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IAGAS@50 Day: From A Cultural Division to a Research and Teaching Institute

The Institute of Anthropology, Gender & African Studies (IAGAS) invites you to an international UON@50 webinar on – IAGAS@50 Day: From A Cultural Division to a Research and Teaching Institute 

The Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) will hold an international webinar on December 4, 2020 to celebrate 50 years since its formation. The Institute formerly known as Institute of African Studies (IAS) was established in August 1970 and charged with the responsibility of promoting and conducting original research in the field of African Studies. Although originally established as a research Institute in the model of other research Institutes in the University, over time, teaching has continued to become a core component of the Institute.

Over the years, the Institute has been resilient in maintaining a delicate balance between its research and teaching mandates. In this regard, the Institute has conducted a number of original research projects which have informed policy and at the same time produced graduates in the fields of Anthropology, Gender and Development Studies and Heritage Management to meet the labour demands in Kenya and the Eastern Africa Region.

This webinar brings together distinguished scholars and stakeholders who have worked with the Institute in various capacities in the past to reflect on the mandate of the Institute in the last 50 years and to explore how to position the Institute in the coming years.

Date: December 4, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM EAT

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

As we celebrate UON@50 years,  the Dean of Students Office has organized half a day virtual  meeting to sensitize staff, students and the university community on services available for students with disabilities within and without the University.

Several disabled peoples organizations ( DPOs ) have been invited to speak at the sensitization meeting which will be held on Thursday 3rd December  2020 from 9.00am – 12.30pm.  

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 3, 2020 09:00 AM Nairobi

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Global Political Economy and Africa’s Development over the Last 60 Years

Sub-Saharan Africa remains so deprived today in which ethnic conflicts, civil wars or factional leadership struggles have completely destroyed the economic and political institutions. Some countries have however maintained progressive economic development albeit sluggishly. The promise of independence has not been realized. What went wrong? What is the way forward in Africa’s Development?

To address this, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites you to a public lecture by Kisumu County Governor, Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o on “The Global Political Economy and Africa’s Development over the Last 60 Years.”

This lecture could not have come at a better time. With the University of Nairobi celebrating its 50 years of existence, such a discussion fits well within the objectives of the University as a global centre of academic discourse.

Date: November 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Non-communicable diseases care and prevention during COVID-19 pandemic

The continued upsurge of the COVID-19 cases has resulted in changes of health seeking behavior patterns and may result in far reaching ramifications on health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the general population.

In light of the foregoing, we take this opportunity to invite you for a webinar to deliberate on non-communicable diseases care and prevention during COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar will focus on the relationship between diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease and screening for prostate cancer.

Date: November 30, 2020

Time: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf-utqzwoH9ItYnqNVKQXw129TEHehKcS

See the attached poster for more details.

Kiswahili Ulimwenguni Webina

The Department of Kiswahili invites you to an international UON@50 webinar whose theme is Kiswahili Ulimwenguni (Kiswahili in the Globe) on December 2, 2020 from 2.00 pm.

In its 50 years of its existence, the University of Nairobi has been instrumental in enhancing the growth of Kiswahli and taking it to the world. In the early 70s, Kiswahili scholars, Prof. Mohamed Andulaziz specifically, took Kiswahili to European countries like Germany. Many other scholars like Prof. Wamitila and Prof. Kineene followed later. Prof. Said Ahmed and Prof. Kineene took Kiswahili to Japan. Dr. Mwaliwa spread it to South Africa while Prof Olali and Dr. Mukhwana before him saw to it that the Chinese learnt Kiswahili. In the 1980s, Prof. Kineene was in South Korea and years later Prof. Tom Olali and Prof. Kithaka wa Mbera as well as Dr. Michira were to follow in his footsteps. Both Prof. Lisanza Muaka and Prof. Iribe Mwangi have spread Kiswahili to Latina America and North America. Dr. Jerono took it to Central America and West Africa. Prof. Mbatiah and Prof. Mberia as well as Dr. Michira, Dr. Mungania and Dr. Zaja have taken it to the US.

These few examples underscore the theme of the Webinar organized by the Department of Kiswahili whose theme is “Kiswahili in the Globe.” From its humble roots in East Africa, Kiswahili is now a global language and the University of Nairobi has played a major role in this globalization of Kiswahili.

