Collaborations in Physical Sciences

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The purpose of this grant is to support Dr. Benson Wamalwa undertake research in use of zeolite hydrogel nano-mop for contraception. The funding amounts to $100,000.

Link: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

International Foundation Of Science (ifs)

IFS has provided a research grant amounting to $12,000 to help Ms. Joyce Kithure in advancing her research career in finding out the distribution of organochlorines in River Tana. The grant is intended for:

  • purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: IFS

Nesvax Innovations Ltd

Training by School of Physical Science in Colaboration with Nesvax Innovations Ltd. under Public Private Partinership (PPP)


Unep-persistent Organic Pollutants (pops) Project

Cooperation with Department in supporting the implementation of the global monitoring plan of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Eastern and Southern African countries. The project is funded to the tune of $179,000. It covers:


  • strengthening capacity of Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda and Zambia  in monitoring


  • POPs concentrations in air and mothers’ milk facilitate reporting and drafting regional reports


  • developing detailed guidelines, protocols and manuals in sampling and analysis facilitation of laboratory visits and training by UNEP staff


  • generation of POPs results from laboratories during training

Link: UNEP-Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) Project


This project is funded to the tune of $15,000

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Wendt Group

Ruth Odhiambo,one of our PhD students
is working in Wendt Lab in Lund University, Sweden under the ISP grant KEN01. Her Phd Project is in
inorganic synthesis.


Department of Chemistry

Eastern And Sourthern Africa Labaratory Managers Association


Environmental Authority Of Ethiopia

Supporting the implementation of  the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries


Environmental Council Of Zambia

Supporting the implementation of   the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries.


Green Africa Foundation

This organization supports environmental and and ecological conservation with particular focus on arid and semi arid lands of Kenya.

Link: Green Africa Foundation

Kenya Chemical Society


Ministry Of Internal Affairs, Directorate Of Govt. Analytical Laboratory(uganda)

Supporting the implementation of  the global monitoring plan in Eastern and Southern African Countries.

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National Council For Science And Technology

IFS has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,835,000 to help Ms. Farida Hussein in advancing her research career in finding out the assessment of occupational exposure in industrial. The grant is intended for:

  • purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

National Council For Science And Technology


IFS has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,200000 to help Ms. Ruth Odhiambo in advancing her research career in synthesizing sensor for heavy metal removal from water. The grant is intended for:

  •    purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

National Council For Science And Technology

NCST has provided a research grant amounting to KShs 1,302,260 to help Dr. D. Mbui in advancing her research career in biosensors synthesis using polyaniline. The grant is intended for:

purchase of equipment, consumables, literature, travels etc

Link: NCST

Pest Products Control Board

Accredited the Department to carry out studies on physical and chemical properties of pest control products.

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The Tea Research Foundation

To collaborate in the areas of research, training and consultancy

Link: TRF

Uon Nottingham Spheir Project

Collaboration between Department of Chemistry, UoN and Nottingham university in the UK

Project: SPHEIR

Year: 2018

Link: Kenya Nottingham SPHEIR project

Department of Geology

Association Of Professional Societies In East Africa (apsea)

APSEA was established in 1961 as an umbrella body for all professional Associations in the then East Africa protectorate. The main aim was to maintain, advance and advocate for the highest professional standards and ethics in the public interest and to promote the interests of the members both regionally and internationally.

After the break-up of East African Community in 1977, APSEA remained largely a Kenyan institution. However, since 2002, the Council of APSEA has made substantial progress towards ramifying APSEA to a truly East African institution. APSEA has in the last five years organized and hosted four consultative regional workshops in a bid to promote integration of trade in services in the East Africa and revive the country offices. The workshops were geared towards creating awareness of the inherent potential of trade in professional and other services in the social and economic development of the region. APSEA has subsequently since 2007 participated in the negotiation process of the East Africa Common Market Protocol.

In the recent past, APSEA has developed strong partnerships with governmental and non governmental institutions that promote the cause of professionalism. APSEA continues to provide the much needed link between the government and professionals especially in cross cutting issues through the Public-Private Sector Partnership Programme.

Since its establishment in 1961 the current Chairman is the twenty third (23rd) in a line of individuals who have served the Association in this capacity on an honorary basis. These individuals include the current Attorney General of the Republic Kenya who was Chairman from 1984 to 1987.


