CBPS Linkages

Notice Board

Collaborations in Biological and Physical Sciences

Banjo Botanical And Environmental Consultants

Banjo Botanical and Environmental Consultants

Link: Banjo Botanical and Environmental Consultants

Centre For Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

African Biomedical Centre (abc)

BENEFIT TO UON : Provision of laboratory equipment

No of Students trained : 2

Link: africabiomedicalcenter

Ben Gurion University, Israel

BENEFIT TO UON : Molecular Diagnostics and antibody research and training

No of Students trained : 1 (Staff)

Link: in.bgu.ac.il/en/

Centres For Disease Control (cdc)

BENEFIT TO UON : Student and Staff exchange, Training of CEBIB Students, Use of Collaborator labs

No of Students trained : 1

Link: www.cdc.gov

Denver Foundation, Usa/university Of Colorado

BENEFIT TO UON : Full Research costs for Training 2 MSc students covered

No of Students trained : 2

Link: http://www.denverfoundation.org

Ilri Beca

BENEFIT TO UON : Student and Staff exchange, Training of CEBIB Students, Use of Collaborator labs.

No of Students trained : 1

Link: http://www.ilri.org

Inqaba Biotech, South Africa

BENEFIT TO UON : Joint implementation of Short term Hands-on training

No of Students trained : 44

Link: http://www.inqababiotec.co.za/

Kemri/welcome Trust

BENEFIT TO UON: Sub-Award, Staff support (APO), Provision of equipment

No of Students trained: 8

Link: www.kemri-wellcome.org

Malaria Capacity Development Consortium.

Link: http://www.mcdconsortium.org/

University Of Manitoba-kemri-unitid-cebib

BENEFIT TO UON: Student and Staff exchange, Training of CEBIB Students, Use of Collaborator labs.

No of Students trained:6

Link: www.umanitoba.ca

University Of Melbourne, Australia

BENEFIT TO UON : Joint Grant applications, student and staff exchange


Link: www.unimelb.edu.au

Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Nairobi

African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya


Mekelle University, Ethiopia


Link: MU


TreccAfrica (Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa), Hosted at Stellenbosh University, is in collaboration with the institute for Climate Change and Adaptation to  provide doctoral and master’s training to postgraduate students in Africa.

Six leading African Universities including the University of Nairobi will collaborate to provide the next generation of academics and professionals who will be able to address real challenges for Africa’s future development: climate change and resource depletion, through trans-disciplinary methodology.


Scholarships are advertised periodically for qualified candidates to apply and benefit from traning at these institutions. Links for the partner institutions are found at this site.


University Of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


Link: UDSM

University Of Ghana, Ghana


Link: UG

University Of Nigeria, Nigeria


Link: UNN

University Of Stellenbosch

Link: SUN

School Physical Sciences

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The purpose of this grant is to support Dr. Benson Wamalwa undertake research in use of zeolite hydrogel nano-mop for contraception. The funding amounts to $100,000.

Link: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

International Foundation Of Science (ifs)

IFS has provided a research grant amounting to $12,000 to help Ms. Joyce Kithure in advancing her research career in finding out the distribution of organochlorines in River Tana. The grant is intended for:

  • purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: IFS

Nesvax Innovations Ltd

Training by School of Physical Science in Colaboration with Nesvax Innovations Ltd. under Public Private Partinership (PPP)

Link: www.nesvax.com

Unep-persistent Organic Pollutants (pops) Project

Cooperation with Department in supporting the implementation of the global monitoring plan of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Eastern and Southern African countries. The project is funded to the tune of $179,000. It covers:


  • strengthening capacity of Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda and Zambia  in monitoring


  • POPs concentrations in air and mothers’ milk facilitate reporting and drafting regional reports


  • developing detailed guidelines, protocols and manuals in sampling and analysis facilitation of laboratory visits and training by UNEP staff


  • generation of POPs results from laboratories during training

Link: UNEP-Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) Project


This project is funded to the tune of $15,000

Link: View Details

Wendt Group

Ruth Odhiambo,one of our PhD students
is working in Wendt Lab in Lund University, Sweden under the ISP grant KEN01. Her Phd Project is in
inorganic synthesis.

Link: http://www.organic.lu.se/People/Ola%20Wendt/WendtResearchGroup/Wendt_group/Group_members.html

Department of Chemistry

Eastern And Sourthern Africa Labaratory Managers Association

Link: http://e-salama.com/links.php

Environmental Authority Of Ethiopia

Supporting the implementation of  the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries

Link: http://www.epa.gov.et

Environmental Council Of Zambia

Supporting the implementation of   the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries.

