University research conference to feature key scholars and corporate leaders
As we get closer to the Sustainable Innovation Research Conference, the University fraternity continues to prepare for an unforgettable two days as scholars and corporate leaders deliberate on sustainable development. In this year’s edition, seasoned academicians and leaders will grace the event with the aim of coming up with findings and papers that influence policy development and empower the country to meet the 2030 UN Sustainable Development goals.
The panel will include Professor C. Kanali of the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC) JKUAT, KASNEB Chief Executive Dr. Nicholas K. Letting’ and his counterpart Mr. Peter Kibiwott who is CEO of the Export Promotion Council. The session will also feature Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Ms. Phyllis Wakianga, among the University’s own Vice Chancellor Prof Njenga Munene and other Faculty Heads.
The Sustainable Innovation Research Conference is essential in making the world a better place, as the main focus will be coming up with long term solutions for a more sustainable future. According to Dr Alice Njuguna, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Research, at Zetech, the conference sub themes will revolve around: sustainability in the transport sector, creating sustainable and inclusive healthcare, quality and relevant higher education for sustainable development, sustainable human settlements and urbanization, technopreneurship and sustainable development, agricultural innovation and strategies for sustainable food security.
“Our focus is on the Country’s Big Four agenda and we are optimistic that the deliberations will be presented to Government and local leaders for implementation.” said Dr. Njuguna, adding, “The future of a successful world is on the hands of young people and we will engage our students in the conference to ensure they start crafting solutions for a more sustainable world.”
Finalist students will especially be expected to attend the conference which will be held at the main campus and gather main points to help them use knowledge and skills gained to create have a sustainable life after campus.