2013 BA III DoGES field-class

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”.

DoGES postgrads, Michael and Belinda, share their experience as exchange students

Two more postgraduate students from the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies benefited from a one-semester exchange programme to the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. These are Michael Kaelo and Belinda Omungu (middle two in photo). According to Michael and Belinda, “the North-South-South exchange programme was an eye opener and a priceless experience for us.

DoGES Don, Prof. E.M. Irandu, highlights the importance of “humanities and social sciences”

Prof. Evaristus Irandu of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies gave a captivating, motivating and mentorship talk to students of Limuru Girls High School (popularly known as Chox). This was during the school’s “Humanities Week” held on Saturday 15th of June 2013. Prof. Irandu stressed that “Humanities and Social Sciences” is important in all aspects of our lives. Quoting several success stories and examples, Prof. Irandu encouraged the students who choose Humanities (Geography, History and CRE) to be proud of it and walk tall in the crowd.

United Nations Senior Human Rights Advisor, Uchenna Emelonye, Delivers a Guest Lecture at PRS

Mr. Uchenna Emelonye, Senior Human Rights Advisor based at the United Nations Headquarters, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya, delivered a Guest lecture to over  fifty Master of Arts Degree in Human Rights students, lectures and invited guests, Friday 28th June, 2013.  The topic of the lecture is   “Adopting A Human Rights Based Approach to Kenya Development Plan”.

Prof. Mutiga Attends 3rd MoU Universities Conference, Shanghai

Third Conference of MoU Universities

Prof. Jayne Mutiga, the Director for the Centre for Translation and Interpretation attended the Third Conference of the Universities that signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management of the United Nations

(DGACM) on cooperation in preparing candidates for the United Nations Language Competitive

DoGES graduate student receives Canadian research grant

Stephen Otieno, postgraduate student at the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies was among the recipients of the 2012 Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant (AIGRG) offered by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada. The grant supports Africa and Canada-based graduate students undertaking policy-related research on Africa. It builds capacity by providing grantees with an opportunity to conduct new and innovative research and publish work in their field of expertise, and in alignment with the Africa Initiative's critical issue areas.

DoGES students attend the 2013 TUNZA International Youth Conference

The 2013 Tunza International Youth Conference (10th to 14th February) provided a platform for over 300 youth from 100 countries across the globe. The University of Nairobi had 30 delegates but 100 students participated during the grand opening day. The youth came together to exchange information on best practices for sustainable development.