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[NAIROBI] A project has been launched to help Kenyan universities incorporate environmental and sustainability features in their curriculums and operations at their campuses.

The Kenya Green University Network (KGUN) project was launched in Nairobi last month (5 February).

Achim Steiner, executive director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which helped launch the project, tells SciDev.Net that KGUN will provide a platform for Kenyan higher education institutions to network and play a part in global environmental processes, including devising low-carbon strategies and mainstreaming environmental sustainability across their curriculums.

“Many universities have already recognised sustainability demands and have responded in ways that are worth sharing. They are investing in greener campuses, greener curriculums and engaging staff, students and communities,” Steiner says.

Kenya’s Commission for University Education (CUE) and the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) are the other partners of the project.

David Some, the secretary of CUE, says there is a great potential to promote sustainability both througheducation and practice, urging universities to come up with innovative ways to harness their students’ energy and local community resources.

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by SciDev.net Sub-Saharan Africa English desk

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