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2016/05/05
Report: Symposium on Capacity Building in Sustainable Resource Development in Africa Held in Nairobi. 24 March 2016

On 24th March 2016, a one-day international event “Symposium on Capacity Building in Sustainable Resource Development in Africa” was held at the embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Kenya. It was hosted by JSPS Nairobi Research Station in cooperation with the Akita University and Embassy of Japan in Kenya. The symposium aims to consider the development of human resources which are engaged in sustainable resource development by sharing the expertise among the specialists from Japan and South and East African countries; and to provide a platform of exchanging ideas of education for sustainable development resources at higher education institutions in Africa. Abstract: The final draft of the post Millennium Development Goals […]

2016/03/16
Report:Symposium on Tropical and Infectious Diseases Held in Nairobi. 14-15 January 2016

During the period of 14-15 January 2016, a two-pronged international symposium program was held in Nairobi, Kenya: One was “The First Symposium for Innovate Network for Pan-African Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Infectious Diseases,” hosted by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Nagasaki University, and supported by Japan’s Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). The other was “The Second International Symposium for Promotion of Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation between Africa and Japan.” The Nairobi Research Station played an instrumental role in implementing both of these events as an assisting organization. The aim of the first symposium was […]

2016/03/16
Report:The Second Maasai Olympic Symposium “Competition for Wildlife Conservation”(6th March, 2015)

  On 6 March, the JSPS Nairobi Research Station cosponsored a symposium with the Embassy of Japan in Kenya. Held at the Embassy, its theme was “The 2nd Maasai Olympics Symposium: Competition for Wildlife Conservation?.” The Maasai people have for long years practiced their cultural rite of passage to manhood by hunting and killing lions. However, this traditional practice has become detrimental to the conservation of lions, which are now on the brink of extinction. In order to protect wildlife, the Maasai have replaced their lion hunt with an athletic competition, the Maasai Olympics. Held in December 2014, the second Maasai Olympics attracted hundreds of spectators to watch young Maasai […]

2012/07/05
Calling for Application: Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers 2013-2014

Above grant of JSPS is now calling for application.  The deadline is 3- 7 September 2012 for the first recruitment, and 2-10 May 2013 for the second recruitment. Note : These deadlines are for the head of the host institution to submit the application to JSPS; the time frames for applicants (host researchers) to submit their applications are normally earlier. About the detail of the program and application guideline, see here and read it carefully.    The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. […]

2012/07/02
The 2nd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Call for Nominations

The purpose of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize is to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa and through such work have contributed to the health and welfare of African people and all humankind.  The prize consists of 2 categories: Medical Research and Medical Services. JSPS is entrusted by the Japanese Government with the operation of the prize for medical research. The prize consists of a citation, medal and honorarium of 100 million Japanese Yen (approximately 1.18 million US dollars). The prize is awarded every 5 years and this second award will be presented in […]

2012/05/22
Report: Seminar on People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kitale (Rift Valley, Kenya)

Under the de-centralization in sub-Saharan African countries, more and more people pays attention to the significance of the roles for each community and the initiative of rural societies.  To seek such theme, high priority should be put not only on streamlization of administration but also on sensitization of the people through scientific knowledge in grassroots level. Moreover, we should find a positive role of regional universities.  Kitale is the agricultural based town, which has an approximate population of 200,000 while Nairobi stands at approximate 3,138,500.  NEPHAK held workshop on people living with HIV/AIDS for sensitization of local communities as one of initial trials of this theme.  Mr. Gabriel Ekalale  (JSPS […]

2012/03/07
Call for BRIDGE Fellows from sub-Saharan Africa for FY 2012

Former sub-Saharan African JSPS fellows who wish to receive BRIDGE fellowship should apply to East African JSPS alumni association. Application must contain duly filled forms. Forms can be downloaded from JSPS Nairobi web site, see this page. Applicants should submit Form 1 and Form 2 to JSPS Nairobi Research Station (email address: jsps1@africaonline.co.ke) as an email attached with PDF or MS Word files, not later than 17:00 hrs (UTC+03:00) 16th March 2012. Also check this page of the JSPS Head Office.

