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We are excited to let you know that IFC launched the 2023 Global Internship Program on February 6th, 2023!  The period for submission of applications will run through March 6th, 2023. 

IFC’s Global Internship Program (GIP) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of IFC and the broader World Bank Group and become part of the world's largest private sector development institution. The program encourages individuals to bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to IFC’s work, while improving skills in a diverse and highly stimulating environment. Moreover, the Global Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with international professionals dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity in the developing world.

 Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters’ degree level program, with at least three years of relevant professional experience. Candidates must have their expected graduation date after December 1st, 2023, to be eligible.

The interns are hired for four weeks between May 1 and September 30 to work on discrete projects in Washington, D.C., or in one of IFC's country or regional offices. Currently, some of the posted opportunities will be open for virtual participation. 

A list of positions and descriptions is posted on our career website. (Link: IFC Global Internship Opportunities)

Interested candidates are expected to submit their CV and cover letter stating their motivation to apply and how their skills and expertise meet the Internship requirements.

The hiring departments will contact selected candidates directly for interviews between March 22nd and April 28th.

Also, we will have an information session on Friday, February 24th, 2023, at 9.00 am EST for interested students to participate in. 

This is the link to  IFC Global Internship Information Session, and we encourage students to post their questions ahead of the event.


Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi would like to recruit the children of University of Nairobi Staff aged between 6-10 years to join the Children's Chinese Choir.

 Rehearsals will be held every Saturday from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

The first rehearsal will start on Saturday, 4th February 2023 at the Confucius Institute New Center along Arboretum Drive.

The deadline for registration is 27th January, 2023.

If interested, please register via the link below:


IUCEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kyungdong University Global Campus with the eventual goal of promoting sustainable development through training of qualified middle-level professional manpower in East Africa. This goal will be achieved through establishment of Academic Collaboration Centers in EAC Partner States and facilitating the training of students from EAC Partner States in South Korea.  

 Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) therefore, wishes to announce the 3rd cohort call for applications for undergraduate Scholarships to study at Kyungdong University, South Korea, commencing in September 2022 for study of Bachelor’s degree in Smart Computing, Hotel Management and Business Administration.  

 A total of thirty (30) scholarships are available and each EAC Partner State is entitled to five (5) scholarships. Details of the scholarships and application procedure are in the attached Call.  

For more information: 

Nairobi Innovation Week 2022

Good morning,


We are excited to announce the 6th edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week that will take place on 26th - 28th April, 2022 in the University of Nairobi's Main Campus at the Great Court and the Hyslop Parking. 


This year, the focus is on the big 4 agenda, energy, environment and ICT and cross-cutting innovation. 


We are looking for innovation in thematic areas from our students, faculties, UoN alumni, local and international firms and we're inviting partners to this great event. 


In the previous edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week, we managed to attract 2000+ delegates and 150+ exhibitors to the event. 


This is a very important event in the University of Nairobi calendar and your participation will be appreciated. Kindly register your name in the appropriate category.


Helpful links


1. Innovators & Exhibitors (UoN Internal) -


2. Innovators & Exhibitors (UoN External) -


3. Sponsors & Partners Registration -

Seminar poster on Food Safety FOOD SAFETY SEMINAR
APRM: The “Made in Africa for Africans” Monitoring and Assessment mechanism

Good morning,

Established in the year 2003 by the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government with the primary purpose of fostering standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable and inclusive development, as well as accelerated regional and continental integration, The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) debunked the notion that monitoring and evaluation tools made in Africa are flawed and exposed the ineffectiveness of the M&E tools originating from outside Africa as  ineffective due to their inherent design, accountability and ownership flaws.

APRM has been tested and proven that mechanisms designed and led by Africa stand a better chance of enabling decisions that empower citizens and support reforms. A practical example is how recommendations from the targeted review on youth unemployment in Namibia led to policy changes and the formation of the first Youth Investment Bank making Namibia one of the key countries promoting Youth Investment Banks in the continent with support of African Development Bank (AfDB).

