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African Drylands Institute for Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 29053 00625
Nairobi , Kenya

Email:adis@uonbi.ac.ke /csdes@uonbi.ac.ke
Tel: 254-020-2133086
Fax: 254-020-632121

Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor:  USAID-HED

Prof. Wambui Kogi-Makau - UoN

Prof. Kathy Galvin - CSU

Prof. Octavian N. Gakuru - UoN

The overall objective of this project is to identify the sources of livelihood and food security for the community. The specific objective is to find out the edible plants and other natural materials in the local environment and if possible, those others with nutritional value but are not seen as source of food by the local population.

The project outputs are:

Social empowerment

The project is expected to initiate the capacity building process to empower communities to be able to:

Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
September
End Year: 
2013
Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor: USAID - HED

Prof. Peter Gathumbi - UoN

Dr. Isaac Mulei - UoN

Dr. Michael Coughenour - CSU

The overall objective of this project is to enhance the capacity of local communities in Marsabit County to control livestock diseases that limit production and access to markets. The project will provide a framework for sustainable development in the drylands by enhancing disease control, livestock production and marketing and food security..The project seeks to address the following specific objectives:

Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
September
End Year: 
2013
Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor:  USAID-HED

Proposal by:

Dr. Moses M. Nyangito - UoN

Dr. Cecilia M. Onyango - UoN

Ms. Judith Mbau - UoN

Dr. Stacy Lynn -CSU

 

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to reduction of human-wildlife conflicts and improve community livelihoods in the Tsavo West buffer zone. The project aims to build the capacity of Taveta District communities to adopt sustainable coping strategies that were identified in an earlier study. These strategies include water harvesting techniques, appropriate dryland cropping systems, and intensification and income-generating enterprises (e.g., Apiculture and ostrich farming).

Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
September
End Year: 
2013

Opening Speech by Prof Isaac M. Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Governor Kajiado County, Dr. David Nkedianye,

USAID Representative, Mr Isaac Thindeu,

Executive Secretary of IGAD- representative, Prof Laban Ogalla,

IUCN Coordinator on Dryland Global Initiative, Dr. Jonathan Davis,

Colorado State University students and faculty,

Speech Type: 
Other Key Events
Office: 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs)
Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-29
Author: 
Prof J. T. Njoka

We will support Higher Education, Says Kajiado Governor.

Date and time: 
Thu, 2013-06-06 16:22

Dr. David Nkedianye, Governor, Kajiado County has pledged support for higher education in Kajiado County. The Governor was speaking at the University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences during the 1st student- led conference held from 29th-30th May 2013. Dr.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-20 16:22

1ST STUDENT- LED CONFERENCE HELD AT CAVS

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-06-03 17:02

The University of Nairobi (UoN)- Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems & Societies (CSDES) opened its doors to the first ever student-led conference whose motto was preparing the next generation for dryland sustainability. The conference was held from 29th-30th May, 2013 at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Upper Kabete.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2015-06-01 17:02
Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-05-31 11:45

Doctoral Research Fellowships in Trypanosomiasis

The Trypanosomiasis Research Centre (TRC) in collaboration with Yale School of Public Health are requesting for applications for three-year doctoral research fellowships. These research topics include:

 

1. The development of novel tsetse control methods (PhD)

2. Trypanosome development in tsetse (PhD)

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:45

The World Academy of Sciences - TWAS Fellowship Opportunities

Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-05-31 11:39

TWAS Fellowship Opportunities

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:39
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

Grand Challenges Canada - Requests for Proposals

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-05-01 11:30

Requests for Proposals

Grand Challenges Canada has developed the
Stars in Global Health program to support bold ideas with big impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges. 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-07-30 11:30
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

Message from Director

Prof. J.T. Njoka

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