|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.
|Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, WMI, Prof. Charles Mulei, Dean FVM, County Officers and Vet students during the disaster training session in Baringo County|
The Wangari Maathai Institute in conjunction with Faculty of Veterinary Medicine conducted a successful community outreach in Baringo County. This was held between November 23 – 25, 2016 where fifteen final Vet students and ten County officers were trained on disaster analysis and needs assessment, participatory response identification matrix (PRIM) and disaster response.
|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.
The Deputy Director, Prof. N. J. Muthama
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- 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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