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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.



Location
KALRO, Loresho
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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).



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LARMAT, BOARD ROOM
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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.



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JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY IN KRAKOW, POLAND
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Group photo of 4th year students with their lectures and  the visiting Professor from Poland

The Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from July 30th  to Aug 3rd 2018 hosted a visiting Professor Tomascz Pyrcz of the Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research in Jagiellonian University in Krakow under the auspices of the 2018-2019 EU-ERASMUS+ Interuniversity Exchange Programme. The programme aims at initiating North-South cooperation between institutions of higher learning. University of Nairobi is cooperation with Jagiellonian University through staff and student mobility started during the spring term 2016/2017.

Prof. Tomascz gave lectures and discussions on “Biodiversity assessments” to undergraduate 4th year students from three programmes: Range Management, Management of Agro-ecosystems and Environment, and Land and Water Option of the BSc Agriculture. The teaching programme comprised a series of 5 lectures of 2h of duration each. Prof. Tomascz is being hosted by Dr. Stephen Mureithi and Dr Judith Mbau who are the Co-coordinators responsible of the ERASMUS+ Mobility Programme for the University of Nairobi.



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LARMAT lecture room
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Dr. Oscar Koech from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology and Mr. Kenneth Tembe from IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland attended a partners learning event on advancing localization of interventions and capacity development in Somalia at SKA, Mogadishu on 11th July 2018. This was an opportunity for partners, donors, and likeminded organizations in Somalia to learn from one another’s expertise/experience, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of collective efforts towards localization, creation of synergies and adopt innovations and best practices for enhanced sustainability. The event offered an excellent opportunity that promoted inter-sectoral achievements



Location
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
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