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Land reforms agenda can’t be ignored

"....It is surprising that, BBI,  a framework to deal with the underlying issues affecting the Kenyan society and resulting tensions and divisions can ignore the land question. Knowing the place that land occupies in the country and how it is a trigger for several other conflicts in the country, any genuine efforts to address the country’s problems cannot ignore the land question. If that happens, it can only mean that there is no commitment to finding long-lasting solutions to what ails Kenya."  Dr. Collins, Odote 


University of Nairobi hosts the 3rd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.

At the centre of the 2-day conference held at the University of Nairobi on 23rd January 2020-24th January 2020, was the need to showcase experiences from research, field projects and best practices in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries. The conference was interdisciplinary with participants drawn from diverse academic and professional backgrounds from over 15 countries.

Uhuru Park should be a protected site

" ....In reality though, Uhuru Park is not just land. It means much more. First it is the most important open space in the city. On any day you will find preachers, families relaxing, workers resting during breaks, traders selling their wares and politicians holding rallies. Open spaces serve important functions in any society."

-Dr. Collins Odote. 


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Forum to Discuss the Implications of the Nairobi Expressway: Public Voices and Public Open Spaces.

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) and the School of Law of the University of Nairobi on 5th, December 2019, co-hosted a public forum on the implications of the decision to construct the Nairobi Expressway across Uhuru Park on public participation, conservation of open spaces and sustainable development in Kenya.


Dr. Mold Pitches for Continental Free Trade Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement offers hope of a revival of both regional and intra-African trade to boost trade and development in Eastern Africa.
This was the overarching message during Dr Andrew Mold’s IDS seminar presentation on the potential impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Eastern Africa region and the next steps concerning implementing the agreement.

Soka University Summer Exchange Programme

The Department of Literature hosted Soka University Students from Japan for a joint summer student exchange program. The programme was designed to empower students to explore, participate and enhance their leadership capabilities.
Later on Students together with the Soka Representatives, Chair Dept of Literature Dr. Masumi met the Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Ephraim Wahome where they engaged in various matters in regards to the student's leadership mentorship programs, exchange programs and academic trips.