Link: http://www.zema.org.zm

Green Africa Foundation

This organization supports environmental and and ecological conservation with particular focus on arid and semi arid lands of Kenya.

Link: Green Africa Foundation

Kenya Chemical Society

Link: http://www.kenyachemsoc.com

Ministry Of Internal Affairs, Directorate Of Govt. Analytical Laboratory(uganda)

Supporting the implementation of  the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries.

Link: View Details

National Council For Science And Technology

IFS has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,835,000 to help Ms. Farida Hussein in advancing her research career in finding out the assessment of occupational exposure in industrial. The grant is intended for:

  • purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

National Council For Science And Technology


IFS has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,200000 to help Ms. Ruth Odhiambo in advancing her research career in synthesizing sensor for heavy metal removal from water. The grant is intended for:

  •    purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

National Council For Science And Technology

NCST has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,302,260 to help Dr. D. Mbui in advancing her research career in biosensors synthesis using polyaniline. The grant is intended for:

purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

Pest Products Control Board

Accredited the Department to carry out studies on physical and chemical properties of pest control products.

Link: View Details

The Tea Research Foundation

To collaborate in the areas of research, training and consultancy

Link: TRF

Uon Nottingham Spheir Project

Collaboration between Department of Chemistry, UoN and Nottingham university in the UK

Project: SPHEIR

Year: 2018

Link: Kenya Nottingham SPHEIR project

Department of Geology

Association Of Professional Societies In East Africa (apsea)

APSEA was established in 1961 as an umbrella body for all professional Associations in the then East Africa protectorate. The main aim was to maintain, advance and advocate for the highest professional standards and ethics in the public interest and to promote the interests of the members both regionally and internationally.

After the break-up of East African Community in 1977, APSEA remained largely a Kenyan institution. However, since 2002, the Council of APSEA has made substantial progress towards ramifying APSEA to a truly East African institution. APSEA has in the last five years organized and hosted four consultative regional workshops in a bid to promote integration of trade in services in the East Africa and revive the country offices. The workshops were geared towards creating awareness of the inherent potential of trade in professional and other services in the social and economic development of the region. APSEA has subsequently since 2007 participated in the negotiation process of the East Africa Common Market Protocol.

In the recent past, APSEA has developed strong partnerships with governmental and non governmental institutions that promote the cause of professionalism. APSEA continues to provide the much needed link between the government and professionals especially in cross cutting issues through the Public-Private Sector Partnership Programme.

Since its establishment in 1961 the current Chairman is the twenty third (23rd) in a line of individuals who have served the Association in this capacity on an honorary basis. These individuals include the current Attorney General of the Republic Kenya who was Chairman from 1984 to 1987.


China Earthquake Administration - Cea

China Earthquake Administration (hereinafter referred to as "CEA") is the governmental body directly under the State Council, and authorized by the "Law of the People's Republic of China on Protecting Against and Mitigating Earthquake Disasters" to enforce the earthquake administration in the nation.

Link: http://english.gov.cn/2005-10/02/content_74193.htm

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-ban Treaty Organization - Ctbto

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.

Why is the CTBT important?
It makes it very difficult for countries to develop nuclear bombs for the first time, or for countries that already have them, to make more powerful bombs. It also prevents the huge damage caused by radioactivity from nuclear explosions to humans, animals and plants

Link: CTBTO Website

International Science Program, Uppsala University

Link: View Details

United States Geological Survey - Usgs

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Link: USGS Website

Department of Meteorology

African Technology Policy Studies Network

The ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) policy research, dialogue and practice, for African Development. With a regional secretariat in Nairobi, it operates through national chapters in 30 countries with an expansion plan in place to cover the entire Africa.

Link: http://www.atpsnet.org/

Botswana: Department Of Meteorological Services


Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve the  Department of  Meteorological Services; Botswana

Link: metbotswana

Climate Research Centre

Patnership between the Climate Research Centre and Department of Meteorology involves Post-Doctoral Research exchange.

Link: http://climatologie.u-bourgogne.fr/liens-utiles.html


Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Recently, there  was one  visiting student from Deltares in the Department of Meteorology for Research.

