Kenya and Iran to partner for science, technology programs


Iranian Ambassador to Kenya Jafar Barmaki, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology, Dr. Sorena Sattari, ...
Iranian Ambassador to Kenya Jafar Barmaki, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology, Dr. Sorena Sattari, Education Chief Administrative Secretary Mumina Bonaya and PS for Education& Research Amb. Simon Nabukwesi at Jogoo House .

Kenya and Iran are set to make joint initiatives in science, technology and innovation landscape that will benefit the two countries mutual interests.

The joint initiative will mainly focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Education CAS Mumina Bonaya met the Vice-President for Science and Technology, Dr. Sorena Sattari at Jogoo House Ministry of Education headquarters where they discussed areas for collaboration between the two countries.

Also in attendance was Amb. Simon Nabukwesi (PS for University Education and Research); Jafar Barmaki (Iranian Ambassador to Kenya); Prof. Walter O. Oyawa (Director General of the National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI)); Mr. Mogaka Ogutu (Director for Higher Education) among other senior education officials.

They discussed possible areas for collaboration including harnessing and promoting opportunities in nanotechnology and hi-technologies in science, technology and Innovation programmes.

In the deal, the two countries will also seek support for post-graduate programmes, and training of trainers programmes and the creation of innovation and technology hubs and parks among others.

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