CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

Participation in Conferences, Workshops/Seminars

  • 2023: LactaHub workshop: Exploring the benefits of breastfeeding and breastmilk , the online LactaHub workshop organized by Amref International University, The Global Health Network and LactaHub – A Resource for Evidence-based Breastfeeding Intelligence. The LactaHub workshop was hosted as a pre-event to the 1st Amref International University Primary Healthcare Congress. 7th November 2023 ( invited delegate)
  • 2023: The Early Childhood Development Systems Measurement Study Dissemination Workshop 23rd November, 2023 at Royal Tulip Canaan hotel, Nairobi. Kenya (Invited guest and member of advisory the ECD Board)
  • 2023: The National Dialogue on Agri-Food Systems Cnference 2023 held at the wWndsor Golf hotel and Country club, Nairobi, Kenya September 13 – 14, 2023. (Organizing committee member and Panelist)
  • 2023: Training Workshop on ethics Requirements and procedures for the  Kenyatta University Ethics Review Committee members- Facilitated by the Center of Research Ethics and Safety, Kenyatta university in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and National Commision of science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) 6th-7th June 2023(Organizer and Host)
  • 2023: Training Workshop on Research Ethics requirements, Publication and Plagiarism. Funding Opportunities and Intellectual Property and Innovations  for Postgraduate Students, Supervisors and Kenyatta University-  Researchers by Kenyatta University-Institution Science and technology  Ethics Review Committee (KU-ISERC) and Kenyatta University -Graduate School  held on   28th April 2023 (Organizer and Host)
  • 2023: The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) @20 Grand Finale Celebrations: symposium on Evidence to Policy Impact of internal and external subject experts and policymakers to share lessons learned and explore opportunities for the application of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa and to build a community of relevant institutions, organizations, and professionals to advance EIDM in Africa.  held on  23rd and 24th May 2023: Nairobi, Kenya (Invited guest)
  • 2023: 4th National Nutrition Symposium Kenya: Eradicating Malnutrition in all its forms : Step up political, multisector and Interdisciplinary Actions towards Nutrition Resilience 12th-13th April 2023, Nairobi, Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2023: Moi University- Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH), the Research Integrity Oversight  Project Dissemination Workshop to be held on May 5, 2023 at KCB Leadership center-Karen , Nairobi.(Invited guest)
  • 2023: Wasafiri-IDRC project on Scaling Micro and Small Businesses for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems in Kenya: Stakeholders Disseminatin Workshop of project findings 19th April 2023, Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Kenya (Researcher-Nutrition)
  • 2023: The Food Safety workshop: Building Resilient Food Supply Chains in Kenya- to address sanitary and Phytosanitary barriers, facilitated by scientists from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Local universities, Regulatory authorities, Research institutions, Government and other Food system stakeholders, held on 15th and 16th May, 2023 hosted by Kenyatta University, Kenya.(Delegate)
  • 2023: The 2nd Multisectoral Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation, by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) at Safari Park hotel, 23rd to 26th May 2023.(Delegate)
  • 2022: Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Mainstreaming workshop for University Focal Persons and Champions of STI for all NACOSTI Accredited ERC Institutions Held on 23rd-25th August 2022. Nairobi, Kenya (STI Champion)
  • 2022: 2nd Joint Annual International Conference on Research Process and Ethics for Institution Science and Technology Ethics Review Committee (ISERC) Members from all NACOSTI accredited  ERC Institutions held at Daystar University held 28th-30th September 2022, Nairobi, Kenya (Delegate)
  • 2022: The 1st Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Symposium: Lishe Bora, Maisha Poa: Every Feed counts, Promoting Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition for Imrpoved Child growth and Development, by Ministry of Health and Partners, held at Safaripark Hotel Nairobi, Kenya 29-31 March 2022 (Member Scientific Committee)
  • 2022: Combining Food and Nutrition Education with Livelihoods Support for Resilience: Experiences from Kenya by FAO 23 March 2022 (Invited guest)
  • 2022: Early Childhood Care and Development in Rural and Urban Settings in Kenya: A stakeholders Dissemination Workshop by APHRC at the  Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 23 Feb 2022.(co- Researcher)
  • 2022: Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems Training Package Virtual Validation Workshop, by FAO 16 Feb, 2022 (Resource persosn)
