Shortage of housing versus insecure housing units in Nairobi

Clip first aired on Citizen TV (courtesy of youtube)

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya covers an area of 696 square kms with a population of 3,138,369 as per the 2009 National housing and population census. Nairobi is considered a primate city. Its population is more than the combined population of Kenya’s three . . . → Read More: Shortage of housing versus insecure housing units in Nairobi

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly

One speaker, Mr. Michael O’Brian of Green Peace Africa said “If there was an Olympics Competition for Policy drafting between continents, Africa would win hands down”. All conference participants burst out in laughter, but not because it was funny. The reason is because it is true. We are very good at drafting policy documents, but . . . → Read More: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly

Ecosystem Based Agriculture for Food Security Conference 2015

I had the opportunity to attend the ‘2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Cnference 2015’ held at the UN complex Gigiri, Nairobi Kenya on 30th and 31st July 2015. There were over 1200 invited attendees, comprising of dignitaries, professionals, farmers and students.

2nd Africa EbA Conference

A Major concern of the conference . . . → Read More: Ecosystem Based Agriculture for Food Security Conference 2015

Rusty Radiator Awards, 2014 – SAIH

SAIH – The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund are at it again at rustyradiator.com 🙂

In their video, did you recognize any familiar stereotypes about how the African continent tends to be portrayed, and the image of the “white hero” and the “exotic other”?

Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls . . . → Read More: Rusty Radiator Awards, 2014 – SAIH

Gullies of Poverty; Baringo and Kerio valleys

Soil erosion, environmental degradation, desertification, climate change all sound synonymous. But are they? Not really, but they are all parasites that feed almost the same way.

Exposed roots due to extensive erosion

I’ll let pictures speak for Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties. Degradation there, and particularly soil erosion, is at massive scales. The rills . . . → Read More: Gullies of Poverty; Baringo and Kerio valleys