The OWSD 2018 Regional Conference provides an opportunity for partners and sponsors to connect and engage with a large group of researchers, scientists, innovators, academicians and students who will be in attendance at the conference. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities.

For additional details or questions please get in touch with the conference organizers through this website’s contact us form.

Platinum Sponsors

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international non-profit organization based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy, a programme unit of UNESCO. OWSD Kenya is a National Chapter of the OWSD international. Read more here…




Silver-plus Sponsors

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The National Research Fund was created for the purpose of mobilizing, allocating and managing financial resources to facilitate an effective National Innovation System (NIS) that would create required knowledge and innovations in all fields of Science and Technology for the growing economy.To achieve this mandate, the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 has identified the key functions to be performed by the Fund; namely:

1. Mobilization of Research Funds

  • Private Sector
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Philanthropists
  • Development partners
  • Other Funding Agencies
2. Building of Research Capacity

  • Human Capital
  • Research Infrastructure
3. Promotion of Research

  • Support collaborative Research
  • Support Conferences
  • Database
  • Evaluate impact of funded Research to the economy

Our address:

National Research Fund, Utalii House
P.O. Box 26036, 00100Nairobi
Mobile No: 0204403386
Email: [email protected]



Bronze Sponsors

Minet is a trusted pan-African advisor that meets the uncertainties of tomorrow by delivering risk and human capital solutions today. As the largest Aon Global Network Correspondent, Minet has access to a network of over 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries as well as proprietary data, research and analytics which enable us to manage and secure the risks of tomorrow and provide clients with an unrivalled advantage.

With extensive coverage across Africa, Minet is uniquely positioned to deliver risk advisory solutions and insights that reduce volatility and improve performance, providing an unrivalled advantage to clients.

Our integrated risk and human capital solutions are drawn from a deep understanding of the African market, rooted in over 70 years of on the ground experience and relationship journey that started almost 70 years ago as JH Minet Company. In 1997 Aon, the leading global provider of risk management, human resource consulting and outsourcing, acquired the U.K. shareholder, London Minet, as part of their African expansion strategy.

As a result, the company became Aon Minet, and subsequently Aon. In 2017 private equity firm Capital works acquired Aon’s shareholding in several African operations, alongside local shareholders including governments in many markets, which has created what is now Aon’s largest Global Network Correspondent. With extensive coverage across Africa, Minet is uniquely positioned to deliver risk advisory solutions and insights that reduce volatility and improve performance, providing an unrivalled advantage to clients.

Our values are our foundation and guide for building and maintaining relationships with clients, staff, suppliers and partners. We recognise that Securing Africa’s Future takes much more than simply creating shareholder value – it requires us to make an ongoing contribution to communities in which we live and serve.



Other Sponsors

Since 1896, KCB Group PLC has grown to become the regions largest banking institution with:

  • Assets of over KShs. 647 billion (USD 6.4 billion)
  • Market capitalization of KShs. 151 billion (USD 1.5 billion)
  • PBT of KShs. 21.2 billion (USD 288 million)
  • Broad regional distribution in 7 Eastern Africa countries (over 263 branches, 15,082 agents and 962 ATMs)

KCB, East and Central Africa’s largest commercial bank, has throughout its history set new records, becoming the  no. 1 bank in the region in assets, profitability and footprint.

The banks efforts have been recognized through the numerous awards won, with the latest being Euro Money Award for Excellence – Best Bank in Kenya and Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa 2017 as well as Banker Africa Awards – Best Commercial Bank East Africa 2017.

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