Director of knowledge management (DKM) with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Dr Jim Yonazi facilitates during science technology and innovation (STI) forum, that was organised by COSTECH in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO: GERALD KITABU
Mulunesh Ena is part of an existing project supported by ICIPE, working with five other women in her community near Arba Minch to raise silkworms. She then sells the cocoons to a large cooperative in Arba Minch where she earns 70-100 Ethiopian birr per KG (approximately $3-5 US). On the racks in front of her, silkworms are eating castor leaves.
A solar-powered mower on display with its inventors, Kenyan university engineering students Emma Masibo (left) and Lucy Bwire, with their lecturer Peter Wamalwa. The mower was exhibited during the 5th National Science Week that opened on May 16, 2016 in Nairobi. Young people are using innovation to protect the environment and make life easier.
A worker at the Vital Camel Milk Factory in Nanyuki, northern Kenya, handles bottles. The factory produces between 6,000-10,000 litres of camel milk per month but can't fulfil huge international orders as domestic demand is at least double its capacity.