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Youth Rally for Enhanced Adaptation Finance in Africa: A Call to Secure the Future

Nairobi, Kenya, 4th September 2023 -  Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, now the chairperson of the Global Center on Adaptation, opened a high-level intergenerational dialogue  focused on driving climate adaptation solutions and job creation in Africa. This event, a part of the ongoing Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, took place at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, uniting young activists from across the continent under the banner Youth4Adaptation. 

Official Opening of the Wangari Maathai Institute

Monday 28th August saw the opening of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi's Upper Kabete Campus by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, and Forestry Soipan Tuya. The institute, which bears the name of renowned Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Wangari Maathai, is prepared to work closely with the government to address resource disputes and climate change-related concerns in Kenya and the surrounding area.

2nd National Open Science Dialogue

The 2nd National Open Science  Dialogue will be held on

20 September  at 10am EAT at the  University of Nairobi, Main Campus at the Manu Chandaria Hall

Physical Attendance: To secure your slot for physical attendance, please email us at

Virtual Participation: If you are unable to attend in person, you can still be part of the event by registering online via:


"Embracing Change: Unveiling the 7th Assessment Cycle (AR7) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The University of Nairobi received praise for its significant role in addressing climate change, demonstrated through its contributions in terms of skilled professionals, research, and its academic centers of excellence.

This recognition was reiterated during the launch of the 7th Assessment Cycle (AR7) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on August 11, 2023. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Meteorological Department.

Dr. Cromwel Lukorito, Leading Earth Scientist, Appointed Vice Chair of IPCC Working Group II

Dr. Cromwel Lukorito, a distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Nairobi, has achieved a significant milestone by being chosen as the Vice Chair of the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This notable appointment was officially declared on June 28, 2023, marking a significant recognition of Mr. Lukorito's expertise and contributions in the field.

Call for Abstracts - 6th Annual Conference of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Nairobi , 25 - 27 October 2023

The national, regional and international experiences of the recent past including the pandemic and economic woes afflicting humanity necessities the need for research to urgently contribute to societal resilience and sustainability of all spheres which support welfare and ensure a brighter future. Measurable socio-economic development and attainment of SDGs remains an elusive dream until new knowledge translates into resilient socio-economic welfare support systems.

UoN & French Partners Begin the Journey towards the Creation of the Engineering and Science Complex (ESC)

On Monday, July 3rd, 2023, the University of Nairobi kick-started a significant venture in cooperation with notable French higher education institutions. The Tripartite Partnership Agreement (TPA) was inaugurated, marking the start of a transformative journey towards the creation of the Engineering and Science Complex (ESC).

Collaborations with Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

In 2021, The University of Nairobi and Thomas More University of Applied Sciences signed a collaborative agreement MOU that has seen more than 40 University of Nairobi students taking part in Virtual exchange in form of Collaborative Online International Learning with Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Antwerp, Belgium. Faculty members from both universities have also had the opportunity to visit and benchmark.