YSK, working with other partners, held its first national event on the 5-6th of July 2018 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), with an attendance of more than 5000 participants. The event was attended by national and international guests from the government, private sector, academia, civil society and other non-state actors and schools throughout the country.
The exhibition showcased the scientific talents of the young participants and their solutions towards national development and attainment of the BigFour Agenda, Vision 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Purpose of exhibition
The annual exhibition, based on lessons learnt from the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition experience in Ireland, Young Scientists Tanzania and other local science fairs such as the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair provided a platform for youth to showcase their talents in science, technology and innovation.
This platform also provides the participants with linkage opportunities with the Government, Academia, private sector, civil society and others for upscaling of the research and projects. This is the springboard for further research, technology and innovation.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to interact with the student exhibitors, spurring their interest in science and create a movement of young scientists for socio-economic development.