The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies and the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Netherlands held a one-day project kick-off workshop on 3rd July 2013 at the University of Nairobi (UoN). The two institutions are involved in a collaborative project on “Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions (FOODMETRES): The Nairobi Case Study”.
Gilbert Sebihogo, the Executive Director of the Network of African Human Rights Institutions visited the Department to explore possible partnership in human rights and peace studiesbetween the Department and the Network. He was welcomed to the Department by Dr. S.I. Akaranga, Chairman, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He held discussions with the Chair of the Department, the Programme Coordinator Dr. J. B. Ndohvu, and Dr. Ephraim Wahome, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Arts and Chairman, Department of History and Archeology
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies initiated a Memorandum of Understanding between Shah Ranmal Raja Charitable Trust, Kenya and the University of Nairobi for twelve (12) annual scholarships to needy and bright students in geography and environmental studies. The official launch of the “Raja Trust Scholarships” took place on Tuesday 13th August, 2013 at the University of Nairobi.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (UoN), will host an international scientific conference on Tana River County from 11th to 13th February 2014 in Mombasa.
Prof. Barbara Moser-Mercer from the University of Geneva is currently visiting the Centre for Translation and Interpretation (from July 23rd to August 2nd, 2013) to give lectures and practical sessions to M.A. Interpreting students.
Field-class is an annual event for all third year geography and environmental studies students. The 2013 BA III field-class took place in Nanyuki County and its environs between 9th July and 13th July, 2013. The theme of the field-class was “Harnessing natural resources for ecological integrity, sustainable livelihoods and food security in Laikipia County and its Environs”.