University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya

Adaptation to climate change to improve food safety and livelihoods among pastoral communities in Kenya (ADAPTiVE)

Research project Climate change adversely affects food security and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), especially among pastoralists in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). The dairy sector, in particular, is sensitive to climate change, with negative implications ...
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Improving milk and chicken meat quality and safety in the Kenyan food sector (QUALIFOOD)

Research project Final grant amount TBA Climate change augment antimicrobial resistant infections and affects the rate at which microbes acquire resistance, and if not dealt with, 10 million people is estimated to die globally by 2050 due to resistant bacteria. ...
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Governing Nature-based Climate Solutions: Prospects for a just green transition in Kenya (JUCAN)

Research project Final grant amount TBA Nature based Climate Solutions (NbS) are, in brief, actions that aim at benefiting climate, biodiversity, and people. These solutions are high on the global and national carbon offsetting and biodiversity conservation agen ...
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Climate influence on zoonoses at human-livestock-wildlife interfaces in the transboundary region between Kenya and Tanzania (ENHANCE)

Research project Climate change is arguably the most important global environmental challenge. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately affected, particularly rural communities that are very reliant on natural resources. Wildlife, humans and li ...
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Climate Change Attribution and Vulnerability in Kenya

Research project The intensity of extreme weather events is on the rise everywhere causing disruption and often harm to our lives and livelihoods. In recent years, climate scientists have been able to measure the extent to which human-caused climate change is respons ...
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Pastoralist Climate Change Resilience in Somaliland (PACCS)

Research project This research project (PACCS) explores how pastoralists in Somaliland, an East African climate ‘hot spot’, adapt to climate change effects on their livelihoods. Pastoralism is a complex system, driven by interlinked economic, socio-ecological and ins ...
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Sustainable and efficient insect production for livestock feed through selective breeding (FLYgene)

Research project Interest in insect rearing for livestock feed is growing globally, including in Kenya and Uganda where the booming livestock sector has necessitated feed importation. Insect rearing offers climate-friendly bio-waste conversion as insects can thrive o ... First year report The FlyGene project involves 22 researchers in Uganda, Kenya, and Denmark. Several activities have so far been carried out in the 5 work packages (WPs). WP 1 organized stakeholder workshops (one in each target country) to raise ...
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Circular Retrofitting for Sustainable Industrialization (GeckoCIR)

Research project The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain environ ... First year report Objectives: The GeckoCir project is well up and running. The project targets upcycling of industrial sidestreams either internally or via industrial symbiosis (where one company's waste becomes another company's resource). The p ...
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