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KIRDI participation in the 2013 Lead Poisoning Awareness


Awareness Creation Workshop, on 23rd October 2013.

KIRDI, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Sponsors:

 basco-paints kirdi 

Event partners:

 unep-logo GAELP House-logo  uon-logo 
 kebs-logo  Nema new logo 1  

KIRDI is mandated to carry out research and development, consultancy work for industries, community organizations, and government among others. The institute disseminates research findings to the stakeholders and the general public aimed at offering solution in line with the country’s Vision 2030.

It is in this context that KIRDI is participating in the Lead poisoning Awareness week by organizing a one day workshop to disseminate relevant information to the general public on the same. Several event partners and sponsors have also been invited to participate either through various presentations or attendance to share their experiences and views on lead poisoning.

In Kenya. Dr. Faridah Hussein Were, a senior research scientist at KIRDI is leading the awareness campaign having been involved in lead poisoning research.

The event will be on the 23rd October 2013 at KIRDI Head Quarters, South C, popo road off Mombasa Road. This event will have wide coverage through local media, KIRDI and UNEP websites where it will be posted for wider audience.

The institute is committed to carry out relevant collaborative research on lead poisoning including the involving the stakeholders. Research findings will be disseminated to the general public including lobbying for regulatory framework on lead poisoning.

Click here to download documentation about this event.

Program for the event available here.

Presentations available here.


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

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KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

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