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Kenyatta University Environmental Club(KUNEC)


The club was started in 1992, by then known as Environmental Science Club. It drew members from the faculty of Environmental studies. This was later found to be limiting as the environment belong to all and concerns all. A new perspective was introduced into the club to give it more holistic outlook composition and view of environment– KUNEC thus came to being and the membership from within and outside the university. The club has operated under various officials with cyclic fluctuations: to date a new breed of student took leadership of the club with serious restricting and revitalization agenda to give the club a ‘corporate outlook.

Our Vision
The club envisages the development and enhancement of dynamic vibrant environmentalism through the harnessing and application of student resources in order to produce an environment that is mutually supportive with development and respect the integrity of ecological processes ad genetic diversity. Hence it is dynamic and vibrant student environmentalism for sustainability
 
Mission Statement
To develop and promote internationally accepted norms, values and principles in caring for the environment , by inspiring, informing and enabling people, firms to improve their quality of life with due consciousness and responsiveness to environmental challenges without that of future generation.
Goals:
  • Promote the maintenance of quality environment that permit dignity and wellbeing for all.
  • To promote and maintain ecological processes and ecosystem essential for the functioning of the biosphere
  • Promote professionalism, excellence objectivity while carrying out our duties.
  • Promote the preservation of genetic resources, biological diversity cultural values and natural heritage.
  • Incorporate the indigenous knowledge, skills and interests for the effective participation of local communities and stake holders in environmental management.
  Objectives:
  • Enhance public awareness and appreciation of essential linkages between environment and development within and outside the university through conferences, seminars, workshops and open forums.
  • Conserve and preserve and manage natural resources including air, water, flora and fauna through research and practical solutions to them.
  • Involve other stakeholders in the management of natural resources and their living environments.

Principles
  • Environmental protection is an integral part of sustainable development
  • Environmental and natural resources can meet the needs of the present generation as well as future generation if used sustainable
  • Sustainable development and high quality of life can be achieved by reducing or eliminating unsustainable practices of production, consumption, and promoting appropriate demographic policies.
  • Indigenous capacity building is essential for development, adoption, diffusion, and transfer of technology for sustainable development.
  • Poverty eradication is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental awareness and advocacy
  • Capacity building workshops and trainings
  • Community outreach activities
  • Fun day, Java nights, tree plantings and clean-ups.

Weekly meetings
Tuesdays 6:30pm at EF4 Room in the 8-4-4 block

With a membership of over 500 students, the club has established partnership s and collaboration with other clubs, with some relationships growing close for the enabling of the achievement of its goal such as

  • KU administration,
  • umbrella Intervarsity Environmental Network (IVEN),
  • African youth initiative climate change. (AYICC),
  • NGOS such as youth for conservation, KOEE, Riruta Environmental Group. (REG),
  • Ruiru environmental group,
  • NEMA,
  • UNEP,
  • Young Greens initiative group and various home children and orphanages.

The club will continue to build partnership and collaboration with many more organization and strive to maintain the ones that it has already established a good working relationship. Partnership will be sought in areas of advocacy environmental education research, policy analysis, and protection of water catchment areas.

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY ENVIROMENTAL CLUB
PO BOX 43844-00100
Nairobi
Kenya

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:10

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