  • 2021: Alliance for Africa Partnership (AAP) Public Dialogue series on Insects for Food and Feed in Africa, 17th November 2021(invited guest)
  • 2021: The Power of Food science and Technology and Nutrition, organized by the International Science Council, and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), 16th to 17th November 2021(Invited guest)
  • 2021: 10th Annual National Biosafety Conference: A decade of biosafety regulatory excellence: Experiences and llessons, organized by the national Biosafety Authority 2nd to 5th November 2021(invited guest)
  • 2021: 8th virtual EA health and scientific conference: East Africa Community Suatainable development goal on health: Reflection and Path Ahead of 2030, 17th to 19th November 2021( Invited guest)
  • 2021: United Nations Food systems Summit 2021: The proposed UNFSS coalition of action for healthy diets from sustainable food systems for children, families and all. An African member States Dialogue organized by African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), 24th August 2021 (Invited guest)
  • 2021: IFC 9th International Food Safety Forum: From Farm to table –Building Resilient Food Systems 11th-12th May 2021(Invited guest)
  • 2021: Digital Health for Migrant Mothers care in Dadaab Refugee Camp Research Project. 3rd to 4th February 2021 (Invited guest)
  • 2020: African Studies Association of UK Conference 2020 by British Academy 8th- 10th September 2020, Cardiff, UK (Invited guest)
  • 2019: The 3rd national Agri-Nutrition Conference, September 2019. Nairobi, Kenya (Delegate)
  • 2019: Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference: Research and Innovation for the Achievement of SDGs and Kenya‘s Big Four Agenda. 23rd -25th October 2019, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (Pre conference facilitator on research ethics and scientific writing, Session chair, Panellist)
  • 2019: Workshop on Health Promoting and Disease Preventing Properties of African Food plants and Insects from East Africa, 7th-8th October 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2019: AATF-African Agriculture Transformation Foundation, Food safety, Nutrition and Post-Harvest Loss workshop 9th-10th September 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Invited guest and panelist)
  • 2019: The African Indigenous vegetables Conference: From Income generation to Health and Nutrition 18th-19th July, 2019, Nairobi Kenya (Invited guest and speaker)
  • 2019: 15th CAADP Partnership Platform: Creating an Enabling Environment for Agricultural Trade through appropriate Policies, Governance and Institutional Coordination and Capacity for efficient Trade Policy Implementation 11th-14th June 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Delegate and panelist)
  • 2019: 1st International Food safety Conference: Food and Nutrition safety from Farm to Fork: A missing link in consumer health and food security. 20th-24th May 2019, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2019: The Launch of Scaling Fund for Orange Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) Puree Project, 30th and 31 may 2019, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya (Co. Researcher)
  • 2018: Collaborative meeting with British academy funded project on the feasibility of incorporating early childhood development into baby friendly Community Initiative (ECD-BFCI) in rural Kenya 8th October 2018, London UK. Other countries represented included India, Haiti, Bangadesh, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana and South Africa. A GCRF/DFID early Childhood Development Programme (Co-presenter as Co-PI)
  • 2018: Technical Review Workshop for NINO LIP project 9th to 12th October 2018, University of Loughborough, Leicester, UK. A collaborative project of Ministry of Health, Africa Population Research Center, Africa Nutrition Society, Kenyatta University, University of Malawi, University of Loughborough, University of Sheffield and University of Southampton. A project to drive future research and inform policies to improve the nutritional status of infants living in povertyin Sub Saharan poor urban (Co-Researcher)
  • 2018 Stakeholders meeting 6-8th June 2018. Southern Sun Hotel, Nairobi. Technical review and road map setting for the NINO LIP project to understand nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions for improved nutritional status of 6-24 months children living in poor urban areas receiving complementary foods.in SSA.(Co-Researcher)
  • 2018: 8th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VII) 1-5 October, 2018, Adiidis Ababa, Ethiopia. Multi-stakeholder Nutrition Actions in Africa: Translating Evidence into policies and Programmes for Impact (Member of the International Scientific Committee and Abstract review, Session chair)
  • 2018:2nd National Agri-nutrition conference 2018, 11-13th September 2018. Accelerating Nutritional gains through Agriculture (Launch of the KFCT and recipe book- Member of the Steering Committee and panelist)
