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MR AND MISS ENVIRONMENT 2019 AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BSSC RM 12

This an annual event organized by the office of the Dean School of Environmental Studies and KUSA office of the Congress Person. The organizers of the event were scouting for possible contestants to be Kenyatta University Mr. and Miss Environment. The Contestants should be young and vibrant individuals between the age of 18 and 27. The of the Contestants physique should be on point, you should have an appealing body structure that can sell you out, you know, the usual height requirement of 4.5 feet, 5 inches (165.10cm)
Apart from the face for runaway, the contestants were expected to have an outstanding personality, a social being and outgoing, this is a bonus to enable you win a chance to win. Not only do you have to be good looking and fashionable, but also have adequate knowledge on your County of Residence, University, social and political issues. It was mandatory to know more information about their School, which they were representing. Information should be on the environment and culture of the county and the University.
The event took place in in BSSC RM 12, started at 8.00 p.m. and ran for 3hrs non -stop to 12.05 a.m. in the morning. The contestants were drawn from all Schools from the University and participated in 6 different categories (Black and White wear, Creative, Cultural, Vintage, Dinner Wear, and Cooperate Designs). First was an introduction of all the 13 (thirteen) followed by thrilling and entertaining walk through the run way for all the participants in the four categories. The judges who were drawn from Jomo Kenyatta University and Nazarene had difficult time in awarding marks for the contestants because of the prowess ability talent and the articulation of ideas displayed by the contestants. The Disco Joker and his team were also well suited for the moment for he proved that his choice was well deserved. He entertained everybody who attended the event to the full. The students provided the synergy and the cheer needed for the event and the night that was growing colder and colder as night grew old. The time come which everyone in the building was waiting for the crowning of Mr. and Miss Environment and the thirteen contestants lined up judges made their evaluation and finally the winners were Mr. Alvin Sabato (Mr. Environment) and Miss Phillis Miss Environment and were presented with their crowns and awards. The event ended at 12.05.a.m

Some of the invited Guests Pose for a photo in BSSC RM 12 after the crowning of MR and MISS Environment 2019

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 09:20

 Enhancing food security through outreach youth champions

EFSOYC projectis an initiative of Kenyatta University in collaboration with Impressive and Digital opportunity trust that aims at achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) food security in Arid, Semi -Arid areas and urban poor in the country. The initiative called for ideas from youths and asked organizations to fund the project for a period of 7 months purposefully to feed the hungry households in marginalized regions. Brain Owino and Mercy Karanja fourth year Students in the Department of Environmental Science and Education presented an innovation and managed to win a funding for the project for a period of 7 months a project to be implemented for urban poor of Kaijado county starting June 2019. This case competition involved 3 stages: proposal land detailed submission, pitching and result winners’ delegation which was held on 16th March, 2018.

The goal of the EFSOYC project goals includes: to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in the urban and rural areas through Agri- enterprise initiatives targeting the most food insecure farming households using OYC. Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges to focus innovation on making an impact. Individual challenges address some of the same problems, but from differing perspectives.

Kenyatta University has trained young people to be outreach youth champions to support local smallholder farming households with low food security in Kenya by teaching them new agricultural practices and building financial and social support networks. They will develop a mobile phone application and training platform and test their approach in selected rural and urban areas in Kenya where many smallholder farming families rely heavily on food relief. Sixteen young people who are leaving university will be recruited as outreach youth champions and intensively trained over three weeks on best agricultural practices, and financial and support services such as farmer saving groups. The trained youths will then each go back into their own communities and work with ten households to improve overall social and economic status.

They use surveys to evaluate the effect of their approach on food security id you mean:  provide young people in urban slums with knowledge and tools to identify elements that promote the spread of diseases by rats and mosquitoes such as dengue and Zika virus infection, and engage their communities to help combat those diseases. They recruit young residents from urban slums to test their approach and develop a digital platform that provides tools, online mentors, resources, and funding to help young people aged between 13 and 25 solve critical issues in their communities.

The Youth Challenge Platform approach has already shown initial success for over a hundred projects proposed and run by international youth will use a digital learning platform and teaching network to teach young people how to create 360-degree spherical imagery of field sites that function as virtual field trips to share their experiences about specific UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and better engage and teach others They l implement four related projects in which participants can win cash prizes.

These projects include an eight-week training course for ten professionals aged 18 to 30 that provides mentorship and skills to help develop their business plans, tours of ten primary schools with a local youth theater production company to teach nine to eleven year olds about the nutritional and economic value of baigan (eggplant), including a competition to design their own superheroes and nutritious snacks, and focusing their Agricultural Fun, Museum and Food Factory Park for the under 30's to teach visitors about food and local agricultural products using educational games. They will evaluate each project using surveys and metrics such as numbers of participants and related activity on social media.

