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African Drylands Institute for Sustainability
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University of Nairobi
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Tel: 254-020-2133086
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 12:29
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A huge crowd of University of Nairobi (UoN) students and faculty members thronged the 8:4:4 Auditorium at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) to attend a public lecture given by Dr. Anthony Frank, the 14th President of Colorado State University (CSU). The lecture which took place on 30th November 2012 was organized by the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) in collaboration with CAVS.

The guest speaker who was accompanied by a high profile delegation of ten from Colorado State University made a presentation on: University- Community Partnerships: opportunities and challenges.

While addressing the mammoth audience, the CSU President was optimistic that if the two Universities can partner and take advantage of the huge potential provided by the two Universities, then the two institutions will be equal to the task and will be a match for the times. “If two people regardless of gender, ethnicity, and background are equal to the same task, then the two people are equal," he said.

Dr. Frank said that though the older generations had made tremendous advances in biomedicine, science and ecosystems, a lot is yet to be done in the areas of food, water and energy security. There are many people still marginalized today. If the two institutions will work together then it will be possible to address these challenges. “I believe that if we do that, our institutions will be a match not challenged by the times. I look forward to partner with UoN to be able to overcome these challenges,"he concluded.

In his remarks, Prof. Peter Mbithi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance at UoN acknowledged the Powerful delegation from CSU for sparing time to visit the UoN. Prof. Mbithi while introducing the President expressed pleasure for the Public Lecture. “I am very pleased to stand before you to introduce the president of CSU and thereafter to an interaction regarding the Lecture,” the Don said.



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Prof. Njoka

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