12th African Regional Meeting

12th African Regional Meeting

28-30 November, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi

The 12th African RCE Regional Meeting was held from 28-30 November, 2022 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi, the National Environment Management Authority Kenya (NEMA-K) and the Kenyan RCE Network, with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) under the theme 'Role of African RCEs in Climate Action'.

The meeting was held in hybrid mode and brought together participants both globally, and those from the entire RCE Africa community to reflect on the actions undertaken by various RCEs in Africa in addressing climate change, and to share best practices and innovations in addressing change impacts.

The 3-day meeting incorporated poster exhibitions, presentations and interactive sessions from participants. The interactive sessions provided RCEs with a platform to discuss how to further strengthen and engage with Regional and National governments to focus RCE activities on climate change with a view to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

A recap of the meeting is available here.

The Global RCE Service Centre wishes to thank the team at RCE Greater Nairobi for their outstanding efforts to organise a successful 12th African RCE Regional Meeting, and to all participants for their active participation and contributions.


Date/Time: 28-30 November, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya and online (hybrid)

Programme: Tentative programme

Host RCE: RCE Greater Nairobi (coordinator-rcegn@ku.ac.ke)



Thematic Area 1: Environmental Education for Sustainability and Climate Change

Presentation Presenter/s
Introducing the Sub-theme: 'Environmental Education for sustainability and climate change' Dr. Dorcas Otieno (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Climate Variability Risk Perception on Rain fed Agricultural Practices among Smallholder Farmers in Embu County, Kenya Dr. Ruth Kangai (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Influence of Institutional Management Practices on Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in Host Universities of Regional Centres of Expertise, Kenya Dr. Nancy Ng’ang’a (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Climate Change Learning Hub

Dr. Mary Otieno, Dr. Jackline Nyerere (RCE Greater Nairobi / KU)

ESD Model Centres in Kenya Dr. Christine Owinyi (RCE Greater Nairobi / KEMI)
Green Education Hub - Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate

Dr. Jackline Onyango (RCE Greater Nairobi)

Education for Sustainability and Climate Action - A Case Study of the Impact of Environmental Education Programmes in Schools in Kenya

Jeremiah Aminga (RCE Greater Nairobi / KICD)
ESD Model Schools Adapting to Climate Change: A Case Study Of Kongoni Primary School

Senewa Mesopirr / Jojina Minis (RCE Greater Nairobi / NEMA)

Plastic Bag Ban: Road to Circular Economy and Mitigating Climate Change Dr. Catherine Mbaisi (RCE Greater Nairobi / NEMA)
Role of African RCEs in Climate Action Dr. Moses Ollengo (RCE Central Kenya)

Thematic Area 2: Improved Livelihoods for Communities through Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Presentation Presenter/s
Introducing the Sub-theme: 'Improved livelihoods for communities through climate change adaptation and mitigation' Prof. Vincent Sudoi (RCE North Rift)
Promoting Community Engagement in Tree Planting, Beekeeping, and Fuel Efficient Stove Use for Climate Change Impact Mitigation and Adaptation around West Bugwe Forest, Busia Uganda Dr. Andama Edward (RCE Greater Eastern Uganda)
The Role of the Community in Adopting Climate Change through Waste Management for Livelihoods David Ngige (RCE North Rift)
Grow with Solakilimo: Reimagining the world’s food supply chain by preserving, protecting, and optimizing the distribution of food Raphael Asiba (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Adaptation to Climate Change: A case of adaptation villages in Kenya Wangari Kirumba (RCE Greater Nairobi / NEMA)
Role of African RCEs in Climate Action Mr. Nicholas Mwenda / Dr. Mworia Mugambi (RCE Mount Kenya East)
Appropriate Charcoal Briqueting Machine for Increased Domestic Energy Provision for Environmental Sustainability Edwin Owino (RCE North Rift / Art Youth Research Centre)
Extraction and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants in the North Rift: A case study of the North Rift Herbalist Association (N.R.H.A) Dr. Mark Kiptui (RCE North Rift)
Climate Change and its Impacts on Sustainable Livelihoods Dr. Saina Christopher & Prof. Vincent Sudoi (RCE North Rift)
Decentralizing Food Systems Llyord Mwaniki (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Role of RCE North Rift in Sensitizing Communities on Sustainable Livelihood, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Prof. Philip Raburu (RCE North Rift)
The Role of University of Eldoret Environmental Students Association in Environmental Conservation in the North Rift Dr. Georgine Kemboi (RCE North Rift)
Agricultural Production Simon Khaemba (RCE North Rift)

Thematic Area 3: Engaging and Empowering Youth and Children as Champions for Climate Action

Presentation Presenter/s
Introducing the Sub-theme: 'Engaging and empowering youth and children as champions for climate action' Prof. James Nampushi (RCE South Rift)
Engaging Youths in Sports and Forest Conservation Dr. Benjamin Kinyili (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Engaging and Empowering the Youth and Children as Champions for Climate Action Prof. Wilkister Nyaora Moturi (RCE Mau Ecosystem Complex)
Mobilizing Young Researchers for Climate Change Mitigation and Community Empowerment through Planting of Economic Trees Ibrahim Akibu Ja’afaru (RCE Minna)
Rethinking Talent Based Education in Kakamega County, Kenya Stephen Opanga (RCE Kakamega Western Kenya)
Role of Youths in Climate Action: Case study of KWS Lilian Ajuoga (RCE Greater Nairobi / KWS)
Solid Waste Management and Recycling for Environmental Sustainability Jacob Chonjera (RCE North Rift)
Youth Empowerment through Conservation Education: A case of Wildlife Clubs of Kenya Dr. George Njagi (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Youth Climate Action Strategy: Lessons learnt Ruth Nderitu (RCE Greater Nairobi / NEMA)

Thematic Area 4: Skills Driven Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, and Negotiation Skills for Climate Change

Presentation Presenter/s
Introducing the Sub-theme: 'Skills driven education, science, technology and innovation, and negotiation skills for climate change' Prof Kennedy Mutundu (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Impacts of Adoption of Climate Smart Technologies on Income among Agro-Pastoralists Communities in Marsabit County, Kenya Ann Gudere, E. Wemali, and E. Ndunda (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Bridging the Cold Chain Gaps in Off-Grid Communities Norah Magero (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Kamiti Community Environmental Conservation through Hydrum Waterpump David Kariuki & FCPA David M. Baiya (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Closed Loop Recycling Ezra Onyango / Hyrence Ongago Onguka (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Energy Generation from Effluent Waste at Dandora Sewerage Treatment Plant, Nairobi, Kenya Mercy Achieng Omollo (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Solar Ready Repurposed Lithium-Ion Batteries Godfrey Katiambo (RCE Greater Nairobi)
Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Technology Innovation in Gold Mining in Kenya Dr. Kennedy Ondimu, Anastacia Vyalu, and Beatrice Ongaki (RCE Greater Nairobi / NEMA)
TryKe: Affordable, Sustainable, Accessible Mobility Alex Makalliwa (RCE Greater Nairobi)

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Photos from the meeting have been uploaded on Facebook here.



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