From Jamie Goodwin | Thursday 15 July 2021
UK scientists now working with partners in Kenya to advance the country’s sustainability goals.
Geoscientists at the University of Hull are involved in a new global research project which aims to help tackle sustainability challenges in Kenya.
Kenya has announced its Vision 2030 strategy – a sustainable plan which includes increased energy production, better waste management and improving the use of groundwater.
However, experts have warned that without the relevant geoscience knowledge, barriers facing the strategy will be much tougher to overcome.
A team of UK scientists – including Dr Rebecca Williams and Dr Munira Raji at the University of Hull – are now working with partners in Kenya to advance the country’s sustainability goals.
Dr Williams, Senior Lecturer and Geologist at the University of Hull, said: "This project builds new collaborations with our partners at the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University, but also the UK charity Geology for Global Development.
“We're excited to lead this project, bringing the University of Hull's expertise in sustainability and experience in reviewing and designing geoscience curriculums.
“We hope that this project inspires other countries to audit and develop their geoscience training, ensuring that geoscientists can do their essential work in helping deliver a nation’s sustainable development goals.”
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