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Kenya Green University Network (KGUN)


In 2012, deliberations between the Greening Kenya Initiative (GKI), World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD) Kenya, The University of Nairobi (UoN), Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) and UNEPs Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU) resulted to an agreement on formation of Kenya Green University Network (KGUN).

KGUN will be a functional network of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Kenya with an aim of incorporating environment, low carbon - climate resilience development strategies and sustainability aspects in their education, training, campus operations and enhanced student engagement.

There are currently over 60 universities in Kenya, whose combined efforts can have a positive impact on achieving of sustainable development.

Objective of the Kenya Green University Network
(i) Incorporate environment, low carbon-climate resilience development strategies and sustainability aspects in Kenyan HEI education, training, campus operations, management and student activities;
(ii) Help with the adoption of the Greening Universities Toolkit;
(iii) To catalyze and raise profile of the need for more sustainable universities;
(iv) Foster student innovations and acquisition relevant skills in the area of environmental sustainability aimed at ensuring sustainable local communities; and
(v) Promote the adoption of green schools and universities.

Expected outcomes and Actions
E.O 1: Inculcate Performance Contracting on sound environmental practices in Kenyan HEIs;
E.O 2: Transformation and development of Green campuses that will see to the shift to low carbon universities in Kenya;
E.O 3: Mainstreaming of Green Curriculum to engender environmental conscious generation;
E.O 4: Green Training within and beyond the network; and
E.O 5: Students engagement that will enhance collaboration among universities locally and internationally on sustainability challenges, solutions and community outreach.

Media Articles
* Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions; and
* Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Launch of Kenya Green University Network.
* KGUN Launch Agenda.

Interested in joining Kenya Green University Network (KGUN)?
We look forward to receiving your formal request letter of interest from the Vice Chancellor, Rector of Dean (or equivalent) and the contact information of the designated focal point for KGUN at your institution. In the meantime, kindly fill in the KGUN Membership Form , and we will get back to you.

Key Partners

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Commission for University Education (CUE)

World Student Community for Sustainable Developmen (WSCSD)

UNEP - Environmental Education and Training Unit (UNEP - EETU)

Background Documents
- KGUN Concept Note
- KGUN Pillars
- KGUN Synopsis
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 9 Dec. 2015
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 3 Sept. 2015
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 20 August 2015
- Sustainability Reporting for Universities - 20 August 2015
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 18 September 2014
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 21 August 2014
- KGUN Consultative Meeting - 9 April 2014
- KGUN Consultative Meeting Agenda - 9 April 2014