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In Kenya, over 70 universities are being called on by the UN Environment Programme and the Kenyan Government to work together and transform their campuses to be the “greenest in the world”. This comes as Strathmore University in Nairobi has put in place one of the greenest campuses in Africa and is offering its support...
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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Kenya Green University Network (KGUN) to promote environmental and sustainability practices among Kenyan universities. The network will serve as a knowledge and innovation hub and support the sharing of best practices to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate...
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Representatives of 18 Kenyan universities met at the UN compound in Nairobi in June 2019 to agree a new plan of action including greening campus operations while also enhancing student engagement and learning. Holding the word NETWORK is Prof. P. Aloo-Obudho ( DVC-ARSA) and a colleague from UNEP. Photo by Carina Mutschele. In a recent...
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Nairobi 5 February 2016 – More than 160 participants from Kenyan higher education institutions today attended the launch of the Kenya Green University Network (KGUN), which is aimed at including environmental and sustainability practices into the curricula, campus designs and research projects of Kenyan universities. Speaking at the launch of KGUN—a joint initiative of the Commission...
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In 2012, deliberations between the Greening Kenya Initiative (GKI), World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) Kenya, The University of Nairobi (UoN), Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) and UN Environment’s Education and Training Unit (EETU) resulted to an agreement on formation of Kenya Green University Network (KGUN). KGUN will be a functional network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Kenya with...
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