DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

Overview

Philosophy

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.

Rationale

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.   

Objectives

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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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

Career Prospects

  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Research Organizations/Institutes
  • International Organizations
  • Government Sector
  • Community Service
  • Self-employment
  • Private Sector
  • Consultancy
  • Academia
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  • Attachment Opportunities
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  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
  • UN-Habitat
  • CGIAR Research Centers

Apply online at https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT - A82        
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3  Total
TUITION -  9 units 432,000 432,000 432,000 1,296,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000) 10,000 0 0 10,000
THESIS EXAMINATION 0 0 50,000 50,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250) 4,500 4,500 4,500 13,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR) 2,000 2,000 2,000 6,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR) 7,000 7,000 7,000 21,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR) 6,500 6,500 6,500 19,500
LIBRARY (PER YEAR) 5,000 5,000 5,000 15,000
CAUTION - (ONCE) 5,000 0 0 5,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR) 1,000 1,000 1,000 3,000
Grand totals 474,000 459,000 509,000 1,442,000
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