|Dr. Ayub Macharia, Director EEIPP, NEMA delivering a Seminar at the Wangari Maathai Institute.|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honoured to host a seminar on “Environmental Challenges and Governance in Kenya,” The seminar was delivered on Wednesday 27th January 2016 by Dr. Ayub Macharia, the Director Environmental Education, Information and Public Participation, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). In his presentation, Dr. Ayub gave an outline of the beautiful Kenya, degraded Kenya, Sustainable development challenges and the Constitution of Kenya.
|The trainees and Hub team group photo after three day (19th to 21st January 2016) training in Munyaka, Karura, Kiambu County.|
A recently developed study by the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute, indicates that awareness on clean energy benefits in selected areas of Kiambu County in Kenya is relatively low with only 39% citing importance of clean energy, citing negative likely impact of smoke like chest complication and eyes illness. To unlock this largely untapped potential of women and women’s groups to help fill the “last mile” gap in the supply chain to reach areas lacking energy access, wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute conducted three day training on sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship in Munyaka, Karura, Kiambu County. A total of 39 women and youth were equipped with skills and knowledge on clean energy to adopt, use and become entrepreneurs of clean technologies like briquettes, solar lighting and clean cook stoves.
|Prof. S. G. Kiama, Dr. Thenya, Prof. R.G. Wahome, Prof. Njoroge Karanja, Dr. Mutune, Dr. Kweyu, Dr. Kiemo, Stakeholders and community members’ group photo after the feedback meeting in Mau Narok|
The Wangari Maathai Institute held a successful community feedback of Stabilizing Kenya by solving forest related conflicts (STAKE) Project in Njoro and Mau Narok Townships in Nakuru County on 14th and 15th January 2016. The STAKE project is an exciting partnership between the Wangari Maathai Institute, the Green Belt Movement (GBM), Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI) and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and funded by DANIDA. As part of the development of the Institute, a PhD programme was approved by Senate in 2012 and four scholarships provided under the STAKE project. The students who have completed their PhD studies had thus an opportune time to present research findings back to the community whose focus was on Mau ecosystems with four themes namely; sustainable forest management (SFM), forest related conflict, impact of participatory forest management (PFM) on livelihood and community forest associations (CFAs).
The Women for Africa Foundation, Babson College, and Banco Santander are committed to the success and growth of Kenyan women entrepreneurs. They firmly believe that this will provide pathways to great economic and social opportunities for all. They are encouraging Kenyan senior women business leaders and emerging women entrepreneurs to join them by applying for “Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.” DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 31st 2016 Read More
- 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)
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI),
College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences,
University of Nairobi,
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