The forum held on Monday, April 3, 2017 helps seek to find solutions to the recurring drought and famine, food and water shortage in the country.
Speaking during the program, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi reiterated the role of the University of Nairobi in shaping national discourse over the years. “We partnered with the Nation Media Group to provide collective thinking, solutions to Kenya’s pressing needs, “he said. He observed that the forum will be a catalyst for national reawakening.
Various issues that have bedeviled the country like food availability, financing of farmers, irrigation services like the Galana Irrigation Scheme, the use of Genetically Modified Food, water sources, the northern collector water tunnel among others were discussed during the debate that was transmitted live on NTV and moderated by Linus Kaikai, the Managing Director, NTV.