Nairobi Kenya: ANSOLE Mini-Symposium in Kenya (AMSK-2013)I , as coordinator of ANSOLE , was invited to attend the ICSU (International Council for Science) Regional Implementation Workshop on Substainable Energy in sub-Saharan Africa (www.icsu.org/africa) from the 7th to the 8th of May 2013. The event was held at "THE BOMA" Nairobi, one of the most modern hotels in Kenya ( opened on the 13th of January 2013) and having extremely friendly personnel (www.theboma.co.ke). I will recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Nairobi Kenya! The national representative of ANSOLE in Kenya, Dr. Robinson Juma Musembi, and I used the opportunity of my presence in Kenya to organise "ANSOLE Mini-Symposium in Kenya (AMSK-2013)" on the 9th of May. The event was hosted at the Department of Physics (Chiromo Campus) of the University of Nairobi. It was attended by 35 participants from 8 Kenyan Universities , a Ugandan University (Makerere University) and a Kenyan solar company (EPIXSOLAR). The event was highlighted by the presence of the Principal of the College of Biological and Physical Sciences of the University of Nairobi, Prof . Bernard O. C. Aduda, who, not only sponsored the coffee break and lunch, but in his welcome speech praised ANSOLE for organizing such a "spontaneous" event in Nairobi and expressed his wish to see a "bigger" ANSOLE international event taking place Nairobi with the support of his college. 14 lectures were held consisting of general information about research activities, instrumentation and practical training programmes in Nairobi, research results, Ph.D. proposals and a company presentation. The event opened way to cooperations within Kenya in research and training of technicians, which is the main achievement of such a one-day meeting. The involvement of ANSOLE in future training programmes was wished by the actors The participants obtained attestation of participation at the end of the event.
Participants at AMSK 2013
I was very impressed by the very strong experimental research going on in Kenyan Universities, which is not the case in many African countries I visited so far! A series of renewable energy initiatives are now put in place in Kenya. I just want to mention the" Centre for Research on New and Renewable Energies (CRNRE)" of the MASENO University (www.maseno.ac.ke) , which accommodates professionals from different fields: natural scientists (chemists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians) social scientists (sociologists, anthropologists) environmentalists, economists, business and communication experts...
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