Last updated: November 29, 2022

RCE Greater Nairobi

Photo Credit: RCE Greater Nairobi
Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
June, 2007
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Greater Nairobi is hosted by Kenyatta University, one of the largest universities in Kenya. The offices are situated at Old Moi Library building, rooms L6, L7 and L8. The Centre is coordinated by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). The mission is to promote partnership, dialogue, networking and advocacy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) towards public awareness for community action to facilitate economic and environmental sustainability.

RCE Greater Nairobi covers four counties: Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu and Machakos.

Goals and Objectives:

Goals and Objectives:

  • ​​Mobilise stakeholders around sustainable development goals while supporting concrete actions that make a difference in people’s lives
  • Contribute to the local learning space for sustainable development
  • Contribute to innovation through institutions and communities of best practice
  • Work with stakeholders to contribute towards mainstreaming ESD in formal, non-formal, and informal organisations which are not necessarily educational
  • Be a hub for networking among those engaged with communities in city slums and over time it should serve as a model from which other such centres can be set up

Dr. Esther Kitur and Mr. David Kariuki at one of the Hydraulic Water pumps’ site (Photo credit: RCE Greater Nairobi)

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Kenyatta University

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)
Role: Regional director of RCEs in Kenya
Contact name: Shieni Koiyiet
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Name of organisation: Kamiti Water Resources User Association
Role: To improve water quantity and quality at the same time conserve riverine along the Kamiti river
Contact name: David Karuiki
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Name of organisation: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Role:  Awareness on Education for Sustainable Development
Contact name: Dr. Saba Bokhari
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Name of organisation: Nature Kenya
Role: Conservation of biodiversity and empower people to support nature, through promotion of energy saving devices and environmental publicity and awareness
Contact name: Kiama Charles
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Name of organisation: Small Axe Environmental Youth Group
Role: Environmental Conservation – Rehabilitation of Lower Kamiti River and Protection of the Riverine along Githurai Market. By planting trees along the riparian area
Contact name: Allan Kariuki
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Name of organisation: Strategic Innovative Solutions Initiative (SISI) Kenya
Role: Conservation of wetlands and liquid waste management
Contact name: Martin Karanga
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Name of organisation: HERI Foundation
Role: Community empowerment and training on making briquettes
Contact name: Loise Waiyaki
Contact email:

Current Activities:
  • Environmental outreach (ESD) to schools
  • Financial sustainability  - income generating activities for schools, farmers and youths
  • Food security – school gardens and aquaculture
  • Employment skills and empowerment – career talks in schools and business mentorship
  • Waste management – solid waste, E-waste and liquid waste

Paul Wambugu, Kiambu CFAs making remarks at an RCE Stakeholder’s meeting on 22nd May 2018 (Photo credit: RCE Greater Nairobi).

Upcoming Activities:
  • Tree planting event in Kenyatta University – 13th May 2022
  • Tree planting and mentorship in primary schools from 20th May 2022
  • Mentorship meetings in Secondary  schools (Dates to be determined)
  • Hosting the 12th African RCE Regional Meeting 28th – 30th November 2022

Hydraulic Water Pump made from scrap metals at an RCE rehabilitated riparian land (Photo credit: RCE Greater Nairobi)

  • Hosted the 8th Global RCE Conference
  • Hosted first National symposium on Post-COP 21
  • Hosted the 6th African RCE conference
  • RCE Greater Nairobi hosted RCE Awareness Day in Kenyatta University
  • Hosted an awareness workshop on climate change
  • Compilation of database of experts in various thematic areas from the universities
  • 2019 Green Gown Awards – Awarded finalist certificate on student’s engagement category
  • 2019 RCE Awards – Awarded certificate of recognition for contribution towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education

Vegetables farming on uplands away from riparian land using water pumped by the hydraulic water pump for sustainable agriculture (Photo credit: RCE Greater Nairobi)

Communication Channels
RCE Website:
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Dr. Charles Gathu Kirubi
Secondary RCE Contact:
Ms. Bancy Wawira Ireri
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Abednego Okwakau
Elizabeth Wangeci Mwangi
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

The Coordinator, RCE Greater Nairobi
P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi