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ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and discovering geographic information in a range of applications, and managing geographic information in a database. The system provides an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout an organization, across a community, and openly on the Web.
Kenyatta University GIS club was formed in January 2017, by students who were eager to learn and spread the gospel of spatial information. Initially the club had 15 members, but when the students discovered what GIS is, its importance and the job opportunities waiting for them after completing their studies, its members has now shot up to 123and continues to grow as a result of creating awareness of the club to the entire University students fraternity on the availability of job opportunities for the graduates undertaking the GIS course.. The main goal of the club is to ensure that members are trained to become skilled and knowledgeable on GIS and Remote sensing systems. They also organize for training and make products on what they have learnt.
DAY 1.18/05/2017
This was the first day of the training. Trainers from ICRAF (world Agroforestry Centre) were in attendance and their main goal is to generate and apply the best available knowledge to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment. They arrived early for the training and found KU GIS members from all the schools in the University, who have realized the essence of spatial information in their daily lives, waiting with enthusiasm to learn from them. They were received by the University GIS champion Prof. Simon Onywere, who introduced them. The training began at 9. a.m with at least 30 students in attendance. The students were given an opportunity to introduce themselves and say what they expected at the end of the training.
The training began by a review of the Collect Earth methodology for LULUCF assessment and Introduction to Remote Sensing, where the trainers taught the students on how to produce digital images of the earth by remote sensing. This is the basis for modern mapping, and the creation of valuable information of products across a wide spectrum of industries. They also took the students through hands on examples of image viewing using band combination in their computers. The participants were trained on Agroforestry Monitoring Assessment and pilot Land Use/cover trends. They learned why planning is important in developing agroforestry practices and how to use Landscape assessments maps, identify resource conditions and problems in the surrounding designs, and monitoring to determine if an installed practice is successful.

DAY 2 19/05/2017
The morning session of day two was a lecture and hands on practical intensive, which saw the participants taken through image processing on the computers. A qualified team of technicians from the GIS lab Kenyatta University helped the students (participants) to follow through the imaging. The participants had an opportunity to do a Hands-on presentation on Collect Earth features and its support software (Google, Earth, Bing Maps, Google Earth Engine, Saiku, .Hands-on training on Collect Earth + Bing Maps + Google Earth Engine. This was a really thrilling experience for them to know how the web map contains the Bing Maps aerial imagery web mapping service, which offers worldwide orthographic aerial and satellite imagery. Coverage varies by region, with the most detailed coverage in the area like Tsavo National Park.
Coverage in different areas within a country also varies in detail based on the availability of imagery for that region. Bing Maps continuously adds imagery in new areas and updating coverage in areas of existing coverage. This map does not include bird's eye imagery. Information regarding monthly updates of imagery coverage are available on the Bing Community blog. Post a comment to the Bing Community blog to request imagery vintage information for a specific area.

DAY 3. 22/05/2017
This was another great day of training with Mr Okoth James. The Participants were trained more on the usage of collector earth, which had proved to be user friendly. They learnt more on how collector earth facilitates the assessment of deforestation in a region and various forms of land use change, monitoring of various land use change by writing the observation, after comparing the land use of different plots of land over the years as per the high resolution images. SAIKU was introduced to them and after using it they realized it’s a tool that allows users to explore on the complex data sources and visualize the data in a user friendly way. After analyzing the data it uses interactive charts that are easy to understand and interpret the data displayed.

DAY 3. 23/05/2017
This was a day that students went through a recap of what they were taught on the previous day on SAIKU n-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) which is a category of software technology that enables analysts, managers and executives to gain insight into data through fast, consistent, interactive access to a wide variety of possible views of information that has been transformed from raw data to reflect the real dimensionality of the enterprise as understood by the user. OLAP functionality is characterized by dynamic multi-dimensional analysis of consolidated enterprise data supporting end user analytical and navigational activities (The OLAP Council)
Finally their chairman of the GIS Kenyatta University GIS club James Magige gave gave his closing remarks and welcomed students and staff members to join the club and participate in achievement of its goals and vision he thanked all organizations i.e ESRI, ICRAF, RCMRD and OAKAR services, for their support on the licenses and free trainings hope to continually work with you for the better future. The students later appreciated the efforts of the trainer for disseminating that kind of knowledge to them and said that it will help them a lot in their future.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2019 06:23

