Day 1 of Laikipia University 5th Biennial Conference

Laikipia University 5th Biennial Conference kicked off today at Laikipia University main Campus. The theme of the conference is Climate Change Conversation: From Realities to Transformative Actions. The three-day Conference was graced by Dr. Frank Ndakala, PhD on behalf of the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research Dr. Beatrice Muganda Inyangala among other dignitaries.

The Occasion was also graced by Laikipia University Vice Chancellor Prof. Kibett Rotich, Ag. Deputy Chancellor Prof. Jacinta Ndambuki, Director Research Human Rights and Gender Prof. James Ogolla, Delegates, Members of the University Management Board, Members of the Senate, Conference Organizers, Staff and Students.  Laikipia University International Conference is held after every two years and this year it attracted 83 Research presenters from within outside Kenya including Nigeria, Denmark, United States of America, Netherlands and many others.

Laikipia University is at the forefront in combating climate change by engaging in tree planting in the University, within the community especially in primary and secondary schools, establishment of botanical gardens and has plans to rehabilitate ‘Lake Chacha’, a beautiful water body within the University. It was also noted that The Conference take into account Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as per the national agendas in Climatic Change Action. The conference theme also goes hand in hand with Research and Innovation forum which was held in March in the University and delegates from various parts of the world are set to present during the conference, both physically and online. The conference will end on Friday, 26th May 2023.

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