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Here you can find activities we are planning, important deadlines and other events and projects we have already carried out.

  • Women in science: Prof. Yalemtsehay Mekonnen from Ethiopia, Prof. Suhaila Hashim from Kenya, and Dr. Beatrice Tarimo from Tanzania

    Women are still underrepresented in the sciences; they make up only a third of all scientists globally. According to the most recent UNESCO World Science Report, the so-called "gender divide" is especially clear in the field of artificial intelligence, where only 22% of the workers are women. With 22 percent of professors being female, there is still a lot to be done in the German higher education landscape as well. In this portrait of the month, we are pleased to introduce to you three women in science: Prof. Yalemtsehay Mekonnen from Ethiopia, Prof. Suhaila Hashim from Kenya, and Dr. Beatrice Tarimo from Tanzania.

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  • DAAD hosts first dinner talk in 2023 on the topic: Security and Artificial Intelligence

    It is a fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is bringing about a paradigm shift in how we see and move in the world. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly a topic of public discussion, sometimes even with concern: Will computers replace us? Are artificial brains better doctors, engineers, or even artists? Can ChatGPT, a machine learning system (trained by humans) with supervised and reinforced learning methods, pass the most difficult university exams?

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  • The call to the DAAD-funded scholarship programme "Leadership for Africa in East Africa" is now open!

    The unique scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA), funded by the German Foreign Office, aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from selected countries within the region at higher education institutions in Germany. This year the targeted East African countries are Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, and South Sudan.

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  • President Dr. William Ruto meets DAAD Secretary General Dr. Kai Sicks in Berlin

    During his first visit to Germany in March 2023 in Berlin, Kenyan President and DAAD alumnus Dr. William Ruto took half an hour to thank DAAD Secretary General Dr. Kai Sicks for his sponsorship and support, despite his busy schedule. He appreciated the role DAAD plays in promoting education and research, especially in the field of science, in Kenya. The DAAD funded William Ruto as an In-Country Scholar in 1992-1992 for his Master's degree in Botany at the University of Nairobi.

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  • DAAD Nairobi provides information and advice at Education Fairs in Mombasa, Eldoret and Nairobi

    The DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, attended the Mombasa Regional Education and Career Fair on February 22, 2023; the 25th Nairobi International Education and Career Fair on February 24-26, 2023; and the Eldoret Regional Education and Career Fair on March 8, 2023, to provide information and advice to high school and university students and scholars about studying and researching in Germany and to present DAAD funding opportunities.

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  • Great enthusiasm at the "Made in Germany-Africa" trade fair event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The Trade and Fairs Section and the German Embassy in Addis Ababa, in cooperation with the Ethiopian Government and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Climate Protection Ethiopia, organized a fair on March 2-4, 2023, which was a great success.

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  • Prof. Mike Kuria, CEO Commission for University Education (CUE): "CUE will therefore try to be a partner for quality and not an inspector of universities"

    In this Portrait of the Month, we talk to Prof. Mike Kuria, the Commission Secretary of the Commission for University Education since October last year and until recently a partner in the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), who has accompanied the developments and served the DAAD as a competent expert for many years.

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  • Partners and alumni invited to a networking event at the home of the German Ambassador by the German Embassy in Nairobi and the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi 

    It was a beautiful summer evening with good mood, music, food, and drinks at the networking meeting for partners and alumni of Kenyan-German programs, hosted by the German Embassy together with the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi at the Residence on January 24, 2023.

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  • Are we ready? How Kenya’s scientists can help communities in the face of climate change

    A DAAD Alumni workshop in November 2022 was searching for ways to boost Alumni's skills and knowledge to assist communities in Kenya to prepare for the impact of climate change.

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  • Portrait of the Month - January: Questions for Prof. Andala, Chief Executive Officer - NRF-Kenya

    In this Portrait of the Month, we interview Prof. Dickson Andala, who is the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Fund in Kenya. 

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    Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close, P.O. Box 14050 00800 Nairobi Telephone: +254 (733) 92 99 29