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Department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT);
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 29053 00625
Nairobi , Kenya

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THEME: Sustainable Development in Drylands: Transformative Education, Research and Community Empowerment

The Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystem and Societies (CSDES), University of Nairobi, invites students to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations during the 2nd Student-Led Conference to be held on 5th - 6th June, 2014 at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (Upper Kabete Campus), University of Nairobi.

The goal of the conference is to highlight transformative strategies to education, and promote research and community empowerment for dryland sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. Contributions for oral and poster presentations are invited for the following


  1. Sustainable land management in a dynamic environment
  2. Economic opportunities for resilient pastoral livelihoods
  3. One Health: A holistic approach in public health, food safety, and disease control in drylands
  4. Dryland governance and resource management
  5. Innovation and technology transfer for dryland development
  6. Vulnerabilities and risk management in drylands

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The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) in partnership with the African Development Solutions (ADESO) project on Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands (REGAL-IR) held a one day workshop on 11th March 2013 in Marsabit County.  The purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform for dissemination of findings of CSDES-supported participatory research carried out in arid and semi-arid areas (ASALs), as well as an opportunity to g

Marsabit County
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The Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) will collaborate with Marsabit County to develop a natural resource management master plan for the County.

This was revealed during a Joint partnership Meeting Held on 14th March 2014 at Upper Kabete Faculty Club between Marsabit County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dr. James Dokhe and the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES), University of Nairobi (UON).

Faculty Club
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In its bid to promote a vibrant think tank at the University of Nairobi (UoN), the Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) recently hosted a thought provoking public lecture on the topic “Land for Livelihoods: Sustainable Land Management in the Drylands of Kenya”. Dr. Zeinabu Khalif, the National Project Manager for Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in Agro-Pastoral Production Systems of Kenya gave the lecture.

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