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Faces of Kenyan Science

ABOUT the Faces of Kenya Science

At the centre of Africa Science Week-Kenya is our flagship Faces of Kenyan Science campaign, a nationwide multi-media and multi-platform campaign featuring 20 exceptional Kenyan researchers, practitioners, innovators, educators, tinkerers and makers of all stripes. Throughout the week, we will share stories of their work and scientific journeys through a number of creative outlets such as podcasts, social ,media, and public events. The campaign will also feature interesting facts about Kenya’s long history of excellence in science, connecting the public both to Kenya’s scientific past and its scientific future. We are taking the exceptional work of Kenyan scientists out of labs and offices and into our streets, homes and minds.

who is a scientist?

For our campaign, we defined ‘science’ as inclusively as possible, acknowledging the diverse ways in which science is applied and practiced in our society. To us, science encompasses the broad fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), as well as the Social and Behavioral Sciences (including fields such as sociology, economics, geography, psychology, anthropology and political science). To learn more about the nomination and selection process for our 20 Faces of Kenyan Science, click here.

Faces of Kenyan Science is a campaign featuring 20 exceptional Kenyan researchers, practitioners, innovators, educators, tinkerers and makers of all stripes. These talented scientists challenge traditional boundaries of science, and showcase the diversity of Kenya's contributions to the global scientific enterprise.

Meet our Faces