  • 2018: 2nd National Early Childhood Stakeholders Conference 25-26 July, 2018, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Accelerating Early Childhood development through partnerships (Presenter)
  • .2018: Curriculum Review/Update workshop 22-25 May 2018, Nakuru, Kenya, by Universities to strengthen quality of the curriculum. Faculty development, learning environment and expansion of clinical placement sites for accreditation for responsive HIV and RMNCAH/FP health services in Kenya (Resource person Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • 2018: Stakeholders Forum on Taking Action on Adolescent Nutrition and Launch of the “Kenya Situational analysis on adolescent Nutrition Policy and Programming” hosted by World food Programme (WFP) and UNILEVER (Invited guest and resource person)
  • 2018: Kenya Paedriatic Association Annual Scientific Conference 2018. 24-27th April 2018, Pride Inn, Mombasa, Kenya Aligning Child Health to Sustainable Development Goals. (invited speaker)
  • 2018: The Commonwealth Innovation Forum 2018: Innovations it’s the our wealth, Life Sciences Queensland, 5-6th April 2018, Brisbane, Australia (Invited guest and Panelist)
  • 2018: Africa harvest, International Conference, Making Smallholder Agriculture more Nutrition Sensitive: The role of innovations. 22-23rd March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote speaker)
  • 2018: Enhancing care of Children and Adolescents with Diabetes mellitus and Endocrine Disorders in Africa. 14th-16th March, 2018, Panafrica Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2018: The Center of excellence for Nutrition –the SAMAC (Severe Acute Malnutrition in African Children) Study Phase 2 Launch, 5th-6th March 2018 at Potscheftroom, North West University, South Africa (Invited guest and collaborator)
  • 2017: 3rd International conference on Global Food Security- 3-6th December 2017, Capetown, South Africa (Invited speaker)
  • 2017: International collaboration workshop -Research dissemination and Capacity Building on advancement of research for traditional foods in Africa, at Tswane University of Technology, Department of Crop Sciences, 30th  November -1st December 2017, Pretoria West, South Africa (Guest speaker)
  • 2017: International Tropical Agriculture Conference - High Impact Science to Nourish the World” to be held from the 20-22 November, 2017, Brisbane, Australia (keynote speaker)
  • 2017: 21st International Union for Nutritional sciences conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 15-20th October, 2017 (Special lecture speaker, Symposium presenter, panelist, Poster presenter)
  • 2017: BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Food and Nutrition-2017(WCFN-2017) September 15-17, 2017, in Shenyang, China , held at the Shenyang International Conference Center (invited speaker)
  • 2017: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Biomedical and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, Launch of Phase 2 of the Partnership between department and North-West University and Nutricia Research Foundation from 28-29th September 2017. (Invited Guest)
  • 2017: SEED MONEY MATTERS – 15 Years of Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF) Joint Side Event of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of BTF 4 July 2017 at FAO Sheikh Zayed Centre (Guest speaker)
  • 2017: Health and Nutrition Conference: Separating Facts from Myths-Towards Strategic Communication on Health and Nutrition Issues in Africa, 23rd June 2017, Daystar University, Nairobi. (Invited Speaker and Panelist)
  • 2017: The Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology postgraduate curriculum development for Food and nutritional sciences workshop CREATES –FNS- Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability 5th -9th June 2017, Arusha, Tanzania and 12th- 17th June 2017, Kigali Rwanda  (Invited Guest and resource person)
  • 2017: Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) Dissemination of the PEER HEALTH project findings workshops at Community and County level in Koibatek and national level in Nairobi 26th-29th may 2017 (Resource person)
  • 2017: The Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology postgraduate curriculum development and Inauguration workshop CREATES –FNS- Centre for Research, agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability 6th -11th March 2017, Arusha, Tanzania (Invited Guest)
  • 2017: Breast Milk Substitute Act 2012 regulation and Control workshop for development of the training modules and monitoring protocol 21st Feb – 24th Feb and 27th Feb -3rd March 2017, Machakos (Resource person)
  • 2017: Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) Training manual development workshop, 17th Feb. and 8th May,  Machakos (resource person)
  • 2017: Complementary Feeding Guide development workshop 5th -9th Dec. 2016 at Kyaka, Machakos and 13th-17th Feb. 2017 at Silversprings Hotel, Nairobi (Resource person)
