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UoN 2019 OPEN DAY

Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-01-15 09:00
Location / Venue: 

Main campus Great court

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2022-01-31 11:00
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

UoN 2019 Open day

Type: 
Open Day
Start Date: 
Thu, 2019-01-17 08:00 - Sat, 2019-01-19 05:00
Location/Venue: 
Main Campus Great court

Contact Person: 
Chairman, LARMAT

NEW NETWORK FOR ENHANCED AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY

Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 10:17
Location / Venue: 

AgriFoSe2030

A new network run by AgriFoSe2030 and International livestock research institute, ILRI, aims to develop a pool of policy analysts to sustainably support the development, implementation and evaluation of polices for enhanced agricultural transformation and food security in Kenya.

In Kenya and most of Africa, efforts to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth inevitably revolve around the agriculture sector. There is need to support the development of institutional and human resource capacity to support Kenya’s agriculture sector with high-quality policy analyses and knowledge products in a sustainable manner to improve policy making, monitoring and evaluation and learning.  

Developing capacity for enhanced food security

AgriFoSe2030 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are implementing an initiative to contribute to efforts to address the human resource capacity challenge. The aim of the initiative is to develop the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy-making community in support of agriculture and food security in the country.

This entails implementing a blended learning approach tailored to the context of the young scientists, emphasising ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning involving mentoring, coaching, advising, and networking.

The Initiative has several participating scientist within University of Nairobi. In LARMAT Dr. Stephen Murethi leads the team.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-31 10:17
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi

STAFF PARTICIPATION IN GLOBE PAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE

Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 10:09
Location / Venue: 

Sawela Lodges, Naivasha

Dr Oliver V. Wasonga, a Senior lecturer in the department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural technology participated in the conference. It was held at Sawela Lodges in Naivasha from 3rd – 5th December, 2018

From 2013 to 2018, the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been funding German – African Research Networks to address possible ways and develop promising strategies and practical solutions to strive for global food security within the funding initiative GlobE. The GlobE research networks have been operating in different regions in Africa and each coordinated by a German lead organization. Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD) is one of the GlobEresearch consortia. The project brings together partners from Germany, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is led by the Institute for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel in Germany. In Kenya, one focus of RELOAD is on pastoral meat value chain (sub-project 6), which is led by the University of Nairobi. Dr. Oliver Wasonga is the principal investigator of workpackages 4 and 5 under RELOAD’s sub-project 6.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-31 10:09
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oliver Wasonga

Adaptation at Scale for Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Project community Feedbacks

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-12-14 12:48

Adaptation at Scale for Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Project community Feedbacks

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2030-12-31 12:48
Contact Person: 

Dr. Oliver Wasonga

ADAPTATION AT SCALE FOR SEMI-ARID REGIONS (ASSAR) PROJECT COMMUNITY FEED BACKS

Dr. Oliver Wasonga following ASSAR community feedback session at Kambi Garba at the outskirt of Isiolo town. The target audiences were members of Nasuulu wildlife Conservancy.

Dr. Oliver Wasonga and Dr. Staline Kibet has been leading the University of Nairobi Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) research team in implementing research activities in Isiolo, Meru and Samburu Counties in Kenya. The project is a five year multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional consortium that is using insights from multi-scale and interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice. ASSAR works in semi-arid regions of seven countries in Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa) and India. ASSAR’s East Africa research team is led by the University of East Anglia, UK. In Attendance was Researchers from University of East Anglia Dr. Mark Tebboth and Prof. Nitya Rao.

REVERSING LAND DEGRADATION IN AFRICA BY SCALING-UP EVERGREEN AGRICULTURE

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-11-02 11:10
Location / Venue: 

ICRAF HQ, NAIROBI

Mr Lutta Alphayo a PhD student in the department of Land resource management and agricultural technology (LARMAT) presented a poster on “reversing land degradation in Africa by scaling-up evergreen agriculture”’ in the just concluded workshop on “Re-greening Kenya with Trees: Mapping a Collaborative Approach” Workshop at ICRAF. He is also ELD ambassador for Kenya

Regreening Africa is an ambitious five-year project that seeks to reverse land degradation among 500,000 households, and across one million hectares in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. By incorporating trees into croplands, communal lands and pastoral areas, re-greening efforts make it possible to reclaim Africa’s degraded landscapes.

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative together with its partner institutions and Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, aims toenhance the national ability of Kenya to assess the economic costs of land degradation andenhance awareness of the economic benefits of investment in Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2020-11-30 11:10
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

PARTICIPATION IN THE 1ST RESEARCH CO-ORDINATED MEETING ON GLOBAL MONITORING OF NITROGEN ISOTOPES IN ATMOSPHERIC WATERS

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-11-02 11:05
Location / Venue: 

Vienna International Centre, Austria

Dr. Anne Karuma (third left) with conference  participants

Dr. Anne Karuma participated in the 1st Research Co-ordinated Meeting on the ‘Global Monitoring of Nitrogen Isotopes in Atmospheric Waters’ (F32008) on 15 - 19th October, 2018 at IAEA, Vienna International Centre in Austria. Dr. Karuma (project’s PI) presented a proposal on a project titled “Understanding the contribution of Atmospheric Nitrogen to the increasing Nitrogen levels in Lake Victoria, Kenya” that is supported by IAEA through the Co-ordinated Research Project. Other project key staff include Dr. Stephen Mureithi (UoN), Benjamin Nyilitya and Bernard Karicho (Ministry of Water and Sanitation). For more information please visit:

http://cra.iaea.org/crp/project/ProjectDetail?projectId=2209&lastActionName=AllActiveCRPList

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2020-11-30 11:05
Contact Person: 

Dr. Anne Karuma

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