CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

Participation in Conferences, Workshops/Seminars

  • 2019: : The Place of Traditional Foods as Functional Foods .Workshop on Health Promoting and Disease Preventing Properties of African Food plants and Insects from East Africa, 7th-8th October 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Presenter

  • 2019: Innovations for Enhanced Food security, Health diets, Food safety and Trade, a presentation at the 15th CAADP Partnership Platform, 11th-14th June 2019, Nairobi Kenya (presenter and panelist)

  • 2019: Biodiversity and Food and Nutrition Security: Drivers of Food Choices for Dietary Diversity for Improved Health and Nutrition. A paper presented at the African Indigenous vegetables Conference: From Income generation to Health and Nutrition 18th-19th July, 2019, Nairobi Kenya (Invited guest speaker)

  • 2019: Challenges and Opportunities in addressing Food safety, Loss and Waste: A largely forgotten aspect of Food and Nutrition Security in developing countries. A paper presented at the 1st International Food safety Conference: Food and Nutrition safety from Farm to Fork: A missing link in consumer health and food security. 20th-244th May 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Key note speaker)

  • 2018: Stakeholders Forum on Taking Action on Adolescent Nutrition and Launch of the “Kenya Situational analysis on adolescent Nutrition Policy and Programming” hosted by World food Programme (WFP) and UNILEVER (Invited guest and resource person)
  • 2018: The Commonwealth Innovation Forum 2018: Innovations it’s the our wealth, Life Sciences Queensland, 5-6th April 2018, Brisbane, Australia (Invited guest and Panellist)
  • 2018: Africa harvest, International Conference, Making Smallholder Agriculture more Nutrition Sensitive: The role of innovations. 22-23rd March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote speaker)
  • 2018: The Center of excellence for Nutrition –the SAMAC (Severe Acute Malnutrition in African Children) Study Phase 2 Launch, 5th-6th March 2018 at Potscheftroom, North West University, South Africa (Invited guest and collaborator)
  • 2017: 3rd International conference on Global Food Security- 3-6th December 2017, Capetown, South Africa (Invited speaker)
  • 2017: International collaboration workshop -Research dissemination and Capacity Building on advancement of research for traditional foods in Africa, at Tswane University of Technology, Department of Crop Sciences, 30th November -1st December 2017, Pretoria West, South Africa (Guest speaker)
  • 2017: International Tropical Agriculture Conference - High Impact Science to Nourish the World” to be held from the 20-22 November, 2017, Brisbane, Australia (keynote speaker)
  • 2017: 21st International Union for Nutritional sciences conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 15-20th October, 2017 (Special lecture speaker, Symposium presenter, panelist, Poster presenter)
  • 2017: BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Food and Nutrition-2017(WCFN-2017) September 15-17, 2017, in Shenyang, China , held at the Shenyang International Conference Center (invited speaker)
  • 2017: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Biomedical and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, Launch of Phase 2 of the Partnership between department and North-West University and Nutricia Research Foundation from 28-29th September 2017. (Invited Guest)
  • 2017: SEED MONEY MATTERS – 15 Years of Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF) Joint Side Event of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of BTF 4 July 2017 at FAO Sheikh Zayed Centre (Guest speaker)
  • 2017: Health and Nutrition Conference: Separating Facts from Myths-Towards Strategic Communication on Health and Nutrition Issues in Africa, 23rd June 2017, Daystar University, Nairobi. (Invited Speaker and Panelist)
  • 2017: The Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology postgraduate curriculum development for Food and nutritional sciences workshop CREATES –FNS- Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability 5th -9th June 2017, Arusha, Tanzania and 12th- 17th June 2017, Kigali Rwanda (Invited Guest and resource person)
  • 2017: Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) Dissemination of the PEER HEALTH project findings workshops at Community and County level in Koibatek and national level in Nairobi 26th-29th may 2017 (Resource person)
  • 2017: The Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology postgraduate curriculum development and Inauguration workshop CREATES –FNS- Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability 6th -11th March 2017, Arusha, Tanzania (Invited Guest)
  • 2017: Breast Milk Substitute Act 2012 regulation and Control workshop for development of the training modules and monitoring protocol 21st Feb – 24th Feb and 27th Feb -3rd March 2017, Machakos (Resource person)
  • 2017: Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) Training manual development workshop, 17th Feb. and 8th May, Machakos (resource person)
  • 2017: Complementary Feeding Guide development workshop 5th -9th Dec. 2016 at Kyaka, Machakos and 13th-17th Feb. 2017 at Silversprings Hotel, Nairobi (Resource person)
  • 2017: Scaling Nutrition technical Group meeting to review the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation Framework and identification of existing gaps and development of terms of reference for SUN technical committee, 31st January, Nairobi (Resource person)
  • 2017: Validation Workshop Infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) capacity mapping and framework for action development in Kenya PanAfric Hotel, 19th Jan 2017 (Resource person)
  • 2016: Kenya Experience with ECDE, School children and Adolescent, Interventions, gaps and Policy Implications: Child and Adolescent Development; Africa Region Round Table Meeting, AU Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7-8th March 2016 (Invited speaker)
  • 2016: A nutritious breakfast and wellbeing of Children in Kenya. Good Breakfast Nutrition White Paper presented at the Symposium for launch and formation of an Alliance for promotion of Good Breakfast for children, 16th and 26th February 2016, Nairobi Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2016: Feasibility and Effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative in Kenya: A pilot Community Trial in a Rural setting. Presented during the National Academy of Sciences and Partnership for Enhance Engagement Research Panel discussions and Seminar U.S Global Development Lab USAID “Leading Voices of Science from the South” 8th-10th Feb. 2016, Washington DC, USA (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2016: Enablers and Barriers to effective implementation of the baby Friendly Community Initiative in Rural Kenya a paper presented at the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference, 11th-14 December 2016, Johhanesburg South Africa (Invited Speaker)
