In 2012, deliberations between the Greening Kenya Initiative (GKI), World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) Kenya, The University of Nairobi (UoN), Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) and UN Environment's Education and Training Unit (EETU) resulted to an agreement on formation of Kenya Green University Network (KGUN).
KGUN will be a functional network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Kenya with an aim of incorporating environment, low carbon - climate resilience development strategies and sustainability aspects in their education, training, campus operations and enhanced student engagement.
There are currently over 60 universities in Kenya, whose combined efforts can have a positive impact on achieving of sustainable development.
Objective of the Kenya Green University Network
Expected outcomes and Actions
Open Letter to COP21 Ministers and Governments - The collective voice of the world’s universities, colleges and students will be heard at COP21 when the United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Paris, France during the first week of December 2015. The Open Letter will urge Ministers and Governments to acknowledge and strengthen the research and education role that universities and colleges play in addressing climate change. Addressed to COP21 Ministers and Governments, the letter also calls for more specific measures to be taken such as showcasing universities and colleges as living laboratories for climate change adaptation and mitigation, increasing support for trans-disciplinary learning, teaching and research approaches, and using university and college campuses and operations as a leverage agent to accelerate the transition to clean energy sources.