WORLD WETLANDS DAY

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date in 1971, when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar, drawing attention to the importance of wetlands. The theme for 2017 “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” was selected to raise awareness and to highlight the vital role of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience.
In Kenya the World Wetlands Day is held annually on 2nd of February each year. This event is organized by NEMA through the national steering committee including KUNEC Members. This year’s event took place in Transnzoia in Kipsaina Primary school in Eldoret town. Kenyatta University Students Environmental Club Members participated in the event to mark the Day. The students converged at the NEMA headquarters at 7.30a.m and left for Kitale. They had a stopover at Nakuru town where they had some refreshments before they proceeded to Kitale town arriving there at 7.30.p.m since the day was far spent they slept at Manna House Research center.


The students left early and converged at the County Government of Trans-nzoia headquarters in Kitale town to join the rest of the participants. The event was flagged off by the Governor who ushered in KUNEC students to lead the procession carrying the events banner through the town to Kipsaina Primary school near kipsaina market, the venue for the event. Kipsaina wetland is home to Golden Cranes birds, which is a rare species of birds in the world. The aim of this procession was to specifically create awareness to the protection and the conservation of the wetland which is the natural home for this rare bird’s and a source of water to the people living near the wetland.
The event is celebrated yearly to inform the communities living adjacent to the wetlands and the country at large, the importance of conserving wetland resource because they absorb impurities from the environment and purify air and water for our domestic use.
The events was marked by various activities including tree planting, where 100 ceremonial trees were planted and other 10,000 indigenous seedlings donated by Kenya Forest Service(KFS) and sourced from local communities were planted around the school compound. The day’s speech was delivered by the Ministry of Environment and natural resources permanent secretary representing the cabinet secretary and the county Governor. This was followed by speeches from various stakeholders and other invited guests. The core of the message pegged on how we can add value to correct and sustainable utilization of wetland resources in order to benefit more from the resource, Tourism opportunities and absorbing sediment to let out clean water.
Finally students said that they were very happy have interacted with many people from different organizations during the National celebrations for World Wetlands Day at Kipsaina Primary school Saiwa Swamp in Kitale Trans Nzoia county. Courtesy of the National Environment and Management Authority (NEMA) and expressed determination to save and preserve our wetlands for a sustainable future. “Our wetlands, our safety”. They then had delicious Lunch a courtesy of the county Government of Transnzoia and started their journey back to the University.

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The first formal GIS (geographic information system) Day took place in 1999 and is celebrated worldwide. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

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Registration of participants for the GIS day among them Prof. Sichanya (second from Left)

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Participants enter Bssc Rm 014 for the opening ceremony of the GIS Day
This year’s GIS Day was celebrated at Kenyatta University on 15th November, 2017 at the Business Students Services Center room 014 and was graced by various stakeholders like Geo-Maps, ICIPE, Esri (Environmental Sciences Research Institute) East Africa CIAT, Ramani, World Agroforestry Center, and students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Technical University of Kenya (TUK) University of Nairobi (UON) Taita Taveta University and participant from various Schools in Kenyatta University, who come to show case what they were able to do using GIS.
It was incredible to see what the participants had actually done using GIS. Frankly, GIS is a Magnet in transforming the Socio-Economic lifestyles of the community we live in and also in helping countries meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by using GIS maps to analyse their resources and make the right decisions based on the information found on the Maps.
GIS Day provides a platform for Gis Users to showcase their innovations and how to it apply the in real-world in order, to make difference in the society. The Day offers a good initiative for people who are interested in learning about Geography and the uses of GIS to come together and Celebrate, Discover and explore the benefits of GIS, showcase the uses of GIS, build and nurture your GIS community.

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God first a word of prayer offered by one of the students

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Prof. Onywere introduces the participants invited for the GIS day

 

The day opened well with a world of prayer from one of the students. Prof. Simon
Onwyere the Brain child of GIS KU Chapter took the opportunity to welcome the Guest and stressed the importance of the GIS to the current world and invited the participants for a group photo.

