Prof. Margaret Jesang Hutchinson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RIE)
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR, RESEARCH INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE

I am delighted as I welcome researchers, staff and students to join us during the University of Nairobi research week, which runs from 28th to 1st November 2024.

 

 


 
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR, RESEARCH INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE

I take this opportunity to welcome all our esteemed guests, paper presenters and partners to the 7th edition of the University of Nairobi Research week, which runs from 28th October to 1 st November 2024. The theme of the Research week is Harnessing Research for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities. This is the same theme that was adopted last year, and we have found it necessary to repeat it this year, owing to the immense interest that it generated. This theme fits quite well with the changing times and calls us to reflect on how best we can begin to solve the many problems that communities experience today. The world is today requires research that will lead to resilience and bring about sustainable solutions to the problems facing communities. There is a lot of research taking place in our universities and around the world, and unless findings of such research efforts are communicated in various fora for critique and possible policy interventions, they may be of very little use. The University of Nairobi Research Week gives researchers this unique opportunity to share their research findings not only with other researchers, but with industry players, research funders, students and other academicians. I call upon researchers, students and practitioners to join us during the Research week as they present papers that challenge the world view. I call upon researchers to take advantage of this opportunity and submit abstracts and papers through the various conferences that are scheduled to take place during the Research week, and be part of this great event. In addition to the many other activities that will be taking place during the Research Week, each conference will have various keynote speakers from both the private and public sector, both local and international, to make presentations on topical issues.

Prof. Justus M. Munyoki
Director, Research, Innovation and Enterprise
University of Nairobi