits in Kitui area for Kenrock Mining Company
Lead Researcher:Mr. A. Waswa, J. Maingi & C. Mutune (2011)
Desciption

Consultancy on Mineral Exploration for Iron ore deposits in Kitui area for Kenrock Mining Company. Value Ksh. 450,000. Participants involved – Mr. A. Waswa, J. Maingi & C. Mutune (2011).

 
Title:Training of South Sudan students (Graduates and Technicians) by Department of Geology through USAID support
Lead Researcher:Department of Geology
Desciption

Training of South Sudan students (Graduates and Technicians) by Department of Geology through USAID support. Value USD 94,700. Partcipants involved- Teaching staff, Dept. Of Geology (2006).

 
Title:Atmospheric Resources Modeling Centre
Lead Researcher:Prof J MuthamaProf J Muthama
Desciption

 

Researchers  Name(s)

Title of Research

Departments involved

Sponsor

Prof. NJ Muthama

Dr. J.M. Ininda

Mr. W.B. Masieyi

Mr. D.N. Kariithi

Atmospheric Resources Modeling Centre

Department of Meteorology, UON

Kenya Meteorological Service

KMS & UON

 

 

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Title:Nile basin Project
Lead Researcher:Dr A O Opere
Desciption

 

Researchers  Name(s)

Title of Research

Departments involved

Sponsor

Dr. AO Opere

Nile basin Project-Adapting to climate change induced water stress in the Nile River Basin; WP1: Comprehensive Assessments

Department of Meteorology, UON

UNEP (Small Scale Funding)

 
 
Title:Sensitization of the communities in Kibwezi on use of weather and climate information
Lead Researcher:Prof J Muthama
Desciption

 

Researchers  Name(s)

Title of Research

Departments involved

Sponsor

Prof. N J Muthama

Dr. JN Mutemi

Mr. BK Mutai

Ms Stella Aura

Sensitization of the communities in Kibwezi on the use of weather and climate information for the enhancement of food security

Department of Meteorology, UON

Kenya Meteorological Department

African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

 
 
Title:Consultancy on Data Analysis Customer Care Course at UON
Lead Researcher:Dr. Musembi
Desciption

Value Ksh.350, 000.00. Participants Involved- Department of Physics through Dr. Musembi, and Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (Period July 2012 – July 2013).

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