Link: http://www.deltares.nl/en/

East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Link: EAC

Food Security And Nutrition Analysis Unit-somalia

FSAU which is re-named the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) to reflect the full integration of the nutrition surveillance project within one overall project framework is currently in its sixth funding phase. It provides a broad range of information users with timely and relevant information and analysis for better decision-making relating to short-term food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as informing development planning to address underlying causes of food and livelihood insecurity, and malnutrition. FSNAU Works closely with Department of Meteorology.

Link: http://www.fsnau.org/


The project aims at creating a better understanding and quantification of the river Nile system to enhance the management of the Nile water resources.  This is also done to improve the planning of water resources projects in the Nile Basin countries.This organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources Section at the Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi.

Link: http://www.friendnile.org/demo/

Igad Climate Prediction And Application Centre

ICPAC provides industrial attachment and research facilities to students.


Kenya Climate Change Action Plan

Climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth in Kenya, and endangers Kenya becoming a prosperous country with a high quality of life for all its citizens. The cumulative impacts of climate change over the next two or three decades have the potential to reverse much of the progress made towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Vision 2030. Kenya Climate Change Action plan addresses the options for a low-carbon climate resilient development pathway as Kenya adapts to climate impacts and mitigates growing emissions


Kenya Meteorological Service

Collaboration include:

  • Involvement in the development of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Kenya and other countries that participate in the Department's training activities.
  • Provision of data for teaching and Research
  • Industrial attachment for Meteorology students


Link: KMS

Kenya Meteorological Society


The Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS) was registered in 1987, as a non-profit making professional/scientific society, in a bid to promote the understanding of meteorology and its applications, among other functions, in Kenya and beyond. During its short span of existence, the Society has undertaken its duties with dedication.

The Society is set to attain its goals by facilitating communication of important findings, which contribute towards the advancement of meteorological knowledge to Kenyans and the global community at large. In this regard it is the policy of the Society to encourage research in Meteorology and other related sciences; organize local and international Meteorological workshops, conferences, symposia; introduce public education; and, sensitize the public on the important aspects of Meteorology such as drought, desertification and climate change.


Link: KMS

Kenya Water Institute



Collaboration include talks to potentially offer joint programmes in Water Resources

Link: KEWI

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin. The establishment of the Commission has, been sequential and basing itself on study outputs and step-wise building of the institution. First the Partner States, in the first EAC Development Strategy (1997-2000), designated the Lake Victoria and its basin as an economic growth zone to be exploited in a coordinated manner.

Link: http://www.lvbcom.org/

Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase Ii-kenya

The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II (LVEMP II) is being implemented in line with broad objectives of the East African Community. The LVEMP II Project development/global environmental objectives are to:

(i) Improve collaborative management of the transboundary natural resources of LVB for the shared benefits of the EAC Partner States; and

(ii) Reduce environmental stress in targeted pollution hotspots and selected degraded sub-catchments to improve the livelihoods of communities, who depend on the natural resources of LVB. Department of Meteorology faculty works closely with the lake Victoria Basin.


Malawi Meteorological Services

Malawi Meteorological Services offer different services to the public on climate and weather such as on Aviation, Marine, Agriculture and livestock management, water resources etc. Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi has played the core role in training Meteorologists to build Capacity in Malawi.Below: Images of MMS


Link: Met malawi

Ministry Of Environment & Mineral Resources

Link: environment.go.ke

Nile Basin Research Programme

NBRP serves as a framework for research on topics specifically relevant to the Nile Basin. This strategic, multidisciplinary research programme focuses on contested resources; climate dynamics; health; and socio-economic challenges. The research reflects regional priorities. NBRP targets post doctoral and senior researchers of regional institutions. Above: The professional team at NBRP

Link: http://www.uib.no/rg/nbrp

Somalia Water And Land Information Management (swalim)

SWALIM stands for Somalia Water and Land Information Management - it is an information management unit of FAO Somalia serving Somali administrations, non-governmental organisations, development agencies and UN organisations engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives depend directly on water and land resources.

Link: http://www.faoswalim.org/

Tanzania Meteorological Agency

Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve at  the Tanzania Meteorological Agency.

