Prof. Henry M. Mutembei, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute, Faculty members and the 2016/2017 PhD and Masters Students during the orientation meeting.
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies held an orientation meeting for the 2016/2017 MSc. and PhD classes’ at the 8.4.4 Boardroom, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus on September 5, 2016. The students who were all from diverse educational disciplines were briefed about the Institute and the University regulations and consequently challenged to remain committed to their studies so they can be able complete in time.
|Prof. Henry Mutembei, Director, WMI, Prof. J. Kimenju, Dean FOA, Prof. D. Gakuya, FVM, Prof. W. Kabira, Director, African Women Studies Centre, UoN and China African Friendship Delegation|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies was honored to host the delegation from China Africa Friendship on August 30, 2016. In conjunction with the representatives from the African Women Studies Centre, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the meeting was held to discuss potential collaborative areas in agriculture, food security and environment/forestry.
|Participants’ group photo after the TICAD –VI side event.|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies participated in the recently concluded TICAD-VI Side-Event that was held on August 25, 2016 at the University of Nairobi. Under the theme dubbed, “Enhancing Resilience against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa through Utilizing Indigenous and Local Knowledge,” the side event sought to share recent research findings and best practices to enhance resilience of SEPLS against climate, ecosystem and socio-economic changes, strengthen international networks for further research and capacity development to implement relevant goals and targets indicated in the SDGs and discuss future action plans to promote collaborative research, capacity development, and social implementation. The TICAD-VI side event was organized by the United Nations University, the University of Nairobi, the University of Tokyo, and Kenyatta University and was moderated by Prof. David N. Mungai, Deputy Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies.
|Dr. Jane Mutune, WMI gives a brief about the ceremonial tree, Mugumo “Ficus Natalensis,” to be planted by the President|
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) was on August 23, 2016 greatly honoured to have His Excellency, the President of Republic of Kenya, H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta to preside over the laying of its foundation stone. The WMI campus is a constituent of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences located along Kapenguria road off Waiyaki Way on a 50 acre land. WMI is a GOK/ADB project entitled “Support to Enhancement of Quality and Relevance in Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST)” that is jointly funded by the African Development Bank and the Government of Kenya.
Ms. Nyamai Rhoda Mutono, an MSc. student at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies defended her Master’s thesis entitled, “Environmental and Health Problems associated with Artisanal Mining in Kenya: A case study of Macalder Mines in Migori County,” in a panel held at the Institute on Friday August 19, 2016.
- 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,
P. O. Box 29053-00625
Tele. No. : +254 20 2506448/0788526473
Physical Location: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
Upper Kabete, off Kapenguria road. View map.
Contact Person: The Director