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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY VISIT TO THE 1ST JOINT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

On Wednesday 5th June, 2024, Siâna, Nyokabi, Michele and Maya attended Kenya's first Joint Scientific Conference. It was an important day as we were also commemorating World Environment Day.
The girls attended a lecture by a leading geologist, Prof. Daniel Olago who taught that Kenya's biodiversity is very important for the economic success of Kenya. They also learnt that some lakes in modern Kenya were formed over 780,000 years ago and that some lakes will eventually disappear due to climate change and normal tectonic activity!

AFRICAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

Is Africa just a continent that suffers? Does Africa only wait for international aid? Does a policy on Climate Change exist in African countries? What is the current state of African science in Climate Change?… These are just some of the questions you may ask yourselves and of which you will be able to find out some answers during our school!

 

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3RD REGIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The National Land Commission in conjunction with National Research Fund (NRF), Ministry of Lands, Technical University of Kenya (TUK) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) invites researchers, policy makers, practitioners, private sector players, civil societies, and other stakeholders to submit papers to be presented during the 3rd Regional Research Conference to be held on 12th to 13th June, 2024 in Nairobi.

 

Weather Balloon Launch Event on 1st March 2024 at KMD headquarters in Nairobi - RIFT JET Project

The Turkana Jet is an equatorial low-level jet forming in East Africa carrying moisture from the Indian Ocean. Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) officers working out of Marsabit, North West Kenya, were the first to identify these winds. The winds form in the Turkana Channel, between the Ethiopian Highlands to the northeast and Kenya Highlands to the southwest.

 

AFAS Stakeholder Workshop 2023: Uniting Forces for Climate Change and Biodiversity Solutions in African Savannas

On the 14th of December 2023, the Mövenpick Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, played host to the AFAS Stakeholder Workshop. Under the theme "Achieving Profitable Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation," the workshop aimed to unite policy makers, businesses, NGOs, and scientists involved in Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for climate change adaptation and biodiversity protection in East African savanna regions.

EU Commissioner H.E Wopke Hoekstra Calls for International Cooperation to Tackle Climate Crisis

In preparation for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), European Commissioner for Climate Action, Wopke Hoekstra, visited Kenya on November 6 and 7 to highlight the country's critical role as a strategic African partner in combating climate change. The commissioner's visit underscores the importance of Kenya's leadership and participation in achieving the goals of COP28.

ONLINE TRAININGS OF ICT SERVICES FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS 2023/2024 ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Nairobi's ICT center has lined up a one week online training for first year students. The training which will start on 2nd October 2023 to 6th October 2023 and is aimed at equipping students with skills on various online learning tools and other ICT services which are offered in the University of Nairobi. 

Click here to access the training calendar which has zoom link for the training.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF UON'S WANGARI MAATHAI INSTITUTE EMPHASIZES CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

In a significant event, Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya inaugurated the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi's Upper Kabete Campus. The institute, named after the renowned Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai, is poised to collaborate closely with the government to tackle climate change-related challenges and resource conflicts in Kenya and the wider region.