|From left Rouillé-Kielo Gaële, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director, WMI and Dr. J.M. Mutune, WMI|
Rouillé-Kielo Gaële, PhD candidate in Geography University Paris Nanterre consulting with the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies on her doctoral research in forest conservation and management. Also discussed was potential partnership between the Institute and the French Institute for Research in Africa. The meeting was held on October 5, 2016 at the WMI’s offices.
Expected participants is 200. With regard to Peace promotion, this project is aimed at educating the Young People around Nairobi County on Understanding Elections and Civic Responsibilities, the importance of peace and how they can help promote Peace across the Country for a mutual understanding and Economic prosperity of the Country. All participants will earn a YALI Certificate and plant a Peace tree at Wangari Maathai Institutefor. The trees planted will remind members about Peace and appreciate the late Prof. Wangari Maathai for her great work with regard to Peace and Environmental Protection. Click here to register
|Wangari Maathai Institute’s postgraduate students during the experiential learning at AFEW Kenya|
Not only the Rhinos and Elephants are endangered but Giraffes too, especially the Rothschild sub-species. This was clear during the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies’ postgraduate students’ experiential learning at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, Kenya (Giraffe Centre) that was held on Thursday September 29, 2016. It emerged that this was one of the core reasons why the centre was founded in 1979 as a core breeding centre of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The centre further escalated its conservation efforts in 1983, opening up an outstanding environmental education centre for the Kenyan youth as it seeks to ensure a Kenyan Population in harmony with nature and living sustainably.
|From Left Samuel, Prof. H.M. Mutembei, Director, WMI, Nyawira, George, Peter and Emmanuel|
Prof. Henry M. Mutember, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies(WMI) holds a meeting with Global Youth Forum team to discuss potential partnership in promoting peace initiatives on September 26, 2016, at the WMI’ offices. The team Global Youth Forum is a voluntary Community Based Organization whose main aim is to Empower and Develop the Youth around the world by enhancing their potentials in various areas. (Education, Entrepreneurship/Agribusiness, Talent Development, Sports & Entertainment, Youth Leadership and Development, Professional Development, Peace projects, Environmental projects, Disaster Awareness & Preparedness, Drug abuse and Eradication projects, Basic Heath Care Management).
|The Wangari Maathai Institute STAKE team, GBM, KEFRI, KFS and local participants group photo after the PFM course review and piloting in Njoro Township, Nakuru County|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies through STAKE project conducted a successful two days Participatory Forest Management Course review and piloting on 12th and 13th September, 2016 in Njoro Township, Nakuru County. The programme was attended by participants from the Community Forest Associations, Kenya Forest Service and also the area Chief. The course review and piloting was part of the process of developing full course on participatory forest management (PFM) being conducted by the Wangari Maathai Institute in collaboration with the Green Belt Movement and the Kenya Forest Research Institute Read More
- 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,
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