|Dr. Jane M. Mutune, Wangari Maathai Institute, finance experts, Launch and Grow Founders and WMI faculty during the local workshop|
The Launch and Grow is women’s entrepreneurs’ mentorship program whose second phase is currently being implemented by the institute in collaboration with the Fundacion Mujeres Por Africa (FMxA). This program involves a mentorship process on finance, growth and corporate governance for 14 women entrepreneurs’ beneficiaries of the project. The finance local workshop was successfully hosted by the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies on March 20, 2017 at the Principal’s Boardroom, Upper Kabete Campus. It provided an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to interact with experts, particularly in finance, who were drawn from the Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and lead by Dr. M. Iraya. This workshop was a follow up on the finance webinar session that was facilitated by Babson College.
|Salad Tuatana, MSc. student, Wangari Maathai Institute and his group presenting their preliminary findings on crop farming technologies, crop processing and value addition|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi continues to bridge the gap between theory and practice just as Prof. Wangari Maathai hoped. The institute in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and University of Roskilde, Denmark successfully implemented the 2017 experiential field exercise. This prolific experiential field learning course dubbed, “Sustainable land use management system – (SLUSE),” is the 5th in series after the SLUSE 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. It was held in Embu County, Kibugu Location from March 2-13, 2017. It is founded on the fact that land and other natural resource management issues cannot be adequately addressed by any one discipline. The program incorporated students from a variety of disciplines that included agriculture, sociology, anthropology, economics, forestry and livestock production and law. The course was attended by a total of thirty four (34) students, twenty two (22) international students from both University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University and twelve (12) from the University of Nairobi-Wangari Maathai Institute.
|From the left Prof. N. J. Muthama, Deputy Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Dan Teng’o and Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute|
Dan Teng’o pays a courtesy call to the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies to seek its input on research on Kenyan media coverage of climate change on March 13, 2017. He held his interview with Prof. N. J. Muthama, the Deputy Director whose research experience is, among others, in the area of Air quality, Climate and climate change. Prof. Muthama’s current focus is specifically aimed at providing scientifically founded quantitative answers to the basis for predictions of regional climatic variations and of changes in the frequency and severity of extreme events, especially over Africa, and their impacts on the Environment.
|Participants group photo|
UN Environment launched the preparation of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook global assessment, responding to UN Environment Assembly Resolution 1/4, by holding the first Global Environment Outlook author’s meeting held at the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy from February 20 - 24, 2017. The meeting focused on providing participants with a sound understanding of the assessment process and also allowed for extensive interaction with the Secretariat and advisory bodies of the Global Environment Outlook process.
|Mr. Kenneth Mbali, PhD student at the Wangari Maathai Institute posing a question to the panelists during the forum|
Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, Prof. J. M. Muthama, Deputy Director, staff and students at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies participates in the Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Forum held at the University of Nairobi’s Main campus, Chandaria Auditorium. The forum’s theme dubbed, “Promotion of agribusiness incubation network to foster and nurture the next generation of agripreneurs for sustainable industrialization in Africa,” blended well with the mission and vision of the institute. This thrilling side event that was held parallel with the Nairobi Innovation week was organized by the United Nations University, the University of Nairobi and African Development Bank.
|On the left, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, right, Prof. S.G. Kiama, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences congratulating Prof. N. J. Muthama on his appointment as the Deputy Director, WMI.|
Prof. Nzioka J. Muthama has been appointed as the 2nd Deputy Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies with effect from February, 2016. Prof. Muthama’s operational, teaching (of both undergraduate and postgraduate students) and research experience in spans about 26 years. His research experience is, among others, in the area of Air quality, Climate and climate change. His current focus is specifically aimed at providing scientifically founded quantitative answers to the basis for predictions of regional climatic variations and of changes in the frequency and severity of extreme events, especially over Africa, and their impacts on the Environment. This touches on aspects of environmental monitoring; Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Education, especially through experiential, Open, Distant and E-learning.
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),
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