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10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action 23rd-29th October 2022

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                         Flagging off over 500 participants for a 10km walk

This year, Kenya marked the 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action that takes place in the last week of October since 2013 under the leadership of UNEP and the World Health Organization.

The 10th International LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK OF ACTION, 23RD TO 29TH OCTOBER 2022

This year, Kenya will be joining the Global Community in marking the 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILLPWA), between the 23rd and the 29th of October 2022 under the leadership of UNEP and the World Health Organization.

The focus this year’s is Enhancing Efforts Towards the Elimination of Lead Paints

2ND NMR WORKSHOP HANDS- ON TRAINING OCT. 4TH-7TH 2022

The KNMRC based at the Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi is hosting its 2nd Hands-on NMR training workshop from 4th-7th  October 2022. KNMRC was established with the funding received from National Research Fund(NRF).

 

The training workshop is sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry/Pan African Chemistry Network(PACN) with the aim of enhancing the capabilities of Kenyan Scientists in NMR techniques. 12 participants from different universities & research institutions were selected from over 70 applications received.

 

AFRICAN RESEARCH INITIATIVE FOR SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE(ARISE) PROJECT OPORTUNITIES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi through the African Research Initiative for
Scientific Excellence (ARISE) Project is recruiting 2 M.Sc. students, 1 Ph. D student and a
laboratory technician as outlined below;

TWO(2) MSC PROJECTS IN CHEMISTRY

ABC 2ND STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP: "CLEAN AIR & MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH IN KENYA"

Following the successful 1st stakeholders engagement workshop: " Kenya Healthy Brain Project: Maternal, Child Environmental Health Research, Practice and Policy" that took place at Gracia Hotel in August 2019,  Kilimani, Nairobi, the University of Washington in collaboration with the University of Nairobi organized its 2nd stakeholders Engagement workshop on 21st September 2022 at Gracia Gardens in Kilimani. The Theme of the workshop was "Clean Air and Maternal Child Health in Kenya."

HACO INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH UON, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY TO OFFER INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

The University of Nairobi, Department of Chemistry has signed an MOU with HACO industry that will see students from the Department gets industrial training.

 

Speaking during the ceremony, Haco industry Managing Director, Mr Peter Ndichu, stated that the first-of-its kind MOU will offer students with job exposure to complement the knowledge they get in class with a practical experience in the industry. "The students will be attached to various department at Haco for a period of between three months & six months to make them all round in the job market.

 

3rd International Chemistry Inorganic Conference from 29-30th September 2022.

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting the virtual 3rd International Inorganic Chemistry Conference from 29-30th September 2022. Details are available in the Conference flyer herein attached. We welcome abstracts in any of the thematic areas. Deadline for submission is 31st August 2022.

 

Register in advance for the conference: