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Wangari Maathai Institute and KEFRI, KFS held a Joint meeting to plan for the establishment of a multi-functional tree nursery at the Wangari Maathai Institute Campus

At the invitation of the Director, WMI, a team of experts from the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) led by Dr. Joram Kagombe visited the Wangari Maathai Institute on February 12, 2021 to discuss the roadmap to the establishment of a multi-functional tree nursery at the Institute.

WMI welcomes four Interns under the Government Internship Programme

The Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) welcomed four new interns on February 08, 2021. The interns are part of the Public Service Internship Programme, a government initiative aimed at offering graduates the opportunity to develop professional skills and gain work experience in the public service. During the first orientation meeting, Prof. David Mungai, Director, WMI introduced the interns to the Institute’s core functions.

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.

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.