|From Left, Dr. Ndiwa, Mr. Abdi, Dr. Kweyu, Mr. Muli, Dr. Kibugi, Prof. Mutembei, Director, WMI and Dr. Gakuya after Muli’s PhD defense|
Mr. Linus Muli a PhD student at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, “Opportunities and challenges of Indigenous and Modern governance systems for sacred forests: The Case of Kaya forests at the coastal region of Kenya,” in a panel held at the Institute on Monday November 14, 2016. Like the pioneer PhD students at WMI, Mr. Muli also sets a record for completing in time.
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in collaboration with Global Youth Forum among other partners successfully holds Inter- County Peace Futsal Championship 2016 that was held on November 5, 2016 at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Upper Kabete Campus. This was a follow up on the peace civic education event dubbed, “Understanding Elections & Civic Responsibility,” that was held on October 29, 2016. The peace football event is an initiative whose aim is to promote peace across the country. The event attracted about 130 participants drawn from different locations within Nairobi County and the participation of 20 teams which comprised of both males and females. The games were kicked off after a short civic education session in the field.
|Prof. S.G. Kiama, Principal, CAVS, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, WMI, A. Oyange, Director of Youth, Global Peace Foundation, A. Kihungi, Nairobi County Scout Commissioner, Mr. Salim, NCIC Amani Club Kenya and invited youth after the civic education event|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, in collaboration with the Global Youth Forum, Kenya Scouts Association (Nairobi County) and Amani Clubs held a fruitful Civic Education Event on Saturday October 29, 2016 at the University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus. Dubbed understanding elections and civic responsibility event was well attended by the youth from Nairobi County especially the violence prone areas such as Kibera Slums, Mathare, Kawangware, Kariobangi, Huruma, Dondora, Mkuru Kwa Njenga, Kiambio, Kiamaiko among others and from the Universities. The event targeted influential youth leaders in these regions so as to empower and enable them influence the young people positively in their societies in relation to Elections and Peace Building across the Country.
|Students following the climate change education workshop|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies’ postgraduate students in conjunction with students from Faculty of Agriculture participates in the Climate Change Education workshop held on October 28, 2016 at the University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus. Prof. Henry M. Mutembei Director, Wangari Maathai Institute opened the workshop and invited Eng. Omedi M. Jura, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources who delivered a thrilling seminar on Climate Change. Eng. Omedin took the participants through local and global perspectives of the climate change in relation to Climate Change Act 2016 among other aspects including incorporation of the climate change curriculum in the Kenya schools. The students were also challenged to consider taking up leadership role as climate change negotiators and be the future ambassadors in the climate change forum. Among other speakers were facilitators from the KYCN.
|Dr. Jane M. Mutune, WMI, right 1st row and the WMI postgraduates at KWS for experiential learning|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies’ postgraduate students’ visited Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) for experiential learning on October 21, 2016. KWS is a state corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 376) which is now repealed by WCMA (2013). It is mandated to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya, and to enforce related laws and regulations. KWS undertakes conservation and management of wildlife resources across all protected areas systems in collaboration with stakeholders. The objective of the students’ visit was therefore to gain more insight on KWS’ history, its mandate, challenges in conservation, ecosystem health, among other aspects.
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)
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