2011/02/11
JSPS-EAAA in ZAMBIA

JSPS Publicity Meeting at University of Zambia 11th February 2011 Prof. Walter Oyawa of JKUAT, Nairobi and the EA JSPS Alumni Executive Member (left) presenting the Alumni items to Dr. Namangala of University of Zambia (right)

2011/01/21
Call for BRIDGE Fellows from sub-Saharan Africa for FY 2011

Application Guidelines FY 2011 → <PDF 83KB> Former sub-Saharan African JSPS fellows who wish to receive BRIDGE fellowship should apply to East African JSPS alumni association. Application must contain duly filled forms. Forms can be downloaded from below or the website of the JSPS Head Office; http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/. Form 1 (filled by applicant) <Word 81KB> Form 2 (filled by host researcher in Japanese) <Word 47KB> (Please note the forms have been amended. Don’t use previous forms.) Applicants should submit Form 1 and Form 2 to JSPS Nairobi Research Station (email address: jsps1@africaonline.co.ke) as an email attached with PDF or MS Word files, not later than 17:00 hrs (UTC+03:00) 15th March 2011. […]

2010/03/08
Call for BRIDGE Fellows from sub-Saharan Africa for FY 2010

Application Guidelines FY 2010→ (PDF 83KB) Former sub-Saharan African JSPS fellows who wish to receive BRIDGE fellowship should apply to East African JSPS alumni association. Application must contain duly filled forms. Forms can be downloaded from below or the website of the JSPS Head Office; http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-plaza/bridge/. Form 1 (filled by applicant) (Word 60KB) Form 2 (filled by host researcher in Japanese) (Word 44KB) Applicants should submit Form 1 and Form 2 to JSPS Nairobi Research Station (email address: jsps1@africaonline.co.ke) as an email attached with PDF or MS Word files, not later than 17:00 hrs (UTC+03:00) 17th April 2010. 17:00 hrs (UTC+03.00) 22nd June 2010. (The deadline has been extended.) The […]

2009/12/14
Re-invitation BRIDGE Fellowship

Program Summary -BRIDGE Fellowship Launched for JSPS Alumni Members- To date, JSPS alumni associations have been established in 11 countries and regions: Germany, France, the UK, the US, Sweden, India, Egypt, East Africa (Kenya), Korea, Bangladesh, and Finland. Each of these associations works to maintain and strengthen scientific exchange between its host country or region and Japan. This new fellowship will be carried out as a component of the Japanese government’s initiative to strengthen S&T diplomacy. Under it, researchers from other countries who have experienced research in Japan through one of JSPS’s program are given the opportunity to “revisit” Japan. The program targets researchers who are members of the alumni […]

2009/03/20
JSPS-EAAA in TANZANIA

The JSPS Eastern Africa Alumni Association (JSPS-EAAA) Meeting in Tanzania 20th March 2009 Prof. Francis Mathooko of JKUAT, Nairobi and the EA JSPS Alumni Treasurer (right) presenting the Alumni T-shirts and caps to Dr. Maswanya of the National Institute of Medical Research (left) and Dr. Makangara of Dodoma University (middle)   Dr. Maswanya (left) and Dr. Makangara (right) posing in their newly acquired attire   Dr. Maswanya (left) and Dr. Makangara (right) seem to be impressed by Prof. Oyawa’s (middle) powerpoint presentation   Serious discussion in progress

2008/07/27
EASTERN AFRICA JSPS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Articles of Eastern Africa JSPS Alumni Association  Article 1 Name and Location   (a)     The name of the association shall be “Eastern Africa JSPS Alumni Association”, and shall hereafter be referred to as ‘the Association.’ (b)     The office of the Association shall be located at the JSPS Nairobi Research Station, Kenya.  Article 2 Objective   The objectives of the Association shall be as follows: (a)  To promote scientific exchange and research collaboration between Japan and Eastern African countries, in all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. (b)    To develop a network and encourage scientific cooperation amongst the Association’s members.  Article 3 Activity   In order to fulfill […]

2008/07/26
Seminar:Pastoral Societies in Africa

“Pastoral Societies in Africa: New Possibilities for Sustainable Development through the Interaction of Scientific Researches and Development Workers” http://www.jspsnairobi.org/jspsnairobi/en/seminar_en/597.html

2008/06/15
Seminar:Re-conceptualization of Wildlife Conservation

Re-conceptualization of Wildlife Conservation -Toward Resonatable Actions for Conservation- >>http://www.jspsnairobi.org/jspsnairobi/en/seminar_en/603.html

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