  • 2017: Scaling Nutrition technical Group meeting to review the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation Framework and identification of existing gaps and development of terms of reference for SUN technical committee, 31st January, Nairobi (Resource person)
  • 2017: Validation Workshop Infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) capacity mapping and framework for action development in Kenya PanAfric Hotel, 19th Jan 2017 (Resource person)
  • 2016: Kenya Experience with ECDE, School children and Adolescent, Interventions, gaps and Policy Implications: Child and Adolescent Development; Africa Region Round Table Meeting, AU Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7-8th March 2016 (Invited speaker)
  • 2016: A nutritious breakfast and wellbeing of Children in Kenya. Good Breakfast Nutrition White Paper presented at the Symposium for launch and formation of an Alliance for promotion of Good Breakfast for children, 16th and 26th February 2016, Nairobi Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2016: Feasibility and Effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative in Kenya: A pilot Community Trial in a Rural setting. Presented during the National Academy of Sciences and Partnership for Enhance Engagement Research Panel discussions and Seminar  U.S Global Development Lab USAID “Leading Voices of Science from the South” 8th-10th Feb. 2016, Washington DC, USA (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2016:  Enablers and Barriers to effective implementation of the baby Friendly Community Initiative in Rural Kenya a paper presented at the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference, 11th-14 December 2016, Johhanesburg South Africa (Invited Speaker)
  • 2016: Nutrition in Africa, Local solutions- “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” at the Pre-Conference reception Held during the Bourlag 2016 Conference to celebrate 30th anniversary and The World Food Prize Event in Iowa, USA 10th -14th October 2016 (Key note Speaker)
  • 2016: World Breast feeding week launch: Breastfeeding a key to sustainable development 3rd August 2016, PanAfric Hotel Nairobi (Panelist)
  • 2016: A nutritious breakfast for the health and well being of children in Kenya, presented at the Kenya medical Association 44th KMA Annual Scientific conference; physicians health: maintaining the balance” 20-23rd April 2016, Kisumu, Kenya ( Keynote speaker)
  • 2016: Addressing governance and accountability gaps in Nutrition, presented at the high level consultation meeting on innovative ways for sustainable nutrition, food security and inclusive agricultural growth Brussels, Belgium 25th April 2016 (Panelist)
  • 2016: How does Kenya define its national essential package for early child education?  What is being done to reach the children post 1000 days,/the preschoolers in Kenya? including the policy environment, the services/interventions, issue of targeting and coverage, presented at the  Child and adolescent development:Africa region round table meeting , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,7-8 march 2016 (Speaker)
  • 2016: Feasibility and effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative in Kenya: A pilot community trial in a rural setting, presented at the “leading voices of science from the Global South” US Global development lab. USAID-NAS PEER meeting Washington DC 8-13th Feb 2016 (Speaker)
  • 2016: Enablers and Barriers to Effective Implementation of Baby friendly Community Initiative in Rural Kenya; presented at the American Association for Advancement of  Science annual conference 13th Feb 2016, Washington DC (Presenter)
  • 2016: Research cooperation across the development divide; partnering to advance science and research capacity in Africa. Round table meeting for Global engagement 10th Feb. 2016 Washington DC (Panelist)
  • 2015: Role of Nutrition on Infant and early Child health and Developmentm presented at the  The Agha Khan University Women and Child Health Conference. Role of Nutrition on Birth outcomes and Infant Survival 3-5th Dec. 2015 Nairobi, Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2015: Improving Food and Nutrition Security through Dietary Diversification: Promoting the Rich Kenyan Cuisine presented at the International Conference on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Biodiversity: Unlocking the potential for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods 23-24th November 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2015: 1st Global Conference on Patient Centered Care. Patient Centered Care: Training and Delivery of Universal Health Care 29th Sep. to 2nd Oct. 2015, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  • 2015: Educational Videos to improve maternal and young child nutrition and health in urban and rural Kenya, presented at the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference 14-15th September 2015, Nairobi Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2015:  World Breast feeding Week, Breast feeding and Work, Let us make it work: Empowering and Supporting all working women to adequately combine work and child rearing 1st- 8th August 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Presenter)
