CCAID Academic institutions
To address the challenges posed by climate change, a team of researchers from the University of Nairobi and Maseno University sought and received funding from the Open Society Institute to establish the Climate Adaptation Research Institute (CARI) at the University of Nairobi. Since the initiation of the project in December 2010, the name was changed to the Institute for Climate Change and Adaption (ICCA) at the University of Nairobi. It is envisioned that the ICCA at the University of Nairobi, will serve to offer unique trans-disciplinary programmes that will: Build the human capacity needed to address climate change and adaptations that meet African societies unique needs by offering University-based curricula for conventional degrees and short training courses for a wide range of professionals from all sectors of society; Encourage action-oriented research activities, including research into climate adaptation technologies, that will help to improve the climate adaptation capacity of the African peoples; Provide a framework for national and regional policy assessments and advice to governments and other public and private sector actors; and Include the grassroots and various communities within the African region in its programmes execution and implementation of research findings.
The Faculty of Environment and Resources Development at Egerton University was established in 1999.The Faculty has the following three departments: Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Geography. The faculty envisions being a centre of excellence in developing human resource for the sustainable management of environmental resources for the advancement of humanity. It strives to be acclaimed as a provider of high quality interdisciplinary training, research, information consultancy and extension services on the environmental, geographical and natural resource issues.
The Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology at JKUAT was established in 1990 to focus on research and training on energy and environmental technologies. The institute is putting a lot of emphasis on innovations and development of energy and environmental technologies. This is particularly so in the research projects at the institutes and capacity building for technology transfer through post graduate technology oriented training programs. The institute strives to be a centre of excellence in energy and environmental technologies. This includes development of cleaner production technologies for adoption in industries, innovations in renewable energy and non-renewable energy technologies to help alleviate energy shortages and reduce global warming which we are currently experiencing.
Kenyatta University is one of the Kenyan universities offering a Masters programme that focuses on climate change. The Master of Environmental Studies ? Climate Change and Sustainability is offered in the School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences at Kenyatta University In addition the university also offers a Masters in renewable energy technologies under the department of energy engineering, School of Engineering. The university also carries out wide research on climate change in collaboration with other universities.
Maseno University realized the need to train specialists to address the global problems of climate change through the establishment of the School of Environment and Earth Science. The school consists of the following Programs: Urban and Regional Planning Geography, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Urban Environmental Management, which addresses urban issues and Project Planning which addresses planning issues especially in Urban areas.
Narok University College was established as a constituent college of Moi University on 16th July 2008. It was initially founded as a campus of Moi University in February 2007 before its elevation to a university college in July 2008. The college has set up a Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Environment and Education through NEMA. Affiliations: NEMA, USAID (PROMORA), Citizen Assembly, Kyoto Institute, MPIDO, CBOs and NGOs in Narok County
The establishment of the School of Environment and Natural Resources Management at SEUCO is part of the fulfilment of making the institution?s major focus on natural resources and environmental management. The existing three departments in the School are mandated to prepare programmes of study geared towards the rational management and exploitation of natural resources and the environment for sustainable development with emphasis on local, national, regional and global environmental issues like global warming, climate change, water, and air pollution, waste management, deforestation, soil degradation, etc.
P.O Box 59857-00200
The world?s first climate change innovation centre was opened in 2012 at Strathmore University. The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) is expected to support approximately 70 sustainable climate technology business enterprises within its first five years and is projected to create over 24,000 jobs over the next ten years. Through offering financial and other services to climate entrepreneurs, the CIC will facilitate Kenya in reaching several of its environmental goals, including the promotion of clean energy, locally-developed products like high efficiency stoves. These include reduced CO2 emissions, increased climate adaptation and resilience, and access to clean energy and water. In addition to environmental achievements, the centre is also expected to promote economic and social objectives.
Kampala , Uganda
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 29 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, was established in 2004. The consortium originally operated as a program of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1992. RUFORUM has a mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries. Specifically, RUFORUM recognizes the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well-being of small-scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub-Saharan Africa region. It strongly believes in Innovative and Responsive Research, High Performing Proactive Graduates, A Dynamic Platform for University Networking, Advocacy for Agricultural Higher Education and University Transformation for Relevance.
P.O Box 30197-00100 Nairobi
In line with the Kenya National Climate Change Response Strategy (2009), the University of Nairobi has introduced a Master of Science programme in climate change that is uniquely broad in its coverage. This reflects the range of knowledge and skills required to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable development. It also provides depth in key areas, drawing upon the internationally recognized teaching, research and consultancy expertise of the multi-disciplinary team of lecturers drawn from many disciplines from within the university, plus visiting lecturers.