Kenya Hub

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The PACN Kenyan Hub is located at the University of Nairobi, Chemistry Department. The hub brings important benefits for the University, both direct and indirect. It provides a key central communication point for the RSC and universities located around Kenya. 

The activities organized and coordinated by the hub include:

  • creating new avenues for researchers across Kenya and Africa
  • developing new networking and strengthening existing networks across Africa
  • promoting research collaborations 
  • coordinating of conferences, workshops, and other scientific activities
  • distribution of educational materials, including books, for schools and universities
  • working with science teachers across Kenya to further develop the teaching of science
  • playing a key role in increasing the number of qualified chemical scientists emerging from Africa
  • administering travel grants and fellowships
  • developing web pages that would be incorporated into Nairobi University‚Äôs web site                                  

The Local Management Committee is composed of:

  • Professor Shem Wandiga, University of Nairobi, Chairman of the Committee
  • Professor Jacob Midiwo, University of Nairobi, NAPRECA Executive Secretary
  • Professor Charles Nguta, Egerton University, Chairman of the Kenya Chemical Society
  • Dr. Amir Yusuf, Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi
  • Dr. Helen Driver, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Prof. Anthony Gachanja, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Facilitator, GC-MS Training Workshops
  • For contact and further information be directed to Mr Erick O. Awas (see below)                           

University of Nairobi scientists in laboratory

Launch of the Kenya Hub

The official launch of the Kenya hub took place in Nairobi at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus on 27 May 2008.  The launch was followed by a scoping workshop involving scientists and policy makers from across the African continent.  

The workshop covered five key areas: energy, food, health, water and education in the chemical sciences in order to guide future activities of the Kenyan hub and coordinate with other African and international networks.

Related Links

Link icon The Kenya Chemical Society
Find out more about Kenya's local chemical society

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Contact and Further Information

Mr Erick Awas
Administrator, PACN Kenya
Department of Chemistry University of Nairobi P.O. Box 30197, 00100 NAIROBI
Tel: Tel & Fax: +254 20 444 6140, Mob: +254 705 218 055