  • 2015: ENACT Trainer of Trainers (TOT) workshop for universities and partners 29th June – 3rd July 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Organizer & facilitator)
  • 2015:Education for Effective Nutrition Action (ENACT) The Kenyan Experience with a focus on potential for use of ENACT Module, presented at the 3rd FANUS Congress 25-29th May 2015  in Arusha  Tanzania (Organizer and facilitator)
  • 2015: The Agha Khan University Women and Child Health Conference. Role of Nutrition on Birth outcomes and Infant Survival 3-5th Dec. 2015 Nairobi, Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2015: International Conference on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Biodiversity: Unlocking the potential for Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods 23-24th November 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2015:1st Global Conference on Patient Centered Care. Patient Centered Care: Training and Delivery of Universal Health Care 29th Sep. to 2nd Oct. 2015, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014: The 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014(IHC2014), 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014: PEER HEALTH participants’ conference hosted by Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science & Technology Arusha, Tanzania, 4-7 August 2014 (Guest Speaker)
  • 2014:6th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference, food and Nutrition Security in Africa: New Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability held at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Accra, Ghana on 21-25th July 2014.(Keynote Speaker)
  • 2014: Food and Nutrition in Children workshop, organized by the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in collaboration with Nestle Food Company on 25th June 2014 at the Kenyatta University BSSC (Keynote Speaker)
  • 2013: Africa Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) Planning Workshop held on October 9th-10th 2013,Arusha Tanzania (Speaker)
  • 2013:   3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS), Accra, Ghana, 25-27th September 2013 (Speaker)
  • 2013:  IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN 2013), Granada Congress Centre, Granada, Spain from 15th to 20th September, 2013.(Presenter)
  • 2013: 1st African Food Security Conference: Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change, UN, Nairobi, and August 20-21, 2013
  • 2013: Uganda Dietetics Association (UDA) Conference “Industrialization in Nutrition” Kampala, Uganda, 26th July 2013 ( Keynote Speaker)
  • 2013: Nutritious Foods for Market Place Workshop. Nairobi, Kenya 8-13th May 2013 by USAID-GAIN (Resource person)
  • 2013:  Education for Effective Nutrition Action Pre-Pilot Workshop. Kampala, Uganda, 22-25th April 2013 by FAO (Presenter)
  • 2013: Africa Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) Workshop on PhD Graduate Training held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 24th to 25th January 2013 by Columbia Global Center, Africa (Presenter)
  • 2012: Curriculum Development Workshop on Education for Effective Nutrition in Action (ENACT) Accra, Ghana, 16th -20th July 2012 organized by FAO (Presenter)
  • 2012: AIFSC Forumon Food security in Africa: Bridging Research and Practice, Sydney, Australia, 29th to 30th November 2012 (Guest  Speaker)
  • 2012: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical Meeting on Nutrition and Agriculture for Improved maternal, Child Nutrition and Health, Vienna, UN, Austria, 10th to12th December 2012 (Guest Speaker)
  • 2012: Food Security in Africa; Bridging Research and Practice, Sydney 29-30th November 2012 (Guest Speaker)
  • 2012: Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) Leadership Retreat, 27-30th September 2012, North West University, Potchefroom, South Africa (Executive member of council)
  • 2012: Nutrition Congress Africa 2010 “Transforming the Nutrition Landscape in Africa”  1-4th October 2012, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (Speaker)
  • 2012: National Symposium on Scaling up Nutrition “ Nutrition is Key” Take up your Role and Act Now, 5-6th November, 2012 Safari Park Hotel. Nairobi, Kenya (Delegate and Moderator)
  • 2012: Conference on Planet underPressure 25-29th March 2012, London, United Kingdom. Indigenous knowledge, technology and nutrition for Africa, with a focus on women and children health (Guest Speaker)
  • 2011: SUNRAY (Sustainable Nutrition Research in the Years to come) Workshop on Research Agenda for Africa 13th-16th November 2011, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (Moderator)
  • 2011: 2ND FANUS (Federation of African Nutrition Societies) Conference 12th -15th September 2011, Abuja, Nigeria. (Plenary Speaker)
