|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 KWS is a state corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 376) which is now repealed by WCMA (2013).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.
|From left Dr. T. Thenya, South STAKE Coordinator, Dr. K. Karatu,WMI/UON, Prof. R.G. Wahome, South STAKE Co-Coordinator, Prof. J. Emborg, UC, Prof. H. M. Mutembei, Director WMI, Aisha Karanja, ED, GBM, Prof. V. Vindelov, STAKE Principal Coordinator, Mr. C. Mwangi, GBM, Mr. J. Kagombe, KEFRI, Dr. J. Mutune WMI, Dr. R. Kweyu, KU/WMI and Mr. P. Thiong’o MSc student Credit, Ms. L.N. S. Kong’ani|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies a fruitful STAKE project Synthesis Book Writeshop at the Luke Hotel in Nairobi between October 10-14, 2016. The writeshop was held in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen team, Green Belt Movement and Kenya Forest Research Institute. The synthesis book aims to capture the STAKE project’s findings, reflections and implementation experiences. Read More
|Dr. Mwangi Githuri delivering a seminar to the WMI postgraduate students|
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies continues to engage experts in sharing their experiences with the postgraduate students with an aim of producing holistic graduates. On October 11, 2016, Dr. Mwangi Githuri, the Director of Biodiversity and Social Monitoring at Wildlife Works, leading teams assessing environmental and social impacts of REDD+ projects in Africa, gave a thrilling seminar on Implementing Redd+: Policy and practical issues from the local to the national levels. This seminar was held at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Small Pathology Lecture Theatre.
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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