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University of Nairobi
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Adopt new technologies, lecturers urged

Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-04-19 08:21

The Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services, Prof Agnes Mwang’ombe has urged academic staff to embrace new technology.

While speaking during the closing ceremony on training on GIS and spatial analysis with a focus on raster analysis, held at LARMAT, the principal said failure to embrace new technologies might render most lectures obsolete.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-04-30 08:21
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Yatta Constituency is one of the six constituencies that constitute the expansive Machakos County. It is located in the Arid and semi- arid (ASAL) regions of Kenya and receives erratic rains of less than 500mm annually. The temperatures range from 10oC to 28oC. The altitude of Yatta ranges between 700-800 meters above sea level befitting the bill for a hot tropical climate where evaporation exceeds rainfall. Inspite of the tough climatic conditions, the constituency plays host to approximately 148,000 people.

The Principal College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services, Prof Agnes Mwang’ombe has urged academic staff to embrace new technology.

While speaking during the closing ceremony on training on GIS and spatial analysis with a focus on raster analysis, held at LARMAT, the principal said failure to embrace new technologies might render most lectures obsolete.

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Others
Start Date: 
Wed, 2013-04-10 13:47 - Mon, 2013-04-15 17:00

The Mpala Fellowship from the Meeker Family Fund in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies seek to identify and support students from CSDES and other African universities who combine extraordinary talent and accomplishment with a demonstrated academic commitment to careers and leadership in conservation in Africa.

Contact Person: 
Prof J T Njoka
Links Related to Events: 
http://www.mpala.org/Fellowships.php

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCE

Type: 
Conference
Start Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-29 08:00 - Thu, 2013-05-30 16:00
Location/Venue: 
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 8.4.4 Auditorium Hall

Theme:Transformative Education, Research and outreach for resilience and risk reduction in Drylands

Preamble

Drylands cover more than 41% of the world’s as well as Africa’s land surface, over 67% of the eastern and southern Africa region, and over 80% of Kenya’s land mass. Drylands are home to some of the most unique biological and cultural diversity on the planet. Some two and a half billion people – one third of the world’s population – live in the drylands, 90% of them in developing countries. In the eastern and southern Africa, more than 60% of the region’s population lives in the drylands. In Kenya, dryland ecosystems support 35% of the human population and more than 60% of livestock meat production and are home to the largest number of wildlife that support vibrant nature-based tourism. Despite their enormous ecological and economic contributions, drylands face a myriad of problems, among others, unclear land rights and poor resource governance, conflicts over resources, ecosystem degradation and declining land productivity. The consequent food insecurity and poverty, in addition to climate change, further serve to undermine resilience of dryland ecosystems. In addition, sustainable development of these areas has been constrained by in adequate human capacity, limited action research and lack of participation by the dryland communities as end users.

Contact Person: 
Prof J T Njoka

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN AFRICA!

Date and time: 
Tue, 2013-04-30 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

Three-month orientation taking place in and around Nairobi.

The African Wildlife Foundation is reaching out to you today with an opportunity for the environmental/conservation-minded graduate students with which you are in contact: AWF's Conservation Management Training Program (CMTP).

CMTP was initiated in 2011 as a way for AWF to recruit and develop talent in African conservation. The application process for this years CMTP has begun, and AWF is scouting for participants from the some of the most prestigious conservation/ecology Masters degree programs. Those selected will work under the direct mentorship of AWFs various program leaders, on the ground, in Africa, and have the opportunity for a long term position with AWF at the completion of the program. 

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2013-04-03 11:24
Type: 
Seminar
Start Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-15 02:00 - 03:30
Location/Venue: 
8:4:4 AUDITORIUM at 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Person: 
Prof J.T Njoka

The Centre for Sustainable Drylands Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) has initiated talks with OXFAM/REGLAP and Euro Africa Consult Ltd as part of it’s effort to work with organizations that engage in education, research and development action supporting dryland communities. The meeting brought together two representatives from Oxfam, two Professors from University of Nairobi (UoN), nine PhD students from UoN and CSDES staff.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has expressed interest to partner with the University of Nairobi (UoN) through the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) to establish ways in which UoN can collaborate with Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (STVS) in Somaliland to develop dryland resource management courses.

University of Nairobi (UoN) and Colorado State University (CSU) have signed an agreement to establish a foundation of a strategic partnership between the two. The goal of UoN-CSU partnership is to create a Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) at UoN to develop an integrated approach to sustaining Kenyan dryland ecosystems and societies by linking research, higher education and communities.

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