Dr. George Karuku, a Senior lecturer in LARMAT, member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK) and a lead expert Environmental Impact Assessment /EA participated in the Environmental Management and Coordination. The theme of the workshop was on Strategic Assessment, Integrated Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit) Regulations, 2018. This was the 2nd National Validation Workshop held on 28th May 2018. At the InterContinental hotel, Nairobi. The meeting was hosted by National Environment Management Authority.

The activities included;

  • Review of EIA and EA Regulations 2003
  • Overview of the Draft Environmental Management and coordination (SEA, IEIA &EA) Regulations 2018).

InterContinental hotel, Nairobi.
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Dr. George Karuku, a Senior lecturer in LARMAT ,from 17th to 19th April 2018; I attended a conference at Safari Park hotel through invitation by Food and Agriculture of the United Nations and The European Union for the 2nd National Conservation Agriculture.

Theme: Scaling up Conservation Agriculture (CA) to Sustainably Contribute to food, Feed and Nutrition Security in Kenya.

My expertise was sort to bring the academic side on research involving CA. Activities included presentations from research and practical experiences by farmers, FAO's global perspective on CA in Kenya and experiences with CA: i) Perspectives from farmers. ii) Experiences from the county government.

  • Mechanization case
  • Access to market and trade
  • Climate smart agriculture

Safari Park hotel, Nairobi
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Dr. Koech Oscar, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi (UoN), Department of LARMAT, conducted a project Monitoring and Evaluation progress and a follow-up on collaborative research, outreach and training programme at IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Somaliland  from 2nd  to 10th June 2018,. This is an initiative supported by World Vision Somalia (WV Somalia). The Monitoring team included Mr. Mohamed Nagueyeh Amin from WV Somalia and Mr. Kenneth Tembe from ISTVS.

The mandate of the collaborative project is to “investigate the proper management and utilization of the invasive species Prosopis Juliflora and the use of biotechnology in propagation of Frankincense tree (Boswellia sacra) with the participation of the local community in Somaliland”

Frankincense tree has a significant socio-cultural value and contributes extensively to the household economy among the communities. The project seeks to enhance this tree sustainable utilization and management through propagation of seedlings.

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Dr. George Karuku, a Senior lecturer and Mr Stephen Tirop in this department participated in National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) 2018-2022 workshop. The meeting hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources- Climate Change Directorate was held on 29th, March, 2018 at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. Theme “Action towards a low carbon climate resilient development”

Objectives of the meeting was;

  • Climate Change Legal Framework and Update on NCCAP Process.
  • Priority areas identified in the Draft NCCAP 2018-2022.
  • Contribution of private sector to the identified priority areas.
  • Decision on framework for coordination/monitoring progress toward each support action in short and long term.

Hilton hotel Nairobi
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