Link: TMA

Tembea Youth Centre For Sustainable Development


Tembea's mission is to enhance enhance the socio-economic capacity of communities through asset based community development, networking and collaboration so as to achieve self-reliance, sustainable livelihood and growth through health, environmental conservation and poverty alleviation programs at the grass roots level. Tembea constructs and installs energy efficient cookstoves (rocket - mud-brick fixed) to households in Siaya County, Nyanza province, Kenya. The initiative dubbed, "Energy Efficient Cookstoves for Siaya Communties" aims to achieve annual production of 7,200 efficient cook stoves over a period of 7 years starting October 2010 till 2017.

Link: Tembea

Unesco Chair- Water Resources Sudan

UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UNESCO-CWR) of Sudan was found in 1994 following the agreement signed by the UNESCO Director General and the Vice Chancellor of the Omdurman Islamic University (OIU).The organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources section at the Department of Meteorology.

Link: http://www.ucwr-sd.org/

Universite De Bourgogne

This collaboration has benefit two members of academic staff in the recent past through research attachments. One of the staff was supervised by the deputy-director of CRC, Prof Pierre Camberlin.

Link: Centre de Recherches de Climatologie

University Of Cape Town

Link: uct.ac.za

Water Resources Management Authourity

Hydro-Meteorological data Resource sharing

Link: WRMA

World Meteorological Organization

Link: WMO

Youth Organization For Innovations & Entrepreneurship

Youth organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship (YOIE) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya by the NGOs coordination board and envisions empowerment of youths and society in general through capacity development and advisory. We recognize the need for an informed society whose youths are innovative and able to deliver to the society through exploitation of available but limited resources


Link: yoie.org

Department of Physics

Stanford University Solar Center, Usa

Link: http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

Air Force Research Laboratory/institute For Scientific Research (boston College), Usa

Link: View Details

Lund University, Sweden

Link: View Details

Solar For Sub-saharan Schools And Communities

s3cS3C is an abbreviation of Solar for sub-Saharan Schools and Communities, so 3 x S and a C. S3C is a Dutch based international social venture, with the mission to implement solar solutions in (mostly rural) communities in sub-Saharan countries. In 2013 a start up was made in Kenya, with S3C Kenya Ltd as business wing and S3C Kenya Foundation as charity wing.

S3C has been cooperating with UoNbi since even before it's start-up. There has been initiatives on solar training and new curriculum development on solar training, and S3C has acted as broker in the exchange of UoNbi staff to the Netherlands based Delft University of Technology; in November 2013 10 staff members of the Physics department had a 2 week capacity building program in Netherlands.

In 2014, S3C is aspiring to expand the cooperation with, amongst others; continued capacity building, internship program coordination, and training for solar technicians and practical field implementation of solar projects.


Link: S3C - Solar for Sub-saharan Schools and Communities

Space Environment Research Centre, Kyushu University, Japan

Link: http://www.serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/

University Of Rome (la Sapienza), Italy

Link: http://en.uniroma1.it/

Uppsala University, Sweden

Link: Uppsala University, Sweden

School of Biological Sciences


Link: http://aetfatcongress.uonbi.ac.ke/

Africa Nomads Conservation

Link: http://www.africaconserve.org

African Mycological Association

Link: African Mycological Association

Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement (ird)

Link: IRD

L 'agence Inter-établissements De Recherche Pour Le Développement (aird)


National Museums Of Kenya

Link: http://www.museums.or.ke/

Training Centre In Communication

Link: TCC

Yokohama National University

Link: YNU

School of Computing and Informatics

Uonbi Innovative Application Of Icts In Addressing Water-related Impacts Of Climate Change



The main objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of registered Masters and PhD students in universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to more effectively engage in research on application of ICTs for water management under changing climatic conditions and the attendant policy formulation.

The specific objectives are to seek funds to:

  • Train/support graduate students (Masters and PhD levels) to conduct research on ICTs, climate change and water through research awards;
  • Build institutional applied research capacity on ICTs and climate change adaptation strategies in the water sector in weakly funded postgraduate programs in the various universities in the three regions; and
  • Increase inter-regional partnerships and collaborations among the participating institutions in this emerging area of applied research.


Link: ictwcc

Abt Associates (kenya)

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Abt Associates (Kenya) has been collaborating with the School of Computing & Informatics in training on health informatics.


Link: Abt Associates

Anloc – African Network For Localization

Research Area: Language technology / Natural Language processing / Localization

Title: ANLoc – African Network for Localization

Sponsor/Donor: Zuza Software Foundation (translat.org.za) (Pan African Network),Value: Ksh. 1.2M

Period: 2009 -

Partners: Zuza Software Foundation (translat.org.za) (Pan African Network)

Description: Localization of into local Kenyan Languages – development of Locales for use on Computers; development of Spellcheckers for several local languages – Dholuo, Gikuyu, Kamba, Luhya, Kalenjin, etc

Relevance: Vision 2030, social and economic pillars. Enhance adoption of ICT amongst the local population.

