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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

Type: 
Seminar
Start Date: 
Mon, 2013-07-08 02:00 - 04:30
Location/Venue: 
LARMAT Lecture Room 206

Dr. Kari E. Veblen, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

will be Presenting:

  • research from Acacia drepanolobium savanna in Laikipia, Kenya with special emphasis on plant-plant interactions livestock-wildlife interactions.
  • research that asks very similar questions, but in North American shrublands ecosystems and in the context of federal land management.
Contact Person: 
Prof Njoka & Mr. Sam Mwangi
Date and time: 
Fri, 2013-06-21 15:10
Location / Venue: 

Mpala Research Center

Two undergraduate students from the University of Nairobi (UoN) have benefitted from a collaborative field course in conservation and research methods in Savannas offered by Goshen College in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES). The three weeks course which started on 5th June 2013 is being hosted at Mpala Research Centre.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2014-06-30 15:10
Contact Person: 

Prof J T Njoka

Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor: USAID-HED

Proposal By:

Dr. Laban MacOpiyo - UoN

Dr. Oliver V. Wasonga - UoN

Dr. Randall Boone  -CSU

The study seeks to assess and explicitly define the risk thresholds of determinants of resilience in pastoral households in Kajiado County in southern Kenya. The specific objectives of the study are to:

1. Determine household herd (HHH) size dynamics over the past 30 years using herder knowledge based on recall

2. Identify current and track past herding itineraries using GPS units/GPS-enabled phones assigned to herdsmen of selected pastoral herds

3. Evaluate changes in land-use in the pastoral areas of southern Kenya using remote sensing and PGIS techniques

Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor:  USAID-HED

Prof. Wambui Kogi-Makau - UoN

Prof. Kathy Galvin - CSU

Prof. Octavian N. Gakuru - UoN

The overall objective of this project is to identify the sources of livelihood and food security for the community. The specific objective is to find out the edible plants and other natural materials in the local environment and if possible, those others with nutritional value but are not seen as source of food by the local population.

The project outputs are:

Social empowerment

The project is expected to initiate the capacity building process to empower communities to be able to:

Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
September
End Year: 
2013
Status: 
Ongoing
Collaborators: 

Sponsor: USAID - HED

Prof. Peter Gathumbi - UoN

Dr. Isaac Mulei - UoN

Dr. Michael Coughenour - CSU

The overall objective of this project is to enhance the capacity of local communities in Marsabit County to control livestock diseases that limit production and access to markets. The project will provide a framework for sustainable development in the drylands by enhancing disease control, livestock production and marketing and food security..The project seeks to address the following specific objectives:

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

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