The students pose for a picture with other participants in front of a EFSOYC Project banner

Brain Owino and Mercy Karanja fourth year Students in the Department of Environmental Science and Education presenting an innovation at the competition

 

Brain Owino and Mercy Karanja fourth year Students in the Department of Environmental Science and Education presenting an innovation at the competition

Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University
Dean School of Environmental Studies
EFSOYC Project officials
Administrative Assistant

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 09:13

DEAN CUP 2019

Kenyatta University School of Environmental Studies Deans' Cup is an annual football event which is organized through KUSA office of the Congress person. This was a game between departments within the School ie Environmental Science and education, Environmental Planning and Management and Environmental Community Development. But this year, the event was organized between students from Level 100 to 400. The 2019 edition of the Deans' Cup was played on February.27th to February, 2019 at Kenyatta University's games ground.
All the teams had prepared well for this event and played well for it. The finals were a thrilling encounter which saw level 300 take on level 200. The winner’s level 300 hundreds were crowned the winners and presented with a beautiful trophy, participation Certificates and ksh 8000 while the runners up were awarded with certificates and Ksh. 5000 by the School administrator. In the closing remarks, the congress person thanked the University for giving them the opportunity and the facility, the Office of the Dean for facilitating the event, the organizers, coaches, participants and the crowd which turned in large numbers to cheer the players and giving them moral. The trophy was later awarded to the Dean in an event which was held at the dean’s office of the Dean. The dean promised to continue supporting such event and any other event held at the School.

Dean School of Environmental Studies receives the Dean Cup from the team coach won by third years During the Competition

 

Dean School of Environmental Studies is presented with a Elephant trophy by the school congress person

 

Environmental students relaxes as they watch  a Match between Fourth years and Second years during the tournament

Acknowledgement
Kenyatta University
Dean School of Environmental Studies
Office of the Congressperson
Administrative Assistant

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2019 09:01

Training on flood and Drought Hazard Assessment GIS(9-13 September,2019)

Started on 9th – 13th September,2019 (ongoing)

Climate March

20th September,2019

National Youth Climate Leaders’ Summit 2019(NYCLS)/ISTEC

19th September,2019

KU- KUNEC

23rd- 28th September, 2019

Inuka/Mazingira Challenge

27th September,2019

Inuka Group

27th September,2019

Inuka/Safaricom

27th September,2019

Inuka/Coca-Cola

27th September,2019

Route to food

25th September,2019

Volunteer service Organization

26th September,2019

UNEP

25th September,2019

IAm4Nature youth movement

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:35

WORLD WETLAND DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 2019

World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since then government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, festivals, announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation.
Each year, World Wetlands Day focuses on a different theme. The theme for 2018 was ‘Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future’ – encouraging us all to view urban wetlands as a precious and prized resource rather than a wasteland. The World Wetlands Day 2019 convened under the theme, 'Wetlands and Climate Change'. The Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. “Wetlands and climate change”, the theme for WWD 2019, aims to highlight the important role played by wetlands, as natural solutions, in adapting to, and mitigating the impact of climate change
Wetlands can be vulnerable to climate change, being impacted by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and extreme events. Wetlands can also play an important role in our approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation, through capturing and storing carbon to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, and providing resilience to hazards such as flooding, storm surge and sea level rise.
In Kenya the Ministry of Environment and Forestry joined the rest of the world in celebration to mark this important worldwide event. National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) organized this event through the national steering committee. The event was held from 30th to 2nd February 2019 at Rimuruti in Laikipia County. On 30th January 2019, before the event there was a panel discussion at Safaricom headquarters where participants discussed the role stakeholders in Wetlands conservation and Climate Change mitigation measures in the country. This was a buildup activity for the World Wetland Day. The Dean School of Environmental Studies led five KUNEC Students in the discussion since they are members of the NEMA steering Committee.
The bus left the University at 1.p.m to Rumuruti. Rumuruti is a town in Laikipia County in. It is approximately 40 kilometers due north from Nyahururu on the Nyahururu Maralal road. They had a stopover in Limuru Town for refreshment before heading to Nyahururu town at 7.30 p.m. since the day was far spent, the students slept at Safari lodge hotel.
1st January, 2019
Students woke up early in the morning and joined other participants from the county directorate of Environment in a clean-up activity in Rumuruti market. This exercise was organized to educate people living in the town and market on the importance of a clean environment and the effects of plastic bags and bottles on the environment. Later students went to Thomson Falls one of the biggest tourist destination in Kenya and the county for relaxation moment. While there, they enjoyed the scenic beauty, watched and listened to birds singing and took some photos. After this they haeded back to the lodge and slept.
2st January, 2019
This was the D-day; they woke up early and attended a community forum in Rumuruti Catholic Church. This forum was organized to create awareness on the conservation of Marura Wetland which is one the sources of Ewaso Nyiro River which supplies water to the Northern part of Kenyan communities. People have encroached on the wetland through farming and cutting down of trees and overusing and the depletion of the water resource in their farms. This has brought human –wildlife, farmers and pastoralist conflict between calling for a serious concerted effort to preserve the wetland.
After the forum there was a procession starting at the Governor’s office led by KUNEC students who were carrying the events banner to the Water Resource Authority offices where the celebrations took place. there was a tree planting session where a total of 100 trees seedlings were planted in the wetland. The chief guest the cabinet secretary for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko gave his speech to mark the day followed by speeches from other invited guests.
The event was working towards the gazzettment of the wetland to protect the Wetland from extinction and ended at 2.p.m after a vote of thanks the students travelled back to the University arriving at 9.00p.m. For more information, CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2019 13:12

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