Link: Zuza Software Foundation


The C4DLab is a Research & Development Lab, based at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi.


The Lab is involved in the following activities:

    • Research
    • Capacity building and training
    • Design and development
    • Piloting and Rollout
    • Consultancies

Link: C4DLAB


This is a service website that has been incubated by the C4D Lab of the School of Computing and Informatics. It gives the users flexibility and convenience of converting their airtime to cash, switching airtime across different service providers for example you can switch your Safaricom airtime to Orange airtime and vice versa, you can also buy airtime online with the service and lastly there is bulk airtime service which allows users to send airtime to multiple phone numbers in different networks

Link: Chura

Developing Online Language Technology Resources For Igbo

Research Area: Language Technology / Natural language Processing

Title: Developing online language technology resources for Igbo

Sponsor/Donor: Ford Foundation , Value:

Period: 2010 – 2012

Partners: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria, Bard College, NY, USA

Description: Development of online resources to support research and R&D in language technology.

Relevance: Vision 2030, social pillar

Link: Ford Foundation

Development Of A Pbo Industry In Kenya: Critical Success Factors

Research Area: ICT for Development (ICT4D)

Title: Development of a PBO Industry in Kenya: Critical Success Factors

Sponsor/Donor: IDRC, Value: CanD 80,000

Period: 2008-2009

Description: To carry out research leading to the determination of factors contributing to the success of BPO initiatives.

Relevance: Vision 2030, key sector of the economic pillar


Link: ict4dgrants

Diasporas And Distributed Computing: Towards Uon Center Of Excellence In Distributed Computing And Modeling

Research Area: Distributed Computing

Title: Diasporas and Distributed Computing: Towards UoN Center of Excellence in Distributed Computing and Modeling

Sponsor/Donor: UNESCO and Hewlett Packard, Value: USD 45,000

Description: To carry out research leading to the establishment of a University and national grid and cloud computing infrastructure to support research in science and technology. The infrastructure will facilitate access by our scientists to global resources, facilities, applications and data. One of the objectives is that the infrastructure will facilitate collaboration with Africans in the Diaspora enabling the latter to participate in research and development activities of their mother countries. This leads to Brain gain to counter the existing Brain Drain. The other output is that the infrastructure will facilitate access to high performance computing resources.

Relevance: Vision 2030, key enabler of STI of the economic pillar.

Link: HP/UNESCO Brain Gain Project

Ict Sector Performance Review - Evidence Based Ict Policy Making And Regulations

Research Area: ICT for Development (ICT4D)

Title: ICT sector performance review - evidence based ICT policy making and regulations

Sponsor/Donor: IDRC, Value:

Period: 2009-2010

Description: Conduct research into current policy outcomes through supply and demand side studies in order to make public interested interventions in ICT policy and regulatory processes

Relevance: National ICT Policy

Link: View Details

Kitenge Festival

Kitenge festival is an annual event that takes place in Village Market and allows designs from all parts of the contry a chance to showcase there products.

Here people get to admire African Inspired Fashion while they mingle with their favorite local deseigners.

The designers range from all the renowned names in the indusrty to the young and upcoming designers.

Link: Kitenge Festival

Korda (kenya Oncological Research Database)

Research Area: Health Informatics

Title: KORDA (Kenya Oncological Research Database)

Sponsor/Donor: ROCHE , Value:

Period: 2010 – 2011

Partners: School of Medicine, UoN

Description: Development of a database to support research in cancer. The database is distributed, integrated and with a web interface.

Relevance: Vision 2030, promote and support scientific research.


Liberation Technologies Program - Design Thinking : Topic “access To Health Care By Low Income Communities”

Research Area: Mobile Computing / Human Computer Interaction

Title: Liberation Technologies Program - Design Thinking : Topic “Access to health care by low income communities”

Sponsor/Donor: Liberation Technologies, Stanford University, Nokia ,Value: KSh. 3million

Period: 2010 -

Partners: Designing for the low income communities relevant mobile applications that can meet their needs.

This was in collaboration with Stanford University

Description: Designing for the low income communities relevant mobile applications that can meet their needs.

