Dr. Koech Oscar, of the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) and pasture researcher at African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS-UoN) is currently doing research on Methane measurements from Livestock and feeds evaluation techniques at Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological, and Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), UK from 15 March to15 June 2016 supported by the Stapledon Memorial Trust fund travel research grant and Newton fund.
The Newton Fund supported a workshop on different methods of methane measurements held on –10 to 11 May 2016. This was attended by post graduate research students from the University of Nairobi and scientist from Africa at Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK. The workshop provided exposure of the team to various methane measurement techniques as well sharing of results on In vitro and In vivo methane measurement studies done by Dr. Oscar Koech.
Dr Oscar Koech
Marsabit & Isiolo County
ADIS is implementing an IGAD-funded project on “enhancing the resilience of livestock-based livelihoods in Northern Kenya” that aims at demonstrating the potential of scientific innovations in improving the natural resource management in drylands for enhanced resilience in livestock based livelihoods, and stimulate further investment in addressing land productivity, natural resource protection, risk management and socio- economic and cultural wellbeing. One of the project outcomes is to improve pasture availability for local pastoral communities leaving in Isiolo and Marsabit through reseeding of degraded pasture areas.
Mr. Peter Kamande
The University of Nairobi (UoN) in partnership with Colorado State University is participating in the fifth international Pathways Conference that kicked off on 9th January, 2016. The Conference will explore human-wildlife conflict and coexistence, wildlife governance, Health and many other timely human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management topics.
MAKUENI GOVERNORS OFFICE
University of Nairobi's Jesse Njoka (Third left) joins some of the Makueni County residents in handing a document to Governor Kivutha Kibwana as his deputy Adelina Mwau looks on at Wote Town on December 21, 2015. Njoka announced that the university is planning to upgrade the Kibwezi Field Station to a full-fledged university college.
Mr. Elvis Ouma, B.Sc. Range Management, University of Nairobi (Class 2014)
WORLD CLASS INNOVATOR
Mr. Elvis Ouma is a current Range Management master’s student in the LARMAT Department, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (CAVS). He has won a USAID Secure Water for Fund (SWFF) Round 3 Award announced at the Amsterdam International Water week 2015 on 3rd November 2015.
International Canopy of Conservation (I-CAN) PROJECT 2015 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT.
The International Canopy of Conservation is a partnership between ACC and McGill University. It integrates long-term research pursued by McGill researchers in East Africa, working closely over decades with individual and institutional collaborators in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The major goal of the project is to assess the effectiveness of environmentally specific models for and experiments in community conservation in reconciling the imperatives of sustaining biodiversity with the amelioration of the life conditions of neighboring human communities.
Under the Capacity building initiative, the I-CAN project is offering
SHORT COURSE: Fundamentals of Geographic Information System (GIS) using ARCGIS
Date: Very Soon
Venue: CSDES GIS LAB
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