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UON Marks Tree Planting Day
Caption: H.E. Saad Maandi,Algerian Ambassador waters a tree he planted while Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences looks on.
Every year, the University of Nairobi conducts a tree planting exercise as part of its efforts to conserve the environment to mitigate against adverse effects of climate change.
Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) led guests, UoN staff and students and the public in planting trees at the Veterinary Farm in Kanyariri. The chief guest of honour was Algerian Ambassador H.E. Saad Maandi.
In his remarks, the Ambassador encouraged individuals and institutions to not only plant trees but to nurture them as well thereby contributing to environment sustainability.
Various organizations such as Green Belt movement, Total Kenya, Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), Kenya Tea Development Agency(KTDA) and Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)supported the initiative by donating trees.
Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) plants a tree during this year’s UoN tree planting day.
This year’s activity was dedicated to the late Prof Wangari Maathai, the Founding Distinguished Chair of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI) who passed on last year. In 2011, the University planted 71 trees at the site of WMI representing the age at which the Nobel Laureate passed on.
The university is targeting to plant 15000 trees.