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Land Rights and Resilience in Kenya: London Climate Action Week - 30 June 2022

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As part of London Climate Week, PhD Researchers from, University of Nairobi share preliminary research findings from Rights and Resilience (RARE), a five year project, funded by DANIDA.

RARE investigates how pastoralists adaptation strategies interact with land needs, land conflicts, and new land law reforms, and what the implications are for efforts to support community land rights for resilient rural development. 

About the presentations

  • NGO-led community-based Conservation and Pastoralists' climate change Adaptation in Kenya
  • Maasai Pastoralists Adaptations Across varying land tenure systems in Kajiado County
  • Changing land laws and the resilience of Samburu Pastoralist Women
  • Will Global Climate Information Service and NGO intermediaries help pastoralists and other vulnerable communities adapt to climate change?

About the speakers

Jackson Wachira: Jackson is a Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi where he is focusing on the intersection between land and climate change Adaptation in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya.

His research topic is "Climate Change Adaptation Dilemmas under Competing Claims Over Land Between Large-Scale Land Investors and Pastoralists in Samburu Ecosystem, Kenya". Jackson holds a masters in Disasters, Adaptation and Development from King’s College London.  

Sylvia Jemutai Rotich:  Sylvia is a PhD student at the University of Nairobi and University of Copenhagen (IFRO). Sylvia is passionate abouy environmental conservation and management, climate change and community adaptations towards sustainable practices to environment and economic development. She holds a MSc in Environmental Governance and a BSc in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management.

Her current research focuses on pastoralists adaptations to climate change, gender, land tenure and access to land among Maasai pastoralists-Kajiado County-Kenya. 

Rahma Hassan: Rahma Hassan is a social-economic researcher from Kenya and a PhD fellow from the University of Nairobi and the University of Copenhagen, under the Rights and Resilience Project. Currently, she is researching community land rights among pastoralist’s communities in Kenya. 

Alphonce Agola Mollo: Alphonce is a PhD fellow at the University of Nairobi, Institute for Development Studies and the University of Copenhagen (Institute for Food and Resource Economics).

He has a master’s in Development Studies from the Institute for Development Studies. His research interest include climate change, land rights, civil society engagement, and informal economies. 

This event will now take place online

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will take place online via Zoom.


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30 June 2022

Online event

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