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The Environmental Policy thematic area at CASELAP is designed to advance and strengthen the existing knowledge base of environmental policy scholars and practitioners to enable them undertake critical analysis and evaluation of various environmental policy issues and to conduct advanced level research to mainstream environmental considerations in natural resources management for sustainable development. Faculty members bring scholarly, practical and public service skills and experience in science and policy, climate change risk assessments, mitigation and adaptation, environmental impact assessment and audits, environmental policy analysis, participatory approaches and project cycle management, environmental and ecological economics, resource economics, dynamic optimization, use of non-parametric  frontier methods in solving environmental problems, and climate change           

The specific objectives of the Environmental Policy Programme are to:

1. Enable students have good knowledge of environmental policy and equip them with hands-on and advanced skills in environmental governance;

2. Demonstrate the relationship between environmental policy and science by facilitating dialogue among the two specializations and thus promote efficacy in environmental governance;

3. Prepare senior policy makers and corporate leaders with skills to mainstream environment and natural resources policy into their respective fields to promote sustainable development;

4. Promote knowledge and insights for protection of the threshold of sustainability in utilization or enjoyment of the environment and natural resources sustainably;

5. Prepare natural resources managers for informed interventions or other forms of avoidance and/or settlement of disputes on environmental matters; and

6. Offer quality training which prepares those aspiring to pursue scholarship at doctoral, research or teaching levels and thus ensure inter-generational succession of management experts.

Faculty Members: 

  1. Prof Nicholas Oguge - Head of Thematic Area

Dr Richard Mulwa

Dr Stephen Anyango

Dr Jones Agwata

Degree Programmes:

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy

Course Code

Course Name

Course Hours

 

MEP 601

Research Methodology In Environmental Studies

45

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MEP 602

Seminar On Research Methods And Writing

45

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MEP 603

Environmental Jurisprudence

45

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MEP 604

Law, Environment And Development

45

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MEP 605

Theory And Process Of Environmental Policy-making

45

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MEP 606

Environmental Policy Clinic

45

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MEP 607

Tools And Procedures In Environmental Assessment

45

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MEP 608

Seminar On Tools And Procedures For Environmental Assessment

45

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MEP 609

Contemporary Issues In Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 610

Optimization Of Benefits In Utilization Of Environmental Resources

45

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MEP 611

Cost-benefit Analysis In Environmental Decision-making

45

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MEP 612

Economics Of Pollution Mitigation And Waste Management

 

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MEP 613

Energy Policy And The Environment

45

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MEP 614

Environmental Accounting

45

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MEP 615

Environmental Valuation

45

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MEP 616

Human Settlement And Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 617

International Environmental Governance

45

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MEP 618

Land Use And Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 619

Public Health And Waste Management Policy

 

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MEP 620

Trade And Industrial Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 621

Water Resources And Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 622

Civil Society And Environmental Decision-making

45

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MEP 624

Corporate Environmental Responsibility

45

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MEP 625

Cultural And Ethical Foundations Of Environmental Law And Policy

45

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MEP 626

Disaster Management Policy

45

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MEP 627

Education And Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 628

Environmental Policy On Displaced Persons And Refugees

45

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MEP 629

Gender Issues In Natural Resources Management

 

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MEP 630

Urban Planning And Environmental Policy

45

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MEP 698

Research Project

 

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MEP 699

Thesis

 

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Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Policy

Course Code

Course Name

Course Hours

 

MEP 801

Environmental Policy Formulation

45

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MEP 802

Advanced Research Methods Seminar

45

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MEP 803

Advanced Environmental Jurisprudence

45

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MEP 805

Seminar On International Environmental Governance

45

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MEP 805

Seminar On International Environmental Governance

45

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MEP 807

Political Economy Of Natural Resources Management

45

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MEP 809

Integrated Environmental Management

45

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MEP 899

Research Thesis

540

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MEP 623

Comparative Regional Natural Resources Policy

45

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MEL 606

Natural Resources Law

45

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MEL 702

Comparative Environmental Law

45

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MEL 713

Marine Environmental Law

45

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Possible Career Opportunities from Environmental Policy Studies:

1. Natural Resources Management

2. Environmental expert/manager in public sector

3. Researcher and scholar in Environmental Policy Formulation

4. Consultant / Advisor to government, international agencies, civil society

Research Projects by Faculty Members:

1. Access to Land and Land Based Resources among Women in Pastoralist and Forest-Dwelling Communities in East Africa – IDRC funded Project.

2. Renewable Energy Policy Guidelines – UNEP funded project.

3. Soil Conservation practices and climate change adaptation strategies – RUFORUM funded project.

4. Developing biomass pyrolysis stoves for bio-energy use by rural households and SME’s in Kenya - NCST funded project.

5. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AGMIP)

 

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