The 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance will be held at the University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences on the Upper Kabete Campus. The local host of the conference is the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, represented by its Deputy Director Prof. David N. Mungai.
The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) is part of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) at the University of Nairobi.
WMI has been established to honor, recognize, celebrate, advance, and immortalize the ideals and works of one of its alumni, the 2004 Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. Thus, the institute promotes good environmental practices and cultivates cultures of peace by shaping values, ethics and attitudes of its graduates through experiential learning, mentoring and transformational leadership.
The overall aim of the institute is to promote better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts. WMI operates like a “finishing school” for university students, researchers, policy makers, the private sector, community leaders and groups interested in good practices in environmental management and peace building.
The Upper Kabete Campus is just northwest of Nairobi city center. Located in the urban-rural periphery of Nairobi, the campus is easily accessible from the city center while being surrounded by small scale agriculture, away from the noise, pollution, and turbulence of the city (Upper Kabete Campus on Google Maps).