Sharing experiences with Brazil’s new social cartography of the Amazon project team
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Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-05-30 15:07

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies together with the School of Law and Kenya Land Alliance hosted the Brazilian “New Social Cartography of the Amazon Project” team in Kenya (13th to 20th May 2018). The Brazilian delegation was led by their coordinator, Prof. Alfredo Wagner Berno de Almeida of the Federal University of Amazonas. During their visit, the team (Prof. Alfredo, Prof. Sheilla Dourado, Prof. Consolação and Prof. Antônio João) shared experiences with the University of Nairobi team in Nairobi, the Kenya Land Alliance team in Nakuru, the Endorois community in Nakuru, the Nguluku and Kibwaga Community in Kwale and Ford Foundation in Nairobi. The aim of the visit was to conclude the cooperation on Social Cartography and Technical Training of Researchers and Social Movements in Kenya and Brazil, through exchanging results and ideas for further cooperation with the Kenyan counterparts. The Chairman of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Dr. Boniface Wambua, welcomed the Brazilian delegation to the University of Nairobi and stressed the need for continued cooperation in the field of new social cartography. He thanked Prof. Patricia Mbote (School of Law) and Dr. Samuel Owuor (UoN Social Cartography Project Coordinator) for having initiated the project that has enhanced capacity building, knowledge exchange, as well as equipping the Geography GIS Laboratory – thanks to the generous funding from Ford Foundation.

(Prof. Alfredo making a point Nakuru – Kenya Land Alliance)

(Brazil and Kenyan team with the Nguluku and Kibwaga community in Kwale)

(A meeting with Ford Foundation in Nairobi)


Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2024-12-31 15:07