The aim of the webinar is to sensitize our students/staff on the importance of mental health and focus on post COVID-19 recovery strategy. Drug and substance abuse, peer-pressure, poor academic performance, work-life balance, financial constraints and personal/family issues are among reported factors associated with mental health issues. The Department’s concern is that the issues may also emanate from losses during COVID-19 pandemic and there is need for recovery strategies.
The Innovation Incubation Commercialization (IIC) program is a university of Nairobi program implemented by Intellectual Property Management Office and C4DLab. This program is for innovators with innovations that have potential for market commercialization. In the program, experienced industry players will coach and mentor the innovator teams in their quest to refine their innovations by translating them from ideas and prototypes to minimum viable products and services.
Kenya Norway Mobility (KeNoMo)( Project is an academic collaboration that establishes a long-term sustainable relationship between KCA University, University of Stavanger (UiS), and University of Nairobi (UoN). The project is funded by NORPART – Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation and it is expected to end in march 2023.The main objective of the project is to facilitate mutual student mobility and academic cooperation between the partners, and will thus enhance the quality of computer science education in both Norway and Kenya.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Nairobi has received a sub-ward of $160,000 to
promote blockchain research and learning at the institution. The main grant of $8 Million was awarded
by the Algorand Foundation to the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University (USA) which
led a consortium consisting of 15 other universities from five continents that will benefit as
subawardees. At the University of Nairobi, the project team is led by Dr. Andrew Kahonge and Dr. Evans
The Hackathon was set to run from the 17th February to 17th March this year and has been phased into 4 stages. The first phase involve instructor-led and self-paced training of the participants on Microsoft Azure and the Business Problem Statements. In the second stage, the students went through the coding with mentorship from representatives from Equity, University of Nairobi, Meru University of Science and Technology and Microsoft. Their solutions then went through a 1st and 2nd knock off stage, that culminate in the selection of the 3 winners.
This is a free workshop dedicated to onboarding University of Nairobi students into the world of building Decentralized Applications for the future of the Web. We will begin with high-level concepts and work out a way to an advanced understanding of blockchain.
The Bootcamp will be held at the Department of Computing and Informatics University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus.
To register https://lu.ma/pnb27o06
New report reveals that cybercrime and fraud costs soar to KES 15 billion More than 80 percent of Kenyans connected to the Internet are vulnerable to cybercriminal attacks, a new study reveals. The study, titled –The State of Cybersecurity in Kenya which was carried out by cyber security consulting firm Serianu in partnership with PKF consulting and USIU Africa, shows that the vast majority of private companies and public sector organizations also remain very exposed to cybercrime and internal IT fraud.
Are you a current University of Nairobi student or recent alumni interested in building impactful solutions to help communities across Africa? Then join Fuel Africa, a 1-week entrepreneurship program and innovation challenge powered by Futurize in partnership with AstraZeneca and Microsoft, and co-funded by Bristol Myers Squibb.