The Kenya National Science Week (NSW), now in its 8th year is organized by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. This year, Young Scientists Kenya will co-host its annual exhibition, featuring 235 student projects, alongside NSW. Students will showcase their projects and winners will be awarded by experts.
As part of its public lecture series, The Conversation Africa pairs Mawazo CEO Dr. Rose M. Mutiso with APHRC Executive Director, Catherine Kyobutungi for an engaging discussion on moving from "Evidence to Action: How to connect your research with policy makers and how to use evidence to influence policy."
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: https://nairobigarage.com/event/after-office-hours-with-dr-rose-mutiso/
The Mawazo Scholars present the progress of their research to a mix of local academics and experts: A day-long research symposium marking the culmination of the year’s efforts to support and mentor 10 female Kenyan doctoral students as part of the PhD Scholars Programme.
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.
Women in African Power: Increasing Connections: Amplifying your personal brand through networking in the energy sector
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.
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.
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)
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.