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We link scientific innovation to the benefit of every day people: climate adaptation, biochemistry, biotechnology

May 11, 2019

The transition towards sustainability (healthy planet, healthy people, healthy profits) requires new behaviours.  

Specifically, we need to set a goal of never letting garbage reach a landfill or garbage dump. 

Instead, we embrace a Circular Economy in which we reuse wha...

A Circular Bio-Economy requires three things:

1. Reuse of materials

2. Focus on ecology and biology

3. Economic models that work (which by default means financial models that work)

Even in a Circular Bio-Economy, the circulation of money is the driver for transactions and...

November 11, 2018

Centre for Science and Technology Innovations (CSTI)

We link scientific innovation to the benefit of everyday people...

https://www.csti.or.ke/circular-economy-info

More updates over the coming weeks... 

October 16, 2018

There are many triggers for paranoia: unsafe living conditions, verbal attacks, extreme income or social inequality, family trauma, workplace trauma, trauma within educational institutions, unresolved conflicting values (failing to find points of agreement), bullying,...

October 9, 2018

The recent IPCC report explains how we need to cut global emissions to a greater extent and radically faster than previously anticipated. 

A summary of what this means for Kenya and Africa can be found in the public statement by CSTI Board Member, Dr Evans Kituyi 

https:...

October 8, 2018

Academia is driven by intergenerational research. Someone will have a hypothesis, spend over 20 years of research experience to develop the hypothesis into a theory, the theory is then pursued by other researchers who continue to examine the idea each for over 20 year...

October 1, 2018

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October 1, 2018

Posts will be slow over the coming weeks due to internal training and development. 

Our regular schedule will be dialed back to Monday posts

Kenya Sustainable Cities Post Schedule

Monday - Eco-Construction & Design 

Tues - Industrial Health & Safety 

Wed - Bioplastics 

Thurs...

September 25, 2018

As Kenyans we have high hopes and ambitions. So much so that in 2010 we revised our entire national Constitution as an expression of our commitment to better quality of life and an improved future. This commitment is most certainly a national journey towards positive...

September 24, 2018

This past Friday (September 21st), Cecilia Wandiga of the CSTI Board was part of a Creating Shared Value panel at Tangaza University College's 2nd Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. Delegates and participants from various African countries shared experiences...

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CSTI - What inspires us: 

 

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners who believe that the scientific and technological knowledge we develop is a legacy trust we create for the community.

Some people are artists, others give inspirational speeches.  We deliver understanding that can be adapted to solve ecological and industrial problems.  The eagerness with which this understanding is received and used is what inspires us to do our work.

We  must treat the earth well. It was not given to us by our parents, it is loaned to us by our children.

Mtunze ardhi vyema. Hamkupewa na wazazi, bali mlikopeshwa na wazawa wenu. (Swahili)

 csti milestones: 

 

Sept 16, 1998:  CSTI Trust established

1997 to 1999:  Micro-Science kits were developed for schools and are still in use.

 

2010:  Conclusion of our Sakai Community Resilience to Drough project in which over US $300,000 total funding was leveraged to develop a replicable model for community resilience to drought.  The model was adopted by Kenya government. (See IISD website for additional details)

 

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