From the left, Mr. Stephen Tirop, Dr. Alfred Muthee, Private Consultant, Prof. David Mungai, Deputy Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Peter M. Mithamo, Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Majala Mlagui, Millicent Njuguna, Dr. Bernard Kaaria, Private Consultant, Claire Gitau, Anastacia Mbaabu and David Kirui, KEBS group photo after the launch of the EIA and EA course.
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies received approval from NEMA to offer training in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Auditing (EA) after meeting all the requirements set by the Authority. The Institute has launched the first training which will from 7th to 24th April 2015 at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus.
From the left Alicia Cebada, Juan Jose’ Conde from Women Foundation for Africa, Jane M. Mutune, Wangari Maathai Institute, Dr. Jane Wambui, African Women’s Studies Centre and Prof S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute.
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies holds a meeting with Alicia Cebada and Juan Jose’ Conde from the Women Foundation for Africa on the Implementation of a joint project on Kenyan Women’s Business Ecosystems with a view to preparing a report on the major obstacles and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Ms.Jane Mutune, Wangari Maathai Institute and Dr. Jane Wambui, African Women’s Studies Centre were identified to work with the team for the implementation of the project.
Mr Amane Kobayashi delivered a seminar on “Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Regional Security: a case study of Kajiado District,” at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies on Monday 23rd March, 2015.
Amane Kobayashi is a PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Media and Governance; Research Associate, Global Environmental System Leaders Program, Keio University, Japan and an affiliated researcher at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. His academic research concerns the Impact of Climate Change to the Regional Security and Governance of Middle Eastern and African countries. He also holds M.A in Media and Governance and B.A. in Policy Management from Keio University, Japan
According to Amane, this research was conducted to examine the impact of climate variability, particularly drought on the regional security in Kenya, with the supports of the Wangari Maathai Institute and United Nations University. Many African countries have been facing severe problems on governance and security issues caused/intensified by climate variability. Although Kenya is one of the most developed countries in the African region, climate change suffers the country by frequent disputes and influx of refugees caused by drought in Northern region, famine, disease expansion and shortage of water and agricultural resources inside/outside of the country. Therefore not only the geographic or meteorological situation but also aspects of security and governance are focused in this research to achieve a more comprehensive analysis on the climate variability issue.
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