• Question: What is are some of the problems you have noted that face scientist in Kenya and if given a chance how would you correct it?

    Asked by 946bm1926 to Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David, Ann on 3 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Peter Macharia

      Peter Macharia answered on 3 Jun 2019:

      One big problem is the disconnect between the research community and the policymakers. there are instances where decisions are not based on data/research findings.

      I would have for forums between these two groups and also have scientists later take jobs in the policy-making domains

    • Photo: Grace Kago

      Grace Kago answered on 4 Jun 2019:

      I am unfortunately not based in Kenya right this moment, so I am unqualified to give you a good answer here!

    • Photo: Doris Nyamwaya

      Doris Nyamwaya answered on 4 Jun 2019:

      The major challenge facing scientists in Kenya is inadequate financial and infrastructural support. Young scientists from high school to University level are inadequately exposed to the real research environment that could enable lay a great background in the growth of their scientific career.

      Given a chance, I could turn major learning institutions into research hubs with state of art facilities. This is where innovation would begin