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International Conference to mark 25th Commemoration of Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

 The university of nairobi in partnership with rwanda High commission will hold an International Conference to mark the 25th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on Friday March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at Taifa Hall. 

You are all invited.



The call for startups to participate in the annual NIW.Startups programme at the Nairobi Innovation Week is live. Startups can now apply and update their profiles on the NIW.Startups online portal for consideration in 2019. The deadline for application is 5th April 2019. 30 startups will be selected to pitch during the 5th Nairobi Innovation Week and the 6 Most Promising Startups 2019 feted. NIW 2019 will be held in 10th -14th June at the University of Nairobi Great Court. The startups are set to scale, network, get discovered by investors, partners, customers, mentors and the media. They will also learn from coaches and mentors.

Startups with existing profiles on the NIW.Startups portal will only need to update their profiles for consideration in 2019. Startups in early stage and growth stage are eligible. The thematic areas for this year are in line with the Nairobi Innovation Week 2019 theme, ‘Innovation and Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda.’

The select thematic areas this year are:


  • Agriculture and Food Security.
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Innovative Housing
  • Cleantech and Renewable Energy
  • Education and Employability
  • Fintech
  • Governance and Civic Tech
  • Transport and Logistics
  • eCommerce and Business Services
  • Gaming and Entertainment and
  • Hardware Innovations.


Cinema Japan & Photo Exhibition: NHK Documentaries on the Aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of two NHK Documentaries on the Aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. In addition to the documentaries, there will be a Photo Exhibition on the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami titled “Tohoku Region: Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow”
Admission is free of charge and the session is open to everyone
Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
* Registration is not necessary, but adults should carry a photo ID (National ID or Passport) for security clearance
Inside the Tsunami Synopsis: On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the northern coast of Japan, triggering tsunamis of up to 40 meters. Inside the Tsunami investigates what happened in Kamaishi, where residents were overwhelmed by the tsunami that traveled far inland, taking the lives of over 1,000 people.

University of Nairobi Students Association Elections 2019

According to the UNSA Constitution, Part IV, Article 13, there shall be an Independent Electoral Commission comprising of seven (7) members; a Chairman, three members of staff and three students.
A Student Commissioner shall be appointed on application to Senate and must meet the following criteria as set out in the UNSA Constitution:
  1. Must be a final year student of good academic standing,
  2. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
The University Senate has proposed that UNSA elections be held on April 5, 2019. This is therefore to bring to your attention that interested students who wish to serve as commissioners to submit their applications through their respective Dean/Director of School/Faculty/Institute.
Applications should be delivered to the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Student Affairs) by close of business on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

UoN Annual Sports Day 2019

 All staff and students, register with your college registrars to participate and prepare for the UoN Annual Sports Day









Disrupt inequality by doing good: A public lecture

The University of Nairobi and Accelevate Leads welcomes all university students to a series of public lectures that focuses on how organizations can disrupt inequality by doing good. Doing good is based on the belief that simple acts of kindness can make the world a better place.
Click here for more information and to register

Experiencing China 2019 Scholarship Program

  Application for the Experiencing China 2019 Scholarship program