China Earthquake Administration - Cea

China Earthquake Administration (hereinafter referred to as "CEA") is the governmental body directly under the State Council, and authorized by the "Law of the People's Republic of China on Protecting Against and Mitigating Earthquake Disasters" to enforce the earthquake administration in the nation.


Comprehensive Nuclear Test-ban Treaty Organization - Ctbto

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.

Why is the CTBT important?
It makes it very difficult for countries to develop nuclear bombs for the first time, or for countries that already have them, to make more powerful bombs. It also prevents the huge damage caused by radioactivity from nuclear explosions to humans, animals and plants

Link: CTBTO Website

International Science Program, Uppsala University

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United States Geological Survey - Usgs

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Link: USGS Website

Department of Meteorology

African Technology Policy Studies Network

The ATPS is a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that promotes science, technology and innovation (STI) policy research, dialogue and practice, for African Development. With a regional secretariat in Nairobi, it operates through national chapters in 30 countries with an expansion plan in place to cover the entire Africa.


Botswana: Department Of Meteorological Services


Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve the  Department of  Meteorological Services; Botswana

Link: metbotswana

Climate Research Centre

Patnership between the Climate Research Centre and Department of Meteorology involves Post-Doctoral Research exchange.



Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Recently, there  was one  visiting student from Deltares in the Department of Meteorology for Research.


East African Community

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Link: EAC

Food Security And Nutrition Analysis Unit-somalia

FSAU which is re-named the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) to reflect the full integration of the nutrition surveillance project within one overall project framework is currently in its sixth funding phase. It provides a broad range of information users with timely and relevant information and analysis for better decision-making relating to short-term food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as informing development planning to address underlying causes of food and livelihood insecurity, and malnutrition. FSNAU Works closely with Department of Meteorology.



The project aims at creating a better understanding and quantification of the river Nile system to enhance the management of the Nile water resources.  This is also done to improve the planning of water resources projects in the Nile Basin countries.This organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources Section at the Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi.


Igad Climate Prediction And Application Centre

ICPAC provides industrial attachment and research facilities to students.


Kenya Climate Change Action Plan

Climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth in Kenya, and endangers Kenya becoming a prosperous country with a high quality of life for all its citizens. The cumulative impacts of climate change over the next two or three decades have the potential to reverse much of the progress made towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Vision 2030. Kenya Climate Change Action plan addresses the options for a low-carbon climate resilient development pathway as Kenya adapts to climate impacts and mitigates growing emissions


Kenya Meteorological Service

Collaboration include:

  • Involvement in the development of suitable training programmes in all fields of meteorology and other related scientific subjects which are relevant to the development of Kenya and other countries that participate in the Department's training activities.
  • Provision of data for teaching and Research
  • Industrial attachment for Meteorology students


Link: KMS

Kenya Meteorological Society


The Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS) was registered in 1987, as a non-profit making professional/scientific society, in a bid to promote the understanding of meteorology and its applications, among other functions, in Kenya and beyond. During its short span of existence, the Society has undertaken its duties with dedication.

The Society is set to attain its goals by facilitating communication of important findings, which contribute towards the advancement of meteorological knowledge to Kenyans and the global community at large. In this regard it is the policy of the Society to encourage research in Meteorology and other related sciences; organize local and international Meteorological workshops, conferences, symposia; introduce public education; and, sensitize the public on the important aspects of Meteorology such as drought, desertification and climate change.


Link: KMS

Kenya Water Institute



Collaboration include talks to potentially offer joint programmes in Water Resources

Link: KEWI

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the East African Community (EAC) that is responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin. The establishment of the Commission has, been sequential and basing itself on study outputs and step-wise building of the institution. First the Partner States, in the first EAC Development Strategy (1997-2000), designated the Lake Victoria and its basin as an economic growth zone to be exploited in a coordinated manner.


Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase Ii-kenya

The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II (LVEMP II) is being implemented in line with broad objectives of the East African Community. The LVEMP II Project development/global environmental objectives are to:

(i) Improve collaborative management of the transboundary natural resources of LVB for the shared benefits of the EAC Partner States; and

(ii) Reduce environmental stress in targeted pollution hotspots and selected degraded sub-catchments to improve the livelihoods of communities, who depend on the natural resources of LVB. Department of Meteorology faculty works closely with the lake Victoria Basin.


