The school of environmental studies in conjunction with the office of the congress person and Kenyatta University Environmental Club (KUNEC) planned a successful Mazingira Challenge 2022. This is an annual event carried out by students to initiate environmentally friendly activities within the campus, to sensitize students and other people on environmental matters by creating awareness and through environmental advocacy. The event gave the participants an opportunity to build networks with other organizations invited to participate in the event as well as share knowledge, skills, ideas and strategies in promoting sustainable development especially in the field of environment.

The theme for this year’s Mazingira challenge is “Opportunities in the blue Economy”. This year’s event provided a platform for the students to learn more on the benefits of blue economy like to create environmental networks, to showcase their blue economy which does not only embrace economic opportunities, but also protects and develops more intangible 'blue' resources such as traditional ways of life, carbon sequestration and coastal resilience in order to help vulnerable states mitigate the devastating effects of poverty and climate change. The blue economy has a great potential to contribute to higher and faster GDP growth in Kenya. Innovation and growth in the coastal, marine and maritime sector could deliver food, energy, transport, among other products and services and serve as a foundation for sustainable development in Kenya. The blue economy embraces economic opportunities. But it also protects and develops more intangible 'blue' resources such as traditional ways of life, carbon sequestration and coastal resilience in order to help vulnerable states mitigate the devastating effects of poverty and climate change. The event started at 9:00 am-2:00pm.

 


A photos of students during the challenge 

Acknowledgement

Kenyatta University.

Executive Dean School of Environmental Studies.

Office of the School Administrator.