This is in collaboration with Stanford University. The expected benefit is to be able to develop applications that appropriate and have appropriate user interfaces to increase use of ICT technology and subsequently lead to economic and social benefits.

Relevance: Vision 2030, social and economic pillars

Link: Liberation Technologies, Stanford University

M:lab East Africa

m:lab East Africa is a consortium of four organizations aiming to be a leader in identifying, nurturing and helping to build sustainable enterprises in the knowledge economy. The consortium members and their roles are :-

  • eMobilis, Education, training, accredition and certification.
  • World Wide Web Foundation – curriculum and content, training and Education
  • The University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics for rigorous academic research
  • iHub for community interaction, development space, events and access to capital and markets

Link: m:lab

Mobile Application Development Course For Spurring Technological Growth: A Uon-google Education Innovation Initiative In Kenya

Research Area: E-Learning

Title: Mobile Application Development Course for Spurring Technological Growth: A UoN-Google Education Innovation Initiative in Kenya

Sponsor/Donor: Google, Inc Value: USD 15,000

Period: 2010 – 2012

Partners: Google, Inc

Description: To develop innovative online courses in web-based services and applications in the mobile environment

Relevance: Vision 2030 social and economic pillars

Link: Google Education Initiative

Okwea Construction Company

Link: OKWEA Construction Company

Poverty And Information & Communication Technology Systems In Urban And Rural Eastern-africa (picture Africa)

Research Area: ICT for Development (ICT4D)

Title: Poverty and Information & Communication Technology Systems in Urban and Rural Eastern-Africa (PICTURE Africa)

Sponsor/Donor: IDRC, Value: CAN$ 350,000

Period: 2006-2010

Description: To study the possible impact of of Information & Communication Technology Systems on poverty in Urban and Rural Eastern-Africa (PICTURE Africa). To study the potential role of ICT in poverty alleviation initiatives.

Relevance: Vision 2030, the economic pillar


Link: View Details

Real-time, Farmer-centric M&e Platform

Research Area: ICT4D / Software Systems

Title: Real-time, Farmer-centric M&E platform

Sponsor/Donor: NCST, Value:

Period: 2010 – 2012

Description: …

Relevance: Vision 2030, social and economic pillars

Link: http://www.ncst.go.ke/

Regional Mobile Applications Lab - A World Bank’s Infodev, Project

Research Area: Localization

Title: Regional mobile applications Lab - A World Bank’s Infodev, Project

Sponsor/Donor: World Bank’s Infodev, Finnish Foreign Ministry and Nokia ,Value: USD 200,000

Period: 2010 – 2013

Partners: SCI is part of the Regional Mobile Applications Lab (m:Lab). Partners in the consortium are:

i-Hub, emobilis, World Wide Web Foundation.

Description: Development of the mobile phone applications ecosystem in Eastern Africa. Incubation of businesses around mobile applications development Focus on the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)

Relevance: Vision 2030, social and economic pillars

Link: World Bank (infoDev)

Research Grants On Ict For Development

Link: ict4dgrants


An online cloud based music player

Link: Tunebanda

University Of Games

University of Games ® was started in 2011 when a bunch of guys decided to combine their love for games with skills learned in school to make a business. We applied for The Tandaa Grant which is a facility offered by the the Kenya government in conjunction with The World Bank to support young “techpreneurs” in the country.

We were fortunate to win a one year contract based on the grant and we are very grateful.

We aim to develop games for Mobile, Web and PC.


The School frequently participate in game competitions

Link: uogames

Utilities For Blind And Visually Impaired Persons – Research And Development

Research Area: Human Computer Interaction

Title: Utilities for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons – Research and Development

Sponsor/Donor: ICT Board, Value: Ksh. 800,000

Period: 2010 – 2012

Partners: Kenya Society for the Blind

Description: Development of voice/audio drive applications for the blind to run on java enabled low-end phones.

This is a Kenya ICT Board funded project

Relevance: Vision 2030, social and economic pillars. Expand access to ICT by the disadvantaged.

Link: ICT Board of Kenya

School of Mathematics

Actuarial Students' Society Of Kenya

To prepare actuarial students in Kenya for the international market through: coordinating academic and co-curricular events; exposing them to the industry;

Link: http://actuaries.or.ke/

African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative

The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) is a distributed network of mathematics research, training and promotion throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It has five Regional Offices located in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. It is a project established by the Millenium Science Initiative (MSI), administered by the Science Initiative Group (SIG). The primary goal of the MSI, established in 1999, is to create and nuture world-class science and scientific talent in the developing world by strengthening S&T capacity through integrated programmes of research and training, planned and driven by local scientists.