  • 2016: Nutrition in Africa, Local solutions- “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” at the Pre-Conference reception Held during the Bourlag 2016 Conference to celebrate 30th anniversary and The World Food Prize Event in Iowa, USA 10th -14th October 2016 (Key note Speaker)
  • 2016: World Breast feeding week launch: Breastfeeding a key to sustainable development 3rd August 2016, PanAfric Hotel Nairobi (Panelist)
  • 2016: A nutritious breakfast for the health and well being of children in Kenya, presented at the Kenya medical Association 44th KMA Annual Scientific conference; physicians health: maintaining the balance” 20-23rd April 2016, Kisumu, Kenya ( Keynote speaker)
  • 2016: Addressing governance and accountability gaps in Nutrition, presented at the high level consultation meeting on innovative ways for sustainable nutrition, food security and inclusive agricultural growth Brussels, Belgium 25th April 2016 (Panelist)
  • 2016: How does Kenya define its national essential package for early child education? What is being done to reach the children post 1000 days,/the preschoolers in Kenya? including the policy environment, the services/interventions, issue of targeting and coverage, presented at the Child and adolescent development:Africa region round table meeting , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,7-8 march 2016 (Speaker)
  • 2016: Feasibility and effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative in Kenya: A pilot community trial in a rural setting, presented at the “leading voices of science from the Global South” US Global development lab. USAID-NAS PEER meeting Washington DC 8-13th Feb 2016 (Speaker)
  • 2016: Enablers and Barriers to Effective Implementation of Baby friendly Community Initiative in Rural Kenya; presented at the American Association for Advancement of Science annual conference 13th Feb 2016, Washington DC (Presenter)
  • 2016: Research cooperation across the development divide; partnering to advance science and research capacity in Africa. Round table meeting for Global engagement 10th Feb. 2016 Washington DC (Panelist)
  • 2015: Role of Nutrition on Infant and early Child health and Developmentm presented at the The Agha Khan University Women and Child Health Conference. Role of Nutrition on Birth outcomes and Infant Survival 3-5th Dec. 2015 Nairobi, Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2015: Improving Food and Nutrition Security through Dietary Diversification: Promoting the Rich Kenyan Cuisine presented at the International Conference on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Biodiversity: Unlocking the potential for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods 23-24th November 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2015: 1st Global Conference on Patient Centered Care. Patient Centered Care: Training and Delivery of Universal Health Care 29th Sep. to 2nd Oct. 2015, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  • 2015: Educational Videos to improve maternal and young child nutrition and health in urban and rural Kenya, presented at the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference 14-15th September 2015, Nairobi Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2015: World Breast feeding Week, Breast feeding and Work, Let us make it work: Empowering and Supporting all working women to adequately combine work and child rearing 1st- 8th August 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2015: ENACT Trainer of Trainers (TOT) workshop for universities and partners 29th June – 3rd July 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Organizer & facilitator)
  • 2015:Education for Effective Nutrition Action (ENACT) The Kenyan Experience with a focus on potential for use of ENACT Module, presented at the 3rd FANUS Congress 25-29th May 2015 in Arusha Tanzania (Organizer and facilitator)
  • 2015: The Agha Khan University Women and Child Health Conference. Role of Nutrition on Birth outcomes and Infant Survival 3-5th Dec. 2015 Nairobi, Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2015: International Conference on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Biodiversity: Unlocking the potential for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods 23-24th November 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2015:1st Global Conference on Patient Centered Care. Patient Centered Care: Training and Delivery of Universal Health Care 29th Sep. to 2nd Oct. 2015, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014: The 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014(IHC2014), 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014: PEER HEALTH participants’ conference hosted by Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science & Technology Arusha, Tanzania, 4-7 August 2014 (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014:6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference, food and Nutrition Security in Africa: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability held at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Accra, Ghana on 21-25th July 2014.(Keynote Speaker)
  • 2014: Food and Nutrition in Children workshop, organized by the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in collaboration with Nestle Food Company on 25th June 2014 at the Kenyatta University BSSC (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2013: Africa Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) Planning Workshop held on October 9th-10th 2013,Arusha Tanzania (Speaker)
  • 2013: 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS), Accra, Ghana, 25-27th September 2013 (Speaker)
  • 2013: IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN 2013), Granada Congress Centre, Granada, Spain from 15th to 20th September, 2013.(Presenter)
  • 2013: 1st African Food Security Conference: Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change, UN, Nairobi, and August 20-21, 2013
  • 2013: Uganda Dietetics Association (UDA) Conference “Industrialization in Nutrition” Kampala, Uganda, 26th July 2013 ( Keynote Speaker)
  • 2013: Nutritious Foods for Market Place Workshop. Nairobi, Kenya 8-13th May 2013 by USAID-GAIN (Resource person)
  • 2013: Education for Effective Nutrition Action Pre-Pilot Workshop. Kampala, Uganda, 22-25th April 2013 by FAO (Presenter)
  • 2013: Africa Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) Workshop on PhD Graduate Training held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 24th to 25th January 2013 by Columbia Global Center, Africa (Presenter)
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