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A group photo of the participants of the 15th November 2017 GIS day
He also welcomed Prof. Sisanya (Dean School of Humanities and Social Sciences), who read the vice Chancellors Speech and declared the Seminar officially opened. The vice-chancellor stressed the importance of GIS and thanked the organizers ESRI E. A. and Kenyatta University for the excellent work. He said that the first GIS day was marked at the Kenyatta University in 2014 and that 15 November 2017 was the second. He said the University has equipped the GIS labs and was in the process of establishing a Geospatial center at the University for conducting workshops and training. The University has also allowed the establishment of the GIS Club through Prof. Onywere and others to increase awareness of GIS to the Students. At the end of the speech declared the Seminar officially opened. the time come which the students were anxiously waiting for, the presentations from various participants. and the first was

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Prof. Sichanya (Representing the VC) reads the Vice Chancellors Speech.
ESRI East Africa
ESRI East Africa Esri's GIS mapping software is the most powerful mapping and spatial data analytics technology available at their offices. It also Unlock the full potential of your data and improve your understanding.Esri provides pioneer problem solving using geographic information obtained using Our GIS system. Esri is are the world's leading mapping technology and offer internship and Training to students, Individuals and also offer Certification. ArcGIS provides contextual tools for mapping and spatial data for reasoning so one can easily explore the data obtained and share its location based insights. it also creates deeper knowledge and understanding to allow one to quickly see where things are happening and connect that information for current and future use.
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop has a variety of products, which a student or anyone can use to insert a study location aspect to projects. It also gives you more insight into data, improves planning, and helps you work more efficiently. For more information visit their website and discover more interesting products at. https://www.esri.com/en-us/home
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Kenya in 1975.It was previously known as Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (RCSSMRS).It is located at Roysambu, Kasarani.
The institute offers training in the areas below: (a) GIS and Mapping (b) Land Management and Information Technology.SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa has recently generated several new data products and services for a various purposes and geographic locations. These products and services are important to diverse users in RCMRD member states and beyond. SERVIR, a joint venture between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides state-of-the-art, satellite-based Earth monitoring data, geospatial information and tools to help improve environmental decision-making among developing nations in Eastern and Southern Africa, the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya region.

