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GLOBAL PRIORITISATION OF HEALTH IN CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS FOR CLIMATE RESILIENT HEALTH SYSTEMS IN AFRICA

Climate change is one of the leading crises in the 21st century, with far-reaching implications on human health and food security. Particularly, African communities are disproportionately vulnerable to climate risks, as driven by a combined effect of its geographical location in hotter parts of the planet, broad dependence on climate-sensitive natural resources and rainfed agriculture.

ANNUAL HERD HEALTH FIELD TRAINING AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH , KIBWEZI

Annually, the Department of Clinical Studies (CSD) organizes a herd health field training and community outreach camp within Kibwezi Sub-County, Makueni County. The purpose of the exercise is to provide experiential training and practical skills to BVM students as well as offering free herd health services such as deworming, treatment and consultancy to the local community farmers neighboring the University’s Kibwezi Field Station Farm. The program is a mandatory examinable practical exercise within the curriculum for all BVM Year 5 students.

STUDENTS EXCURSION AT MAASAI MARA ECOSYSTEMS

Experiential training for students in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) is part of the mode of delivery for all degree programmes courses offered in the Department. As part of this requirement, over 40 Post graduate and Undergraduate students actively participated on a field excursion in the landscapes of Maasai Mara ecosystems. The event took place on 15th and 16th March, 2024.

CONGRATULATIONS LARMAT GRADUANDS: 70TH UON GRADUATION CEREMONY

The following five postgraduate students from the  Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology having successfully completed their respective degree programmes, were among the thousands of students  conferred with degrees during the 70th UoN Graduation Ceremony, held on 15th December 2023.

 

LARMAT PROFESSOR TRAINED ON E-LEARNING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

The e-content development training workshop under the AICCRA project and supported by RUFORUM was held on 14-15 February 2024. The online training workshop comprised of representatives from RUFORUM member Universities from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. This was part of RUFORUM’s initiatives of supporting capacity building for Instructors in Digital Pedagogy, Instructional Design; Content Development and Digitization. Prof.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI’S, LARMAT PARTICIPATION AT HOMA BAY INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2024

Lizzel Wanyama Makokha, a Master's student pursuing Master of Science in Land and Water Management at the Department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi, took centre stage representing the Homa Bay Blueprint at the just-concluded Homa Bay International Investment Conference 2024 (HoBIIC2024).

UON PARTNERS WITH VSF-SUISSE IN STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE OF PASTORAL AND AGRO-PASTORAL COMMUNITIES

The University of Nairobi has been providing technical backstopping to VSF-Suisse under the collaborative agreement signed in August 2020. Since 2023, the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) has been supporting VSF-Suisse under the Biovision-funded “Building drought resilience for pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in Samburu and Isiolo Counties”. Prof.

DRYLANDS TRANSFORM AT EAST AFRICA PASTORALIST EXPO IN ADDIS ABABA

The SLU-led Dryland Transform Research Project organised a panel discussion titled ‘Ecosystem restoration for feed, food and nutrition resilience in East African drylands’, during the East Africa Pastoralist Expo in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 26th Jan – 2nd Feb 2024. Dryland Transform was represented by the Kenya and Uganda Country Co-ordinators, Dr. Stephen Mureithi and Prof. Denis Mpairwe, respectively.

RANGE PROJECT- PhD AND MSC OPPORTUNITIES

RANGE (Resilient Approaches in Natural ranGeland Ecosystems) is a new five-year project (2024-2028) funded by the Dutch Embassy in Kenya. It aims to strengthen the resilience of communities in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) in the Isiolo, Marsabit and Samburu counties. This will be achieved through multiple interventions and capacity building activities. The aim is to improve rangeland management, sustainable production methods, strengthened government structures, and better-informed decision making through research and resulting evidence.