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KUSA is the student governing body of Kenyatta university. It was created to serve the student community in its pursuit of academic excellence, social welfare, peace, competitiveness in the job market, and integrity.

KUSA (Kenyatta University Student Association) exists to represent all students and one automatically becomes a member once you are registered as student of Kenyatta University.

We also ensure that all our members receive support with any financial or personal problems that they may have, through our Student Advice Centre as well as providing a range of other services. It is our Students’ Union that will ensure that you enjoy your stay in Kenyatta University as a student. The Association is run by an Executive body and a congress, made up of elected students through a democratic election. Member’s views are discussed and decisions are passed unanimously.

Public Lecture by Prof. Bernhard Truffer

Date: 5th July 2018

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: Kenyatta University, Graduate School RM.08

Theme: Sustainability Transitions

Prof. Truffer is a full professor (Chair: Geography of Transitions in Urban Infrastructures) at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and head of the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag – the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology in Switzerland. He is also Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST).Originally trained as an economic geographer, from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, he has since worked on sustainable innovations at Eawag. In parallel, he served as a lecturer and adjunct professor in economic geography at the University of Bern, and lectured at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich for many years. He was also a visiting professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a fellow at the Social Science Research Center (WZB) in Berlin and the Daimler-Chrysler Research unit ‘Society and Technology’.

Prof. Truffer is currently leading a research project in Kenya on: Sustainability Transitions of Sanitation Regimes in Urban Africa - Assessing the prospects for disruptive innovations (Susara project). The project consists of 2 PhD students, Ms. Pauline Cherunya (KU alumni) and Ms. Mara Van Welie. The EPM department at Kenyatta University has facilitated the research as a local collaborator, whereby an EPM master student, Ms. Edinah Moraa Samuel, visited Eawag for 4 months in 2017 to receive tutoring.

The Susara project team plans to disseminate the project findings through a workshop scheduled for 6th July 2018 at KUCC. Sanitation sector actors from Ministries, Nairobi County, Nairobi utility, International NGOs, local NGOs, CBOs, and social enterprises have been invited.

As a complement to the workshop, the Department of Environmental Paanning and Management has invited Prof. Truffer to present in a public lecture targeting lecturers, researchers, and students of Kenyatta University and the public in general. The title of the public lecture is “Why geography matters for sustainability transitions – recent insights from studying global industry dynamics and innovations in basic utility services in the global South”. In the lecture, the field of sustainability transitions will be discussed and why it has moved so high up on the agendas of the international community. The field`s significance for the global South nations will be presented, and as well how sustainability transitions has been applied in the Susara project.

The visit by Prof. Bernhard Truffer also presents an opportunity for deliberations pertaining to possibilities of similar future collaborations between Kenyatta University and Eawag.

Contact persons at the EPM department: Dr. Sammy Letema (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) & Dr. Christine Majale (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Public Lecture by Prof. Bernhard Truffer

Date: 5th July 2018

Time: 2.00pm

Proposed venue: Kenyatta University, Graduate School RM.08

Theme: Sustainability Transitions

Prof. Truffer is a full professor (Chair: Geography of Transitions in Urban Infrastructures) at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and head of the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag – the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology in Switzerland. He is also Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST).Originally trained as an economic geographer, from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, he has since worked on sustainable innovations at Eawag. In parallel, he served as a lecturer and adjunct professor in economic geography at the University of Bern, and lectured at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich for many years. He was also a visiting professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a fellow at the Social Science Research Center (WZB) in Berlin and the Daimler-Chrysler Research unit ‘Society and Technology’.

Prof. Truffer is currently leading a research project in Kenya on: Sustainability Transitions of Sanitation Regimes in Urban Africa - Assessing the prospects for disruptive innovations (Susara project). The project consists of 2 PhD students, Ms. Pauline Cherunya (KU alumni) and Ms. Mara Van Welie. The EPM department at Kenyatta University has facilitated the research as a local collaborator, whereby an EPM master student, Ms. Edinah Moraa Samuel, visited Eawag for 4 months in 2017 to receive tutoring.

The Susara project team plans to disseminate the project findings through a workshop scheduled for 6th July 2018 at KUCC. Sanitation sector actors from Ministries, Nairobi County, Nairobi utility, International NGOs, local NGOs, CBOs, and social enterprises have been invited.

As a complement to the workshop, the Department of Environmental Paanning and Management has invited Prof. Truffer to present in a public lecture targeting lecturers, researchers, and students of Kenyatta University and the public in general. The title of the public lecture is “Why geography matters for sustainability transitions – recent insights from studying global industry dynamics and innovations in basic utility services in the global South”. In the lecture, the field of sustainability transitions will be discussed and why it has moved so high up on the agendas of the international community. The field`s significance for the global South nations will be presented, and as well how sustainability transitions has been applied in the Susara project.

The visit by Prof. Bernhard Truffer also presents an opportunity for deliberations pertaining to possibilities of similar future collaborations between Kenyatta University and Eawag.

Contact persons at the EPM department: Dr. Sammy Letema (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) & Dr. Christine Majale (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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