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Environmental Studies & Community Development


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Preamble
The environment as a life support system is a key determinant of human well-being. However, development attempts have often posed serious threats to environmental quality, stability and resilience. Sustainable community development programs should thus help mitigate such threats to ecosystems and their services. This calls for the operationalization of a holistic academic and professional program that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills for good stewardship of ecosystems and their inherent resources.

Rationale
Development agenda both globally and nationally is enhanced and human well-being through sustainable management of ecosystems. As such, there is growing need for professionals, at all levels of decision-making, with necessary capacity and competence to guide such a development process.

Mission
To train professionals who will generate and impart the necessary knowledge and skills in sound resource management for sustainable community development.

Objectives
To equip students with the necessary tools and techniques of investigating and understanding the relationships between environment and development so as to contribute to informed decision-making towards sustainable community livelihoods.
To generate the necessary knowledge on the impacts of development on the environment and vice versa so as to encourage harmonious interactions between humans and their environment.
To produce professionals and technocrats capable of spearheading sustainable development by focusing on communities and the environment as critical national resources.

News and Events

 The Department is planning to conduct trainings in the following areas:

• Training on ArcGIS and Remote Sensing
• Teaching Methods
• Fundraising

Courses Offered

1. Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development)
Admission Criteria

  1. Applicants must have a mean grade of (C+) in KSCE or its equivalent with at least C+ in any three of the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History and Government, Home Science and Agriculture.
  2. Candidates with C Plain must have a Diploma of at least Credit Pass in a field of study related to the Environment and Community Development.
  3. A-level candidates must have at least 2 Principals in a relevant cluster subject above

2. Masters of Environmental Studies (Community Development) for both Regular and Institutional-Based Programmes.

Admission Criteria
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. At least a Second Class Honours (Upper Second) Degree in Environmental Studies and related disciplines such as Geography, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences, Urban & Regional Planning, Development Studies from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university.
  2. A Lower Second Class (Lower Second) Degree in the above disciplines with at least two years of relevant experience after the first degree in areas related to Environment and Development.

3. PhD Studies
Applicants must have a master’s degree in Environmental Studies and related areas from recognised institutions of higher learning. Admission takes place annually in September.

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Names and Contacts

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

1.

Dr. Jane W. Mutinda
+254-722-638454
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B Ed., M. Ed., PhD

Senior Lecturer/ Chairperson

Gender, Environmental Studies & Com Development

2.

Dr. Stephen Nyaga
+254-722-778930
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BSc, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Environmental Ethics & Philosophy

3.

Dr. Dorcas B Otieno
+254-722-777734
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B Ed., M Ed., PhD

Senior Lecturer

Environmental Education & Ethics

4

Dr. Joseph K Muriithi
+254-722-260560
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PhD

Seniour Lecturer

Agricultural Land & Water Management

5.

Dr. Samuel Ochola
+254-716-607814
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BSc., MSc., PhD

Lecturer

GIS, Climate Change, Disasters and Early Warning Systems

6

Dr. Felix Mingate
+254-721-351892
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BA., MSc (EPM), PhD

Lecturer

Environmental Studies, Conflicts & Community Development

7

Mr. Peter Abwao
+254-724-635832
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BSc., MSc

Lecturer

Hydrology and Water Resources Management

8

Mr Joseph Kurauka
+254-720-851435
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B. Env S (CD), M. Env S (SC),

Tutorial Fellow

Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management and community Development.

9

Mr. Stephen C. Wairuru
+254-722-973144
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B. Env S (CD), M. Env S (CD)

Tutorial Fellow

Environmental Studies& Community Development

10

Ms. Jackline Kariithi
+254-726355500
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BSc., MSc.

Tutorial Fellow

Environmental Planning & Management.

11.

Mr. Simon W Mburu
+254-714355459
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BA., MSc

Tutorial Fellow

Population Studies and Sociology.

12.

Mr. Peter Wangai

B. Env S (CD), M.SC

Tutorial Fellow

Environmental Management and Community Development

13.

Eric Mutisya Kioko

BA, MA

Tutorial Fellow

Athropology & Rural Development

Borderless for Higher Education (BHER) project in Dadaab Refugee Camp: The department is involved in the coordination of the proposed degree programme in Community Development and Extension with York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kenyatta University – Cologne University Academic/Research Link

Since 2014 Kenyatta University’s School of Environmental Studies (SES) is collaborating with the University of Cologne, Germany (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Master program ‘Culture and Environment in Africa’) in the following: joint research, staff career development (Doctoral and Post-doctoral fellowships), inter-university staff exchange, and students’ academic exchange, post-graduate scholarship and research.

 

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Chairperson.

Dr. Jane Wanza Mutinda

Dr. Jane Mutinda
 Chairperson
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