The Department of Chemistry through KEN-01 team organized a brainstorming workshop on 15th September 2023 held at Arziki Restaurant, Chiromo Campus on the re-establishment of Women in Chemistry(WIC) from 8.30am-11am. This workshop was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology (Professor Leonidah Kerubo), the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry (Professor David K.
Lead exposure was identified as one of the major emerging policy issues during the second International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in 2009. The ICCM launched the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead in Paint (GAELP) as a voluntary initiative under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNEP in order to protect human health and the environment. The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (IPPWA) was launched in 2011 and it takes place in the last week of October since 2013.
The Department of Chemistry held a mentorship seminar on October 13, 2023, for third- and fourth-year students on Career Mapping and Preparedness. The event was facilitated by Mr. Edison Mochiemo, of KCB, and Mr. Livingstone Makori, of Corporate Career Academy. This was one in a series of events organized by the department meant to equip the students with soft skills required in the job market.
The Department of Chemistry through KEN-01 project organized training on public speaking from Wednesday October 4 2023 to Friday October 6 2023 for selected students who recently graduated from the Department. This training need was identified during the breakfast meeting held in May 17 2023 for female students organized by the Inorganic Research Group(KEN01) project.This training was sponsored by Denis Foundation and KEN-01 project.
The Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, through Kenya National Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center (KNMRC) organized & hosted the Third (3rd) Regional Hands-on NMR Training Workshop which was officially opened by the CEO, NRF, Professor Dickson Andala on 31st July 2023. KNMRC was established as a national NMR center through a grant from the National Research Fund (NRF), Kenya to provide Nuclear Magnetic Resonance analytical services that include capacity building to scientists, not only in the country but also in the region.