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The Mawazo Institute Climate Week
March 22 – March 25, 2022

What is Planetary Health? This March, join the Mawazo Institute’s Climate Week to explore how human behaviour is changing our planet’s health, and what we can do about it. Through in-person and virtual events, we are presenting local research, ideas, and approaches to planetary health that can strengthen community networks and instigate urgent action on climate issues for individuals and institutions in Eastern Africa, and beyond.

Climate Week activities are organised under the Mawazo Institute’s Voices Programme which amplifies the work of African researchers and shares findings on African women in higher education and research. Activities are also supported by funding from the Open Society Foundation and Falling Walls Engage Hub Kenya.

Eastern Africa Challenges & Opportunities to Planetary Health (Virtual Webinar)

22.03.2022, 2-3.30 pm

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Falling Walls Engage – Kenya Hub; It’s Getting Hot in Here (Science Quiz Night)

22.03.2022, 6-8.30 pm EAT

Location: K1 Klubhouse-Roundhouse

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Human Systems Transitions & Planetary Health (Research Presentation & Panel)

23.03.2022, 8.30 am – 1.30 pm EAT at Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

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Circular Economy Approaches to Sustainability (Virtual Webinar)

23.03.2022, 2.00-3.30 pm EAT

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Seminar Series on Planetary Health

17.11.2021 & 24.11.2021, 2 pm Eastern African Time

17.11.2021 Biodiversity and Planetary Health

24.11.2021 Nutrition and Planetary Health

This will be a 2.5 hours seminar series running from 2 pm to 4:30 pm EAT.  The session will be divided into subsections, with lectures and discussion spaces.

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    Lecture: Students Engagement in Planetary Health

    05.11.2021, 11 am Eastern African Time

    This first lecture will give an introduction to the ideas surrounding planetary health: what it is, why we need it and what an Eastern African perspective of this global issue could look like. It is an opportunity to get to know the Planetary Health Eastern Africa Hub and discover the emerging topics of planetary health. 


    • Melvine Otieno, Planetary Health Eastern Africa Hub
    • Given Moonga, Planetary Health Eastern Africa Hub


    Egerton University – Department of Environmental Science – ET1

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    These will involve a series of interactive workshops focusing on different key aspects of planetary health.

    Workshop 1: How to build planetary health solutions for the Eastern African community

    05.12.2020, 11 am to 1.30 pm Eastern African Time 

    Planetary Health is action-orientated and transformative. We need local representatives from our Eastern Africa community who act as an inspiring force and are part of the global community in solving life challenges that we face. But what can planetary health action look like in practice? 

    In this workshop, we will be joined by four practitioners from the region who will share their stories and experiences in the planetary health field. Later we want to explore options for community engagements, where participants will develop their own ideas and also contribute to strengthening existing initiatives in our region for transformative planetary health projects. Join us for this hands on workshop and explore how to get active in your own community. 


    • Dr Christophe Ngendahayo, Founder of Air Health Now and Air health trainer with World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA)
    • Fatima Ahmed, President of Zenab for Women in Development
    • Zoë Rozar, Founder of Institute Bon Pasteur
    • Wayne O’Brien, Founder of Resilience Solution

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    Workshop 2: Transformative Planetary Health Action

    11.12.2020, 4 to 7 pm Eastern African Time for Module 1

    14.12.2020, 5 to 7 pm Eastern African Time for Module 2

    Understanding the facts of planetary health is not enough. We need to act as transformational change agents, networks and alliances, tell the story of planetary health and implement multiple transformation pathways in the health sector and beyond both on local and global levels. This two-module workshop provides the opportunity to develop both your individual and your group’s planetary health agenda for the next 3-6 months. The workshop will be highly interactive using innovative methods based on complexity, social and political science.

    Prerequisites: Participants need to be familiar with the concepts of planetary health as presented in the first three lectures of PHEAH.
    Facilitators: Dr Martin Herrmann, Given Moonga

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    Workshop 3:

    Date and time: TBC

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