(Top row from right) Prof. Njoka, Mr. Kahi, Prof. Kiama, Lynne Sescy and Prof. Nyabuto, having a photo with four Colorado State University students who are beneficiaries of the EA-IRES. The students were in Samburu for three and a half weeks during which they developed their research skills and learnt professional development skills, cultural and social activities from inside and outside the class environment
University of Nairobi and Colorado State University have both recorded a success story in research exchange and partnership program that accords beneficiary students an opportunity to study dryland and social-ecological systems in both Colorado and East Africa.
This one year project, called East African International Research Experience for Students (EA-IRES), entails training students for two semesters in the Colorado State University of the basics of research, environment, wildlife and livestock conflict, water governance, livestock ethnobotany, drylands, social-ecosystems reliance and sustainability. It also empowers them with research proposal writing skills.
The program culminates in a five-week field research experience in East Africa; travel and living expenses covered by the fellowship. Fellows also receive an additional sum of $1,400 award to facilitate extra expenses related to supplies and coursework. Students get an opportunity to learn professional development skills, cultural and social activities from inside and outside the class environment.
The University of Nairobi lives up to its identity as a global leader in research and academic excellence.
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