Application deadline: 17th July 2015, Classes Start on: 3rd to 21st August 2015
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI), established in honor of the 2004 Peace Nobel Laurette Prof. Wangari Maathai, is located at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) of the University of Nairobi.
The overall aim of the Institute is to cultivate better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts.
It promotes good environmental practices and cultivates cultures of peace by shaping values, ethics and attitudes of its graduates through experiential learning,mentoring and transformational leadership.
Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies invites applications for the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training. Read More
Prof. David N. Mungai delivering a lecture at Keio University, Japan
Prof. David N. Mungai who recently visited Japan delivered a lecture to Staff and Graduate Students in the Graduate School of Media and Governance (GESL) at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Keio University, Japan. The lecture was titled “sustainable Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”. Prof. Mungai’s invitation to Keio University follows a successful supervision of a second year Japanese PhD student , Mr. Amane Kobayashi who was in Kenya between December 2014 and March 2015.
|PhD Proposal Presentation Seminar|
|Motor Vehicle Pollution Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices among Traffic Police Officers in Big City Environments. The case of Nairobi, Kenya||Tuesday 30th June 2015|
|Effects of mining on sustainable livelihood: A Case Study of Taita Taveta County||Tuesday 30th June 2015|
|3||Jacob Dodoo||Evaluation Of The Sustainability of Payment For Ecosystem Services (Pes) In Kenya: A Case Study Of Lake Naivasha Basin||Tuesday 30th June 2015|
|4||Joseph Muiruri Mbiro||Values that Impact on Residents Attitude on Solid Waste Management. A Case Study of Eastlands, Nairobi County||Tuesday 30th June 2015|
|5||Simeon Lesrima||The effects of violence on Social Change among the Samburu||Wednesday 1st July 2015|
|6||Shadrack Kipkemoi||Natural Resource Based Conflicts in Tana River County||Wednesday 1st July 2015|
|7||Stephen Tirop||Climate Variability Influences on flooding & adaptation strategies in the River Nzoia basin||Wednesday 1st July 2015|
|8||Edema George Taako||An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) mechanism in Uganda: the cases of Bujagali Hydro Power Project, Palm Plantation in the Kalangala Island (Lake Victoria) and Oil and Gas mining in the Alberteine Graben||Wednesday 1st July 2015|
Venue: Small Pathology Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Prof. S.G. Kiama, Ms. Wanjira Maathai, Dr. Isaac Kalua, Ms. Claire Nasike and other guests.
Ms. Claire Nasike Akello’s love for the environment can be traced back at her tender age of eight years in her flood prone village of Port Victoria in Budalangi. Her late grandmother, as she puts it, was her biggest influence as she grew up while following in her footsteps for caring for the environment. Claire is currently leading a project dubbed "Return to Sisterhood", a project that seeks to empower school children to regain control of their environment. She has so far reached out to more than 400 girls in various schools within her community.
Ms Claire was the third recipient of the Wangari Maathai Scholarship that was awarded on 9th June 2015 in a colorful event hosted by the Green Belt Movement at Kilimani. The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai that is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya.
- Green Belt Movement (GBM)
- Science Initiative Group
- Regional Initiative in Science and Education
- University of Copenhagen
- RISE AFFNET UON Node
- U.S. Department of State
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
- United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
- Graduate School of Frontier Sciencies, University of Tokyo
- The University of Kentucky (UK) USA
- The Nile Project
- Fundacion Mujeres Por Africa
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI),
College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences,
University of Nairobi,
P. O. Box 29053-00625
Tele. No. : +254 20 2506448/0788526473
Physical Location: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
Upper Kabete, off Kapenguria road. View map.
Contact Person: The Director