Building Higher Education and Research Capacity to Address the Physical Activity and Nutrition Transition in Kenya

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Research Dissemination Symposium

KENFIN-EDURA project comes to an end on 31st December 2020. As part of its core activities, the project will conduct its research dissemination seminar targeting various stakeholders including researchers, practitioners and policy makers. In particular, the seminar will draw participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Nairobi City County as well as some non-governmental organizations.

This is therefore to invite you to the research dissemination seminar scheduled to take place on 4th December 2020 9:00 a.m East-African time (8:00 am. Finnish time). To be join in the Research dissemination, kindly use the Zoom link  below: 


https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/65490585206?pwd=MTlQanI1L3lrRW5Da2ljWVlHWHlmZz09

Meeting ID: 654 9058 5206

Passcode: 772542

TimeActivityFacilitator
8:30 am – 9:00 amArrival and registrationSecretariat
9:00 am – 9:05 amWelcome remarksRegistrar RIO, Prof. Vincent Onywera, Kenyatta University
9:05 am – 9:10 amOpening remarksAmb. Erik Lundberg, Finnish Ambassador to Kenya.
9:10 am – 9:20 amOverview of KENFIN-EDURA project Prof. Mikael Fogelholm, University of Helsinki 
9: 20 am –  9:25 amBrief Remarks from the Ministry of HealthMs. Veronica Kirogo, Head of the Division of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Kenya.
9: 25 am –  9:30amBrief Remarks from the Safaricom CompanyDr. Victor Ikawa Head of Research and InsightsSafaricom Company 
9: 30 am –  9:40amNutrition and NCDs- Repositioning for the COVID-19 eraDr. Alice Ojwang, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Technical University.
 OBSERVATIONS 
Theme 1OBESITY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS 
9:45 am- 10:00 amKENFIN-EDURA project research designDr. Noora Kanerva and  MSc. Hanna Walsh, University of Helsinki 
Theme 2PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH 
10:00 am -10:15 amThe role of physical education in promoting physical activityDr. Timo Vuorimaa & Tiina Laiho, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
10:15 am -10:25 amPhysical Activity for health and wellbeing. Preliminary results from the KENFIN-EDURA project Dr. Joy Wachira, Kenyatta University & Prof, Vincent Onywera 
10:25 am –10:30 amRESEARCH VIDEO DISSEMINATION 
 Community outreach: disseminating key research results to communities through YouTube Dr. Noora Kanerva
10:30 am-11:00 amOBSERVATIONS  AND HEALTH BREAK 
Theme 3FOOD CONSUMPTION AND DIETARY PATTERNS 
11:00 am-11:15 amFood consumption patterns among adults and adolescents in Embakasi Central Sub-County and Langata Sub-county.  Prof. Sophie Ochola & Ms. Esther Anono, Kenyatta University, & Dr. Maijaliisa Erkkola, University of Helsinki.
Theme 4SOCIO-CULTURAL BELIEFS AND HEALTH 
11:15 am-11:30 am Meaning of obesity among residents of Nairobi City County.Dr. George Owino, Kenyatta University 
 OBSERVATIONS 
 PANEL DISCUSSION 
11:35 am -12:45 pm Dr. Alice Ojwang,Dr. Victor Ikawa,Prof Sophie Ochola,Prof. Vincent Onywera,Ms. Veronica Kirogo,Moderator:  Ms. Irene Mwangi, KU TV.
12:45 pm-1:00 pmClosing remarks Registrar RIO, Prof. Vincent Onywera, Kenyatta University
1:00 pm – 2:00 pmGROUP PHOTO AND LUNCH 

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