THEME: Harnessing Research for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities.

23rd to 27th October 2023

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation and Enterprise Prof. Margaret J Hutchinson is delighted to welcome researchers, staff and students to join the University of Nairobi research week, which runs from 23rd to 27th October 2023. This is the sixth Research week that the University is organizing, and will bring together various conferences, and webinars spread across the ten faculties .

The theme for this year’s Research week is Harnessing Research for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities.The theme is quite relevant at a time when the world is experiencing many challenges ranging from climate change, food insecurity, youth unemployment, human health, and high cost of living.She calls upon researchers, staff and students to take this opportunity and come forward to present research findings that address these challenges. The University of Nairobi takes Conferences very seriously as it is one of the ways by which research findings are disseminated. Conferences also enable researchers, academicians, practitioners and industry players to come together and network as they exchange ideas on various topical issues.

Director, Research Innovation and Enterprise Prof Justus M Munyoki also welcomes all to this year conference.Prof Munyoki believes this conference is built on the success of the fifth Research week held in October 2022, which attracted over 1900 participants, 60 guest speakers and saw over 473 papers being presented.

Prof Munyoki also is sure this year theme fits quite well with the changing times and calls all to direct reflect on how best researchers can begin to solve the many problems that communities experience today . The world is today talking about research that leads to resilience and sustainable solutions to the problems of the world today. He calls upon researchers, students, practitioners to come forward and join the debate by presenting papers that challenge the world view, and take advantage of the opportunity and submit abstracts and papers through the various conferences that are scheduled to take place during the Research week, and be part of this great event.

In addition to the many other activities that will be taking place during the Research  Week, each conference will  have invited various keynote  speakers from both the private and public sector, both local and international, to make presentations on topical  issues.