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Welcome to the first edition of CASELAP Newsletter. In recent weeks, it has been a hive of activities at CASELAP. End of semmester exams were held in mid-May following which the CASELAP Faculty and support staff went for a retreat to develop the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. This was held at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute in Naivasha from 28 to 29th May.

Between 4 and 5th June 2013, CASELAP hosted the Department of Law of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden for a workshop on Management of Marine and coastal environment.

on the 24th of June,  the UN -HABITAT donated 4,000 books to the CASELAP Resource Centre. The presentation ceremony was held at UNEP Campus in Gigiri, Naiorbi where Prof Mutoro, the Ag. DVC (AA) represented the Vice-Chancellor. Prof Mutoro read the Vice-chancellor's speech that addressed the following issues:

1. Appreciation of the donation.

2. History of CASELAP

3. The unique niche that CASELAP occupies as a centre of excellence in Environmental Governance

4. How CASELAP's programmes addresses International, National and County agenda

5. Need to strengthen partnerships between CASELAP and UN-HABITAT

6. How the donations fits into CASELAP's Strategic Plan with an objective of developing a robust Resource Centre for Teaching and Research.

As part of community outreach programmes, Prof Oguge, the Director had two recent activities. The first was to preside over the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Prize Giving Day at Akoko Secondary School, in Bondo, Siaya County. The occassion was also graced by Prof Sussy Gumo and Prof Collins Ouma both of Maseon University, and Dr Ruth Otienoh, the Director of Children Reading Centre Nyawanga. The Dons also presided over book donations to the school and cash donations to best students. The donations had come from Prof John Oucho, Prof Okoth Okombo and Mr Humphrey Ojwang all of the University of Nairobi.

The second activities was for a community water harvesting project in Wamba, Samburu. Here Prof Oguge presided over the donations of two water tanks, each of 10,000L capacity, to the Jerusalem Community near Wamba. The tanks have been set up at a nursery school and will assist in provision of clean drinking water at least during the rainy seasons.

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