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The Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy invites applications for the September 2021 intake, in Masters and PhD programmes in  Environmental Policy. These programmes encompass the identification of environmental problems, providing guidelines, objectives and action plans towards the promotion of sustainable development. To apply, go to


The Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy invites applications for the September 2021 intake, for Masters and PhD programmes in  Environmental Law. These programmes are designed to advance knowledge in environmental law within the country and the region. It also responds to the market need for experts in environmental law within government, business, civil society and international agencies. To apply, go to

To join us, register through the following link : The Impact of COVID-19 on Kenya's Blue Economy

The Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties adopted decision CP9/10.1 at the Ninth Conference of Parties (COP 9) held in Kenya in August 2018 and agreed to advance Blue /Ocean economy approaches in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 14 as pathways for sustained incomes and economic benefits from natural blue capital including fisheries, tourism, oil and gas development, renewable energy, and other maritime activities. Further to COP 9, the Government of Kenya hosted the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC) in November 2018. In the Nairobi Statement of Intent on Advancing the Global Sustainable Blue Economy, the outcome document of the SBEC, countries charted a new paradigm for an economically vibrant, socially inclusive and environmentally resilient blue/ocean economy.

Hot on the heels of the conference was the covid-19 pandemic which negatively impacted and is impacting all the economic sectors, including the blue economy sectors such as; ports, harbours and maritime transport; coastal and deep-sea fisheries, aquaculture and mariculture; coastal and marine tourism; coastal and offshore mining and extractives; coastal offshore oil and gas, renewable energy; and, coastal agriculture and forestry. These impacts include but not limited to disruption of supply, limited access to ports and closures, falling demand, increased number of sanitary and regulatory measures, declined landed fish, and general disruption of economic activities leading to job losses and poverty. These disruptions and impacts varied depending on the affected sectors and affected the subsector players differently. 

To understand the social, economic and other impacts of the pandemic on specific sectors, and the whole blue economy, it is critical to highlight the main areas and the magnitude of the impacts, the losses caused, possible remedial measures to be undertaken in the short and long run, and also preventive measures to be adopted in case this or similar pandemics were to occur in the future. To this end, CASELAP is organizing a seminar on the impact of Covid-19 on the Kenyan blue economy to discuss the impacts and the way forward for the ocean sectors, especially in situations of pandemics. This discussion is taking place against the background of Kenya’s efforts to develop a Blue Economy Policy, the commencement of the Oceans Decade and other initiatives such as the 10 billion Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-Economic Development Project launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta a few years ago.

The late Prof. Charles Okidi Death Announcement

The Center for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy mourns its founder Prof. Charles Odidi Okidi. Until his demise, the late Professor was an outstanding Environmental Law scholar whose unwavering commitment to building capacity in this area led him to earn the title of “the father of environmental law”. He was an academic who greatly contributed to the global development of environmental law and dedicated his life to seeking to improve how the environment is governed.

Professor Okidi was a mentor, institution builder and scholar of world repute.

CASELAP wishes to convey its sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all who came into association with him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.



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Call for Abstracts CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Environmental Law Center (ELC) in the faculty of law of the University of Cologne invites the submission of abstracts for the 1st  African Environmental Law Conference with the theme “Environmental Justice Systems in Africa: Exploring Cultural and Economic Factors”. 
The conference will hold virtually on 28th May 2021 and will connect African environmental law teachers and researchers from universities within and outside Africa. Submissions are especially encouraged to discuss cases where Africans decide to opt for justice in western countries in seeking remediation and compensation for damages caused by activities of multinational companies, it points to a problem to which adequate attention has not yet been beyond what can be called academic complaints. In these situations, what factors are contributing to affected communities and groups of persons seeking Justice outside their Jurisdiction? What lessons can be learned from the systems that exist and are active in Africa and outside Africa?

Conference papers will be selected to reflect a comparative reach of different African countries and published as a book under the direction of the ELC.

Instructions for the Submission of Abstracts Abstracts and papers must be written in English, complete with title, author(s)’s name(s), and institutional affiliation. Abstracts should contain the aim of the paper, main points, and a brief conclusion (300 words, maximum). Abstracts should not contain tables, graphs, drawings, etc.


Abstracts should be addressed to Dr. Dennis Agelebe, ELC, and sent to The subject of the email should be “Abstract – 2021 AELC”.
Abstracts should be submitted by the 1st of April 2021.



Welcome to the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP). We are glad to have you as our students for the academic year 2020/2021. Below are links that contain information that is important for your orientation and registration as a student. 







We look forward to receiving you at CASELAP.

UoN Scholarships 2020/2021 UoN Scholarships Applications
September Intake 2020 for postgraduate studies in Environmental Law September Intake 2020

The September intake for postgraduate studies in Environmental Law is on!!

Study with us and get equipped with hands-on relevant in environmental governance, ensuring inter-generational succession of environmental management experts. 


For more information, visit the Graduate school admissions on the University of Nairobi website.