By Tindi Sitati / wPOWER Hub News
May 27th, 2016
The Global Environmental Education Partnership Africa (GEEP) was launched at the University of Nairobi courtesy of the Wangari Maathai Institute, 27th May, at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), underscoring the Institute’s credentials as a global front-runner in environmental education.
Initiated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration and the North American Association for Environmental Education, the partnership was praised by University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi and the Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Kiama Gitahi who were both on hand for the launch ceremony.
According to the Vice Chancellor, the program paves the way for expanded collaborations and the Universities’ increased influence on the global community in this key area.
The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) brings together leaders from countries around the world to leverage the power of environmental education to create a healthier environment for all.
The initiative highlights the Wangari Maathai Institute’s commitment to sharing its successful experiences with the rest of the world and seeking an expanded global presence.
Other leaders present during the ceremony were, Jane Nishida, Acting Assistant Administrator United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mahesh Pradhan, United Nations Environmental Program, Ginger Potter, Senior Education Specialist, Judy Braus, Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education, Dr. Ayub Macharia Director at National Environment Agency in Kenya among other guests.