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Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) Participates in the 64th University of Nairobi Graduation Ceremony – December 11, 2020

Prof. David N. Mungai, Director WMI, presented two (2) graduands from the Wangari Maathai Institute during the 64th graduation ceremony held at the University of Nairobi on December 11, 2020. Among the graduands were Ogutu Florence Akinyi and Mwakesi Irene Wakio who were awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Governance and Management.

University of Nairobi Responds to Government Programme to Raise Forest Cover in Kenya to at Least 10%

The tree planting exercise was in response to a request by the Ministry of Education to set aside 10% of the University land for afforestation. The University Management tasked the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences to lead this noble initiative. The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies is coordinating this initiative through identification of appropriate sites and overall coordination including data management (area afforested, number of trees and spp., assessment of survival rates etc).

Prof Gideon Nyamasyo Donates Books to the Wangari Maathai Institute Library

Prof. Nyamasyo today donated several books with different environmental themes to the Institute’s library. He retired in June 2020 from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi. Prof. Nyamasyo has been lecturing at the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) since 2013. He taught Integrated Natural Resource Management and Integrated Environmental Management to our M.Sc. and PhD students, respectively. He also supervised several WMI Masters and PhD students since 2013.

Application Deadline Extended to 18th Sep 2020 - University of Nairobi Scholarship 2020/2021 Academic Year

University of Nairobi is offering 137 masters scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year. The
applications are open only to applicants for the September 2020 intake.

General guidelines to applicants

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria among other specific criteria by their respective