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CONTRACT SIGNING & INCEPTION MEETING BETWEEN UNES AND THE REGIONAL CENTER FOR MAPPING OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT (RCMRD) ON 22/8/2017

UNES is to offer Consultancy services for feasibility studies & development of conceptual master plans. The general objective is to establish competitive modern business parks for the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

The contract signing and inception meeting took place at the Regional Center for Mapping of Recources for Development (RCMRD) offices located along Kasarani Mwiki road, opposite Kasarani police station off Thika Superhighway on exit 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE AUTOMATED REFERENCING OPEN PROGRAM TRAINING CONDUCTED BY UNES IN JOINT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI LIBRARY ON THE 21ST JUNE, 2017 IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI JOMO KENYATTA MEMORIAL LIBRARY TRAINING CENTER

UNES in joint partnership with the UON Library conducted an Automated Referencing Training on an Open Program basis. It targeted the corporate clients from different organizations and it is a three day corporate training program that runs through 21st June, 2017- 23rd June, 2017 at the University of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library Training Center in Nairobi. The 1st phase of the training covers the Overview of various Referencing Softwares: Mendely and ZOTERO with the applicability and practical aspects.

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Laying foundation of Koitalel Samoei University of Science and Technology

PHOTO: H.E Uhuru Kenyatta The President of the Republic of Kenya and Prof. Peter Mbithi The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor.

President Kenyatta laid the foundation stone of the Koitalel Samoei University College. Koitalel was the supreme chief of the Nandi. The university college, which starts off as a constituent of the University of Nairobi, will be constructed at the cost of Sh3.4 billion.

Short Course on Reference plagiarism publishing course june 2017

Short Course on Reference plagiarism publishing course june 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

Dear All,

1. Introduction

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited in collaboration with The Library Department will be running Short Course Training from 21st to 23rd June 2017 on the following topics:-

1) AUTOMATED REFERENCING SYSTEM to be conducted on 21st June 2017
2) PLAGIARISM AND THE USE OF TURNITIN DETECTION SOFTWARE to be conducted on 22nd June 2017
3) PUBLISHING IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNALS to be conducted on 23rd June 2017
2. Target audience
 The course targets Researchers, Academics, and Postgraduate students, Librarians, Authors and Managers.

3. Course Background

The emergences of automated citation and referencing software have now made it easier for all those who venture into scholarly writing. Writing and presenting quality academic papers take time. There are diverse online open source software that make citation and referencing a bliss. There is therefore need for researchers and scholars to have the requisite search and citation skills for effective research output and adherence to academic integrity.

Plagiarism is considered a major academic malpractice, therefore the Automated Referencing and Plagiarism Detection short course training, is aimed at addressing the vice. The short course also intends to build the capacity of the participants in terms of equipping them with necessary skills to effectively cite to avoid plagiarism.

Publish or perish holds true in most research and academic environments, but a single publication in a high impact journal can make a huge impact on one’s academic career path. The course will equip researchers and postgraduate students on writing skills and on how to publish in high impact journals and books

4. Objectives of the short course training are to
1) Equip participants with citing and referencing skills using Zotero and Mendeley Bibliographic Management software
2) Train participants on how to use Turnitin to detect plagiarism.
3) Enhance academic writing.
4) Equip participants on how to publish in high impact commercial and open access journals and books

5. Learning outcomes:

At the end of the short course training, the participants should:

1) Download, install and use Zotero and Mendeley to cite and reference their work.
2) Produce quality scholarly write-ups.
3) Publish scholarly articles and book chapters in high impact journals and books

Course structure:

The training will cover the following broad thematic areas: Zotero, Mendeley, Turnitin and publishing in high impact journals.

Mode of instruction:

Presentations will be delivered through PowerPoint presentations, interactive sessions and practical. Participants will be required to have an internet enabled computer.

Duration:

1) The course will take place from 21st to 23rd June 2017.
2) Participants can select to attend any or all of the three courses.

Venue: Computer Lab, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library, UoN.

Cost: Ksh. 7,000 per course (Including Meals)

Please note that all payments shall be made to UNES Consultancy Account;
Account Number 03-073-2252452, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Westland Branch

For more information please contact the following Coordinators:

Library Department
Rosemary Otando: Email: rosemary.otando@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0736881793
Esther Obachi: Email: eobachi@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0724804541

UNES Limited:
Seith Abeka E-Mail: seith@uonbi.c.ke; unesconsultancy@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0720877674
Paul Njoroge E-Mail: pthumbi@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0717300006

Angela Mumo
Ag. Director, LIS

UNES PARTICIPATES IN THE UON OPEN DAY FROM THURSDAY 25TH -SATURDAY 27TH MAY, 2017 AT THE UON MAIN CAMPUS NAIROBI

UNES participated in the UON Open Day under the theme: ” Quality and Innovative Education to Sustain Individual Growth” . It was held on Thursday 25th -Saturday 27th May, 2017 at the UON Main Campus Nairobi. UNES showcased the products and services especially the commercial enterprises that connect UON to the commercial entities as well as corporate clients in tandem with the theme. These entail UNES Consultancy, UNES Bookstores, Hospitality and Dental Plaza where clients inquest were provided and the details taken for future corporate engagement.

