Wangari Maathai Institute successfully co-hosts the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance, “Confronting Complexity and Inequality"
|A parallel session on conceptualizing planetary justice held at the Small Pathology Lecture theatre|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honoured to co-host the 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance from December 7-9, 2016. The conference was held at the University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Upper Kabete Campus. Addressing the theme dubbed, ‘Confronting Complexity and Inequality,’ the conference was the 7th in series and being held in Africa for the first time. The conference was organized by the Earth System Governance Project and was also co-hosted by German Development Institute, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Keio University, Lund University, Stockholm Environment Institute – Africa Centre, Utrecht University, and Yale University with support by the Earth System Governance Foundation and the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). It was endorsed by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Future Earth.
Prof. Judy Wakhungu, the Chief Guest and the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Regional Development Authorities graced the conference where she gave an overview of environmental sustainability initiatives by her Ministry. Other delegates included Prof. Bernard Aduda, the Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences who represented the Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Daniel Gakuya, acting Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute and Prof. David N. Mungai, Deputy Director, Wangari Maathai Insitute the Co-chair of the conference among others. Wangari Maathai Institute was recognized for the relevance of its mandate and research profile. Consequently, the Institute was invited to initiate the process of becoming the newest Earth System Governance Research Centre and the first in Africa. Prof. David Mungai, who acted as Co-Chair of the Conference was invited to become a member of the select Lead Faculty of the Earth System Governance Project.
Prof. Winnie V. Mitullah delivering her key note speech on Leveraging Governance for Sustainable Development, Prof. Winnie V. Mitullah
Prof. David N. Mungai, Deputy Director
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- 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,
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.
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