|Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, WMI and Dr. Jane M. Mutune, WMI brief Prof. S. Shelpler and students from American University, Washington during their courtesy call|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies hosted Prof. S. Shelpler, and ten students from American University, Washington, DC on January 11, 2017. The students paid a courtesy call to the Institute to learn more about its activities and how it is implementing the walks and works of Prof. Wangari Maathai.
|From left, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, WMI, Mr. A. Nunow, WMI, Eunice, University of Massachusettes and Dr. J. M. Mutune, Lecturer, WMI at the WMI’s Director’s office|
Eunice from the University of Massachusettes pays a courtesy call to the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies to discuss potential joint proposal and collaborative work in one health, climate change and youth empowerment. The meeting was held at the WMI offices, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Upper Kabete Campus on January 10, 2017.
|3rd, 1st row from the left Prof. S. G. Kiama, Principal, CAVS, 5th, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, WMI, 1st on 2nd row, Dr. J. M. Mutune, WMI, 4th back row, Ms. Wanjira Mathai and participants of the program after the introductory session meeting|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies holds the introduction meeting for implementation of the second phase of the Launch and Grow: the Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Upper Kabete Campus on January 9, 2017. The launch and grow program consists of a mentoring process for fourteen women entrepreneurs beneficiaries. Its goals include capacity building for the entrepreneurs through training in Boston at Babson College, e-learning through the webinars particularly on finance, growth and corporate governance, coaching and community building. The Institute will implement the program in the next twelve months in close coordination with Babson College supported by Women for Africa Foundation (Murejes por Africa). The launch of the program was graced by Prof. S.G. Kiama, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Ms. Wanjira Mathai, Advisory Council Member, Mujeres Por Africa and Dr. Jane M. Mutune, Wangari Maathai Institute.
|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.
|From the left, Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Ms. Grace Kinyori, MSc, Ms. Lilian Sarah Kong’ani, MSc. and Dr. Linus Muli after the UoN’s 56th graduation ceremony|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honored to have Dr. Linus Muli conferred and awarded with degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Governance and Management by the Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi during the 56th graduation ceremony that was held on December 2016. Dr. Muli graduates in exactly three years since he was admitted to the degree. His study was on, “Opportunities and challenges of Indigenous and Modern governance systems for sacred forests: Case of Kaya forests at the coastal region of Kenya. The Institute also had three students, Ms. Kong’ani, Ms. Kinyori and Ms. Nyamai awarded degrees in MSc. in Environmental Governance. It looks forth to continue fast tracking and producing holistic graduands in line with the University regulations.
- 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)
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