3:30 PM15:30

Breaking Gender Barriers in Research, Technology & Innovation: A Panel Discussion

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As part of the 8th National Science and Technology Exhibition Week, the Mawazo Institute will host a panel discussion on addressing barriers to girls and women’s participation in the sciences (download the programme brochure). The panel will open with a keynote address by Dr. Rose M. Mutiso, Mawazo CEO and Co-Founder, followed by an engaging discussion featuring:

  • Prof. Mary Abukutsa-Onyango (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research Production and Extension at JKUAT)

  • Dr. Jemimah Njuki (Senior Program Officer at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC))

  • Dr. Shikoh Gitau (Head of Products at Alpha, Safaricom Limited)

  • Gladys Mosomtai, (PhD Candidate and Researcher at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe))

Date: Thursday August 8th
Time: 3:30-4:50pm
Venue: The KICC - Tsavo Hall

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to Aug 9

8th National Science & Technology Exhibition Week

The Kenya National Science Week (NSW), now in its 8th year, is organized by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. This year, Mawazo is one of the organizing partners and will host a special session under the sub-theme of ‘Women in Science’. Young Scientists Kenya also hosts its annual exhibition, featuring 235 winning student projects from all 47 counties. Students will showcase their projects and winners will be awarded by a series of experts.

Download the programme here.

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After Office Hours with Dr. Rose M. Mutiso
6:00 PM18:00

After Office Hours with Dr. Rose M. Mutiso

As part of its celebration of 2019 International Women’s Day, held under the theme Balance for Better, Dr Rose Mutiso, Co-founder and CEO of Mawazo Institute, “and a Kenyan scientist who is opening doors for women in STEM through research” will be speaking at the Nairobi Garage’s After Office Hours event series:

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Africa Science Week Kenya: Science at Work in Kenya
to Dec 7

Africa Science Week Kenya: Science at Work in Kenya

Africa Science Week is an initiative of the Next Einstein Forum comprised of concurrent week-long science engagement events taking place in 35 countries across the continent. The 2018 Kenya edition of the event, Africa Science Week – Kenya (ASW-Kenya), will be held from December 3rd to 7th 2018 under the theme, ‘Science at Work in Kenya.’ ASW-Kenya activities will take place across the country and highlight science at work in different areas of Kenyan society.

Africa Science Week - Kenya is a program supported through the generous financial and in-kind support of the L’Oreal Foundation, the Next Einstein Forum, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, and the Mawazo Institute.

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3:00 PM15:00

Women in African Power: Increasing Connections: Amplifying your personal brand through networking in the energy sector

Power Africa launched the Women in African Power network with the goal of advancing the participation and representation of women within the energy sector across the African continent.  

Increasing Connections, the Women in African Power (WiAP) webinar series, aims to share knowledge and build the professional skills of women active in Africa’s energy sector.

How do you distinguish and elevate yourself in your field? Networking is an essential skill to develop professional connections and relationships, but effectively networking and finding networking opportunities may be difficult. In this webinar, you will learn how to strengthen your personal brand by developing networking skills. 

Join this webinar and learn more from the speakers, Rose Mutiso, Co-Founder and CEO, Mawazo Institute and Sandra Tererai, Founder, Taungana.

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to Jul 25

MTAWA Panel Discussion and Graduate Career Workshop

MTAWA (The Mentoring neTwork of African Women in Academia) is an organization that aims to establish and build networks for African women in academia in support of their academic and professional growth and success. Mawazo co-sponsored this event alongside MTAWA, Safaricom and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The event was targeted at undergraduate and masters level women interested in STEM careers both in academia and industry. This event was held at the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center (SAJOREC) on the JKUAT main campus, Juja, Kenya. Mawazo’s CEO-Rose Mutiso was a panelist at one of the sessions. Read more about the event here.


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7:00 PM19:00

Nairobi Ideas Night

Nairobi Ideas Night is an informal show that provides a platform for local researchers, scholars and other self-identifying nerds to present their work and ideas to the general public in an informal and engaging format. The free event features short lectures on topics of popular interest and brings together interesting people from all walks of life to discuss these issues and mingle over drinks

Entry is free, but attendees must register via Eventbrite. Note that you can only register for 1 ticket.


Owaahh (historian & storyteller)

Wangui Kimari (urban ethnographer & activist)

Nanjira Sambuli (tech policy wonk)

Jessamyn Fairfield (physicist & comedian)

Rose Mutiso (MC)

Musical Guest:


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Public Engagement Workshop: Designing and Assessing Informal Science Programs
8:30 AM08:30

Public Engagement Workshop: Designing and Assessing Informal Science Programs

This January, a team of physicists from NUI Galway visited the Mawazo Institute in Nairobi, with co-funding from Institute of Physics' Virdee Grant. The NUI Galway team, consisting of Dr Claudia Fracchiolla and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield, brought expertise in public engagement, informal science programs, and evaluation and assessment which we they shared with a dynamic group of local STEM practitioners from across Kenya. Read more about the event on our blog page.

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