School of Law Hosts Training of Trainers Programme for Environmental Law Lecturers in Africa in collaboration with UN Environment and International Development Law Organization

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Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-09-21 18:29
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Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County

On 16-22 September 2018, the School of Law hosted a Train-the-Trainers (TOT) Programme on environmental law education for law schools in Africa. This programme was invited participation from lecturers whose universities are members of the Pan-African Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in African Universities (ASSELLAU). The TOT Programme brought together environmental law lecturers drawn from law schools and university faculties that currently teach and or that wish to teach environmental law in Africa. This is because the programme was developed to address a perceived gap in the development and refinement of current environmental law curricula, and the design of innovative pedagogical methods that enhance delivery of substantive environmental law



The ToT programme was organized and Facilitated by School of Law Faculty Prof Patricia Kameri MboteDr. Robert Kibugi together with Prof Emmanuel Kasimbazi from the Faculty of Law, Makerere University; and Dr. Pamela Towela-Sambo from the University of Zambia, Faculty of Law


The Key Note Address was delivered by Prof Julius Ogeng'o, the Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellar Academic Affairs; and the Dean of Law, Prof Kiarie Mwaura was represented by Prof Winnie Kamau, who is Chair of the Department of Private Law. UN Environment was represented in the opening Ceremony by Ms. Sylvia Bankobeza; and IDLO was represented by the Country Director, Mr. Romualdo Mavedzenge. 


The overall objective of the TOT Programme was to enhance the capacity in environmental law education in African universities through innovative designing of curricula, teaching approaches, and student assessment, by providing a sustainable mechanism for current and prospective environmental law lecturers to experience diverse and innovative teaching methodologies and forms of assessment, and the interactive experimentation with these innovations. The facilitators worked with members of the Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) Campus in developing the training materials. This facilitated the growth of the discipline and enabled the facilitators to continually update the material in real time as new areas and teaching/research approaches emerge. It was also considered to be good for posterity as updated training material will be available for future use.


The ToT Programme comprised of seven modules with a focus on content of environmental law, and blending the practical application of teaching from development of course outlines, to lessons and practical delivery to participants assembled as classroom. 


A total of 40 environmental law lecturers took part in the ToT drawn from 22 Universities in Kenya and the rest of Africa. This included:

  1. University of Abuja, Faculty of Law
  2. University of Malawi, Faculty of Law, Chancellor College
  3. Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law 
  4. L'Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs - DRC 
  5. University of Cape Town, Faculty of Law
  6. Makerere University, School of Law  
  7. Ahmadu Bello University, Faculty of Law, Zaria - Nigeria
  8. University of Zambia, Faculty of Law 
  9. Kampala International University 
  10. Eduardo Mondlane University 
  11. University of Sierra Leone 
  12. University of Cape Coast, Faculty of Law 
  13. JKUAT, School of Law 
  14. Kabarak University, School of Law 
  15. Kenyatta University, School of Law  
  16. Strathmore University Law School 
  17. Riara University, School of Law 
  18. University of Nairobi, School of Law
  19. University of Nairobi, School of Law (Mombasa Campus)
  20. University of Nairobi, School of Law (Kisumu Campus)
  21. CASELAP, University of Nairobi 
  22. Kisii University, Faculty of Law  





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