The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies hosted staff and students from UNEP-TONGJI University, Shanghai, China for a one-day seminar on 8th August 2013. The theme of the seminar was “Kenya’s resource base and development challenges”. The visit and seminar was organized by Ms. Frida Nyiva Mutui, Dr. Francis Mwaura and Prof. Elias Ayiemba. Frida is former MA student at the department and a PhD candidate at UNEP-TONGJI University.
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”.
The16th Triennial ACLALS Conference, was held at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort in conjunction with The Open Campus, St. Lucia, of the University of the West Indies from August 5-9, 2013 on the theme: “‘The current unbroken/the circuits kept open’: Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth.” The Department of Linguistics and Languages was represented by Dr. Maloba Wekesa who also presented a paper titled "Understanding Discourse at Word Level".
Dr. J. B. Ndohvu, Human Rights and Peace Programme Coordinator (Left), Abubakar Kipoma Said, Civic Education Manager, URAIA TRUST (Right)
Mr Said is a student in our pionneering MA Human Rights Degree class of September, 2012