|Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute with the SAWASAWA Delegates from Egypt, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya group photo after the meeting|
Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies hosts and gives a talk to the SAWASAWA Delegates from Egypt, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya, the Organization for Intercultural Education (AFS) partners on the legacy of the late Professor Wangari Maathai: Creation of Conservation Awareness on Kenya Environment and the works of the Wangari Maathai Institute.
Lilian N.S. Kong’ani (M.Sc. student, WMI) receiving the best poster award (third place) from the Chairman of the Poster Evaluation Committee, Prof. Makoto Yokohari of the University of Tokyo)
Prof. David Mungai and Lilian Kong‟ani participated in the 4th International Symposium organized by the University of Tokyo‟s Global Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Program (GPSS-GLI) which was held on 19th-20th November, 2015 at the Kashiwa-no-ha Conference Centre in Tokyo, Japan. The objective of the Symposium was to discuss a new evaluation scheme for sustainability science programs in higher education by (1) sharing experiences in education practices among participating higher education institutions and (2) discussing indicator concepts for evaluating sustainability science programs. Participating faculty and students were drawn from leading universities from around the world including Lund University (Sweden), Clark University (USA), University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA), National University of Singapore, the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Harvard University (USA), the Australian National University (Australia), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), among others.
|Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director Wangari Maathai Institute & Academic Director, wPOWER Hub leads participants to plant trees during the Community Training on Clean Energy in Muranga County|
wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute held its fourth community training on sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship in Kahuro Location, Muranga County from 17th-20th November 2015.The training aimed at enhancing agency and skills in women-led entrepreneurship in sustainable clean energy market places in the region. Fifty three (53) participants drawn from different women groups in Kahuro, attended and participated through the three day training period that was delivered by the wPOWER Hub staff and five (5) facilitators drawn from the Training of Trainers (ToT) training that was conducted in July 2014 by wPOWER Hub.
WMI students at the Karura forest
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies’ students visited Karura Forest on 29th October 2015 as part of their experiential learning. Karura forest is one of the most pristine urban forest in the country. It was gazetted in 1932 and originally measured 1,063 hectares making the largest reserve in Nairobi. The forest consists of two blocks which are divided by a road. The forest has both the exotic and the indigenous tree species.
wPOWER Hub at Wangari Maathai Institute conducts community training in Homabay
Fifty five (55) participants, mostly women drawn from different women groups in Homabay County, undertook a three-day intensive training exercise on Sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship at Karachuonyo constituency.
The community training, organized by the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was meant to help capacitate grass-root women on their roles and responsibilities in securing a good future for themselves and their communities, through the adoption and usage of clean cooking and lighting technologies. wPOWER Hub has conducted similar trainings in two other locations in Othaya and Muranga Counties. Both trainings have benefited a total of 101 trainees
- 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
- Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI)
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