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Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies joins Green Belt Movement in the celebration of the Wangari Maathai Day/African Environment Day – March 3, 2020 at the Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park

At the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2012, it was decided that organizations should recognize Prof. Wangari Maathai’s immense contribution to environmental awareness in Africa. As a result, Wangari Maathai Day was endorsed to be celebrated on the same day as the African Environment Day, on every 3rd of March.

High School Students Workshop

The High Scool students workshop will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Wangari Maathai Institute Campus under the theme "The Role of Students in Peace and Environment Management in Kenya". Speakers will be drawn from the University and practitioners. The event is planned for a maximum of 500 students, admission is therefore on first come first served basis. Students are encouraged to bring along packed lunch.

Registration fee: Kshs. 2500 per school. Please confirm attendance by March 17, 2020.

Book Donations to WMI Library

The Institute has received with gratitude book donations from Dr. Kariuki Muigwa which he has authored. Dr. Muigwa teaches one of the Msc. program course units (Environmental Law and Peace Policies). The books include; 1. Resolving Conflicts through Mediation in Kenya (2017), 2. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice in Kenya (2015), 3. Settling Disputes through Arbitration in Kenya (2017), 4. Natural Resources and Environmental Justice in Kenya (co-authored with D. Wamukoya and F. Kariuki, 2015).

Mediation Training Workshop at the Wangari Maathai Institute

The Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) hosted a mediation training workshop from February 10, 2020 to February 14, 2020. The event was conducted at the Wangari Maathai Peace Laboratory and involved representatives from Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Forest Research Institute and members of the Ngong Hills Forest Community Forest Association. The training was carried out by Professors Vibeke Vindelov, Jens Emborg, Wahome, Karanja, Dr. Thuita Thenya and Dr. Joram Kagombe.

Call for Applications - Environmental Impact Assessment & Environmental Audit Course - March 2020 Intake

Applications are invited for admission to Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit (EIA&EA) course at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI). Course duration is three (3) weeks, from March 9, 2020 to March 27, 2020.

Eligibility: Holders of at least a first degree or equivalent (related to Natural Resource Management) from a recognized Institution.

Mode of Study: Full Time

Thank You for the Rain - Feature Documentary by Kisilu Musya

The Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) hosted a seminar which featured screening of a documentary dubbed “Thank You for the Rain” by Mr. Kisilu Musya and Julia Dahr. Kisilu Musya is a farmer from Kitui county while Julia Dahr is a Norwegian filmmaker.

Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) and Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK) held a Meeting on Training of Environment Professionals

The joint meeting between WMI and EIK was held at the Wangari Maathai Institute campus on January 23, 2020. The aim of the meeting was to plan for the upcoming training of environment professionals to be held in March, 2020. This follows the signing of the MoU between the two institutions on July 24, 2019 which formalized the partnership and joint efforts in providing practical solutions to environmental issues.

UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof Stephen Kiama hosts a delegation from Trent University (Canada) at the Wangari Maathai Institute

The UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama chaired a meeting at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) on Tuesday 14 January, 2020. He was meeting a high-powered delegation from Trent University (Canada). This follows a visit to the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences last year by the Vice Chancellor of Trent University. The purpose of the visit was to explore potential areas of collaboration between the two Universities. The Canadian delegation was led by Prof. Neil Emery (Vice-President Research and Innovation).