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YADSTI Executive Director pays a Courtesy Call to the Secretary / CEO of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)

The YADSTI Executive Director, Mr. Caleb Kiprono Metto, accompanied by the Technical Lead, Mr. Justus Mutahi paid a courtesy call to the acting Secretary / CEO of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Dr. Moses Rugutt, to share institutional updates and discuss ways of fastracking implementation of the Collaboration Agreement between the two institutions on promotion of STI among the youth. YADSTI officials used the opportunity to present YADSTI’s Resource Management Manual, Communication and Networking Strategy and their Partnership and Resource Mobilization Framework to the Commission. While apreciating the visit, Dr. Rugutt commended the YADSTI Officials for their tremendous efforts and assured them of the Commission’s support in implementing their noble initiatives. Also present during the meeting was NACOSTI’s Science Secretary, Stephens Situma.

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From Right: YADSTI Executive Director, Caleb Kiprono Metto, presents YADSTI’s Institutional Management Tools to Dr. Moses Rugutt, acting CEO of NACOSTI. On the left is YADSTI’s Technical Lead, Justus Mutahi.

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YADSTI holds a Meeting with the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) Secretariat

YADSTI Officials visited KAPAP and held a consultative meeting with the Secretariat Management team to discuss KAPAP’s support to YADSTI’s Institutional Capacity Building, Implementation of her Strategic Plan 2014-2017, and Institutional Sustainability. KAPAP advised YADSTI to explore emerging opportunities in the devolved system of government so as to reach more youth from the grass roots. YADSTI’s Executive Director presented their Communication and Networking Strategy and Resources Management Manuals recently developed with the support from KAPAP to the National Coordinator, Mr. Francis K. Muthami  and thanked them for their continued  support to YADSTI.

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YADSTI Executive Director (Second Right) presents YADSTI’s Strategic Institutional Documents developed with support from KAPAP to the KAPAP National Coordinator, Francis K. Muthami (Second Left) . On the extreme left is KAPAP’s Financial Management Specialist, Zephaniah Maaka while on the extreme right is KAPAP’s Farmer/Client Empowerment Specialist, Moses Kinuthia.

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Director, Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) visits YADSTI

The Director, Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA), Dr. Kim Choong-Hoe paid YADSTI a courtesy call to familiarize with the activities and programmes that YADSTI is running. Accompanied by some of his staff, the team was received by the Executive Director YADSTI, Mr. Caleb Kiprono Metto and colleagues Justus David Mutahi and Abu Kasozi at the YADSTI Secretariat Office. Following the fruitful introductory meeting, the officials agreed to hold further strategic discussions towards establishing collaboration on implementing agriculture-related projects.

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From Left: Ms. Choi In Young, Mr. Kim, Dr. Choong-Hoe Kim (Director KOPIA), Mr. Caleb Kiprono Metto (Executive Director, YADSTI), Mr. Abu Kasozi, Mr. Justus Mutahi, and Ms. Eun Je Kim.

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YADSTI participating in the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation in Africa going down in Rabat, Morocco: 14th – 17th October 2014

2ndSTIForumAfricayadsti in rabatThe Youth Agency for Development of Science Technology & Innovation (YADSTI) is participating in the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa that is currently underway in Rabat, Morocco. Hosted by the Government of Morocco and organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Finland, the Forum aims at engaging African Ministers in charge of Higher Education, Science and Technology as well as
Industry in a dialogue with the private sector, academia, diaspora, civil society and scientific communities globally on how to promote inclusive and green growth through scientific and technological innovation in Africa.
The Forum follows the 1st Ministerial Conference for Science, Technology and Innovation hosted by the Government of Kenya In 2012, and focuses on the following key sectors of Science, Technology & Innovation: Water Resources Management, Energy and Green Growth, Agriculture and Food Security, Natural Resources, Climate Change, Youth, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Education and Health.
The five broad objectives of the Forum are:

  1. Assessing the current state of STI in Africa;
  2. Showcasing global best practices and innovations in Water, Energy, Natural Resources, Education, Health, Agriculture, and Climate Change;
  3. Making informed choices about applications of ICT to improve development effectiveness;
  4. Developing skills (especially in STEM, teaching / reading and math), & job creation;
  5. Building strategic partnerships to move the STI agenda forward.

Joining the Kenyan delegation to Rabat led by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Jacob T. Kaimenyi, the YADSTI Executive Director, Caleb Kiprono Metto is participating in the Forum as a Speaker.

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