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African Drylands Institute for Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 29053 00625
Nairobi , Kenya

Email:adis@uonbi.ac.ke /csdes@uonbi.ac.ke
Tel: 254-020-2133086
Fax: 254-020-632121

Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor:  USAID-HED

Proposal by:

Dr. Moses M. Nyangito - UoN

Dr. Cecilia M. Onyango - UoN

Ms. Judith Mbau - UoN

Dr. Stacy Lynn -CSU

 

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to reduction of human-wildlife conflicts and improve community livelihoods in the Tsavo West buffer zone. The project aims to build the capacity of Taveta District communities to adopt sustainable coping strategies that were identified in an earlier study. These strategies include water harvesting techniques, appropriate dryland cropping systems, and intensification and income-generating enterprises (e.g., Apiculture and ostrich farming).

Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
September
End Year: 
2013

Opening Speech by Prof Isaac M. Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Governor Kajiado County, Dr. David Nkedianye,

USAID Representative, Mr Isaac Thindeu,

Executive Secretary of IGAD- representative, Prof Laban Ogalla,

IUCN Coordinator on Dryland Global Initiative, Dr. Jonathan Davis,

Colorado State University students and faculty,

Speech Type: 
Other Key Events
Office: 
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs)
Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-29
Author: 
Prof J. T. Njoka

We will support Higher Education, Says Kajiado Governor.

Date and time: 
Thu, 2013-06-06 16:22

Dr. David Nkedianye, Governor, Kajiado County has pledged support for higher education in Kajiado County. The Governor was speaking at the University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences during the 1st student- led conference held from 29th-30th May 2013. Dr.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2014-06-20 16:22

1ST STUDENT- LED CONFERENCE HELD AT CAVS

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-06-03 17:02

The University of Nairobi (UoN)- Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems & Societies (CSDES) opened its doors to the first ever student-led conference whose motto was preparing the next generation for dryland sustainability. The conference was held from 29th-30th May, 2013 at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Upper Kabete.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2015-06-01 17:02
Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-05-31 11:45

Doctoral Research Fellowships in Trypanosomiasis

The Trypanosomiasis Research Centre (TRC) in collaboration with Yale School of Public Health are requesting for applications for three-year doctoral research fellowships. These research topics include:

 

1. The development of novel tsetse control methods (PhD)

2. Trypanosome development in tsetse (PhD)

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:45

The World Academy of Sciences - TWAS Fellowship Opportunities

Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-05-31 11:39

TWAS Fellowship Opportunities

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:39
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

Grand Challenges Canada - Requests for Proposals

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-05-01 11:30

Requests for Proposals

Grand Challenges Canada has developed the
Stars in Global Health program to support bold ideas with big impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some of the most pressing global health challenges. 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-07-30 11:30
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

Student-led Conference

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-05-29 09:34
Location / Venue: 

University of Nairobi,
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi
8.4.4 Auditorium

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-01 09:34
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

YATTA CONSTITUENCY LEADING THE WAY IN FOOD SECURITY

Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-02-08 14:47

Yatta Constituency is one of the six constituencies that constitute the expansive Machakos County. It is located in the Arid and semi- arid (ASAL) regions of Kenya and receives erratic rains of less than 500mm annually. The temperatures range from 10oC to 28oC. The altitude of Yatta ranges between 700-800 meters above sea level befitting the bill for a hot tropical climate where evaporation exceeds rainfall. Inspite of the tough climatic conditions, the constituency plays host to approximately 148,000 people.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2014-05-16 14:47
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-05-08 09:04

It was a humbling experience to attend and participate in the 5 day intensive training course on GIS and Spatial Analysis. The diversity of participants; students at various levels of postgraduate study (MSc and PhD), staff (academic and Technical), experts and non-experts made the training bubbly as indeed there was a niche for all of us to exploit. 

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2014-05-31 09:04
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

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