In a world fractured by the effects of environmental degradation, political turmoil, economic crises and chronic famine it is self-evident that cultures of peace depend on good governance and equitable access, utilization and distribution of natural resources. Transformative leaders and change agents with a multidisciplinary practical knowledge on resource economy, policy, legal pluralism, community mobilization skills and appropriate participatory approaches are required to assist communities in sustainable utilization of resources as well as develop policy and generate research data that would guide integrated environmental management. In response to needed human capacity in this area, the institute has developed a multidisciplinary and experiential learning program in peace and environmental studies.
Traditional education often produces learners who find it difficult to link the knowledge they have gained with the realities they face, thereby limiting their immediate relevance to the world of work. In contrast, experiential learning emphasizes engaging in critical thinking and taking the classroom and book learning to encounter the real world in all its complexity. It enables students to be more action-ready with their knowledge, able to engage directly with real-world problem-solving. Issues pertaining to the nexus of environment, governance and peace are by definition intricate, unyielding to simplified thought or courses of action. This course will therefore infuse experiences that allow students to interact with real life situations – including working in communities – and requires them to give well-thought-out inputs into those communities. Reflections arising from these experiences will result in the kind of depth that characterizes true agents of change.
The graduates from the programme will represent a critical mass of key researchers, all trained in trans-disciplinary research, while still representing different scientific traditions and backgrounds and forming an inspiring and cross-pollinating education and research circle. The researchers will address natural resource conflicts and offer solutions for peace building. Further, the graduate will offer authoritative transformative leadership in environmental issues, do research and teach at universities.
The program has assembled interdisciplinary approaches to development, legal pluralism and its consequences on environmental and conflict management and integrative governance approaches. The principal components of the program focus on the holistic nature of environment training and integration of environment, livelihoods, peace and sustainability. The graduates from the program will represent a critical mass of future potential key researchers, all trained in interdisciplinary research, while still representing different scientific traditions and backgrounds and forming an inspiring and cross-pollinating research circle. The researchers will address natural resource conflicts and offer solutions for peacebuilding. Further, the graduate will offer authoritative transformative leadership in environmental issues, do research and teach at universities.
- The common regulations for PhD degrees in all faculties shall apply.
- Holders of a Master of Science degree in environmental sciences, biological sciences, physical and natural sciences, peace-related disciplines or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by senate.
- Holders of Masters Degree in social sciences recommended by the Institute board and approved by the senate.
- Other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University of Nairobi senate as equivalent to the Masters degrees in relevant fields
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Total|
|TUITION - 9 units||432,000.00||432,000.00||432,000.00||1,296,000.00|
|EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)||10,000.00||-||-||10,000.00|
|REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)||4,500.00||4,500.00||4,500.00||13,500.00|
|ID CARD ( PER YEAR)||1,000.00||1,000.00||1,000.00||3,000.00|
|ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)||2,000.00||2,000.00||2,000.00||6,000.00|
|ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)||7,000.00||7,000.00||7,000.00||21,000.00|
|MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)||6,500.00||6,500.00||6,500.00||19,500.00|
|LIBRARY (PER YEAR)||5,000.00||5,000.00||5,000.00||15,000.00|
|CAUTION - (ONCE)||5,000.00||-||-||5,000.00|
|STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)||1,000.00||1,000.00||1,000.00||3,000.00|
Mode of delivery
The programme is delivered through a variety of face-to-face methods such as tutorials, experiential field exercises, practical exercises, seminars, individual and/or group assignments and presentations.
Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning (ODeL)
The ODeL mode of study is offered using multi-media approach, including a variety of self-instructional print and electronic study materials. In addition, there is limited face to face instructional mode during residential training. Face to face instruction shall not exceed one third (1/3) of the instructional time.
We have one intake in a year - September/October
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Research Organizations/Institutes
- International Organizations
- Government Sector
- Community Service
- Private Sector
Contacts of support persons
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies
P. O. Box 29053-00625
Tele. No. : +254 20 2506448 / 0721109841
Programme Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Location: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
Upper Kabete, off Kapenguria road.
Apply online at https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/