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Kenneth Kasera (from RCMRD) Space and Science
SERVIR is a collaborative venture among the NASA Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program, USAID, and worldwide partner institutions. It provides data on food security water and disaster management, weather and climate, land cover and land use ecosystems. The presenter took us through a journey on how remote sensing evolved since 1975-1990, the use of GIS software and 1990-2010 the use of proliferation, the use of hot air balloons fitted with cameras to pigeon ,airplanes largely in 1941-1945 during the world war 11 to 1973 use of Landsat for commercial purpose to 1980 the use of Ariel photos and 2010 to- date the use of drones to take photos for mapping. For more information visit their website at www.rcmrd.org
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) by John Mutua
The Center works on agricultural biodiversity touching on diverse food groups and employs advanced biotechnology to come up with useful knowledge to accelerate crop improvement. CIAT also majors on crop improvement research, which depends on distinctive collections of genetic resources (65,000 crop samples in all) which it holds in trust for humanity. CIAT has been reflecting on farmers’ in several African countries like Uganda where they have been studying on heat and stress mapping. This is important for livestock rearing e.g Pigs and dairy farming, land degradation in Namibia and Tanzania focusing on Lands cover, organic cover, and Bush density in relation to various heat levels. They also deal with digital soil mapping done by collecting soil samples to look at the soil properties and help beans farmers look into the viability of planting them.
CIAT deals with Hydrological modelling, like the Nairobi Water in Kikuyu springs and help in funding investments in the upper Tana zone in Kenya. It also deals with climate by targeting interventions in precipitations, Temperature, Soil Organic Carbon, Soil PH levels like they did in Ghana to improve the smart Cocoa value then use the ArcGIS tool to produce a map to help the farmers. They offer attachment and internships to students wishing to further their career and do their projects. For more information about CIAT visit their web at ciat.cgiar.org/
URBAN PLANNING AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (simply Geo Intelligence) by
John karani
The presenter took the participant through how GIS is used to develop a digital map of a certain area, and then relate it with a set of identified market zones. This was interactive and portable to enable movement from point A to point B. It is very flexible because one can move from one web developer to another and enables Multi user sharing of database through the channeling of information to a certain server. This using several Apps likes the google map, ArcGIS web App, Map box, Open layer, leaflets Carto DB, documentation, Data layering and Point features.
It is then crunched to give all information is needed about a product into a map. They also deal with Riparian vegetation mapping, open, public parks, roads building regulation and development control. One can therefore develop a digital map of the study area and a set of market zones. He can easily predict a sale and distribution of a certain product based on the demographic, socio economic characteristics of the population.
Finally combining geospatial techniques with conventional marketing methods to enable your customers to visualize the spatial distribution of data in maps, complemented by various statistical graphs and diagrams. This will produce better presentation yields, better knowledge on how the distribution process will take place and how to serve customers better.
ICIPE
MAPPING INVASSIVE PLAT AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA by
Prof. Osman
Prosopis julifera is an invasive plant which was introduced in Somaliland in the late 70s by food and agricultural organization and in 1980s by several NGOs. The plant was used for stabilization of dune systems, habilitation of degraded land and for providing fuel food. Since then the plant has aggressively outcompeted native shrubs and other tree vegetation in central Mogadishu which was largely occupied by refugees. Its presence is being felt in almost all the villages in the country and across many landscapes. To manage the spread of this a correct mapping using remote sensing had to be done to show its impact. After this bulldozers were sent to clear plots in the peri- urban areas of the capital because it has affected plant, animal and human health.
GEOMAPS by
Zelipa Muchiri
GEOMAPS provide its clients with integrated solutions from airborne multi sensor data collection, to Topographical mapping and GIS solution development through to unique customer delivery methodologies. Information gathered is shared it with others in a way that benefits them and the society. They use state of the art airborne, field and office equipment thus ensuring that surveys of any kind can be completed on time and within budget. The equipment they have allows them to operate in one and two man modes for greater efficiency in collecting data using 2D and 3Dto bring maps to life and communicate.
In addition, they utilize the latest survey software like AED Sicad, Hexagon, Airbus Carison, Digital globe among others to help insure accurate and efficient data collection. Further, GEOMAPS has invested in modern hardware, software and ancillary equipment to produce land plans, digital maps, GIS resources, and other geo-information outputs accurately and cost effectively.
They offer support services , training, professional services internships and attachments to students wishing to gain more knowledge on GIS technology for more vist their web at www.geoafrica.com
GIS Mass Valuation by
By Geoffrey Ludiema

