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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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“THE MOST DIFFICULT BARRIER TO LANDSCAPE RESTORATION IS THE CHANGE OF MINDSET”

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-09-18 13:20
Location / Venue: 

Gothenburg,Sweden

AgriFoSe2030- affiliated researcher Stephen Mureithi presented in the Development Research conference, DevRes18, that took place in Gothenburg on the 22-23 of August. DevRes is a bi-annual international conference gathering hundreds of researchers at the forefront of development. He was part of the panel "Restore more – it’s all about Multifunctional Landscapes" and we’ve asked Stephen a few questions to understand more about restoring multifunctional landscapes.

What is the most difficult barrier we face to restore more and create multifunctional landscapes?

 The most difficult barrier according to me is the change of mindset, be it the farmers’ mindset or the government’s. There is a way people are used to do things, and knowledge passes through generations or government regimes. However, to introduce something different from the regular flow of things is difficult.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2021-09-30 13:20
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi

CURRICULAR PEER-REVIEW WORKSHOP FOR MASTERS PROGRAMME IN PETROLEUM GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-09-18 13:14
Location / Venue: 

KALRO, Loresho

The Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), in conjunction with the African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS), organized a one-day regional curricula review workshop at KARLO Headquarters, Loresho on Thursday 6th September, 2018.

The goal of the workshop was to peer-review a proposed multidisciplinary Regional Masters Programme in "Petroleum Governance and Sustainable Development" (PELIBIGO), as required by the Inter-University Council for East Africa for regional programmes. The curriculum has been developed by the University of Dodoma in collaboration with Makerere University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The Programme development process is supported by NORAD under the Energy and Petroleum (EnPe) Programme https://www.norad.no/en/front/funding/enpe/.

The workshop was convened by Dr. Stephen Mureithi, the University of Nairobi’s PELIBIGO Peer-Review Coordinator.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2021-09-30 13:14
Contact Person: 

Charman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

LARMAT STAFF DEPARTMENTAL MEETING

Date and time: 
Mon, 2018-08-06 14:53
Location / Venue: 

LARMAT, BOARD ROOM

On 1st August 2018,  the Chief technologist convened a departmental meeting for the members of staff. During the meeting,  workload for 2018/2019 was discussed with consequent reports from individual on 2017/2018 . The chairman LARMAT congratulated all members for executing duties adequately with minimal supervision.  In attendance were CAVS College Registrar, Mr. Peter Wekesa, Senior administrative officer and the new Faculty of Agriculture Assistant Registrar (on orientation mission).

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2021-08-31 14:53
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

UON LECTURERS PARTICIPATES IN THE ERASMUS+ INTERUNIVERSITY MOBILITY PROGRAMME AND JU’S INTERNATIONAL PARTNER’S DAYS AT JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY IN KRAKOW, POLAND

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-08-03 08:29
Location / Venue: 

JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY IN KRAKOW, POLAND

Dr S. Mureithi and Dr. S. Mbau  exhibiting for UON at Poland

Dr. Stephen Mureithi and Dr Judith Mbau of the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) on n  November 21st-29th, 2017  visited Jagiellonian University in Krakow under the auspices of the EU ERASMUS+ Mobility for Higher Education Students and Staff. The programme aims at initiating North-South cooperation between institutions of higher learning. Within this programme, University of Nairobi is cooperating with Jagiellonian University through staff and student mobility starting the Spring term 2016/2017. University of Nairobi has already sent three students to JU, one administrator (Professor Kiama Gitahi, Principal - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences) and two Faculty (Dr. Mureithi and Dr. Mbau). Likewise, Jagiellonian University will send to UoN two administrators and two professors from JU. Mobility for staff will be 5 days while that of students will last for 5 months.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2021-08-31 08:29
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT, larmat@uonbi.ac.ke

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