  • 2011: The 5th GOK/USAID Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Nutrition Partners Meeting, 19th July, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, sponsored by USAID
  • 2011: The National Stakeholders Workshop for the Development of the National, Nutrition Action, 1-3 June Nakuru (Resource person)
  • 2011: Global Child Nutrition Forum, 3-7th May 2011, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya by Partnership for Child Development
  • 2011: National Consultative Workshop Nakuru, 19-20 April, 2011 by Help Age Kenya and International (Speaker and Moderator)
  • 2011: Meeting of the Partners Supporting Nutrition Activities in Kenya 23rd February 2011, Siversprings Hotel, Nairobi by Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (convener and resource person)
  • 2010: The Nigerian Academy of Science, workshop Agriculture for improved nutrition of women and children in Nigeria, 30th Nov. to 1st December 2010 (speaker and moderator)
  • 2010: 4th Epidemiology Conference, Nutrition and Food Security: Successes and Emerging Challenges 4-8 October 2010, Nairobi, Kenya (Keynote Speaker, Speaker and Moderator)
  • 2010: II World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, I Latin-American Congress of Community nutrition on Moving towards a healthy and sustainable nutrition for all, Porto, Portugal 23-25 September, 2010. (Speaker and Moderator)
  • 2010: Workshop on Towards Innovations and best practices in Urban Nutrition, 25th August 2010, Nairobi, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2010: World breastfeeding Week, sensitization meeting for private hospitals, 20th August 2010 at Silver springs, Nairobi, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2010: The Uganda National Academy workshop on Nutritionalization of Agriculture in Uganda- Role of Agriculture in Improving the Nutritional Status of Women and Children 11-12th August, 2010, Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda (Guest Speaker)
  • 2010: 5th Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly, African Agricultural Innovation in a changing Global Environment 19-24th   July 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Speaker)
  • 2010: Introducing ADAPPT & Planning for national launch workshop - ADAPPT Network- Kenya Chapter (Contract No.BO237x) Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University, Kenya 9th June. (Speaker)
  • 2010: Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and sustainable use of Improved Human Nutrition and well-being, KARI Headquarters Nairobi, 14th May 2010 (Speaker)
  • 2009: VICRES Workshop on Development of Dietary Guidelines for Nyanza Province 18-20 November 2009, Kisumu, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2009: National Council on Control of Micronutrient Deficiency Stakeholders meeting on Programme Briefing by GAIN and ECSA 30th October 2009 at the Division on Nutrition, Nairobi, Kenya (Invited Guest)
  • 2009: Workshop on Development of Policy Document on Infant and Young Child feeding, 19-21 October 20, by NASCOP Ministry of Health, and JPIEGO Nairobi, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2009: 19th International Congress of Nutrition, Nutrition Security, 4-9 October 2009 Bangkok, Thailand (Poster presentation)
  • 2009: Research Methodology Workshop, Association of African Universities (AAU)-EASRN of Tertiary Institutions against the HIV/AIDS Pandemic at Kenyatta University Conference centre on 30-31st July 2009 (Resource person)
  • 2009: 7th International Conference on Diet and Activity methods, June 5 – 7, 2009. Washington, DC, USA (Invited Guest)
  • 2009: Vihiga Women Groups and Stakeholders Workshop on Improved Health and Nutrition through Dietary Diversification a VICRES Project, 16-19 June 2009, Chavakali, Kenya (Organizer and Speaker)
  • 2009: Partners in population and Development ((PPD) Anglophone Africa Regional meeting Gracia Gardens Nairobi, Kenya 21 – 22 May, 2009.(Invited Guest)
  • 2009: Lake Victoria Basin Commission – EALP Partners Forum Kisumu Hotel, Kisumu- Kenya 18 May 2009 (Speaker)       
  • 2009: Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VICRES Ethno botany and indigenous knowledge Cluster program for the cluster workshop 26th – 29th April 2009, Jinja Nile Resort, Uganda. (Speaker)
  • 2009: Consultative Meeting on Data Disaggregation and Mainstreaming of Aging into HIV and AIDS Policies, Strategies, and Programmes on 5th – 8th April 2009. (Speaker)
  • 2009: Fertilizers Use – The effect of Zinc on Nutrition and Food quality 26th – 27th March, 2009 at Windsor Hotel – Nairobi Kenya. (Speaker)
  • 2009: EALP Program Implementation Team meeting La Kairo Hotel Mwanza 4h – 6th February 2009. (Speaker)
  • 2008: VICRES Inter University Council for East Africa 5th Annual Forum 28th –30th May 2008, Arusha, Tanzania. (Speaker)
  • 2008: Lead Scientist Seminar in Jinja, Uganda 9th-13th March 2008, interuniversity Council for East Africa Lake Victoria Basin Research Initiative, sponsored by SIDA through VICRES.(Invited guest)
