Maasai Mara University on Friday unveiled state-of- the-art Water Analysis Equipment worth Ksh100 M donated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The equipment arrived at the University on Saturday morning from overseas in China and will greatly aid in research to address challenges facing dry lands and wetlands in Kenya, the East Africa region and globally as well.
“Scientific research into wetlands and dry lands as home and habitat for humanity and wildlife touches on key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals agenda, particularly goals number 2 & number 11 of Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities and Communities respectively, focused on achieving a clean global habitat and food security.” Said Prof. Mary Walingo, the Maasai Mara University Vice Chancellor.
“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank our partners from the Chinese Academy of Sciences for their sincere friendship with the Government and People of Kenya. We thank the Academy for the continued partnership and collaboration with Maasai Mara University that today culminates into this historic ceremony where we are receiving and unveiling state-of-the-art Water Analysis Equipment for our ultra-modern science laboratories”, she added.
This historic milestone comes in the wake of a three-day ANSO-MMU-SAJOREC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE week that kicks off this coming Wednesday 4 th September 2019 at Maasai Mara University. Presentations at this International Conference are expected to come from some of the best research experts and minds drawn from across the world.
These papers presented therefore will be repackaged and published in a global book, offering extremely viable and noble recommendations and policy strategy guidelines towards rooting out the degradation of Wetlands and Dry lands not only in Kenya’s South Rift but also countrywide and globally.
The Chief Guest during the Opening Ceremony of this International Research Conference this week at the Maasai Mara University will be Prof. BAI Chunli, a chemist and an expert in nanoscience. Prof Chunli is the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chairman of the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Prof BAI Chunli is also President of the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), the Honorary President of the University of Science and Technology, and the Honorary President of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).