By conducting Country Reviews and Targeted Reviews, producing and sharing timely reports, APRM accelerates African development through recommendations in order to foster improved governance, best practices and policies, socio-economic advancement, and continental cooperation as per Agenda 2063, the AU’s 50-year development plan to transform Africa into a fully integrated and productive continent by year 2063.

2023 will mark the 20th year since African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) came into birth and the 60th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity / African Union (OAU/AU).

Below are some of the most recent reports produced by APRM;

The APRM report on the technical support mission to Kenya on the challenges faced in engaging International Credit Rating Agencies (ICRAs), in reviews and in implementing recommendations. .

 Economic Governance and Management is a major thematic pillar of the APRM and this report provides information on current developments in Economic Governance and explores ways to address challenges that hinder progress in the continent.

This report provides information on current developments across the continent in Corporate Governance, which is a major thematic pillar of the APRM and explores ways to address challenges that hinder progress in African countries.

This 4th edition of the African Union - African Peer Review Mechanism  (AU-APRM) end of year bi-annual sovereign credit rating review report presents an analysis of the long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating actions in Africa by three dominant international credit rating agencies –Moody’s, Fitch and S&P Global – during the second half of 2021 (2021H2) and makes recommendations to African countries on how to improve their ratings.

The South Africa Review report addresses the five areas of governance including State Resilience as a theme that was added in the second generation review of South Africa.

APRM Targeted Review Report on Youth Unemployment for the Republic of Namibia;

Youth Business and Innovation Challenge 2022

Good morning,


The ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development is proud to announce its 3rd year in the project entitled ‘Youth Business and Innovation Challenge 2022 (YoBIC 3.0) - “Sustainable and Workable Solutions for Youth Unemployment in Africa.”


We invite youth from East Africa to participate in this innovative challenge.

The poster attached gives all the details and the registration link is The contact persons for East Africa are from the University of Nairobi as follows: Prof. Jackson Maalu -  and Dr. Parita Shah

Kindly refer to the poster for more details on the application whose deadline is 20th March 2022.

Please apply in great numbers as you are the future of this great country and continent and innovation starts with you. 

Training on Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)

One of the strategic objectives of the university is to increase the visibility and impact of the research output.

The university has implemented a digital repository with an aim to make the institutional research discoverable and accessible globally. Besides, there are other open access initiatives that can be adapted to enhance visibility of local research and improve ranking of the university.

 The university has developed an open journal system to manage institutional journals with an aim of making the research visible globally. However, the progress of implementation of the system has been slow. It is on this basis that the Library Department has organized an online training on “Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)”. The training is scheduled on 25th February 2022 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM (EAT).

 The aim of the training is to:

          I. Support implementation of OJS to increase visibility and accessibility of local research globally thus improving university ranking and collaboration.

        II.  Make open access publishing a viable option for the faculty staff to  increase readership as well as to contribute to the public good on a global scale

     III.   Encourage researchers to publish their articles in institutional scholarly journals.

The training will provide an overview of the fundamentals of using OJS. At the end of the training, participants will have knowledge to create and configure a new journal, understand the manuscript tracking system and editorial steps, create a journal issue, establish the submission process, and have an overview of how to manage OJS publishing for their local journals.

The training targets Faculty members, Editors, Peer-Reviewers, Administrators, Intellectual property staff, ICT staff, Librarians, Post-Graduate Students, Research managers and Researchers/authors.

 Below is the Training Link;

Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)

Faculty Staff, Editors & Peer-Reviewers,

All Students & Researchers


10:00 – 12:00


Twenty (20) scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorial programs eligible to Kenyans

The Government of the People’s Republic of China is offering Twenty (20) scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorial programs eligible to Kenyans.



Applicant should meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum KCSE mean Grade of B (plain)
  • Not more than 25 years of age
  • Have an original KCSE certificate
  • Strong grades on major subjects that are key to the specialty preferred
  • Completed secondary education in the last three (3) years


  • Graduated with a Bachelors degree of at least Upper Second-Class honors for Masters
  • Be under 35 years of age


  • Be under 40 years of age.
  • Hold a relevant Masters Degree from a recognized University.

 Read more on how to apply