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Godfrey Ludiema, one of the invited guests during his presentation
This is a GIS based Land valuation System by the use of geo- manager for land valuation. Geographic information system (GIS) is “a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface,”. The combination of layers of data later becomes useful information to the user. This transformation of real estate data into real estate information may provide the turning point to link modeling data with spatial analysis through GIS.
Most geographic information systems currently do not allow for any transfer (in a numeric format) between the GIS screen and the file data. In line with this, some GIS retailers have coded some analytical capacity into their systems. They use LMS, DMS, Spatial and Revenues. Some of the major projects activities they are engaged in includes the Geo-data management, valuation and Geo-manager development using Ariel maps, geospatial maps in field work,data capture process and field data quality control.
RAMANI
Ramani is a team of professionals working together to provide aerial survey, aerial LiDAR, land services , Underground Survey site preparations, ground control, flight missions, flight planning and data processing, Reporting and GIS mapping solutions through cutting edge technology in a healthy environment. They have been contracted by various Government ministries to do various visibility studies like the Lake Turkana wind power project which is ongoing, the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Telecommunication to provide information on the laying of fiber optic cables and Devolution and National Development. All these contracts give one a good glimpse of the importance of the GIS to the learners and those wishing to undertake the course
Ramani provide the user with world class spatial data solutions and products through its professional workflows and staff in line likes, great client relationship, dedicated expertise, years of industry experience, strong partner networks and a promise of quality delivery. They also offer internship and lots of other information to interested clients. For more information visit their website at ww.ramani.co.ke
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE by
DANIEL JAMES
Before the World Agroforestry Centre, (ICRAF) was launched in 1978. The ministry for Agriculture gave Kenya's perspective on agroforestry watershed protection, biodiversity conservation, and carbon concentration. Trees on agricultural lands also known as agroforestry systems have great potential to contribute to climate change mitigation thereby improving livelihoods and incomes of the people provide invaluable ecosystem amenities at the same time. The country office plays a facilitatory, oversight and linkage roles for ICRAF science spheres and partners.
As facilitators they provide project developers with necessary data and information (on partners, policy, geography etc) for project development and participate in project development processes. In the oversight role, they seek to align ICRAF programmes investment with country agroforestry plan in order to inform policy makers and investment to minimize reputation risk for the center. The linkage role is a service for national partners to facilitate better interaction with ICRAF.
They seek to reduce the carbon iv emissions using VHR images and provide the necessary data to policy makers by using the GLC database to isolate Agricultural land and 1 KM resolution. They offer policy advisory on Climate change mitigation projects Landscape restoration, Agroforestry (baseline and MSE) and financial modelling (ROI on restoration). for more information visit them at http://www.worldagroforestry.org/

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One of the participants asks a question to one of the presenters
Student’s presentations

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Sample of GIS Photos showing what the students have been able to do with Gis knowledge
The day could not have ended any better than the student’s demonstration of what they were able to do with the knowledge gained through the GIS training and for sure it was quite encouraging to see what the students have been able to do with the GIS knowledge. to start with Lilian took us through Exploring tourist sites in Africa and believe me it very interesting to see the most beautiful tourist sites being brought in front of us through the GIS technology. David took us through a GIS tour of Kenyatta University major Landmarks and it was fun to see how he had managed to localize the GIS information. Another student took the participants on a tourist journey of traffic jam on the Kenyan roads and proved to us how useful this information can be to save on time and also on money lost through traffic jams. Finally another student had drawn a GIS map on Ruiru Sub County, showing various land uses and how developers have encroached on Agricultural land to build settlements. This he said was a worrying trend and the map can be used by the Sub County to stop this encroachment. The GIS day ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Onywere who appreciated participants, facilitators and the University management for making the day a success

Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University (Arch GIS Patron Prof. Onywere)
Kenyatta University GIS club members

Dean school of environmental Studies
Administrative Assistant
organizations i.e esri, icraf, rcmrd and oakar icepe, cia, world agroforestry centre, gis mass valuation,Ramani

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 13:56

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR

The Earth Hour is a global event that is held yearly to switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. On Saturday, 25 March 2017, WWF’s Earth Hour rolled across the world once again. From New York to New Zealand, Paris to Paraguay millions of people came together to shine a light on climate action. An unprecedented 187 countries and territories took part, over 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change, 350 ambassadors and influences joined the movement.  Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017.Earth Hour belongs to you. Each year, millions of you come together to make Earth Hour happen. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, together we're shining a light on the need for action on climate change. Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Together with your support, we're helping change laws, lives and our planet! How great is that? This year, WWF-Kenya hosted the event in Nairobi's city Centre for the very first time. The event started during the day and continued till night. During the day, stakeholders were requested to exhibit their work and in the evening individuals were invited to a candle lit cocktail and Kenyatta University School of Environment al Club (KUNEC) members were present and marked the event together with other participants globally. WWF-Kenya requested the Nairobi County Government to switch off lights in a major street in the city. Corporates took part in the event and switched out the digital lights in their buildings. They encouraged their online followers to participate in the digital lights out. WWF-Kenya l also ran an art and essay competition on climate change for children (14 years old). The contest took place across 5 Counties and the winners awarded during the EH Candle light cocktail event.

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KUNEC members arrive at the Karen Hub to join the rest of the world in marking the Earth Hour.

