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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
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Date and time: 
Thu, 2013-05-02 10:59
Location / Venue: 

Mpala Research Center, Laikipia

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Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-12-31 10:59
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

24 benefit from GIS training sponsored by CSDES

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-04-24 11:29
Location / Venue: 

LARMAT GIS Lab

A total of 24 University of Nairobi (UoN) students and faculty members have benefited from a Geo-Information Systems (GIS) training sponsored by the Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES). The one week training workshop that started on 18th March 2013 was offered at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Department of Land Resources Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT).

This was the second GIS training workshop sponsored by CSDES at the same venue after the first one was held from 19th to 20th June 2012 where 12 PhD students benefitted.  Among the areas that were covered in the training were: Spatial data and design, Single- and multiple-layer analysis, Queries and reasoning, Transformation, Interpolation and density functions, Raster analysis basics, Indices and suitability modeling.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2013-12-30 11:29
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

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Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 15:46
Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-12-31 15:46
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 15:42
Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-12-31 15:42
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 15:40

The University of Nairobi (UoN), through the Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) in collaboration with Kenyatta University (KU) and other partners held a successful event on 10th February 2012 at the Kenya Institute of Education that was aimed at introducing accomplishments and Visions of Africa-US higher education partnerships in the two Universities.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2013-12-31 15:40
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 15:38

The Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) organized for a training seminar in Agent Based Modeling (ABM)from 12th March – 23rd Marchas part of the realization of its capacity building objective. The event attracted participants from 7 institutions ranging from students to staff members of governmental and non-governmental institutions. Students came from Nairobi University School of Biological Studies (Chiromo Campus) and College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (Upper Kabete Campus) and from Kenyatta University department of Environmental Sciences. They were drawn both from undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Non-students came from institutions such as Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Regional Centre for Mapping of Resource for Development (RCMRD), and National Museums of Kenya. University Staffs were not left out as students, even among the learned for we had Prof. Genevieve Wanjala who is the dean of the School of Education, University of Nairobi, and Dr.  Richard Onwonga of the same university.  

Prof. Randall  Boone of Colorado State University (CSU) and International Livestock  Research Institute (ILRI) was the  instructor of the training. He used the NetLogo platform for the modeling seminar.  NetLogo is a programmable environment for simulating natural and social phenomena and is suitable for complex systems.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-31 15:38
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 15:31
Location / Venue: 

NAIVASHA

The Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) was officially inaugurated into the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) on the 21st February 2012. This was during LARMAT’s Departmental Strategic Planning Workshop held at Morendat Training & Conference Center in Naivasha. The inauguration of the Centre in the Department was among the objectives of the workshop that was intended to align the Center’s mandate to that of LARMAT for synergy and complementarity.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-31 15:31
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

CSDES HOLDS A SUCCESSFUL GIS TRAINING WORKSHOP

Date and time: 
Wed, 2012-06-20 15:30

The Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) held a successful two day Geo-Information Systems (GIS) training workshop at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Department of Land Resource management & Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) from 19th to 20th June 2012.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2014-04-30 15:30
Contact Person: 

Prof. Njoka

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