University of Nairobi to establish Institute for Blue Economy and Ocean Studies.

Plans are underway to establish the University of Nairobi Institute for Blue Economy and Ocean Studies (UoN-IBEOS). This was revealed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o at the handing over of the modular boards by that were used at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference to the University by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prof. Ogeng’o was speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.

“The establishment of the institute is a commitment that the University of Nairobi made at the Science and Research Symposium at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC) that was held in November 2018,” explained Prof. Ogeng’o. “To kick start the journey towards Blue Economy Studies, Research and Innovation, the University of Nairobi requested the UNDP/MFA to donate the modular boards to the University as a seed capital towards launching the academic and intellectual centre of studies and research in Blue Economy.”

 

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