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2024/02/18
Invitation to 195th JSPS Gakushin Hybrid Seminar

Gakushin Seminar Announcement! It is our pleasure to inform you that JSPS Nairobi Research Station is organizing the 195th JSPS Gakushin Hybrid Seminar on Monday 19th February 2024. The seminar will take place at JSPS Nairobi Research Station office in Karen, Nairobi and it will commence from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EAT). Please have a look at <JSPS 195th Gakushin Seminar> for more details. Speaker: Dr. Peter Inganga Buluma (BDS, MGE, Ph.D-Moi Uni) Presentation Title: Social Media: A Revolution of Political Engagement and Voter Education in Kenya Date and Time: Monday 19th February 2024 Venue: JSPS Nairobi Research Station (Hybrid) Language: English RSVP at QR code on the flyer […]

2023/11/29
You are invited to International Symposium: “The Role and Challenges of Ecotourism in Wildlife Conservation”

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you all for our upcoming international symposium “The Role and Challenges of Ecotourism in Wildlife Conservation.” Details of the seminar are as follows: Date and Time: 9th December 2023, 9:30 to 15:20 (GMT) Venue: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary Registration: Please email to JSPS Nairobi Research Station at <nbo-academia[a]overseas.jsps.go.jp> *Please use @ in place of [at] when you will send E-mail to us Seminar Description:In recent years, the delicate balance between human activity and wildlife preservation has faced increasing threats. The natural habitats of many species continue to shrink due to urbanization, deforestation, and climate change, underscoring the significance of proactive conservation efforts. One such effort […]

2023/09/29
You are invited [4th October Seminar Event] Journey Towards Gender Equality in Kenya: Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Law, and Custom

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you all for our upcoming hybrid seminar, “Journey Towards Gender Equality in Kenya: Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Law, and Custom.” Details of the seminar are as follows: Date and Time: 4th October 2023, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM (EAT) Venue: Japanese Embassy in Kenya (Mara Road, Upper Hill. Nairobi) and Online (Zoom) Registration: Please register using this link. Organized by:Japan Society for th e Promotion of Science (JSPS) Nairobi Research StationFaculty of Law, University of NairobiAfrican Women Studies Center, University of Nairobi Seminar Description:This seminar will delve into the multifaceted journey towards gender equality in Kenya, focusing on the complex interplay between gender dynamics, legal […]

2023/09/07
【UPDATED】CALL FOR PAPERS! – Kenya@60

T-1 Day to the “Kenya At 60 Conference themed: KENYA IN THE WIDER WORLD” organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Nairobi Research Station, in partnership with the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), Kenya School of Government (KSG), United States International University – Africa (USIU-Africa), and USIU-Africa’s Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IPPIA). The event is open to ALL, but participants must register for planning purposes. Date: October 26 – 27, 2023 Time: 8.00pm ~ 5.00pm Venue: Hybrid – Rooftop, SHSS & Virtual (Zoom) Registration Link: https://forms.gle/WvrjoJa5aX67hkuZ8 For any inquiries or more information, kindly contact: nbo-academia@overseas.jsps.go.jp /OR ippia@usiu.ac.ke (October 25th, 2023) The Japan […]

2023/08/29
Our Landline is Temporarily Unavailable

Please take note that our landline is temporarily unavailable now. Kindly contact us at <nbo-academia [@] overseas.jsps.go.jp> or <+254 (0)740 181 283> for any queries.

2023/08/29
Invitation to 193rd JSPS Gakushin Hybrid Seminar

Gakushin Seminar Announcement! It is our pleasure to inform you that JSPS Nairobi Research Station is organizing the 193rd JSPS Gakushin Hybrid Seminar on September 1st. The seminar will take place at JSPS Nairobi Research Station office in Karen, Nairobi and it will commence from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (EAT). Please have a look at <193rd JSPS Gakushin Seminar Flyer> for more details. Speaker: Dr. KINYUA, Laban Kithinji (Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, Visiting Researcher at African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Presentation Title: Contesting the State? Digital Media Platforms as Spaces of Refuge, Safety Nets, and Justice Seeking […]

2023/08/16
Invitation to Kenya-Japan 60th Anniversary Academic Symposium

SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT! It is our pleasure to announce that we organize Kenya-Japan 60th Anniversary Symposium at JICC, the Embassy of Japan on August 17th and 18th, 2023 ().

2023/07/21
192nd JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR

GAKUSHIN SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT! It is our pleasure to announce that we organize the 192nd JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR at our office. For more details, check the flyer (192 JSPS Gakushin Seminar Flyer).

2023/07/19
191st JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR

GAKUSHIN SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT! It is our pleasure to announce that we organize the 191st JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR at our office. For more details, check the flyer (191 JSPS Gakushin Seminar).

2023/07/04
Re-Invitation to 190th JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR

This is a re-invitation to attend the 190th JSPS seminar (click HERE for more details). The seminar was postponed from 27th June to July 6th, 2023 due to the unavoidable political situation of the day in the country. You will be sent the online link/physical location of a venue once you confirm your attendance by registering through the scan registration code on the brochure. We look forward to your attendance.

2023/06/24
Postponding Upcoming JSPS Gakushin Seminar

We are announcing here regarding the upcoming JSPS Gakushin seminar on June 27th. While we were looking forward to our seminar on June 27th at 10:00 am, we regretfully have to reschedule it because a public rally will be held on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to meeting with you on a different date. We will let you know as soon as a date is confirmed.

2023/06/10
【POSTPONED】190th JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR

GAKUSHIN SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT! It is our pleasure to announce that we organize the 190th JSPS GAKUSHIN SEMINAR at our office. Scan the QR code and RSVP by June 20th! Guest Speaker: Dr. Churchill Saoke(JKUAT) Title: Utilization of Res In P-T-G For Green Hydrogen Production, Grid Stabilization, Electric Mobility, And Circular Economy in Kenya   Date: July 6th, 2023 (←postponed from June 27th, 2023) Time: 10 am to 11:30 am Venue: JSPS Nairobi Research Station Language: English Parking: Around 8 cars (If you come with a car, please let us know in advance) RSVP by July 5th via registration form Kids are also much welcome on this seminar. If a room […]

2023/05/11
Office Relocation

We are excited to announce that JSPS Nairobi Research Station was relocated on March 2023. Please don’t hesitate to reach us with our new location and any questions that you might have at nbo-academia [@] overseas.jsps.go.jp. Thank you very much for your support.

2022/12/26
Temporary Office Closure for Holidays

Please be informed that our offices will be temporarily closed on the following days for holidays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you very much for your understanding. December 23rd, 2022 to January 8th, 2023

2020/08/27
Temporary Office Closure due to COVID19

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), our office is temporarily closed. Please email the JSPS Nairobi Office with any questions.   JPSP Nairobi Office E-mail: jsps1(at)africaonline.co.ke

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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