Join us for the webinar:

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 2.00 pm

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuc-2rrTsvG9Pz_sN_ZsTviK_VE3f_vFNL

Kiswahili Poster (1)


Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship Programme (2020-2021)

Attention:   BA/Bed in Geography and Environmental Studies or BSc in Environmental Conservation at the University of Nairobi 

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Undergraduate Students 

Needy, bright and deserving 1st, 2nd, and 3rdyear undergraduate Students who may wish to be considered for the above financial assistance should complete the application form from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

The beneficiaries MUST be pursuing BA/Bed in Geography and Environmental Studies or BSc in Environmental Conservation at the University of Nairobi.

Completed forms to be sent to the departmental email geography@uonbi.ac.ke and copied to  alice.a.kibebe@mitsubishicorp.com

UNSA 2020 Campus Students Associations List Of Winning Teams

Unsa 2020 Campus Students Associations List Of Winning Teams

Click here to watch UNSA Swearing in Ceremony


The University of Nairobi Student Association (UNSA) newly elected leaders took the oath of office on November 19, 2020 in a ceremony presided over by the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama.

The student leaders emerged the winners following the November 18, 2020 elections held electronically. This year’s elections go down in the history of the University, being the first ever election to be conducted online.

Eddie Mwendwa Mutua, the newly elected chairman of the Student Council pledged to work with the University administration in representing the students’ matters. His team was also sworn it at the ceremony held at the Great Court. Earlier in the day, the Campus Students Association leaders were sworn in virtually.

Other UNSA Council officials include Vice Chairperson- Kaaria Kagwira Dorcas, Secretary General -Nathan Kiplagat, Treasurer -Georgina Njeri Githua, International Students representative- Vincent Cletus Wiso, Special Needs Representative – Wawira Janet Wachira and Sports and Social Welfare Student’s Representative -Tony Johnson Odindo.

Prof. Kiama congratulated the newly elected leaders saying the management will work with them closely for the betterment of students’ welfare at the university.

“We want to work with you closely to ensure that all students enjoy their stay at UoN. You will be equipped with necessary leadership skills and leave this university having created strong professional networks,” said Prof. Kiama. “We want to nurture talents at UoN.”

On his part, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o said he was happy that the UoN governance structure was now complete with the election of the students’ leadership.He lauded the leaders for conducting themselves maturely and peacefully during the electioneering period and making the whole process a success.

“It has been a noise free electioneering period and the elections were free, fair, credible and transparent. The online elections were a major milestone for the university and demonstrated our innovativeness, courage and adaptability to change. I am looking forward to cordial working relationship with the newly elected student leaders.”Prof. Ogeng’o said.

The Independent Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Mohamud Jama echoed Prof. Ogeng’o’s sentiments saying the election was free, fair, credible, transparent and verifiable. Prof. Jama heaped praise on the technical team that developed and supported the online voting system, saying it was dependable and secure.

Commemoration of the World Aids Day 2020

The global commemoration of the World AIDS Day is on December 1, 2020. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and is in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to complications of HIV.

The University of Nairobi will hold a virtual event on December 1, 2020 from 9.00 AM to 11.00AM. The chief guest is the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama.

Prof. Aggrey O. Anzala, Director of KAVI – ICR, will give the keynote address, while Dr. Loice A. Ombanjo, Physician and Infectious Disease Specialist, will make a presentation on COVID-19.

This year’s theme is: ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility’

You are invited.

Register in advance for this event through the link below:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

UoN@50 activities on capacity building for researchers

In commemoration of UoN@50, the University of Nairobi Library has organized for online training for researchers and students on Zotero Referencing Tools, Remote access to E-core text books supplied by EKITABU, and OrCid, Google Scholar and Self-archiving research tools.

The training will be conducted online from 1st to 8th December, 2020.

The aim of the training is to;

1.      Impart skills on research tools to enhance research quality and integrity

2.      Impart skills on remote access to electronic journals and e-core-text books.

3.      Enhance research performance and visibility

The training targets academic staff, researchers and students as per the program below:




DEC 1, 2020 10:00 – 12:00


DEC 8, 2020 10:00 – 12:00