Golf Hotel, Upper Kabete, CAVS
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, and organizers of Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) event during its launching at Golf Hotel.University of Nairobi is the leading institution in championing for environmental conservation and education in Africa.
University of Nairobi hosted the launching of Global Environmental Education Partnership Africa (GEEP) event. This prestigious event was meant to create a vibrant learning network designed to build capacity in member countries and hence strengthening, sustaining, and institutionalizing environmental education. It brought together leaders from various countries around the world to leverage the power of environmental education for a healthier environment for all.
The guest of honor and University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, appreciated the efforts put by Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) and other key international environment protection stakeholders towards ensuring that the occasion was a success. He emphasized on the University of Nairobi’s commitment towards strengthening global partnership and linkages for research and academic excellence and further revealed that it was for that matter that the University reviewed its strategic plan to predominantly strengthen its efforts in protecting the environment.
“The University of Nairobi seeks to treasure global values and its spirit for inclusiveness of the society to incorporate diversity, environment and peace, still lives on”. He confirmed.
Global Environmental Education Partnership Africa (GEEP) is comprised of environmental policy makers, providers and practitioners who represent government and or nongovernmental sectors in countries throughout the world. It was launched in 2014 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration and North American Association for Environment Education.
GEEP focuses on promoting global expertise and sharing experiences on improving the equality, practice, and impact of environmental education. It addresses the major obstacles towards improving environmental education in member countries and aspires to expand the reach of environmental education by working with new underserved audiences and communities.
The notable organizers of the event were; Prof. Kiama Gitahi, CAVS Principal, Mrs. Jane Nishinda, (Ag) Assistant Administrator United States Environment Protection Agency, Mr. Mahesh Pradhan, United Nations Environment Programs International Environment Technology Center (EETU), Mrs. Ginger Potter, Senior Education Specialist- U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Ms. Judy Braus, Executive Director-North American Association for Environmental Education, Dr. Ayub Macharia, Director- Department of Environmental Education, Information and Public Participation, NEMA and Prof. Henry Mutembei, Director- Wangari Maathai Institute.
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