Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute watering a tree he had just planted.
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies took part in the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences annual tree planting event organized by Prof. A.W. Mwang’ombe, Principal. As driven by the one of the University of Nairobi’s core values, “ Respect for and Conservation of the Environment”, the Institute lead by Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, joined students and other staff members from CAVS in tree planting activity held at Ngong Hills. Among the invited guests present were Prof. Isaac Mbeche, DVC (Student Affairs) who was also representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. Ngau, Principal College of Architecture and Engineering and some representatives from both the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
On his part, Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute applauded Prof. A.W. Mwang’ombe, Principal CAVS; and all for their relentless leadership in initiatives geared towards environmental conservation which is well in line with the works and walks of the late Prof. Wangari Maathai who remarked that, “When we plant a tree, we plant the seed of peace and the seed of hope.”
From the left 1st row; Ms. Gitau, Ms. Mlagui and Mr. Mithamo, 2nd row from left; Ms. Mbaabu & Mr. Lupao, 3rd row from left; Prof. C.M. Mulei, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. A.W. Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, 4th row from the left ; Mr. Kirui, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Prof. David N. Mungai, Deputy Director, WMI and Mr. Tirop, LARMAT.
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honored to award the certificates to six participants who successfully completed the short course in Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit in a ceremony held today the 15th May 2015 at 10:00am at the Wangari Maathai Institute, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus.
The Institute received approval from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to launch the Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit (EIA) Certificate Course for potential Lead and Associate Experts on 14th April 2014.
Reva Prakash giving a seminar at the Wangari Maathai Institute.
Reva Prakash delivers a Seminar on, “Understanding environmentalism in the global south: analyzing select readings from Kenya on justice, equity and rights” at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies on Friday 8th May, 2015.
Reva Prakash is a Senior Research Fellow (University Grants Commission, India), a PhD candidate at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and a visiting researcher at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies. She has an M. Phil in International Politics and an M.A. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Read her preliminary findings in PPT
Dr. Francesca Chiesa and Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honored to receive Dr. Francesca Chiesa from the Italian Cultural Institute, Nairobi. Dr. Francesca held a meeting with Prof. S.G. Kiama, the Institute’s Director, on potential areas of collaborations between the Wangari Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Dr. Francesca was also making a follow up on the recently donated sculpture by Ms. Chiara Tambani, a Sculptor and author of the art work “Gods of Woods: Environment and Human Rights”. The sculpture will be officially handed over to the Institute soon.
- 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