  • 2008: International symposium on underutilized plant species for food, nutrition, income and sustainable development Arusha, Tanzania 2- 8th March 2008. (Poster presentation)
  • 2008: Managing agricultural biodiversity for better nutrition and health, improved livelihoods and more sustainable production systems in sub-Saharan Africa Planning meeting Pretoria, South Africa 18-21 March 2008 and Nairobi, Kenya, 31st arch 2008. (Speaker)
  • 2007: Mentors’ Capacity Building Seminar held at Utalii Hotel on Friday 20th July 2007 sponsored by the Mentoring Programme, Kenyatta University (Invited guest)
  • 2007: Stakeholders Workshop on Fruit Consumption and Production on 24th to 25th October 2007 in Kitui, Kenya (Key note speaker)
  • 2007: International Conference on Research to Action: Mitigating the impacts of HIV/AIDS on Agriculture and Food Security in West Africa: 1-4 October 2007, Cotonou, Benin (Speaker and Moderator)
  • 2007: National Symposium on Kenya National Strategy for Traditional Foods,Dietary Diversity and Health at KARI Headquarters on 3rd August 2007. (Invited Guest)
  • 2007: 1st East African Policy Research Dialogue on ageing 17th – 18th September 2007, Panafric hotel Nairobi, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2007: Agenda for Zinc and Diarrhoea Diseases Case Management Workshop, Nairobi, June 27-29, 2007. (Resource person)
  • 2007: International Conference on Reproductive Health and the Prevention, Control and management of HIVAIDS on 10th April to 12th April 2007, at the Kenya Institute of Education, Nairobi, Kenya Sponsored by Kenyatta University and UNICEF and other Partners. (Speaker)
  • 2007: National Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium (NFNP) held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi on 30th March 2007 (Invited Guest)
  • 2007: International Conference on Zinc Crops 2007. Improving crop production and Human Health. 24-26 may 2007, Istanbul, Turkey (Poster presentation)
  • 2006: National technical Working Group and Stakeholders Forum on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS (MOH, NASCOP) Silver Spring Hotel November 4th –6th 2006 by NASCOP/UNICEF (Resource person)
  • 2006: Regional meeting on Dietary Diversity, Nutrition and Health 30 October to 1 November 2006 at AICAD, JKUAT, Kenya by IPGRI/IDRC (Speaker and moderator)
  • 2006: ACTS Institute of Science and Technology, Training workshop on innovations in food security March 20-24, 2006, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya (Trainee)
  • 2006: VICRES 3rd Annual General Forum 23-26 May 2006, Kisumu, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2005: World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Conference 10th Nov. 2005, Nairobi by USAID (Invited Guest)
  • 2005: Regional workshop on Indigenous leafy vegetables and Nutrition, October 2005, AICAD, Nairobi by IPGRI-SSA (Speaker)
  • 2005: 18th International Congress of Nutrition, Sep. 19-23 2005, Durban, South Africa
  • 2005: Regional Conference on the Role of African Universities in the Attainment of MDGs, by Kenyatta University (Speaker)
  • 2005: UNICEF IDD/IDA study dissemination workshop 9th Nov. 2005, Gigiri, Nairobi Kenya (Invited Guest)
  • 2005: Compact workshop on new developments in emergency nutrition, Nairobi (Invited Guest)
  • 2005: KCAN Inaugural National Congress Feb. 21-23, 2005, Nairobi, Kenya (Convener and resource person)
  • 2004: UNICEF Kenyatta University Food Consumption study dissemination workshop 7th April 2004, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya (Speaker)
  • 2004: African Food, Health and Nutrition Meeting 28th and 29th June 2004, IPGRI-SSA, Nairobi  (Speaker and moderator)
  • 2004: Gerontology Induction Workshop 24th-25th April 2004 at Kenyatta University. Organized by Kenyatta and Georgia State Universities with assistance from Help- Age Kenya. (Convener and resource person)
  • 2003: Improving Urban and Periurban Nutrition and Health Through harnessing the Diversity of traditional foods 14-15 July 2003, IPGRI-SSA, Gigiri (Speaker)
  • 2003: Proceedings of one day Academicians 2nd Consultative Workshop on Ageing held at Silver Springs Hotel on 14th November 2003 (Rapporteur)
  • 2003: Child watch International symposium on children and youth 17-19 November, 2003, Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (speaker)
  • 2003/2004: AICAD working group 3rd and 4th call Research proposal assessment workshops November 2003 and 2004 (Reviewer)
  • 2004: Status of Environmental health Education in the Eastern African Region: Opportunities, Challenges and the way forward, conference 24-26th march, 2004, Kenyatta University (Speaker)
  • 2001: The American College of Nutrition symposium on advances in clinical nutrition 42nd Annual meeting, Orlando, Florida 3-7 October 2001 (Invited Guest)            
  • 2001: American Institute for Cancer Research 11th Annual Research Conference on Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, July 16-17, 2001 Washington DC
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