FST - NIW2024

As we anticipate the Nairobi Innovation Week scheduled from May 8-19, the Faculty of Science and Technology is thrilled to announce an impressive lineup of expert speakers. These speakers, carefully selected to align with the faculty's theme of bridging the gap between research and practical applications of science, are poised to engage audiences on topics crucial for empowering communities towards sustainable development.

Among these distinguished speakers are

Here's an edited version of the speaker bios with improved clarity and flow:

Dr. Erick Kipkoech Rutto is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Water Sector Trust Fund (WaterFund). He holds a Master of Science degree in Tropical and Infectious Diseases, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Rutto is an active member of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA), the Kenya Association of Private Hospitals (KAPH), and serves as the Chairman of the Eldoret Private Hospital Owners Association (EPHOA).

Professor ChM Dr. Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman is a distinguished figure serving as the Chair of the ISTIC-UNESCO Governing Board. He is a Senior Professor of Chemistry (VK5) at Universiti Putra Malaysia and has been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Nava A. Shaked is the head of The School of Multidisciplinary Studies at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel and an Adjunct Professor in the PhD program at the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY GC), specializing in Computational Linguistics. Dr. Shaked holds a Ph.D. from CUNY GC since 1994 and is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Human-Machine Interaction.

Prof. Peter Johnson is a Digital Economist, Futurist, and the Founder and CEO of the Ayadee Foundation. As a futurist, educator, advisor, and former US diplomat, Johnson brings over 20 years of experience in diplomacy, finance, international development, and technology, with high-level strategic analysis and relationship management skills.

Kiril Dimitrov is a dedicated professional with extensive experience in site development management, international partnership building, and project management. He is skilled in supervising PhD, master's, and bachelor's students, as well as laboratory personnel.

Amos Nguru is the Chief Executive Officer of Afrisol Energy Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T) and has several years of working experience in management positions within the renewable energy sector.

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