Malawi Meteorological Services

Malawi Meteorological Services offer different services to the public on climate and weather such as on Aviation, Marine, Agriculture and livestock management, water resources etc. Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi has played the core role in training Meteorologists to build Capacity in Malawi.Below: Images of MMS


Link: Met malawi

Ministry Of Environment & Mineral Resources


Nile Basin Research Programme

NBRP serves as a framework for research on topics specifically relevant to the Nile Basin. This strategic, multidisciplinary research programme focuses on contested resources; climate dynamics; health; and socio-economic challenges. The research reflects regional priorities. NBRP targets post doctoral and senior researchers of regional institutions. Above: The professional team at NBRP


Somalia Water And Land Information Management (swalim)

SWALIM stands for Somalia Water and Land Information Management - it is an information management unit of FAO Somalia serving Somali administrations, non-governmental organisations, development agencies and UN organisations engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives depend directly on water and land resources.


Tanzania Meteorological Agency

Department of Meteorology is a major trainer and capacity builder for Meteorologists and related professionals  that serve at  the Tanzania Meteorological Agency.

Link: TMA

Tembea Youth Centre For Sustainable Development


Tembea's mission is to enhance enhance the socio-economic capacity of communities through asset based community development, networking and collaboration so as to achieve self-reliance, sustainable livelihood and growth through health, environmental conservation and poverty alleviation programs at the grass roots level. Tembea constructs and installs energy efficient cookstoves (rocket - mud-brick fixed) to households in Siaya County, Nyanza province, Kenya. The initiative dubbed, "Energy Efficient Cookstoves for Siaya Communties" aims to achieve annual production of 7,200 efficient cook stoves over a period of 7 years starting October 2010 till 2017.

Link: Tembea

Unesco Chair- Water Resources Sudan

UNESCO Chair in Water Resources (UNESCO-CWR) of Sudan was found in 1994 following the agreement signed by the UNESCO Director General and the Vice Chancellor of the Omdurman Islamic University (OIU).The organization works closely with the Hydrology and surface water Resources section at the Department of Meteorology.


Universite De Bourgogne

This collaboration has benefit two members of academic staff in the recent past through research attachments. One of the staff was supervised by the deputy-director of CRC, Prof Pierre Camberlin.

Link: Centre de Recherches de Climatologie

University Of Cape Town


Water Resources Management Authourity

Hydro-Meteorological data Resource sharing

Link: WRMA

World Meteorological Organization

Link: WMO

Youth Organization For Innovations & Entrepreneurship

Youth organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship (YOIE) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya by the NGOs coordination board and envisions empowerment of youths and society in general through capacity development and advisory. We recognize the need for an informed society whose youths are innovative and able to deliver to the society through exploitation of available but limited resources



Department of Physics

Stanford University Solar Center, Usa


Air Force Research Laboratory/institute For Scientific Research (boston College), Usa

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Lund University, Sweden

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Solar For Sub-saharan Schools And Communities

s3cS3C is an abbreviation of Solar for sub-Saharan Schools and Communities, so 3 x S and a C. S3C is a Dutch based international social venture, with the mission to implement solar solutions in (mostly rural) communities in sub-Saharan countries. In 2013 a start up was made in Kenya, with S3C Kenya Ltd as business wing and S3C Kenya Foundation as charity wing.

S3C has been cooperating with UoNbi since even before it's start-up. There has been initiatives on solar training and new curriculum development on solar training, and S3C has acted as broker in the exchange of UoNbi staff to the Netherlands based Delft University of Technology; in November 2013 10 staff members of the Physics department had a 2 week capacity building program in Netherlands.

In 2014, S3C is aspiring to expand the cooperation with, amongst others; continued capacity building, internship program coordination, and training for solar technicians and practical field implementation of solar projects.


Link: S3C - Solar for Sub-saharan Schools and Communities

Space Environment Research Centre, Kyushu University, Japan


University Of Rome (la Sapienza), Italy


Uppsala University, Sweden

Link: Uppsala University, Sweden

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