DoGES and African Studies Centre, Netherlands, hosts FoodMetres Project Stakeholders Workshop

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, Executive Director of the Network of African Human Rights Institutions visits the PRS Department on a fact finding mission

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

Yale University PhD Student visits the Department and enquires about the MA Human Rights Degree programme

Yale University PhD Student visited the Department and enquired about the MA Human Rights Degree programme.  She held discussions with Dr. J. B. Ndohvu, the programme Coordinator, Prof. Solomon Monyenye and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Dr. S. I. Akaranga

DoGES in Official launch of Raja Trust Scholarships

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.

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.