Realising the need to demonstrate application of dynamical systems in real life situations and to expose the participants to mathematical skills of formulating complex dynamical models for biological and technical systems gave birth to this school. The need motivated our desire to give our postgraduate students skills in mathematical modelling and analysis of complex dynamic models. The courses and lectures in the school will focus on deterministic and statistical models of biological, ecological and technical systems, and more specifically on the methods used to select, represent, quantify natural phenomena and then analyze the outputs and results with particular attention on long-term behaviour. They will cover the following fields:

Dynamical systems: courses will provide knowledge about dynamical systems in mathematics (discrete and continuous time) as well as training with modelling tools (programming) and numerical methods. The courses will be based on widely used theoretical models in ecology (prey/predators models, competition models, epidemiology etc.) and will be illustrated by current applications to ecosystems.


Multi-scale analysis and advanced computational skills: The formulated models can have interacting phenomena of different scales, which makes them complex. Improvements in the speed of computation will not be sufficient to cope with numerous interactions, hence the need for multi-scale analysis andhigh-level computation, which allow taking benefits of patterns induced by scale differences in order to understand complex models and make them more tractable. Developing multi-scale and efficient computational skills allow extracting the most important aspects of a model.


East African Universities Mathematics Programme(eaump)



This programme aims at alleviating the dismal state of Mathematics in Eastern Africa. It has been noted

that the state of Mathematics in this region is very poor and so corrective measures are needed urgently

alleviate its status. Thus EAUMP aims at enhancing capacity building as well as initiating and strengthening

research activities and postgraduate training in Mathematics within the region. It is envisaged that EAUMP

will promote professional collaboration among participating institutions.


Institut De Recherche Pour Le Développement

he IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene.

Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories.

Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries.

Link: http://www.ird.fr/kenya/

International Mathematical Union (imu)

IMU is an international non-governmental and non-profit scientific organization, with the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics.

It is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and has endorsed repeatedly ICSU's Principle of Freedom, Responsibility & Universality of Science.

The objectives of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) are:

  1. To promote international cooperation in mathematics
  2. To support and assist the International Congress of Mathematicians and other international scientific meetings or conferences
  3. To encourage and support other international mathematical activities considered likely to contribute to the development of mathematical science in any of  its    aspects, pure, applied, or educational


Link: International Mathematical Union (IMU)

Mathematics Association Of Kenya (mak)

Mathematics Association of Kenya (MAK) is a non-govermental, non-profit making academic association fully registered at the office of the registrar. It draws its members from the general public especially in the academic sector.
Mathematics Association of Kenya is currently seeking to be a member of the International Mathematics Union (IMU) and is also a beneficiary of an array of international mathematics organisations such as Africa Mathematics Union, ICTP, ISP amongst other mathematical communities.
The main objective of this association is to effect improvement in mathematics education country wide, to provide means of communication for this purpose, and to take such measures as may appear expedient to advance the views of the Association on any question affecting mathematics education.

Link: Mathematics Association of Kenya (MAK)

Mentoring African Research In Mathematics (marm)

The Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) scheme was devised to support mathematics and its teaching in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

The programme was designed to counter the mathematics "brain-drain" from sub-Saharan Africa by supporting qualified mathematics professionals in situ. The scheme concentrates on the creation of joint research partnerships between UK mathematicians, their colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa, and doctoral students of those colleagues.

The scheme is supported by funding from the Nuffield Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust, distributed jointly to: the London Mathematical Society, International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI). The scheme is overseen by the MARM Board.

Link: Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM)

The African Mathematical Union (amu)

The African Mathematical Union (AMU) or Union Mathematique Africaine (UMA) is the African equivalent of the International Mathematical Union. The official webpage of the AMU is in preparation and will be operated from the Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (www.alakhawayn.ma). Until that time we operate this website.

Link: The African Mathematical Union (AMU)

The Geometry Group

The geometry Group is a new Research Initiative at the School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi. It aims to foster research in Algebra and Geometry and to provide a discussion forum for its members, international guest, scientists and the public. As such, it merges activities of the original Algebraic Geometry Reading Group of October 2010.

Link: The Geometry group

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