Kenya: Guidelines to Promote Healthy Homes Launched

Kenya: Guidelines to Promote Healthy Homes Launched By Samwel Doe Ouma The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Habitat for Humanity International have launched guidelines to educate the industry players and the general public on the relationship between housing and health, and the various elements one needs to consider when planning to build or rent […]
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Nigeria Invests US$4M in Regional Scholarship, Innovation Fund

Nigeria Invests US$4M in Regional Scholarship, Innovation Fund The Government of Nigeria has announced a contribution of US$ 4 million to the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology’s (PASET) Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). The funding, through the World Bank-funded Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project (ACE-Impact), will help […]
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Nuclear Power can Propel Achievement of Net Zero Emissions

Nuclear Power can Propel Achievement of Net Zero Emissions By Mary Hearty Countries have been urged to include nuclear power among national strategies to achieve the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Speaking at the Atoms4Climate Pavilion, a side event at the climate change conference (COP 27)  Li JunHua, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at […]
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Kenya: Cassava Solar Driers Cushioning Farmers against Post-harvest Losses in Busia

Kenya: Cassava Solar Driers Cushioning Farmers against Post-harvest Losses in Busia By Joyce Ojanji Fresh cassava roots are highly perishable with some studies showing a shelf-life of less than 72 hours after harvest and post-harvest losses of about one in four (more than 23%) for freshly harvested roots. To preserve the crop, farmers especially in […]
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African Countries Urged to Maximize Use of Spatial Data

African Countries Urged to Maximize Use of Spatial Data By Sharon Atieno Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of earth observation technologies as a tool to facilitate spatial data collection, access, and use in decision-making processes, Africa is yet to exploit the full potential of this spatial information. This is according to Andre Nonguierma, […]
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Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results

Locally Made Water Purification System Registering Positive Results By Mary Hearty Safe and readily available water remains important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Yet, it is estimated that about 115 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene […]
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Kenya:  Pilot Project Enhancing Internet Accessibility Targets 9,600 Students, 200 Teachers

By Peter Oliver Ochieng Kenya’s Information, Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) is currently running an internet accessibility pilot project in schools targeting up to 9,600 students and 200 teachers. The pioneering project which was also installed at Kamusinga- one of Kenya’s top High Schools- in November, before being officially launched in December, 2021.   It is […]
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