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The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies was, on 24th July 2013, privileged to host a team from the Department of Geography & Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the team was Prof. David Chen (Chairman of Department); Prof. Yee Leung; Prof. Jiang Xu; Prof. James Wang; and Dr. Lawal Marafa.



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The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies hosted staff and students from UNEP-TONGJI University, Shanghai, China for a one-day seminar on 8th August 2013. The theme of the seminar was “Kenya’s resource base and development challenges”. The visit and seminar was organized by Ms. Frida Nyiva Mutui, Dr. Francis Mwaura and Prof. Elias Ayiemba. Frida is former MA student at the department and a PhD candidate at UNEP-TONGJI University.



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The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies and the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Netherlands held a one-day project kick-off workshop on 3rd July 2013 at the University of Nairobi (UoN). The two institutions are involved in a collaborative project on “Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions (FOODMETRES): The Nairobi Case Study”.



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The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies initiated a Memorandum of Understanding between Shah Ranmal Raja Charitable Trust, Kenya and the University of Nairobi for twelve (12) annual scholarships to needy and bright students in geography and environmental studies. The official launch of the “Raja Trust Scholarships” took place on Tuesday 13th August, 2013 at the University of Nairobi.



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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (UoN), will host an international scientific conference on Tana River County from 11th to 13th February 2014 in Mombasa. The theme of the conference is: “The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources and Human Activities in Tana River County, Kenya.” The sub-themes have been identified as:



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