H. E. Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy
H.E Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy urged the University students to rise to the occasion and provide leadership on countering of terrorism through embracing high values. Emphasizing the power of values, he give an example where his young child could not comprehend how Nelson Mandela could serve in jail for 27 years in order to have his country liberated from the yoke of apartheid.
Quoting from the late Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai, “It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees”; he emphasized the role of leadership based on values and not the position of authority occupied. Whatever your station in life, you can contribute to human development or even to the success of your institution, he said. Just do your little thing. The prime Minister was addressing students at the historical Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi on a topic entitled “Challenges of Development: Building bridges to combat extremism”.
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.
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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.
- 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