Wangari Maathai Institute Partners in the Golden Climate, International Environmental Project Olympiad
Light Academy Karen Campus in Nairobi
The Director Wangari Maathai Institute, Prof Kiama Gitahi receiving on behalf of WMI a plaque from Mr. Bilal Karaduman, Chairman of Light Academy Schools in recognition, appreciation and sponsoring the 3rd edition of Golden climate International Environmental Project Olympiad.
Wangari Maathai Institute was invited by the Light Academy, Nairobi to participate in a program dabbed Golden climate whose purpose is to raise environmental awareness and consciousness to young people. The event was held on 2nd and 3rd May 2013 at Light Academy Karen Campus in Nairobi. The occasion was attended by 100 schools representing 20 countries. The theme of the gathering was “Raising Golden Generation to Achieve a Golden Climate”.
Several awards were given to the participants. The most prestigious award was the Wangari Maathai Special Award that was presented to Turgut Ozal College, Turkmenistan and Abadan 9th Secondary Scholl, Albania by the Turkish Ammbassador in Kenya, Mr H. Avni Aksoy.
Recipients of Special Wangari Maathai Award prize: Abadan 9th Secondary School from Abadan Turkmenistan and Turgut Ozal College from Tirana, Albania
Wangari Maathai institute was represented by Prof. Kiama Gitahi, Prof. Raphael Wahome, Dr. Thenya Thuita, Dr. Kiemo Karatu, Dr. John Mworia, Lilian Kong’ani and the PhD students Mr. Bernard Muthee, Ms. Jane Mutune and Mr. Raphael Kweyu who participated in adjudicating the presentations.
The photos below; Dr. Thenya Thuita, Mr. Benard Muthee and Ms. Jane Mutune respectively receiving awards of appreciation from Mr. Ramazan Akkilic, the Project Coordinator of Light Academy Schools
Prof. S. G. Kiama
The Deputy Director, Prof. N. J. Muthama
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- Message from the Deputy Director
- 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,
P. O. Box 29053-00625
Tele. No. : +254 20 2506448/0788526473
Physical Location: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
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Contact Person: The Director