Wangari Maathai Institute

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.

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.

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).

Founding WMI Director Prof. Stephen Kiama Appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi

We are pleased to inform all WMI stakeholders that the founding Director of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi, has been appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi for a period of five years with effect from 6th January, 2020. Prof. Kiama was the Director of the Institute from 2003 to 2016.

The Future of Forests: REDD+ Readiness

The Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) hosted a seminar on the “Future of Forests; REDD+ Readiness” on November 27, 2019. The seminar was delivered by Prof. Nzioka J. Muthama, Deputy director, WMI, Dr. Jane Mutune and Dr. Bessy Kathambi and attracted a wide range of participants including students, staff, policy experts and practitioners among others. The seminar introduced participants on the REDD+ process in Kenya and where the country is regarding the implementation of REDD+.