Latest News & Announcements

UON TO HOST WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DURING 5 DAY VISIT TO KENYA

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama will host Prof. Kirk Schulz, the 11th president of Washington State University and his delegation between Thursday, February 3rd   to 8th 2023.  The visit cements the already strong strategic partnership between the two universities that culminated in the signing of a memorandum of understanding in 2016 and will entail meetings with Principal Investigators of the various collaborative projects under implementation as well as explore additional areas of collaboration.

GCA HOSTS REGIONAL FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN AFRICA

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) opened a 3-day regional training on the future of resilient food systems in Africa to promote digital climate-informed solutions (DCAS) as a tool to help tackle the growing impacts of climate change across the continent on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at the University of Nairobi, Wangari Mathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies. 

UON DEVELOPS SRHR POLICY, MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND REVIEWS ITS HIV POLICY

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama received the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, Mental health Policy and the reviewed HIV draft policies on Monday, January 30, 2023 from the O3 plus Committee. The Draft policies are to be taken to the University Executive Board (UEB) and then subjected to stakeholder Engagement before being published and officially adopted by the Institution.

EMBU COUNTY SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH UON

The University of Nairobi signed a partnership agreement with Embu County government on 22nd December, 2022.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof. Kiama Gitahi, observed that the University values partnerships.

‘’As a University we would like to add value to our partners. Our department of plant science has been collaborating with Embu County in the field of value addition in agricultural produce” Prof. Kiama said.

The University established fresh produce aggregation centre at Karurumo in Embu County in 2018.

UoN 68TH GRADUATION CEREMONY 2022

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all students who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2021/2022) and members of the public, that the 68th Graduation Ceremony will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, December 16, 2022 commencing at 8.00 a.m. at Taifa Hall.

The event will be streamed live through the following links; www.uonbi.ac.ke.ke/livestream and facebook.com/uonbi.ac.ke.

VARSITY TO HOST STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FORUM WITH MR. BILL GATES

The University of Nairobi will host Mr. Bill Gates, the  Microsoft founder and American businessman  on Thursday 17 November 2022 in a town hall student engagement forum. The forum which will take place at the Chandaria Performing Arts Centre within the UoN tower will bring together students drawn from UoN and various African Universities. The engagement will focus on climate change, innovation and food  security as well as innovative tools approaches to bolster efforts to increase food security and climate adaptation suppport across Africa.

UON DEVELOPS A STRATEGIC PLAN ON DISABILITY MAINSTREAMING

After the recently established Disability Policy at UoN; the disability mainstreaming committee spearheaded a retreat as one of its implementation efforts. The objective of the retreat was to develop a strategic plan and visualize the milestones towards the establishment of a Disability Support Centre.

The 2-day retreat was held on October 20-21,2022 at the Kenya Institute of Special Education and developed a strategic plan for 2023-2028 for Disability Mainstreaming at UoN.

UON TO LAUNCH GENDER DESK, DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH POLICY: O3 PLUS IMPLEMENTATION

As of December 1, 2022, the University community can walk in a Gender desk and anonymously report cases of Gender based violence, rape and any other form of abuse and receive immediate clinical and psychological care.

This was among the approvals that the O3 Plus Institutional Working Group (IWG) was seeking when they paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kiama on Tuesday, 18th October, 2022.