An international milestone for Kenyan and Irish students, and mutual research opportunities was celebrated at The Galana Conservancy and Watamu This unique agreement which will open up exciting education and research opportunities.
It's an education tsunami! A Kenyan:Irish international education research agreement was launched at the The Galana Conservancy and Kulalu Camp with Professor Judy Wakhungu the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Vincent O'Neill the Irish Ambassador for Kenya. University College Dublin and Pwani University feature in this international MoU agreement With Friends From Ireland the negotiators, aided by Watamu Marine Association. The Galana Conservancy host Irish and Kenyan students and the new station which is the first of it's kind.
A marine launch took place at Watamu Kenya on Monday at Hemingways Watamu on the coast. With endorsements from Kenya Wildlife Service and both governments and professors from both universities present, including the ADC Galana, this was described as an "historic' moment in time for the planning of a marine station in this important internationally protected park and reserve.
For more information see the Kenyan and Irish Education Agreement Press Release January 2016
The Kenyan launch follows an Irish launch in December facilitated by Richard Opembe the Kenyan Ambassador in Ireland who stated "Let us work together to ensure this grows to place Kenya marine initiatives on the world stage".
For news with photos see Facebook reports 15th to 23rd January 2016 Watamu Marine Association
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