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UNES PARTICIPATES DURING THE UON KISUMU OPEN WEEK ON 13TH -20TH MAY, 2017 AT THE UON KISUMU COMPLEX

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The University of Nairobi, Kisumu Campus conducted an Open Week under the theme: Advancing the frontier of Knowledge in the Lake Region. It took place at the Kisumu Campus Complex along Oginga Odinga Street from 13th -20th May 2017. The Open Week formed a crucial interactive platform among different stakeholders from the Lake Region. The event involved participations and exhibitions by the University of Nairobi and other key stakeholders in the private, public and NGO sector.

UNES participated as one of the corporate partners and showcased the key commercial SBUs especially the Consultancy, Hospitality and Bookstores. This was meant to connect UNES to the corporate world both internal and external. During the Marketing Event, UNES presented an award to the UON Library in terms of Book Donation to support the University and also to recognize and uphold the corporate social responsibility as part of its core values. .

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UNES CONSULTANCY CONDUCTS TRAINING ON THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO UON CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION STAFF AT THE UON TOWERS THEATER ON FRIDAY 5TH MAY, 2017

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Over the past decade, communication methods have changed drastically, with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, snapchat, whatsup, Foursquare and many such platforms on the go, it comes as no surprise that there is a close connection between social media and clients. It has become the easiest and the fastest way of connecting. However, the question remains of, how can social media influence organizations and institutions performance through engaging their clients and keep tabs on their needs and preferences. It is also evident that social media is an emerging theme in the modern business frontier and is important for firms in different arrays whether public or private owned having a widespread presence online to reach out to their customers and potential clients. Clients are actively sharing, commenting, liking, following all across social media while organizations are going a step ahead to make their presence felt.

UNES Consultancy commenced the training on Friday 5ht May, 2017 with an enriching key note under the theme “The role of social media in an Academic Institution and Effective Digital Communications resulting in Return on Investment”.

The training took place at the UON Towers Theater. It was widely attended by UON Central Administration and to continue in Phases. The second phase of the training under the theme “Security Intelligence and Public Relation” to be conducted on Friday 12th May, 2017 and the Last phase of the training under the theme “Customer Service, Protocol, Etiquette and Public Affairs” to be concluded on Friday 19th May, 2017

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UNES PARTICIPATING IN THE 4TH ANNUAL CAREER WEEK AT KARATINA UNIVERSITY RUNNING FROM 3RD-5TH MAY, 2017 IN KIRINYAGA COUNTY

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The opening of the 4th Annual Career Week organized by Karatina University runs from 3rd-5th May, 2017. It was marked with a lot of hype and ululations as different Schools and Colleges accompanied by principals and Heads from Kirinyaga County and beyond were brought together under one roof. The event was graced by corporate partners, dignitaries and guests from different divide. It was themed: “Youth Empowerment through Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Career Development”. It normally brings students together to provide mentor-ship in preparation to University life.

UNES took the business initiative to exhibit during the event and to extend its market territory meant to cement the business relationship that it has long enjoyed over the time with varied corporate partners in the Mt. Kenya Region. UNES showcased its products and services especially UNES Bookstore, UNES Consultancy Short Courses and Branded Items during the Event. It was meant to promote UNES corporate brand, acquire, build and maintain business accounts as well as extending the market segment.

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UNES Consultancy is conducting a training to KRA Staff on Data Analytic (SPSS & Advanced Excel) at UNES Executive Boardroom, State House Road Kolobot Drive from Monday

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UNES Consultancy is conducting a 5-day training workshop to KRA Staff on Data Analysis (SPSS & Advanced Excel) from Monday, 24th – Friday, 28th, April 2018. The aim of the training is to enhance the Data Analytic skills to the KRA Staff to upscale their skills and to improve performance and effectiveness. The fifteen (15) member team attending the workshop is being trained by well experienced experts in Data Analytic.

The workshop is taking place at the UNES Executive Boardroom and was officially opened today Monday 24th April, 2017 by Paul Thumbi – Coordinator Training and Capacity Development.

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UNES Consultancy conducted KeRRA Staff Training on ICT Systems Security Management at the Agriculture Resource Center in Egerton University, Njoro Campus on 28th-21st April, 2017

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UNES Consultancy conducted a 4-day training workshop to KeRRA Staff at the Agriculture Resource Centre in Egerton University, Njoro Campus on 18th-21st April, 2017. The twenty (20) staff were trained and well equipped with practical knowledge required to understand, design and implement secure information security solutions for complex modern enterprise organizations. The training also enhanced their skills around technical risks and corresponding management controls, risk and its management, security standards, people and physical security as well as business continuity.

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