Consultative Workshops
Policies / Research Uptake

Consultative Workshops

The essence of these workshops is to bring together and facilitate dialogue amongst different sectors/professionals who ordinarily do not talk/interact with each other but who should learn from each other. They are intended to explore areas of complementarities between disciplines/professions and encourage new teams/partnerships between professionals with diverse backgrounds to solve societal problems. Continue reading

Events / Institutions / Learning / News / Policies / Training / Universities

The Scinnovent Centre facilitates training on effective communication with policy makers

One of the main objectives of the Scinnovent Centre is on strengthening skills and shaping attitudes. Recognizing that for actors to remain competitive they need to constantly learn new skills and update their knowledge bases, the training and capacity building programmes addresses this objective. These training courses are developed through a three – stage process … Continue reading

Africa / Events / Innovations / Institutions / Partnerships / Policies / public-private linkages / Research Uptake / Universities

What options for enhanced public-private sector linkages and commercialisation of research?

On 15 to 17 October 2014, Dr. Maurice Bolo, the Director Scinnovent Centre was in the Netherlands to participate in an international forum on  ‘Unleashing Science, Technology and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security’. With emphasis on Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific region, the event which attracted policy makers, senior scientists, innovators, scholars and private … Continue reading

Africa / Biotechnology / Events / Innovations / Institutions / News / Policies / Seminar / Universities

Universities as Key Centres for Biotechnology Research, Development and Innovation in Africa

A panel discussion focusing on biotechnology in Kenya was held during the commemoration of this year’s African Scientific Revival day. ‘Has Biotechnology worked for Kenya?’ – this was the title of the session whose panel consisted of Dr. Francis Nang’ayo, manager regulatory affairs at African Agricultural Technology foundation (AATF-Africa); Dr. Susan Musembi, an animal biotechnologist … Continue reading

Africa / Biotechnology / Markets / Nutrition / Policies

E-Consultation: The Role Of Biotechnology For Food And Nutrition Security In Africa

The Scinnovent Centre conducted a two-week e-consultation survey between 5th June 2014 and  20th June 2014. The consultation which focused on the role of biotechnology in enhancing food and nutrition security in Africa,  looked into the current state of innovations, policies and markets. We specifically sought to highlight the successes and achievements that have resulted … Continue reading