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Earth Hour belongs to you. This was the message this Kenyatta University students (KUNEC) members seems to be passing on stage as they danced their way to mark the event at Karen Hub in Nairobi

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After the event the students thanked the organizers of the event by World wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for giving them the opportunity to be part of celebrations and joining the rest of participants globally. They thanked the University for giving them the opportunity to grace the event.
Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University
Dean school of environmental Studies
Administrative Assistant
KUNEC Officials/ members

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 13:26

SILOLE SANCTUARY

Just an hours's drive from the city, the Silole Sanctuary is private land adjoining the Nairobi National Park, a rich landscape of rolling plains situated that is between the deep gorges of the Embakasi & Kiserian Rivers. The Sanctuary is an ideal location to get away from the city without travelling long distances & sacrificing time & expense. Four hundred acres of private land, this periurban oasis is home to 60 species of mammal, species of birds & a rich diversity of flora reflecting the various habitats (riverine forest, grassland plain & valley thicket) found within it. Things to do in the Sanctuary include walking (with or without guides), swimming at the Masai Lodge pool, rock climbing in the rocky river gorges, bird-watching and of course, game-driving in the Nairobi National Park, which is accessible through the Masai Gate, which opens on to the Sanctuary.

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These are some of the interesting sites the students were able to visit and enjoy during their visit at the ranch

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On arrival, the students were welcomed at Silole Ranch by Will Knocker a conservatist who introduced the other ranch keepers, and briefed them  on the dos and don’ts. They were also given a tour guide who would guide them through the park and guard them against wild animals.

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Team-Silole -Ranch. A time with Will Knocker. Students were sure to have an amazing experience & a special fun time of its own kind. The day was all about a conservation walk, fun, chat & adventure inside Nairobi National park & Maasai Lodge. with Will Knocker from the ranch which apparently belongs to the late John Keen.
Visiting Nairobi National Park rehabilitation center. “Refuge of the Wild”
Students had an opportunity to visit the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves as a treatments and rehabilitation centre for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes and ostriches. They got a hands on experience on how the orphanage takes care of these disadvantaged Animals this was a thrilling experience for them

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Students had a time for a photo before they embarked on a Maasai lodge adventure deep inside the forest where they enjoyed watching a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery that the ranch and the Park provided.

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Students had a time for a photo before they embarked on a Maasai lodge adventure deep inside the forest where they enjoyed watching a variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery that the ranch and the Park provided.

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Walking to Mbagathi river which separates Nairobi National Park & Silole ranch (this where world animals come to drink water - they met & said hi to a few of them including bufallos, antelopes & baboons.

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The students  then walked to the famous Kitengela Bridge made of a long stretched bridge which is made of fabric strings that swing as you cross the deep gorge. (Scary but fun).

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Lastly the walk ended at Masaai lodge picnic site, where people did some photography ( Kigen Finn Kip & Bryan Michieka) , played volleyball & had some bitings under a 600 old Mugumo and thanked the Team Silole Ranch for warmly welcoming them to the ranch guiding them through the park and allowing them to have a wonderful experience inside their ranch. Team KUNEC was also congratulated for organizing such a wonderful team building event. 
The day was all about a conservation walk, fun, chat & adventure inside Nairobi National park & Maasai Lodge. Will Knocker finally thank the students for finding time to enjoy the scenic beauty the ranch provided. A vote of thanks was given by one of the student before they departed back to the University.
Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University
Dean school of environmental Studies
Administrative Assistant
KUNEC Officials/ members

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 12:57

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TRAINING ON THE USE OF MODIS DATA PRODUCTS

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Kenyatta University in partnership with the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is organizing a series of training workshops to introduce satellite data users to the domain of MODIS Data.…

SCHOOLS UPCOMING EVENTS

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SCHOOLS UPCOMING EVENTS 1. EVENT: GREEN WEEK DATE 19TH – 21ST MARCH, 2019 VENUE: BSSC ROOM 12 2. EVENT: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSEMBLY DAY DATE 11TH – 15TH MARCH, 2019 VENUE: UNITED NATIONS…

WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN UKUNDA KWALE COUNTY

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WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN UKUNDA KWALE COUNTY A Platform for Action World Environment Day is the United Nations'(UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of…

OL DONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY 2017

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OL DONYO SABUK NATIONAL PARK TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY 2017 This national park is an ultimate Panoramic Experience” which is dominated by a small mountain covered in montane forest, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National…

ARCGIS training GIS training Room

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ARCGIS training GIS training Room ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information,…

WORLD WETLANDS DAY

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date in 1971, when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, was adopted in the Iranian…

GIS SEMINAR HELD AT BSSC ROOM 14 ON 15TH NOVEMBER 2017

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The first formal GIS (geographic information system) Day took place in 1999 and is celebrated worldwide. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation…

KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR

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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR The Earth Hour is a global event that is held yearly to switch off their lights, and…

SILOLE SANCTUARY

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SILOLE SANCTUARY Just an hours's drive from the city, the Silole Sanctuary is private land adjoining the Nairobi National Park, a rich landscape of rolling plains situated that is between the deep gorges…

WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATED AT GATHARA-INI RIVER GITHURAI MWIKI WARD

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WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATED AT GATHARA-INI RIVER GITHURAI MWIKI WARD The World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. This year's event was graced by Kenyatta University Environmental Club Members(KUNEC), who…

WORLD IN MARKING THE GLOBAL MARCH

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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENTS (KUNEC) S JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD IN MARKING THE GLOBAL MARCH This is a march celebrated all over the world to bring awareness and bring…

THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY

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THE WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY The world environmental day was for everyone and everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized thousands of events from neighborhood clean-ups to action against wildlife crime,…

KUNEC VISITS JOMO KENYATTA HOME FOR THE DISABLED IN EMBU

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KUNEC VISITS JOMO KENYATTA HOME FOR THE DISABLED IN EMBU Jomo Kenyatta Home for the physically handicapped children began in 1970. The major reason for beginning this home was to cater for the…

The mazingira challenge

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The Mazingira challenge Mazingira is a Swahili word which means the surrounding or in environmental science, the word simply means (environment). This challenge is a yearly internal event and draws participants (students) from…

THE GREEN CHAMPION MASHUJAA DAY IN GATHARAINI RIVER IN GITHURAI

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THE GREEN CHAMPION MASHUJAA DAY IN GATHARAINI RIVER IN GITHURAI The direct impact of desertification is reduced biodiversity. The reasons for this are many, as climatic changes, drought, or human activity such as…

STUDENT’S PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS DURING THE GREEN WEEK

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STUDENT’S PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS DURING THE GREEN  WEEK The students go an opportunity to present their wonderful projects to the guests who attended the seminar on the second day of Green Week. The following students…

THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2017

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  THE WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION 2017   CELEBRATIONS AT CHELETA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN RUNDA ESTATE This is an event that is held globally and helps young students to learn about more…

A VISIT TO KIKONGONI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MAKUENI COUNTY

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A VISIT TO KIKONGONI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MAKUENI COUNTY Kenyatta university Environmental club members (KUNEC) , organized a tree planting event.at Kikongoni primary school in Kitaingo Makueni County. The bus left the University…

TEAM BUILDING EVENT AND ADVENTURE IN KARURA FOREST

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TEAM BUILDING EVENT AND ADVENTURE IN KARURA FOREST Karura Forest is an urban forest in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The forest was gazetted in 1932 and is managed by the Kenya Forest…

KU HOLDS 1st ESDA WORKSHOP

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Participants during the Workshop The workshop started at 8.30 AM and was opened by Dr. Njoroge Gitau on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor-administration, and who heaped praise on the ESDA programme,and especially…

KUNEC CELEBRATING 25 YEARS SINCE THE CLUB STARTED IN 1992

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Students walk through the university street to usher in the green week April 27th 2017 The Kenyatta university environmental club was started in 1992 with the aim of allowing individuals to explore environmental…

Intakes

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School of Business Intake Schedule S/N MODE FULLTIME PARTTIME ODEL IBP PROGRAM   Diplomas  May & September         B.Com May & September May & September January & July    …

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